This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


I’m thrilled to be able to say that our Mother’s Day Brunch event is almost fully booked!

The Café Gift-shop is open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

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Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
And at the Lower Deck, the floor is finished! Yay! This project is coming along quite nicely, and we should be ready to open in June when the Café reopens for the season.

In the Studio

I’m very happy to be concentrating on a special project for the next little while. Sixteen pages of illustrations for a children’s storybook. Definitely a bucket list item for me!

You can see by the image that part of my process is to tape my research material images to the wall, and I have written information and the story’s text at my side too. There’s something about this act that makes me feel comfortable with the new work- I’m sure there’s a word to describe that- anyone know what it might be?

The story is written by a brilliant woman who I’m very lucky to have as a friend, and if all goes well, we’ll be looking for a publisher in the near future!

In the Shop

I’ve been having fun as a shop-keeper the past couple of days, getting new product on the shelves and adding them to the online store too. When a new box of goods shows up at my shop, it’s like my birthday! I love it!

From Foggy Island Candles, we are now carrying 6 different scents in these 6oz travel tins, $20 each
Kate Fudge Art cards, at $7 each. Seriously though… I know who I’ll give a Pineapple Crush card to, and half the nans in NL could get an Evaporated Milk card, but who am I going to give a Vienna Sausage card to, and to mark what occasion? Don’t they look great on the old wire turning display that came with this c.1890 general store?
Velvet Snow’s Forget-Me-Not pieces are moving quickly. So far, no one has left the shop without at least one piece! Understated and beautiful. $33.50 – $42 price range.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


New products are arriving in the Café Gift-shop, including some really cute all-occasion cards from artist Kate Fudge that just might be perfect for a Newfoundland & Labrador loving person in your life! #pineapplecrush #tetleytea #puritysyrup #canmilk #mustardpickles

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code SPRING to save yourself 15% off your purchase!


The Café Gift-shop is open by appointment, and we’re now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th! We reopen the Café for our regular hours on June 2nd. ‘Ask Janet’ for reservations!


Mother’s Day Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café: May 9th, taking reservations from 10am until 3pm

2021-06-02T10:00:00

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until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season, including Mother’s Day Brunch in May.

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)

Excursions: Deadman’s Bay

Beautiful evening light and the roar of the ocean is better than meditation to me. This little section of the coastline is found by traveling on a dirt road for a few minutes after turning into Deadman’s Bay, just north of New-Wes-Valley on the Road to the Shore.

Velvet Snow

I’m pleased to share this beautiful jewellery line with you here at Norton’s Cove Studio: made by Kim Cleary of Velvet Snow Accessories, each piece envelops dried forget-me-not flowers.

Velvet Snow Accessories is a handcrafted jewelry line based in Newfoundland, Canada. Designer Kim Cleary, born and raised in St. John’s, forages wild flowers and foliage within the province and turns them into beautiful, minimalistic accessories.

www.velvetsnowaccessories.com

The pieces are shown in the antique display case that came with this historic c.1890 general store, and of course they are a great compliment to my own Forget Me Not cards and mini-prints, an iconic image in Newfoundland’s history.

Prices on the pieces range from $33.50 to $42, before HST is added.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


We’ve been making little bits of progress with our Lower Deck project- The washroom walls are installed and painted, and we’re ready to lay flooring. We’re removing our tools and equipment, to be ready to install fixtures and furniture as soon as the flooring is complete. New pictures coming soon!


The Café Gift-Shop is open by appointment, and we’re now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th! We reopen the Café for our regular hours on June 2nd. ‘Ask Janet’ for reservations!


A Norton’s Cove Café sampler!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season, including Mother’s Day Brunch in May.

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)

Saltbox

There’s a brand new product in the online shop: Saltbox cards, mini-prints, and framed mini-prints.

I’ve got a few new products ready to photograph, but I’ve been waiting for the sun to return from wherever it went on vacation! Natural light coming in the side of my studio makes for great product photography. The forecast says Wednesday. I’ll keep my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed in the hopes that the weather forecasters know what they’re talking about!

Throw Back Thursday

Four generations of women & girls in my family: from left: Emily Gill, Ollie Davis (nee Gill), Hannah Gill (nee Norris), and moi: Janet Davis, at Newtown, Bonavista Bay, 1972.

I’ve been taking part in the annual NLOWE Conference which is taking place online this year over a couple of weeks instead of in-person over a few days. The Newfoundland & Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs works diligently to help women of this province succeed in business, and I’m very thankful for their programs and workshops that have been helping me for quite a long time!

Interacting with so many women makes me think of the women who have inspired my career: My mother who fought for what was right for us kids, and made me believe it was okay to stand up for myself; My nan Gill who made everything by hand and died too soon for me to ask so many questions; My Great Nan Gill who lived almost forever, and knit mittens for all of her generations of children and grandchildren- I still have the last pair she made for me before her death at 104 years of age in 1988. The idea of the importance of making things by hand was always in my life, and my mother fostered the spark of interest I had from a fairly early age in a big way, enabling me to try whatever I wanted. I am very thankful for that encouragement in my childhood, and indeed, the encouragement that has continued for all the years since.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Happy Spring everyone! We’ve been ‘Holding Fast’ for a long time, and we’re making plans to have one of the best summers and autumns of our lives! We hope you can join us!

The Café Gift-Shop is open by appointment, and we’re now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th! We reopen the Café for our regular hours on June 2nd. ‘Ask Janet’ for reservations!

And of course, the online shop is open 24/7! Have a peek at our newest products! Shamrock and Saltbox cards & mini-prints, Norton’s Cove tees & zip-up hoodies, & coffee beans from NL roasters!


A Norton’s Cove sampler!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season, including Mother’s Day Brunch in May.

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)