Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vintage Desk!

We finally have room at Relish to bring out this lovely vintage desk - it's got a great silhouette, very stylish legs, and a matching chair! The desk is actually made in Sweden and features two shallow drawers across the top and a nice deep third drawer.

And have you seen the gorgeous fabric that we used to recover the chair seat?! Yummy!

I also just have to point out my most recent purchase.... this adorable folding metal card display rack in the shape of a Christmas tree! Look how great this works!

Hope to see you at Relish soon!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vintage Barstools!

Ok, all you vintage-lovers, check out these incredible vintage barstools that just arrived at Relish this week. Chrome frame with coral vinyl seats that are flecked with gold. I mean, seriously!!

And don't forget our Open House starts today and lasts until 6pm tomorrow - 15% off the whole store!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Open House!

The one consolation about the arrival of this cold weather is that the Holidays are coming! And lucky for you, the shops along James North are having a Holiday Open House on Friday November 25th and Saturday November 26th. This includes Relish, Mixed Media, Chaises Musicales, La Petite Spa, Humble Pie, White Elephant, i Fiori and Hawk & Sparrow.

This map shows you exactly where these shops are so you can't miss us!

Relish will be open from 11am-9pm on Friday and from 11am-6pm on Saturday, and everything in the store will be 15% off!!! 

I'll have yummy snacks on hand, and holiday tunes on the radio, so come by for a visit and a little early gift shopping. Hope to see you here!

Now, I have to admit I'm one of those people who adores the Holiday season and actually does not ever get sick of hearing Christmas music. But what's not to love? An excuse to bake all kinds of treats, drink eggnog, and eat way more chocolate and cookies than are ever good for you. Not to mention a few days off to hibernate with family and friends and just enjoy spending some quality time together. Preferably involving chocolate.  :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Race for Grace

Did anyone see the article about the Race for Grace in the Spec this morning? Well if not, here's the link - check it out!

It's about the Banjul Challenge - a crazy car rally through the Sahara, starting in the UK and finishing in Western Africa, beginning in December. Sounds nuts, right? Well that just means that my husband Ilya really wanted to do it! 

"The Race for Grace" is the name Ilya has given to his car's journey on this car rally. He'll be raising money for Juravinsky Hospital in honour of Grace Carr, a close family friend, and will be driving a Toyota, of course, with generous support from Upper James Toyota.

It's a great cause, not to mention the adventure of a lifetime! Visit the Race for Grace website to find out more about the rally, and to donate - every little bit counts!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Men's Wallets!!

Good news for all you gift-hunters out there. Men's wallets have now arrived at Relish!

These TRIM wallets are a  bi-fold design with 6 inside pockets.

These LINER wallets are just slightly smaller with 4 pockets on the inside.

These beautiful leather wallets are made by hand by Broundoor, a Montreal-based artist who works exclusively with recycled, off-cut and scrap leather. (One of the great perks of using recycled leather is how gorgeous these wallets feel - they already have that worn-in buttery feeling. Very yummy.)

Also, don't forget that Relish will close at 4pm today so I can make it to the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Style and the City event (tickets are still available, so just follow the link to order yours now!).

Relish will also be closed Thurs Nov 17th and Fri Nov 18th because I'll be in Vegas witnessing a very close friend of mine get married by Elvis - not to be missed!! But don't worry, Relish will be open for the weekend, from 12-5 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday.

Hope to see you at Style and the City tonight!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Goodies

It's official - the Holidays have arrived at Relish! Here's just a sample of some of the goodies we've got in stock for you. Get in here quick so you don't miss out on your favourites!

Lots of yummy decor items, including those little tiny handmade mittens tree ornaments.

Lots of seriously stylin' vintage glass ornaments.

A whole new suppy of made-in-Canada greeting cards including, of course, holiday cards. These lovely printing press cards are by Papillon Press.

More vintage ornaments, and more greeting cards, including ones shown here by Crafted by Lindy.

And of course my favourite treasure - a vintage silver aluminum bottle brush Christmas tree, covered in vintage ornamnets!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Relish in Yesterday's Spectator!!

Big news - Relish was in The Spectator!

Just in case you didn't catch the article on the front page (!!) of the GO section yesterday, here it is!

There's lots of great clothing featured from Relish (Preloved, Allison Wonderland, Simone's Rose), as well as shoes from Solee shoes, jeans from Rivet and Taylor, and accessories from White Elephant.

This makes me very proud of Hamilton's independent businesses. Please feel free to pass this article along to anyone who might be interested.

And don't forget that Art Crawl is happening this Friday evening - hope to see you then!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Gem!

Ok, I only have one new thing to share since yesterday, but it's such a gem it couldn't wait. Have a look at this stunning antique dresser that just arrived at Relish this morning. And can you see the mirror in the photo? With those curvy corners? Ugh! Sooo delicous!

This one's going to be a hot item, so get in here quick!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vintage Treasures

I know my postings have been light in the last couple of weeks - things have been really busy at Relish! But in the meantime I've been picking up some great vintage. Here's a little preview of some of the treasures in the shop right now...

Just look at this amazing armchair! The velvet-y green fabric is in perfect condition and the wood legs and arms are just lovely!
And this washstand? Gorgeous honey-coloured wood, porcelain handles, and the original castors. Awesome!
And because we all need a little splash of colour and glamour in our lives, I decided to refinish this adjustable vanity chair in bright yellow, with deep turquoise velvet fabric. Yummy!

See you at Relish soon!