The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Garden Gate: Episode 73-All Fired Up Ceramics

CHEX TV airdate: October 2nd, 2015 Click here to watch this episode online ct010s?We’ve been carrying a variety of products from All Fired Up for many years. ?They are best known for their beautiful ceramic switch plate covers. ?Located in Milton Ontario, they’ve been creating ceramic art?since 1984. We have a variety of switch plates and can order covers to match your decor! ?The artist makes them in a variety of designs and styles. Single covers, double, triple, receptacle covers even combinations covers. In addition covers are available for the wider decorative switches now seen in many homes. Drop by to have a look at the catalog and we can place an order for you. All Fired Up also make beautiful clocks, little bowls and in the past necklaces. ?For the 2015 Christmas season we’ll also be bringing in some lovely vintage style ornaments.


In addition to the switch plate covers, we also carry small indoor clocks, flower frogs, bird bowls and candle holders.999497_10151556966544833_719126926_nThe clocks are just a perfect size for a guest room, bathroom or on a small table or shelf. ? frogpicsThe flower frogs are wonderful little gifts for the gardener in the family. Buy or pick a few flowers and include a flower frog. ?It makes arranging them in a Mason jar easy! ?Smaller flower frogs fit on a baby food jar or Parmesan shaker!

Garden Gate: Episode 72-Colouring books

CHEX TV airdate: Sep. 18th, 5-6pm Click here to watch this episode online 9781441320025Remember “Doodle art?” Sharpen your pencil crayons! Colouring books for adults have become extremely popular! ?Stores are selling out faster than they can stock the books! ?One book in particular is back ordered for months! We’re hoping to have it in time for Christmas. On this episode of The Garden Gate, I had two guests helping me out. We had a little colouring party at the shop! ?Fun. ?There was a bit of fighting over pencil crayons….you’ll have to tune in to see how that ends up. Plus we had a contribution from a family member in The Netherlands! People have really taken to this new pastime. Some of my customers are trying to quit charley-harper-volume-1-coloring-book-90smoking and find colouring is a great way to keep their hands busy! ?Or if you love to do puzzles but don’t have the space to leave out 1000 pcs for months on end…this is another similar hobby that can be easily packed up and put away. Doctors are telling us it’s a great stress reliever as well. ?Your mind goes off into places it doesn’t go when you’re on the phone, watching TV or surfing the web. Take time to de-stress and feel like a kid again! ?Colouring books are between $10 and $20 on average. ?Great gifts! ?Think ahead to Christmas!!

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