Christmas Shopping

Good morning! Just a couple of days left for shopping- I can hardly believe the date!

I’ll be in the studio getting some things ready for Christmas (around 11am-6pm NT) and would love to hear from you!

Lots of items available in store and online!

I’ll be filling online orders, taking telephone and email orders, and greeting in-person shoppers.

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Christmas Cleaning

Duke and I have spent the last three days cleaning and reorganizing the studio. I’ve wiped some pretty heavy dust off those top shelves while hanging on to said shelves a bit monkey-like. We’ve been putting up Christmas decorations too, and displaying Christmas specific product, like cards and CDs. The c.1890 shop is looking pretty festive!

I’m finishing up the job today by cleaning the press room, and putting some new frames together, and setting up my old coffee station that had been removed when we built the cafĂ©. In 2017, we thought the cafĂ© would be open year-round, so I didn’t need a coffee counter right across the street too. Plans change! So my mini-espresso maker is getting set up here today. My dad is installing new plumbing, as even my bar sink was installed at the cafĂ© more than two years ago!

So drop in! We’re ready for Christmas shoppers! Pick up your Norton’s Cove event tickets, grab a gift card, or come in to make your own wish list to pass on to your loved ones! What would you like Santa to pick up for you at Norton’s Cove this Christmas?

Christmas Craft Fair

For the next few days, I’ll be away from my darling studio to bring my artwork to the Christmas Craft Fair again. Wish me luck! And if you’re in the St. John’s area, drop by for a visit! This truly is the best shopping event of the season.

Find me at booth #5

I look forward to this event not just as a sales opportunity, but as a social event. I get to visit with other artisans, meet new people, and take in some of the St. John’s nightlife. For instance, I’m trying to decide whether to go out to YellowBelly Brewery on Friday night to hear my baby brother Mick sing, or if I’ll go to the Black Sheep on George on Saturday night to hear him with Thin Love… decisions decisions!

Tonight’s the Night!

Back in 2002, I hosted the first annual Norton’s Cove Christmas Party & Sale. 

All sorts of festive treats: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off all artwork & giftware.
There is the annual draw for a $50 gift certificate at 9pm (you have to be an eNewsletter subscriber to qualify), and a door prize too!

Simple math tells us that this would be the 17th Norton’s Cove Christmas Party & Sale, but it’s actually the 18th…

One year, on the 1st Friday of December, there was a snowstorm.  I put out word to my followers on social media that the party would be postponed until Saturday night- I didn’t want my studio friends travelling on dangerous roads, and especially not in the dark.  BUT people came anyways!  Others had already told me they would come on Saturday night and stayed home, so we did the whole thing two nights in a row!  Certainly a memorable year!

BFCM

Black Friday Cyber Monday is a big deal with shoppers these days, even here in little old Newfoundland.  You can read up on what BFCM is here if you’re wondering where this marketing terminology came from.

My friends over at http://www.justacard.org have come up with an alternative to Black Friday, aiming at supporting independent businesses and artisans, Indie Friday.  And I’m jumping on board that bandwagon.

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…so on Indie Friday, I’ll be offering up a sale on my Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, framed Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks.  Just use the code IndieFriday at the checkout to save 40% on your purchase.  This sale applies both online and in-store.

Bargain Alert

I’ve been thinking about how to make a better Christmas shopping experience at Norton’s Cove Studio for my valued followers. Seems to me that most people I know have their holiday shopping done by the time December rolls around, and so my plan to offer a 25% discount during December (as has been the case for the past few years) isn’t terribly useful to anyone except last minute shoppers.

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5 of dad’s 7 siblings during a Christmas in Wesleyville before I was born.  

So this year, I’ve decided to implement the discount during the month of November to reward those who are on top of their game! 🎄

If you’re on my subscribers list, you’ll get the information you need to apply your discount online or in-store with your newsletter on November 1st.

Happy shopping!

Shop Snaps Today…

The studio is open most days until Christmas Eve.
Stop in to find a gift they don’t already have, 
and enjoy a hassle free shopping experience.
Gift wrapping available at no extra cost.
Have a coffee while you browse.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Caribou holiday cards available:
regular price $6.75 tax included.

Cards, Mini-Prints, t-shirts, original artworks, chocolates,
and art supplies behind the counter…

Lots of framed original lino-cut prints to choose from…

Looking from the press room into the main body of the shop.

Just inside the front door…

Can’t swing by in person?  You can shop online too.  Just click on the link to the right…
Can’t find what you want online?  Send me an email with a list of what you’d like and I’ll ship it to you direct.

Happy Christmas!