The Oddlings: Recent works by Andrea Klann

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Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.41.13 PMPlease join us on Wednesday, the 3rd of December here at Tartooful in Edgemont Village as we toast the newest series of stunning original artworks by Andrea Klann.  We’ll be popping the cork on proseco starting at five, and will be at the gallery until at least nine.  As always, her rich and mysterious works delight and beguile as they hint at otherwordly matters.  Executed in oils on canvas this series offers a fascinating range of subject matters from landscapes to portrait.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.43.31 PMHere at the gallery we have “decked the halls” with all our favorite treats – warm woollies from Avoca of Ireland, Sweet toys by Maileg of Denmark, bath luxuries by Tokyomilk and Marvis, lots of local artisan goods and of course, the latest glittering treasures by Trollbeads of Copenhagen.  We hope to see you and share of glass of holiday cheer at Tartooful from five until nine on Wednesday!

C.

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Are you ready for Valentine’s?

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This is the question today…

Whether it’s a small gesture, or a lavish expression of love, Tartooful has you covered.

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photo-9With succulents artfully tucked into atomic inspired wooden planters… (Think clever alternative to the usual ho hum roses…) Mid century glass candlesticks by iitala and orrefors, worthy of the most romantic candlelight dinner… tiny perfect Trollbeads just waiting to be slipped into a glass of champagne….

photo-8Tartooful is the perfect spot to browse for a devastatingly apropos gift for your special someone.  For your young daughter?  Perhaps a mod posy for her hair?  We have adorable felt hairclips that she will love.  For your husband?  Perhaps a thoughfully designed gift by RedFlag…a dopp kit, or maybe a vintage brass key hank.  (Rugged and handsome!)  For your son?  No question, our cactus planted into atomic shaped wooden blocks will it his style… and oh my, for your sweetheart….

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Well, for the woman who is the love of your life we’d recommend you take a peek at the sparkling rings of the Mollard Collection…

IMG_3206These curated estate jewels range widely in style and price, with something for every taste and budget.  Each one has been professionally appraised, and is sold at merely half of that figure, making them a beautiful and brilliant choice.  We currently have a stunning array of pieces in store, so do drop by…

xo

C

 

 

 

New Trollbeads Limited Edition Aurora Bangle

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“The colourful light of the North has always fascinated people, and there are many myths related to this beautiful, natural phenomenon. The ancient people of the North believed that the Aurora was the fire of torches lighting the way to heaven.”

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DSCN7395The eagerly anticipated, Limited Edition “Aurora Bangle” is released today, and we have these gorgeous treats in stock at Tartooful.  The set includes the sterling silver bangle, two sterling stoppers and an “Aurora” glass bead with silver core for CAD$199.95.

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DSCN7397This represents great value, as the normal pricing for a bangle and two stoppers would be CAD$182.00 – meaning that one is paying only $17.95 for this exceptionally dramatic and lovely bead.  Keep the bead for yourself, and gift the bangle to someone else… or perhaps keep the bangle, and bestow the bead on another lucky Trollie, this is a wonderful chance to make a bangle purchase go that little bit further.

DSCN7408However, this is a Limited Edition, and we’ve been assured by Trollbeads that this bead will not be released either as an individual bead, or as part of any other promotional package… so don’t wait too long to act on this as stock is extremely limited.  It’s just too pretty to miss!

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Puppies! Come see. Seriously, right now.

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Puppies, puppies, puppies!!!!!  At Tartooful, right now.  There are three of the cutest, fuzziest Village residents visiting us right now because they are looking for good homes.  At eight weeks they are ready to be adopted and urgently need good homes!

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Irresistible, right?  So don’t wait.  Just come see them and see if one of them might just find their way into your heart and your home…  They are at the store and ready to meet their new families!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

be-my-valentineHappy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  Today we’re thinking of all the special people in our lives… our loving husbands, kids, families and beloved friends… as well as all the folks who become family through years of shared experience and support.

vday1It’s easy to dismiss Valentine’s day as a commercial intrusion on our lives, but I admit I enjoy Valentine’s Day.  The big card companies who originally conceived the idea don’t get any of my hard earned pennies regardless… and why wouldn’t we want to show our sweethearts how much we care every single little chance we get?

trollbeads-valentine-love-S_braceletThose little hand drawn cards, with carefully lettered “I love you”s from my kids… the thoughtfully selected gesture from my husband, they choke me up every time.  Love is simply a precious thing.

So Happy Valentine’s Day, to all of you who are so caring and wonderfully supportive to us at Tartooful.  We are honoured to have you as a part of our Trollie family, and appreciate all that you do for us.

xo

C

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A Very Tartooful Christmas

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

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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!)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

C

 

 

 

Trollbeads Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments

We have fallen in love with the perfectly charming little Christmas Ornaments that Trollbeads has introduced this year… whimsical and sweet, they are a return to the magical Christmases of childhood.

They are composed of a round droplet of murano glass, suspended from a universal sized sterling silver ring in a burnished, satisfyingly heavy gauge.  With dots, flowers, swirls, glitter and abstracts, there’s something for every bracelet.

The whimsical final touch is the scalloped silver detailing at the top of the ornament.  It perfectly evokes the traditional ornaments that we hang on the tree every year.

Just looking at them turns me into a child again, wanting to play with these little treasures.  In fact, I couldn’t resist hanging them on a tiny tree for our Maileg Mice…. Enjoy a few pictures of shameless mouse cuteness!

 

 

 

You can find all these ornaments today in our Tartoofultoo Online Shop

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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…

C.

 

Trollbunny News: The Hunt is On!

Welcome to the very First, Annual Tartooful Trollbunny Hunt!

We’ve hatched a plan to have a little fun this Easter.  (and abuse every possible bunny and egg joke…) This game will tickle your noggin with clues, and take you to visit five friendly, Edgemont Village businesses to receive each clue along the way.

Follow the clues, one by one to receive a special code at the final stop… bring the code to Tartooful to be entered in a draw to receive a free Trollbeads Easter Egg!  We’ll make the draw at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 7th, so be sure to have your name in our Bunny basket before then!

You can find the first clue in store at Tartooful, or online at Tartooful.com

(get cracking!  Sorry couldn’t resist.)

C.