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Marian Blunden

Marian Blunden

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Marian Blunden received her Degree in Fine Arts from Queen’s University in 1996. After her graduation, she followed in her father’s footsteps in creating metal works of art. Marian developed a variety of designs made out of copper, stainless steel and tin, and her metal book covers were an immediate success […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 79 – Once around the shop for Christmas gift ideas

Garden bandit - The best weeding tool ever!

  We’ve been helping customers pick the perfect gifts for 13 years so have a pretty good idea of what people like and are looking for. We love what we do and really are “here to help!” On this episode I give you a few ideas for dad, mom, kids and friends. Pop in the […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 78 – Squirrel Busters

squirrel buster

CHEX TV airdate: December 11th, 2015 5-6pm Squrrel Buster Bird feeders Yes, they really are squirrel proof! Guaranteed! We have been carrying the Squirrel Buster line of bird feeders for MANY years. ?People are initially skeptical about the feeders, but once they see how well they work, they love them! There are 7 different styles […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 77 – Socks, Mittens, scarves, baby & kids socks

The SockLady socks

A few years ago I introduced you to our wonderful Solmate socks! ?Customers love these socks because they make them happy. ?So we’ve nicknamed our “Happy socks!” I first showed them on CHEX TV in Garden Gate: Episode 27. ?This episode is a followup to that one. The company was established about 15 years ago […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 76-Artist Cathy Mark, Windswept trees

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Local artist, Cathy Mark makes stunning windswept trees from her studio in Little Britain. These have been very popular items since we got our first order this spring. Cathy uses beautiful granite rocks hand picked from her farm or hand hewn burls found in the wood. Hand cut stainless steel trees are bent and shaped […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 75-Taken from Nature

Thomson Jack Pine mug

CHEX TV air date: Friday Oct. 30th 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area of the Country. Close to nature and the ruggedness portrayed in art like the paintings of The Group of Seven. We have a wide variety of items in the shop […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 74 – Clay wine cups from Burlington

Clay Wine Cups

CHEX TV airdate: October 16th, 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online. My guest on this episode of The Garden Gate is local sommelier, Christoper Wilton. ?Christopher works for a number of local restaurants both as a waiter but also helping owners and chefs to choose the right wine to go with their food […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 73-All Fired Up Ceramics

decorative ceramic switch plate

CHEX TV airdate: October 2nd, 2015 Click here to watch this episode online ?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 […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 72-Colouring books

CHEX TV airdate: Sep. 18th, 5-6pm Click here to watch this episode online Remember “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 […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 71 – Susan Chan, Importance of Bees

honey bee

CHEX TV airdate: Sept. 4th, 5-6pm Click here to watch this episode online. Sue Chan is an expert on bees. Her life is buzzing all the time! Sue works for a variety of organizations including Farms at Work. (http://www.farmsatwork.ca/about-us) ?It was with that organization that she wrote a booklet about bees called A Landowner’s Guide […]

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