Excursions Around the Bay

It was a beautiful day for a walk on the Greenspond trail. The seas are still rough along the shore after some recent high winds, making for some pretty spectacular view and quite a symphony of crashing waves.

It felt great to be outside in the sun after a long spell of indoor activities. (I’ve caught up on some home maintenance that had been put off for far too long. )

Jack had a great time too, and doused himself in all the bog holes he could find. Luckily, he’s happy enough to hop in the shower, so he no longer smells like a bog dog!


I’m happy to report that the 2017 staff of Norton’s Cove Studio & Café have been nominated for an award!  I was recently contacted by the municipality of New-Wes-Valley, asking if it would be okay if they nominated us- it sure is okay!

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Norton’s Cove Staff in 2017 included Ted O’Connor, Patsy Best, Fred Kelloway, Gilbert Gordon, Angie Sheppard, Leah Lewis, Leah Perry, Candace Hynes, Jared Attwood, Megan Kelloway, Justin Burtin (pictured), Duke Kelloway, and me, Janet Davis.

The Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a gala event on November 22nd, in honour of the 18th Annual Joe & Clarice Goodyear Business Achievement Awards at the Quality Inn & Suites at Gander.

We are up for a Customer Service Award, which I’m quite proud of.  Have you visited Norton’s Cove?  What did you think of our customer service this year?  Are we deserving?

Now Booking Christmas Parties at Norton’s Cove Café

We have developed ( and by we, I mean Ted, the Kitchen Magician) a set menu for private events and Christmas parties from now until the end of the year.  For a set price of $40 per person, you will have these options for your three course meal including tea/coffee.  We will still have all of our regular drink menu available at extra cost.

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Appetizer Choices

Mushroom Vol au Vent
Puffed pastry bowl filled with a medley of mushrooms in cream and cheese sauce

Vegetarian or hearty options available

Loaded Potato
Potato skins filled with a mixture of mashed potato & cheese, or potato & salt cod

Main Course Choices

Stuffed Chicken with Cranberry or Apple Cheese Stuffing, served with creamy mashed potato and sautéed vegetables.

Pork Schnitzel with dill cream sauce, served with creamy mashed potato and sautéed vegetables.

Chick Pea Curry served with Basmati rice and naan bread as a delicious vegetarian option.

Dessert Choices

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Gingerbread OR Pear Ginger Cake with Rum Butter sauce

Eggnog Cheesecake


Remember that we can always adjust recipes to fit gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan diets.

If your mouth is watering like mine is, give me a call at 709.536.2533 or send an email to book your Christmas party or get together (minimum 12 guests).


End of the Craft Fair

I’m on my way home to Norton’s Cove today after a 5 day show at the Jack Byrne Arena, selling my wares.  It’s a lot of work to pack everything up, lug it to town, spend long hours on my feet selling and networking, then packing it all up again and bringing it back home and unpacking… but it’s a lot of fun too.  I get to hang out with others artists, craftspeople, and small business owners, meet people from all over, and make some money too.

And I just love it when a customer sends me a photo of their newly acquired artwork hanging in their home!  Doug & Corinne visited me at the Finest Fair in the Land (TM Gavin Will) this past week, and sent me this today:

Doug & Corinne Burgess
Thank you for sharing, Doug & Corinne!

I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow, unpacking and getting things ready for the Christmas shopping season!  I hope lots of you will stop in for a visit!

Gift Cards

Redeemable at both the studio and café, gift cards can be loaded (and reloaded) with any amount you choose.  They never expire, and can be used to purchase any product offered by Norton’s Cove Studio & Café.   Get yours at the studio today!


Next week this time, I’ll be selling my wares at the 45th Annual Christmas Craft Fair, hosted by the Craft Council of NL (of which I’ve been a member for 28 years!).  It really is the best show of the season, with juried artisans of the best kind.

Until departing for St. John’s on Tuesday, I’ll be busy in my studio, framing up mini-prints and other artwork, and packing up for the road.


My hands are busy, but washing glass isn’t exactly the most interesting of my chores, and I’d love to have some brain exercise too- please stop in for a chat!