Fall returns

September 25th, 2016 No comments

We just sent out our latest newsletter(http://aboutcanada.ca/store.html?news=1&returnNews=75#returnNews):

Hello again to all our regular readers and welcome to those that have signed up for a newsletter, only to wonder where it was.

There is always a haitus in the newsletters during the busy summer but my apologies for our absence anyway.

It has been a busy summer in Banff, and the store. That is a good thing but it means that we haven`t had much time for hiking. Fall is here already, and we had our first snowfall, so we had better make up for lost ime!

This summer there has been lots of wildlife around the townsite and Parks have been busy chasing bears and wolves out of the campsites. I thought it would be appropriate to show you some of the Canadian made range of aluminum wildlife fom the Hoselton family, and in particular some Canadian wildlife.


Hoselton aluminum sculptures

Aluminum bear

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Hoselton aluminum sculptures

Aluminum beaver

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Hoselton aluminum sculptures

Aluminum moose

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I think the Fall is beautiful wherever you are but I particularly like it here in the rockies. The colours may not be as varied as elsewhere but the golds and reds are so vibrant you can`t help but be impressed. So with the season I thought it would be an appropriate time to show some of the maple leaves from Natures Gold.


Natures Gold maple leaves

Maple Leaf – Copper

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Natures Gold maple leaves

Maple Leaf – Gold

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Natures Gold maple leaves

Maple Leaf – Iridescent

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One line of work that we carry is from the Iroquois. We always carry the pieces, which we buy direct from the reserve. I really like these soapstone carvings. The carvings are so powerful and the legends behind the subjects so deep.


Iroquois soapstone carvings

Eagle And Face

Iroquois soapstone carvings

Eagle And Three Crooked Faces

Iroquois soapstone carvings

Mohawk Squaw And Turtle

Another artist that I haven`t shown in a while is Marianna Mikhaylyan. Marianna`s work is always popular but she has just delivered a couple of paintings that I would go really well as a pair.


Marianna Mikhaylyan

Chanson Pour Toi

Marianna Mikhaylyan

Je Pense A Toi

So that wraps up our `comeback` edition. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Canada Day, Banff

June 29th, 2016 No comments

Canada Day rolls around again on Friday, I can’t believe where the years go!.

This newsletter I try to bring you some Canadiana, to honour Canada Day.

Canada came into being by Confederation in 1867. Next year is the celebration of 150 years since Confederation, (The 150th anniversary of something is called the sesquicentennial). This year, in anticipation of that anniversary, we brought in a range of jewellery that uses centenial pennies, from 1967. So I thought I would show you some of that penny jewellery. These are all hand made and therefore will vary a bit from piece to piece. I think that it is a lovely idea, and has proved very popular so far.


Penny Earrings 1967

Penny Earrings 1967

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Penny Earrings 1967

Penny Earrings 1967

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Penny Earrings 1967

Penny Earrings 1967

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Penny Pendant 1967

Penny Pendant 1967

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Penny Pendant 1967

Penny Pendant 1967

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Penny Pendant 1967

Penny Pendant 1967

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Canadians, particularly in this part of the world, are an active bunch.

I thought this time I would show items related to an activity popular the world over – fishing. A quote I like (from an article from CBS) is “fishing is a pretty good excuse not to do much, which is really what summer should be about”.


Canada For Game Fishing

Canada For Game Fishing

First Nation Style Salmon

First Nation Style Salmon

Jack Willoughby Regular Salmon

Regular Salmon

Banff Avenue hosts a pretty impressive Canada Day parade. I really enjoy watching the marching bands. I thought it would be neat to show you some archive photos of the Avenue over the years.


Archive photos of Banff Avenue

Banff Avenue 1883

Archive photos of Banff Avenue

Banff Avenue 1940

Archive photos of Banff Avenue

Banff Avenue 2012

So that wraps up our `Canada Day` edition. I hope you enjoyed it. Don`t forget to review us on Trip Advisor.

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Which is your Mother?

April 21st, 2016 No comments

We released our latest newsletter “Which is your Mother?”:

Next month (on the 8th) it`s Mothers Day in North America.Mothers Day image

I have gathered a collection of items a mother might like together with a collection of “Which is your mother?”. I hope that you like them.

Many of our readers have also visited us in store and it is nice to be able to stay in touch with when you go home by email. We would like to make it easier for new customers to Banff to be able to find us and now that Tripadvisor has allowed stores to be reviewed on their site you can help us.

All that you need to do is click on the Review On Trip Advisor link Review On Trip Advisor

We love what we do, and get a great buzz from the enjoyment people get from shopping with us. We hope that you enjoy what we do and are happy to share your experiences.

So turning to Mother`s day. The first group is a selection of really nice prints depicting mothers from Peter Wyse and Nathalie Parenteau. They are:


Peter Wyse Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet

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Peter Wyse Take The Lead

Take The Lead

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Nathalie Parenteau Third Lesson Limited Edition

Third Lesson Limited Edition

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The next selection is a perennial favourite, and a pretty safe bet, if you are buying a Mother`s Day present. This jewellery comes from Canadian jeweller Jose Franco:


Franco Aluminum Jewellery

Earring Silver Gold Colour

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Franco Aluminum Jewellery

Necklace Silver Gold Colour

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Franco Aluminum Jewellery

Necklace Silver Grey Colour

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Then we have the collection of which is your mother?.

The first come from the Canadian artist Gwen Buchannan, and includes a range of paired earrings. (if I wore earrings I would be the wine bottle and glass!


Gwen Buchannan Desideratum Jewellery

Book And Coffee

Gwen Buchannan Desideratum Jewellery

Wine And Goblet

Gwen Buchannan Desideratum Jewellery

18th Hole

The second come from another of our favourite Canadian artists Jack Willoughby. Is your Mother an active mother, or do you cause her to nag?.


Jack Willoughby Anvil Island

Biking Mother

Jack Willoughby Anvil Island

Crow Couple

Jack Willoughby Anvil Island

Running Mother

So that wraps up our `Mothers Day` edition. I hope you enjoyed it. Don`t forget to review us on Trip Advisor.

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Ten Years And Counting

February 10th, 2016 No comments

We released our latest newsletter:

Hello again to all our regular readers and and welcome to you new ones..

We, Alison and I, have owned the About Canada brand since February 14th 2006. Which makes this weekend our tenth anniversary for the store. How time flies!. (The brand is made up of About Canada on Banff Avenue and the About Canada Online store)

Since 2006 we have developed the brand and continued to make both stores attractive and fun places to browse. We strive to make the shopping experience interesting and enjoyable and to make the shopping environment comfortable.

Our core philosophy is to provide neat Canadian products at an attractive price.

We love what we do, and get a great buzz from the enjoyment people get from shopping with us. We hope that this enjoyable experience follows through to be also found when shopping with us on the internet at About Canada Online.

This weekend is also Valentines Day and I have brought together some Valentine Gift ideas.

At the foot of the newsletter I also have some information on the popular line of clothing from Graham Howard Designs.

So first for the Valentine Gift ideas. Valentine Heart

I selected a range of items from a range of prices, all of which are on the theme of lovers and loving.


Jack Willoughby Tree Of Love

Jack Willoughby – Tree Of Love

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Hoselton Heart People

Hoselton – Heart People

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Joe Wilson For Life

Joe Wilson – For Life

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Marianna Ensemble

Marianna – Ensemble

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Maxine Noel Lovers

Maxine Noel Lovers

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Silver Eagles - Heart Eagle And Whale Necklace

Silver Eagles – Heart Eagle And Whale

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I mentioned that I had some information on the popular line of clothing from Graham Howard Designs.

Unfortunately Graham Howard passed away two years ago. Since then his wife has continued to produce his designs of distinct Canadian made clothing. However the small factory where the material was dyed and stone washed has closed (due to the owner retiring). Graham`s wife has tried for months to find a new supplier, in Canada, that can dye and stone wash, without success.

So, though it is not certain, it appears that what we have left will be the last of this version of the line. We always held deep stock, as it is such a popular item, but I would suggest that if you want to buy one, or get a replacement for when your current one reaches it`s end of life, now would be a good time to act.

By the way. If any reader knows of a Canadian company that can dye and stone wash, let me know and I will pass the details on to Graham`s widow.


Graham Howard Jacket Blue Inukshuk

Blue Inukshuk Jacket

Graham Howard Jacket Grey Half Wolf

Grey Half Wolf Jacket

Graham Howard Jacket Walnut Maple Leaf

Walnut Maple Leaf Jacket

So that wraps up our `comeback` edition. I hope you enjoyed it.

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2015 Xmas newsletter #4

December 11th, 2015 No comments

This is the last of our 2015 Christmas gift ideas news letters. I have selected smaller items that are less expensive to ship quicckly.

There is still time to have packages arrive in time for Christmas but please note the shipping time schedule below.

We start off this time with work from the First Nation artists at Silver Eagles Studio Nancy Dawson. I particularly like the emotions necklace which is meant to help with the flow of emotions.


Nancy Dawson Jewellery

Bear Paw Necklace

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Nancy Dawson Jewellery

Butterfly Necklace

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Nancy Dawson Jewellery

Emotions Necklace

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The second line this time is the popular line of Canadian made sculptures, bags and jewellery from Panabo.


Panabo Canadian Souvenirs

Guardian Of The Salmon

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Panabo Canadian Souvenirs

Passport Pouch

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Panabo Canadian Souvenirs

Silk Pendant Oval Blue

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Another really popular line is the Ammolite and Mammoth tusk jewellery Aryn Bowers.


Aryn Bowers Ammolite and Mammoth tusk jewellery

Ammolite and Mammoth Tusk Cufflinks

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Aryn Bowers Ammolite and Mammoth tusk jewellery

Ammolite and Mammoth Tusk Pendant

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Aryn Bowers Ammolite and Mammoth tusk jewellery

Ammolite and Mammoth Tusk Tie Pin

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Adrian Klis is an Albertan leathersmith. He makes a line of handbags and billfolds that are second to none in their quality. The wallets are a firm favourite at Christmas.


Adrian Klis bags and wallets / billfolds

Bill Fold (4-211)

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Adrian Klis bags and wallets / billfolds

Bill Fold (4-212)

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Adrian Klis bags and wallets / billfolds

Bill Fold (4-214)

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The last artist of this series is First Nation jeweller Bill Finn. Bill is in his eighties and still making beautiful pieces.


Bill Finn Silver Jewellery

Silver Bracelet Bear And Wolf

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Bill Finn Silver Jewellery

Silver Cufflinks Wolf

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Bill Finn Silver Jewellery

Silver Ring Wolf

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Finally. If you still are at a loss as to what to get for someone this Christmas, then you can always get them an About Canada Gift Card. These do not expire and they can be used online with us.


About Canada Gift Card

About Canada Gift Card

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About Canada Gift Card

About Canada Gift Card

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About Canada Gift Card

About Canada Gift Card

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So that wraps up our our Christmas gift ideas series for 2015, and another year of newsletters. I hope you enjoyed them. We would like to thank you for your support and to wish you, and yours, a very happy Christmas and all the best for the new year.

As mentioned before. The following details the last posting date information for those who may want to ship overseas. The following is the Canada Post information on last post dates for Christmas 2015 (some of which have already passed!)

Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Expedited
December 23 December 22 December 11
Outside Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
DESTINATION Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Air parcels/packets Surface parcels/packets
USA December 22 December 16 December 9 December 6
Europe December 17 December 10 December 1 October 27
Asia December 17 December 10 December 1 October 1
Australia December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
New Zealand December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
Central/South
America
December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Africa December 17 December 3 November 23 October 1
Caribbean December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Middle East December 18 December 10 December 1 October 9
Holiday cards
Letter-post
USA December 14
Europe December 5
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
New Zealand December 7
Central/South
America
December 7

Africa November 23
Caribbean December 7
Middle East December 7

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2015 Xmas Gift Ideas #3

November 27th, 2015 No comments

We just released our latest Christmas gift ideas newsletter http://aboutcanada.ca/store.html?news=1&returnNews=69#returnNews.

This is the third, of our four, Christmas gift ideas news letters.

This weekend is the World Cup race at Lake Louise, so we have a ski theme. (The ski conditions on the hills are just great by the way).

I would also like to wish our readers in the US a happy Thanksgiving.

We start off this time with work from the ex Canadian ladies downhill coach Mark Sharp. Mark had a limited edition of prints of two paintings (Start and Victory) that he did for the Ski Federation, we sold through both images about a year ago. They depict the downhill race at Lake Louise. Mark has now released the small number that he was holding back for himself. They are large and impressive prints, we bought one for home and it looks great


Mark Sharp art

Skiers At Lake Louise

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Mark Sharp art

Start House – Limited Edition

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Mark Sharp art

Victory – Limited Edition

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On a non ski subject. A very popular line of jewellery that we sell is the oxidised silver line from Canadian artist Gilles Maurel. These are a reasonably priced, but quite distinctive line that catches the eye.


Gilles Maurel oxidised silver jewellery

Oxidised Silver Pendant (C16)

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Gilles Maurel oxidised silver jewellery

Oxidised Silver Pendant (C35)

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Gilles Maurel oxidised silver jewellery

Oxidised Silver Pendant (C4)

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Back to the ski theme are the ever popular range of archive prints from Canadian Pacific Railway collection.


Canadian Pacific Railway Vintage Prints

Ski Banff Lake Louise

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Canadian Pacific Railway Vintage Prints

Ski Canada

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Canadian Pacific Railway Vintage Prints

Ski Canadian

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We have had plenty of snow and the skiing is great. Cori Ross captures the fun of winter.


Cori Ross Ski Art

Fresh Tracks

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Cori Ross Ski Art

Moonlight Chalet

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Cori Ross Ski Art

We Are Family

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Finally, though not really skiing. Marianna Mikhaylyan has produced a fun winter piece `Bon Homme De Neige’ which I thought I would show you, along with a couple of her other pieces that I like.


Marianna Mikhaylyan art

Bon Homme De Neige

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Marianna Mikhaylyan art

Papillon Rouge

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Marianna Mikhaylyan art

Wapiti

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So that wraps up our the third of our Christmas gift ideas. I hope you enjoyed it.

As mentioned before. The following details the last posting date information for those who may want to ship overseas. The following is the Canada Post information on last post dates for Christmas 2015 (some of which have already passed!)

Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Expedited
December 23 December 22 December 11
Outside Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
DESTINATION Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Air parcels/packets Surface parcels/packets
USA December 22 December 16 December 9 December 6
Europe December 17 December 10 December 1 October 27
Asia December 17 December 10 December 1 October 1
Australia December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
New Zealand December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
Central/South
America
December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Africa December 17 December 3 November 23 October 1
Caribbean December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Middle East December 18 December 10 December 1 October 9
Holiday cards
Letter-post
USA December 14
Europe December 5
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
New Zealand December 7
Central/South
America
December 7

Africa November 23
Caribbean December 7
Middle East December 7

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2015 Xmas Gift Ideas #2

November 12th, 2015 No comments

We just released our latest newsletter http://aboutcanada.ca/store.html?news=1&returnNews=69#returnNews

This is the second, of four, of our two weekly newsletter with Christmas gift ideas.

I hope you found the first one of interest.

The first line line this time is the aluminum jewellery from J R Franco. These pieces have proved to be very popular both in store, and online, in part because the are contemporary looking and go with most outfits.


J R Franco, aluminum jewellery

Aluminum Pendant (RH200STGO)

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J R Franco, aluminum jewellery

Aluminum Pendant (RH197SGO)

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J R Franco, aluminum jewellery

Aluminum Pendant (RH199STGO)

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A very popular line of metal art are the pieces from Jack Willoughby. I particularly like the Crow Couple…choose your Christmas presents carefully, or this could be you!. ;-)


Jack Willoughby, Anvil Island, metal art

Crow Couple

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Jack Willoughby, Anvil Island, metal art

Bagpipe Player

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Jack Willoughby, Anvil Island, metal art

Biking Lady

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A line of print that is particularly nice for the Santa`s stocking are the works of BC artist Peter Wyse.


Peter Wyse prints

Nose Kiss

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Peter Wyse prints

The Wonder

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Peter Wyse prints

Watch Over Me

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A line that I mentioned recently are the maple leaves from Nature`s Gold. I think that these make for really nice decorations for the tree or, in the case of the broach, the lady of the house.


Nature`s Gold Maple Leaves

Brooch Copper

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Nature`s Gold Maple Leaves

Ornament Gold

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Nature`s Gold Maple Leaves

Ornament Iredescent

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Finally. We carry a range of high quality Christmas cards from Canadian artist Nathalie Parenteau. These are rather special, we give them to close friends and family. The following are the most recent ones.


Nathalie Parenteau art

Bike Santa

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Nathalie Parenteau art

Spirit Of St Nick

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Nathalie Parenteau art

The Creation Of Rudolph

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So that wraps up our the second of our Christmas gift ideas. I hope you enjoyed it.

As mentioned before. The following details the last posting date information for those who may want to ship overseas. The following is the Canada Post information on last post dates for Christmas 2015 (some of which have already passed!)

Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Expedited
December 23 December 22 December 11
Outside Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
DESTINATION Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Air parcels/packets Surface parcels/packets
USA December 22 December 16 December 9 December 6
Europe December 17 December 10 December 1 October 27
Asia December 17 December 10 December 1 October 1
Australia December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
New Zealand December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
Central/South
America
December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Africa December 17 December 3 November 23 October 1
Caribbean December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Middle East December 18 December 10 December 1 October 9
Holiday cards
Letter-post
USA December 14
Europe December 5
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
New Zealand December 7
Central/South
America
December 7

Africa November 23
Caribbean December 7
Middle East December 7

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2015 #1

October 31st, 2015 No comments

Hello again. As I said last time, we will now move into the usual two weekly newsletter with Christmas gift ideas.

There will only be four, taking us up to the middle of December.

The first line of Christmas gift ideas this year are the work of popular local artist Faith Harckham. These are very much a `bucket list` piece that one partner buys for another that has long admired the work. Usually Faith paints powerful and arresting bears, however we do have a different one, in the form of a wolf:-


Faith Harckham watercolour paintings

Grizzly Bear Original

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Faith Harckham watercolour paintings

Rocky Limited Edition

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Faith Harckham watercolour paintings

Wolf Original

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Last time I mentioned the coat of arms from Graham Howard. His regular unisex range of pullovers, jackets and T shirts are always popular. These are totally Canadian made and the quality means that they just last and last.


Graham Howard clothing

Teal Half Wolf Jacket

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Graham Howard clothing

Denim Dragonfly Pullover

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Graham Howard clothing

Grey Half Wolf Jacket

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Another line that is popular all year, but particularly so at Christmas, is the titanium jewellery of Jean-Yves Nantel.


Jean-Yves Nantel titanium jewellery

Titanium Bracelet Gold Colour

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Jean-Yves Nantel titanium jewellery

Titanium Earrings Blue Colour

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Jean-Yves Nantel titanium jewellery

Titanium Necklace Turquiose Colour

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We have always carried the black and white photography of local legend Bruno Engler, in both print form and original photographs. With the photographs we have decided to actually carry just the best sellers and have people browse the catelogue to custom order. (There are over 25,000 images in the collection) This means that there is a certain amount of stock that we are selling off at 50% off. You can see the list on this special page. Please note that stock is limited it will be a case of first come first served and that the sale only applies to 11×14 inch photographs. Below I have shown three of the pieces in the sale.


Bruno Engler black and white photography

Meeting At Sunset Photograph

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Bruno Engler black and white photography

Canoe At Lake Louise

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Bruno Engler black and white photography

Scene From Little Big Man Photograph

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A new line this year was Jim`s Metal art. It has proved popular throughout the year and I think it makes a great Christmas gift.


Jim`s Metal art

Skier

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Jim`s Metal art

Snowboarder

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Jim`s Metal art

Three Sisters

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So that wraps up our the first of our Christmas gift ideas. I hope you enjoyed it.

As mentioned above. The following details the last posting date information for those who may want to ship overseas. The following is the Canada Post information on last post dates for Christmas 2015 (some of which have already passed!)

Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Expedited
December 23 December 22 December 11
Outside Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
DESTINATION Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Air parcels/packets Surface parcels/packets
USA December 22 December 16 December 9 December 6
Europe December 17 December 10 December 1 October 27
Asia December 17 December 10 December 1 October 1
Australia December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
New Zealand December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
Central/South
America
December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Africa December 17 December 3 November 23 October 1
Caribbean December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Middle East December 18 December 10 December 1 October 9
Holiday cards
Letter-post
USA December 14
Europe December 5
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
New Zealand December 7
Central/South
America
December 7

Africa November 23
Caribbean December 7
Middle East December 7

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We are back! – newsletter

October 20th, 2015 No comments

We just released our latest newsletter http://aboutcanada.ca/store.html?news=1&returnNews=67#returnNews

Hello again to all our regular readers and welcome to those that have signed up for a newsletter, only to wonder where it was.

There is always a haitus in the newsletters during the busy summer but this is a record, so my apologies for our absence.

This summer has been more eventful that most in that, at last, we became Canadian citizens. And we opened a Bed And Breakfast at home. (I suppose that one could say that having being welcomed into our new home we are now welcoming folk to ours!)

Anyway. In the light of us now being proudly Canadian I thought that I would concentrate this time on product to reflect that.

The newsletter will then move into the ususal Christmas cycle of every two weeks and give a range of gift ideas. At the bottom of this email I have also given a table of last post dates for Christmas…. I can`t believe we are talking Christmas already, where did the year go?.

Three pieces that are really reflective of new Candian status are:-

These include a range of mountain silhouettes, some of which are functional as coat hooks. In addition I am really pleased that he has developed his own version of the Continental Tree a line of free standing or wall mounted metal art that was incredibly popular, until the artist retired.


Graham Howard Canadian Coat of Arms

Canadian Coat of Arms

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Canadian Pacific Archives Immigration Print

CP Archives Immigration Print

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Hoselton Studios Aluminum Maple Leaf

Aluminum Maple Leaf

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It goes without saying that we were really happy to be accepted as citizens. You could go so far as to say that we were dancing for joy. So I thought it would be apt to show you some of our Inuit carved dancing bears.


Inuit carved dancing bears

Dancing Bears

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Inuit carved dancing bears

Dancing Bears

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Inuit carved dancing bears

Dancing Bears

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I had a hard time picking my favourite maple leaf design so I decided to show the 3 runners up. They were:-

  • The porcelain red maple from Lynn Moore.
  • The iredescent Maple Leaves, (She uses real maple leaves that she electroplates for strength.
  • A recycled glas maple trivet leaf from Panabo, function and form.

Lynn Moore porcelain maple leaf

Porcelain Maple Leaf

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Nature`s Gold Maple Leaves

Iridescent Maple Leaf

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Panabo Recycled Glass Trivet Maple Leaf

Trivet Maple Leaf

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I mentioned that we had opened a bed and breakfast. Now that the kids have left home the place is too big for us, but it`s nice to have space when they are home. We called it Banff Bear Bed And Breakfast and I have included some images, if you are interested.


Banff Bear Bed And Breakfast

Front

Banff Bear Bed And Breakfast

Banff Bear

Tour

So that wraps up our `comeback` edition. I hope you enjoyed it.

As mentioned above. The following details the last posting date information for those who may want to ship overseas. The following is the Canada Post information on last post dates for Christmas 2015 (some of which have already passed!)

Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Expedited
December 23 December 22 December 11
Outside Canada Christmas Posting Deadlines
Holiday packages
DESTINATION Priority Worldwide Xpresspost Air parcels/packets Surface parcels/packets
USA December 22 December 16 December 9 December 6
Europe December 17 December 10 December 1 October 27
Asia December 17 December 10 December 1 October 1
Australia December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
New Zealand December 18 December 10 December 1 October 1
Central/South
America
December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Africa December 17 December 3 November 23 October 1
Caribbean December 18 December 10 December 1 October 20
Middle East December 18 December 10 December 1 October 9
Holiday cards
Letter-post
USA December 14
Europe December 5
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
New Zealand December 7
Central/South
America
December 7

Africa November 23
Caribbean December 7
Middle East December 7

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Bear Graduation

July 17th, 2015 No comments

We just released our latest newsletter – http://aboutcanada.ca/store.html?news=1&returnNews=66#returnNews:

We all dressed western for the Calgary Stampede last week, I do like my cowboy gear, and am always disappointed when it is time to put it away again.

We are now truly into our summer season and it gets harder to find the time to tell you all the latest news. But here goes.

Last month I showed you some pieces from a new collection of metal wall art. Since then we have received some great pieces, which I am really pleased with.

These include a range of mountain silhouettes, some of which are functional as coat hooks. In addition I am really pleased that he has developed his own version of the Continental Tree a line of free standing or wall mounted metal art that was incredibly popular, until the artist retired.


Mount Rundle + Trees Coat-Hook - Jim`s Metal Art

Mount Rundle + Trees Coat-Hook

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Three Sisters Mountain + Trees - Jim`s Metal Art

Three Sisters Mountain + Trees

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World Tree - Jim`s Metal Art

World Tree

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I like the Rundle coat hook so much that I installed one at home.


Mount Rundle + Trees Coat-Hook - Jim`s Metal Art

Last year, at about this time, we welcomed back the Welcome Bears. Long time readers may remember that Howard Mahone, from Alberta, used to carve these by hand with a chainsaw. Sadly Howard passed away in 2011. However part of the process was that he cut the tree down, carved the bears and then let them dry out for two or three years. Consequently when he passed away there was a stock pile of drying bears.

His wife, and assistant, who always used to do the finishing elected to finish off the remaining bears, by sanding, painting and varnishing started work on the stock pile. She just releases a few at a time and we have been lucky enough to get another batch. I guess with the timing it is becoming like bear graduation!.


Howard Mahone Chainsaw Welcome Bears

Welcome Bears

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Howard Mahone Chainsaw Welcome Bears

Welcome Bears

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Howard Mahone Chainsaw Welcome Bears

Welcome Bears

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Another line of metal art that we carry is Michael`s Metal. We have just had a delivery of the very popular Long Sharp Spruce and the new Great Bear and Rockies.


Little Monkey Michael`s Metal - Great Bear

Great Bear

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Little Monkey Michael`s Metal - Long Sharp Spruce

Great Bear

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Little Monkey Michael`s Metal - Rockies

Rockies

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We have also taken a few new pieces from Marianna Mikhaylyan. Whenever we sell a few pieces Marianna paints us some more. I really look forward to opening the delivery and seeing the new, always lovely, pieces.


Marianna Mikhaylyan Dansons

Dansons

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Marianna Mikhaylyan Serene

Serene

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Marianna Mikhaylyan Voulez Vous Denser

Voulez Vous Denser

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So that wraps up our latest edition. I hope you enjoyed it.

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