Let me introduce myself: I'm Janet Davis, an artist and entrepreneur living and working on the North side of Bonavista Bay, on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. There are many challenges to running a business here in a small rural community, and there are many wonderful benefits too. This blog is where I share some of those challenges and triumphs, and share what it's like to live in this part of the world.
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!
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!
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.
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. ❤️
The Feast of Saint Valentine is almost sold out! Thank you so much for such a wonderful response! Click HEREto 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?
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 HEREto 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!
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 HEREto 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!
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…