Row Row Row your Boat

We are such lucky ducks, surrounded by this kind of beauty every day- do you notice how these beautiful moments in nature feel like therapy? I don’t know what the science is behind it, but I sure feel it! Duke took these snaps while out for a Christmas holiday row the other day.


21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale!

Tonight’s the night! I hope to see some of you here at the studio- we’ll have some food and drink to share and a door prize for one of you! We’ll also draw our annual gift card prize from the list of eNewsletter subscribers at 9pm.

Doors open at 7pm, and we’ll stay as late as you want! We’d love to see new faces as well as our regular supporters- please bring friends!

  • Christmas music, snacks, punch and mulled wine
  • Door prize $100 gift card: don’t forget to put your name in the bag!
  • Subscriber’s draw for a $100 gift card
  • 25% off (almost) everything in the shop!
  • Sale is valid in-store 7-11pm, and online all day.
  • Everyone welcome to join in!

Tibb’s Eve

Tickets for our 6th Annual Tibb’s Eve event drop today!
Buy your tickets here at the studio, or in the online shop.

Quickly becoming the most anticipated event of the season, Tibb’s Eve at Norton’s Cove Café will mark its sixth year December 23rd, 2022! 

Doors open at six o’clock to enjoy pre-dinner tasties.

The three-course festive meal starts at seven o’clock.  Menu choices are as follows:


Thai Lentil & Coconut Soup

Warm Chickpea salad with spices

Seasoned Cod Crêpes


Sundried tomato & artichoke stuffed chicken with local damson-apple jelly, couscous, and roasted root vegetables

Raspberry maple glazed pork tenderloin served with mashed potato and roasted root vegetables

Spinach and cheese curry with rice and vegetables (V)


Hazelnut chocolate cheesecake with salted toffee pretzel

Baked bread pudding with custard

After supper, we’ll head downstairs to dance the night away with Mick Davis performing live at the Lower Deck!  Mick takes the stage at 9pm.  

$100 ticket price includes all food, 15% gratuity, access to the Live @ Lower Deck performance, and 2 beverages.  HST is extra.  

This year, we are able to offer 20 extra tickets for the dance portion of the evening only.  These tickets cost $36 and include access to the Live @ Lower Deck performance starting at 9pm, and two beverages.  HST is extra.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring!  

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!

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.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Starting this week off, we have these extras on offer:

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
  • Partridgeberry Hand Pies
  • Blueberry Hand Pies
  • Salted Caramel Brownies
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
  • Pecan Butter Tarts
  • Coffee Cookie
  • Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting
  • Creamy Pumpkin Soup (Veggie option)
  • Spicy Italian Sausage & Zucchini Soup

Our full menu can be seen HERE

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have a very limited number of seats.
So call ahead! Even if it’s just a few minutes before your visit.

Thank you all for your support– it means a LOT to me. Shopping and eating at Norton’s Cove enables me to employ nine people in this small town, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to Team Norton’s Cove who are getting great new reviews online- we really appreciate those reviews on Google!

Café hours:

10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Happy Canada Day!

What a wonderful day it has been! This has been our busiest day of the year so far, with 30 visitors at the studio, and 64 people served at the Café. I’ve been hearing wonderful feedback from customers, and all feels right with the world.

I spent a wonderful couple of hours at The REACH today where there were so many happy faces- people genuinely pleased with the progress of the museum, archives, artisan marketplace, and the new exhibit by Tracy Blackwood in the art gallery… such a beautiful space made even better by beautiful smiles. So much positivity!

And then, to top it all off, the Town of New-Wes-Valley put off an impressive fireworks display right in Norton’s Cove, from the floating docks that were installed late last year by the province right where the old Brookfield wharf was.

Oh Canada! I know we’re not rated as the best country in the world, but man, it’s a pretty wonderful place that we’re living in. My little part of this country seems pretty hard to beat. And I’m very thankful every day to have been born just up the road at Brookfield Hospital as a Canadian citizen and a Newfoundlander.

Product Spotlight

Rocks & Roots Company is based in Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland. I am a big fan of their products, and am happy to be able to offer them to you here at Norton’s Cove Studio and in the online shop! Here’s what they say about their small business & their products:

We are a family owned and operated company. We make handmade products using eco-friendly natural ingredients and materials, safe for your family and the environment.

We believe in using our own hands to collect quality ingredients; sourcing wild Newfoundland flowers & herbs to create our bath products. We use custom blends of essential and fragrant oils to create an aromatherapy experience.

We believe in buying from Canadian companies that supply ingredients & materials that do not conduct or commission tests on animals.

We believe in taking time for self-care, leaving the stress of the day behind you, letting your inner child loose, filling your life with magical scents & colours, ultimately making the little things matter.

Rocks & Roots Co. Statement

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café



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Norton’s Cove Café Opens!

Get your tickets in the ONLINE SHOP or at Norton’s Cove Studio in person or by phone 536-2533!

We have new products in our café gift shop, and a new face in our staff too! I’m pleased to welcome Marcus Waterman to Team Norton’s Cove! He’ll be working with Ted (The Kitchen Magician) for supper service Wednesday to Sundays this year.

Stuffed Pork, anyone?

Our new hours at Norton’s Cove Café, starting TOMORROW (16th June) are:

10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

To make a reservation, please call 536-2633.
Our first reservation of the day is at 10am, and our last is at 8pm.
We don’t actually ‘close’ at 8pm- we just stop taking new customers then!