Steelwood Design On Sale!


It’s true!  Beautiful work at beautiful prices… It’s all happening this Thursday.  Alexis has popped out of town on a well deserved holiday, and we’re taking blatant advantage and throwing a SALE!  (“When the cat welder is away, the mice play”)  Bwa ha ha…  Be sure to come by and see, she’s only gone a few days!



A Very Tartooful Christmas

We have had such an exciting time the last week or so at Tartooful…


Our long-awaited Maileg Pixies, mice in matchboxes and Princesses have finally arrived…( they’re a little jet lagged from Denmark, but can’t wait to go home with our customers!)


We just received beautiful new sparkles from the Mollard Collection, with rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings from every era over the past century… platinum, gold, diamonds and coloured stones are shimmering in the shop, ready to bring smiles to faces on Christmas Day!


Don’t miss the subtle and lovely Pyrrha, made with care right here in Vancouver.  Using reclaimed sterling silver with designs from wax seals from the 19th century, these pieces carry deep meaning are will become treasured talismans.


Fresh new RedFlag bags and accessories with exclusive colours and designs also just arrived at the gallery.  Be sure to take the time to savour the meticulous details on each piece while you choose just the right item for your loved ones who are passionate about great design.


Anyone who has walked past the shop at night has stopped to gaze at the new pieces by Steelwood Design, glowing in the window.  This local atelier creates beautiful, functional pieces created from recycled wood and metal sourced from the North Shore.  Their lamps, benches, tables, servingwares and so much more are inspired by the raw beauty of the West Coast, and are perfectly designed for the way we live here.


There’s so much more in the shop than I can list here… delicate Shamila jewels, sweet hand beaded bracelets, and of course – lots and lots of gorgeous Trollbeads!

Come see us and let us help make your holidays magical this year… we’ll cheerfully help you find just the right thing for each of the people on your list, and have you wrapped and ready to go in a jiffy.

See you in the village!





The Loving Spoon

One of our favorite new goodies at Tartooful is this series of silver spoons by Vancouver Artist, Maya.

She re-purposes  languishing antique silver spoons of all sorts and sizes, stamping them with whimsical words to give them new life.  Select one of her perfectly charming phrases, or imagine your own perfect words and have one custom made, just for you or your loved one.

As she says…

“Wedding, newborn, birthday, anniversary, to thank someone, to show your love, to differentiate your granola spoon from your jelly spoon… the possibilities are endless!”

With Mothers Day only a few days away, and wedding season right around the corner, these little lovelies are flying out the door.  Pop in soon to take a peek, or place a custom order for one (or two or three) of your own…

So very Tartooful…



Tartooful’s feeling warm & fuzzy

Today we had the pleasure of having Janna of Astrosatchel and Winterluxe visit us at the shop for the day… We took special orders, chatted fashion trends and heard all about the design history of our favorite pieces.  You may have missed your chance to join the conversation… but it’s not too late to come see the amazing array of Astrosatchel at Tartooful!  Janna has very kindly allowed us to “borrow” her studio for a couple more days – so be sure to swing by the village and take a peek!

The Holidays are lurking just around the corner, and Janna’s hard-working and beautiful designs are perfect for so many people on the “nice” list…  Her cashmere is 100% recycled and each piece is locally made by the artist and one-of-a-kind.  Her scarves, armwarmers and new mittens are perfect for hard-to-please fashionistas and are so easy and lightweight to pop in an envelope and mail to the lucky recipient.

Don’t miss out on her “Sadie Bags” – the sleek and simple, round shape is very now and so comfortable and easy to use.

New this year are her gorgeous, shag cashmere home accessories.  You’ll find cashmere shag cushions this weekend at tartooful in colours such as couture pink, mod black & white, olive green and rich hues of turquoise.  These cushions are the ultimate luxury – so soft and unabashedly pretty!  But don’t worry – they’re still 100% recycled and locally made by the artist.

Other stocking stuffer ideas include her oh-so-smart wallets, with their cool industrial snaps and perfectly planned pockets… lipstick cases, the indispensable little case that holds everything in its place, cashmere hot water bottle cozies, d-ring bags for the girl on the go, and sleek pocket clutches.  If all that’s not reason enough… don’t forget the bag that started it all:  the totally perfect Medium Tote!  We have oodles of Totes in all colours and patterns… if one of these beauties is on your holiday list, be sure to pop in and shop early while this amazing selection is in store.

The “Astrosatchel Studio comes to Tartooful”… on now!


Astrosatchel Brings the Studio to Tartooful

It’s a Fall Astrosatchel Trunk Show!  This Wednesday, October 5th we’re giddy to be able to once more host designer Janna Hurtzig and her delicious array of Astrosatchel bags and accessories.  We’ll kick off at 2, and stay open late until around 7, to give everyone a chance to snap up these beauties with the best selection and pricing.

Janna will be bringing the Studio shopping experience to Tartooful, so you’ll be able to see all the goodies that she’s been creating for the Autumn season:  all her bags in perfect Fall colours, the legendary scarves, armwarmers, hot water bottle cozies and even mittens! Don’t miss a chance to see the new “winterluxe” recycled cashmere shag cushions and throw rugs – you simply won’t believe how soft and unabashedly gorgeous they are…

With the holiday season just around the corner, this is the perfect chance to cross a few “nice” names off your list, in a relaxed and fun way… bring a girlfriend, have a glass of bubbly, meet the designer and don’t forget the “one for you, one for me” rule….

See you there…


Sale Day at Tartooful!

Hurray! It’s SALE day at Tartooful… and we’re pulling out all the stops.

Janna from Astrosatchel is joining us in the shop from 2pm til 8pm, and bringing her tickle trunk of fabulous Astrosatchel creations with her. For today only, Tartoofulers will enjoy a huge selection of her legendary bags, wallets, totes and more. Even better, all Astrosatchel will be specially priced at 15% off!

We’re so excited we decided to keep going and mark down practically everything in stock… Join us today for a Surprise SALE! You know how rare these are, so don’t miss out. If you can’t make it in for a visit person give us a call. (but then you’ll miss out on the champers and goodies…)

See you there!


Surprise Sale Today!


Tartooful is having a one-day SALE

to say thank you to our loyal Blog readers … (thank you thank you thank you…)

at least 15% off all of our in-stock goodies

PLUS we’ll donate all our profits from the sale of Kimono Beads to the Japanese Red Cross.

…But it’s just today, so don’t miss out!

See you in the Village!


Paul Smith for Stelton

Paul Smith has created a new collection of tableware to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stelton. The British pop culture designer re-worked designs from the Stelton Archives and the Arne Jacobsen’s Cylinda collection giving them a refreshing and contemporary update.

Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, best known for designing ‘The Egg’ and ‘Number 7’ chairs, is an exemplar of the ‘Danish Modern’ style. Paul Smith has long admired Jacobsen’s work and so was delighted to be asked to re-invent the now iconic Cylinda collection. The collection respects the integrity of the original design in hand polished stainless-steel while incorporating highlights of colour indicative of Paul Smith’s innate sense of colour.

These classic artworks for the table are also useful pieces for everyday life… and so very tartooful.

From $58.75