This Week @ Norton’s Cove

I am in the studio today until 6, and I’ll be back after supper too, as I’ve got lots to work on!
If you’re in the area, drop in for a visit!

We’re getting ready for Christmas! Four holiday dinner parties have been booked at the Café, and we’ve added a new event on December 4th to sip hot drinks and watch the fireworks over the cove which the Town of New-Wes-Valley will be organizing. The fireworks are set to start at 7pm, and we’ll be open 6-8! Check out our google calendar, which is always up-to-date with everything happening at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café!
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This Week @ Norton’s Cove

We’re back from the Far East! We’re pleased with our sales at the 48th Annual CCNL Christmas Craft Fair, and almost everything is put back in place in the shop, and we’re ready to get on with it.

Tomorrow we’ll be hitting the road again to do a Marine Survey in the Clarenville area to avoid some dirty weather forecasted for Thursday. I’m planning to print some Christmas cards while the snow is falling! I am sold out of Christmas Capelin, and I have a new 2022 card image in mind too. With Christmas just 40 days away, it’s time to get to work!

Duke has lots of mini disc fender wreath ornaments ($12 each) made, and I painted up some miniature lobster buoys (set of any 3 for $12) which are displayed in the press room. Great if you’ve got a bit of a nautical theme going this year!

Norton’s Cove Café is planning its Annual Tibb’s Eve event: tickets will be available on December 1st!

Save the Date:
Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season:
prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

And subscribers to my eNewsletter get a special discount code
in their inbox to use for one day only, December 1st!

Land at Norton’s Cove

Because I have decided against the plan to build a hotel next door as was the hope of pre-COVID times, I am selling a parcel of land that I had purchased for that project.

If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing land to build a new home in the local area, please refer them to my Real Estate Agent’s website! The property is listed as Wesleyville, but is actually in Brookfield- both a part of the eight amalgamated communities that make up New-Wes-Valley.

Anniversary Sale TUESDAY APRIL 19TH!

Norton’s Cove Studio
Incorporated April 19th 2002

I’m celebrating 🍾 20 years as a business owner!  Get 40% off your online purchase  at nortonscove.com on April 19th 2022!

Included in this sale (00:01 hrs until 23:59 hrs) are Norton’s Cove cards, mini-prints,  bookmarks, apparel, and all artwork made by me! And some things are already marked down more than 40%! You have to be a eNewsletter subscriber to get the best deals- you can easily subscribe by entering your email in the subscribe section of the main page of the website: just scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and you’re in! If you think you’re on the list, but you’re not sure, just send me a note, and I’ll make sure the subscriber box is ticked for you.

Thank you to all my wonderful supporters out there!  Every purchase, big or small, over the past 20 years has enabled me to grow my little company right here in my beautiful hometown.  ❤️

Norton’s Cove Studio 2002ish

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

We had an overwhelmingly successful Feast of Saint Valentine event at the Café on the 13th & 14th. In the fall and early winter, it’s easy to feel a bit tuckered out when it comes to thinking about the café and all the work involved trying to make everything run smoothly. We want the business to provide what our customers want, but also it needs to make enough money to pay the bills and enable us to keep going. That can be pretty stressful! But this event in mid-February, when we’ve been feeling refreshed and almost ready for spring to arrive again, reminds us of how much we love what we’re doing, and how much this venue means to the people around us. Honestly, the comments coming back have been very heart-warming. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It really is the nourishment our business needs!
Now that we have completed the downstairs space at the Café, which we call the Lower Deck, and some of the COVID restrictions look like they’ll be relaxing soon all across the country, I’m hoping to line up a new series of Live @ the Lower Deck events. I am looking for professional performers to stand in this spotlight and entertain us. Interested artists should introduce themselves via email and include links to examples of their work.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

The Feast of Saint Valentine is almost sold out! Thank you so much for such a wonderful response! Click HERE to read the menu and order your event tickets! We’ll have a full staff in house to make your evening meal a pleasure, and I will be trying out the new Lower Deck space for the first time- please do come hang with me there for a drink or two in a relaxing atmosphere with your bubble before or after your meal. We’ll be funnelling everyone through the upstairs entry- don’t forget to bring your VaxPass QR code!

I am collecting love songs for the special Valentine’s playlist- what is your favourite love song?

Mussel Heart Norton’s Cove Cards and Mini-Prints are available in the studio, the online shop, and in the Café gift-shop! Cards are $7.25 each, Minis are $14.50, and Framed Minis go for $50.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


This year, we’re planning a great Feast of Saint Valentine here at Norton’s Cove Café, and you can buy your tickets in the online shop. Click HERE to read the menu and order your event tickets! Now that the Lower Deck is finished, I encourage you to enjoy that space with a drink while you wait for your reservation, or after you’ve finished your meal but don’t want to go home yet!

With current COVID-19 restrictions
~we are limited to 34.5 people (including staff) in the building at a time
~we need to physically distance ourselves from other bubbles by at least 6 feet
~we all need to wear a mask when we are not seated/eating, and
~we need to show that we are vaccinated upon entry
Nothing to it!

The Feast of Saint Valentine will take place over two dates: February 13th & 14th! When you click to buy your tickets, you’ll get to choose a date and time. Don’t forget to make sure you have the right number of tickets chosen before you check out! And yes, you can have your meal as take-out if that suits your needs!

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

A little reminder that the sale on all apparel is almost over! It ends when February begins! The discount code 2022 works if you subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter. Feel free to contact me if you need help getting your discount added in the online shop!

This year, we’re planning a great Feast of Saint Valentine here at Norton’s Cove Café, and you can buy your tickets in the online shop. Click HERE to read the menu and order your event tickets! Now that the Lower Deck is finished, we have tons of room to spread out!

With current COVID-19 restrictions
~we are limited to 34.5 people (including staff) in the building at a time
~we need to physically distance ourselves from other bubbles by at least 6 feet
~we all need to wear a mask when we are not seated/eating, and
~we need to show that we are vaccinated upon entry
~maximum of 6 people per table
Nothing to it!

The Feast of Saint Valentine will take place over two dates: February 13th & 14th! When you click to buy your tickets, you’ll get to choose a date and time. And yes, you can have your meal as take-out if that suits your needs!

Excursions

We went for a hike out behind our house yesterday. The landscape is barren and striking, and I think the huge blobs of granite that make up most of the landscape are simply gorgeous with our recent dusting of snow. What do you think?

Today I’m doing a few chores at home and at work, including printing up a few cards to complete an online order…

The studio is in a bit of chaos while I’m counting cards and picking out some older stock to add to our 50% discount table. I’ve also got several new canvases painted with background colours to become the next few Smudge Herring pieces. I’d like to get to #100 in the smudge herring series-seems like it’s a good number. The door you see leaning on the steel pole used to lead to the pantry in our home which we removed years ago and has just been taken out of storage. I’m looking for a good place to reuse it.