Christmas @ Norton’s Cove

If you’re out and about in New-Wes-Valley today, the studio is open all day, until 9pm. I’ll be here working on some last minute hand crafted gifts for friends and family, and welcome you to browse the old shop shelves for a unique last minute gift for your own checklist!

The town of New-Wes-Valley is planning a fireworks display tonight over Norton’s Cove, and while we had hoped to have the Café open to serve drinks for the fireworks display, the timing isn’t suited for us as we have such a big day ahead of us tomorrow with our Tibb’s Eve event. The studio will be open though, so do drop in to get a warm!

We still have Tibb’s Eve tickets available here at the shop, and I’d really appreciate it if you can share that information with your peeps who are in the Greater Norton’s Cove Area. There are convenient social media share buttons right in the online shop if you use facebook, twitter, or pinterest. Today is the last day to buy tickets and submit your menu choices.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week – and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew for making Christmas special in the Cove!

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Christmas @ Norton’s Cove

The time is flying by, and I’m sooooooo not ready for the calendar to tell me there’s only a week left until Christmas! Things have been so busy here, with my new job with Norton’s Cove Marine, and still planning events for the Café, and making product to sell in the studio/shop… My days have been pretty full!

We have lots of Tibb’s Eve tickets left here at the shop, and I’d really appreciate it if you can share that information with your peeps who are in the Greater Norton’s Cove Area. There are convenient social media share buttons right in the online shop if you use facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week – and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew for making Christmas special in the Cove!

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

It’s Friday night at Norton’s Cove! The studio is open until 9pm, and again tomorrow from 10-6. Here’s a look around tonight…

Studio posted hours are as follows, as well as any other time by chance or appointment. If I’m in the studio, the shop is open!

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
YES! Tibb’s Eve Tickets are available for purchase in the online store as well as at the Studio or Café! Two choices of tickets this year: the dinner and dance OR just the dance portion of the evening.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week and next- and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina & Kasie, for making Christmas special in the Cove!

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

It’s Saturday! Time to update you on what’s happening here at Norton’s Cove!

Thank you to the 12 lovely people who came out last night for our 21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale- while the crowd was very small, I am very thankful for the support shown to us this year and every year!

We drew two names last night for prizes of a $100 gift card each. And the winners are…

Door Prize: Kate Roebotham!

Subscriber’s Prize: Wayne Perry!

Kate and Wayne, check your messages/inbox to claim your prizes!

I am in the studio today until 6, and I’d love for you to drop in for a visit!
I’ll be printing some cards – I am out of stock on several designs, and I have my 2022 Christmas card design ready to print (finally!) .

Tomorrow, December 4th, please join us 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!

Studio posted hours are as follows, as well as any other time by chance or appointment. If I’m in the studio, the shop is open!

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tibb’s Eve Tickets are now available for purchase in the online store as well as at the Studio or Café! Two choices of tickets this year: the dinner and dance OR just the dance portion of the evening.

Happy Christmas season, everyone!

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:

Appetizers

Thai Lentil & Coconut Soup

Warm Chickpea salad with spices

Seasoned Cod Crêpes

Mains

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)

Dessert

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 at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café

Thank you to those of you who came out for our Tibb’s Eve Dinner, even though we had to trim the event of its normal dance and performance by my brother Mick. My Norton’s Cove staff did a terrific job of feeding & watering us (yes, I got to enjoy the meal instead of serving it!), and I’m happy that we didn’t cancel the whole darn thing. It was a lovely & safe evening out with friends and family. Fingers crossed that next year will be back to normal!

My next biggest jobs are in the office. Planning out the whole new year ahead of us will take some reviewing of last year, lots of notes and charts and coffee drunk. I’m looking forward to it! I made a lot of mistakes this year, I think, and I want to make sure that I don’t make them all again next year. Timing is everything! And then there’s the year end financial documents that need to be filed with the government. Sounds awful, but in fact, I rather like doing that work each year.

I’ll be in and out of the studio and office at no set hours for the next few days, but will start with regular hours again after Old Christmas Day. Until then, I hope you’re enjoying the twelve days of Christmas, and that you don’t have a house full of calling birds, French hens, turtle-doves and partridges. I guess the golden rings might be alright! xo

This week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets are still available! If you already have your tickets, don’t forget to send me your menu choices! You can call, email, or text that info to me. And include your favourite drinks too so that I’m sure to have the right stuff in stock!

Here are your menu choices for the December 23rd event:

Appetizers
Crispy moose in a spicy, sweet, and savoury orange sauce served on rice noodles (GF)
Frutti di Mare – Italian styled shrimp and squid salad (GF)
Creamy pumpkin soup with grilled cheese croutons (V)

Mains
Moose Bourguignon- a rich moose stew served with a side of polenta and stewed vegetables
Trout Boudin- trout sausage served with a rich red wine sauce, seasoned mushrooms, potato, and veggies (GF)
Vegetarian Paella- a mixture of roasted vegetables served on saffron and paprika infused rice (GF) (V)

Dessert
Chocolate Mousse- rich, creamy, and fluffy- just gorgeous! (GF)
Crème Caramel- baked custard in a light caramel sauce (GF)
Spiced ginger Christmas cake with sweet lemon glaze

Norton’s Cove Studio will be open on Friday & Saturday, December 17th & 18th, from 10am – 6pm for Christmas shopping! Enjoy a free coffee while you shop, and feel good about supporting a small locally owned independent business! And get a 25% discount on almost everything in the store!

http://www.nortonscove.com

Studio & Café Update!

This week has been kind of crazy- projects at home, in the studio, and at the café have kept me and Duke rather busy…

We are plugging away at getting the Lower Deck complete in time for our Tibb’s Eve event, and it’s looking great, but we’re running into a couple of issues, like not enough electrical plugs, and not being able to get our electrician to visit us to complete the project they started in 2017. We also have been having trouble with our heat pumps, and I’m probably going to end up paying to get new ones put in, even though the one downstairs has never been used. Very frustrating when you can’t get service or warranty repair on new equipment! New electrician and new heat pump guy coming soon!

Duke has been building a little sunroom on the deck, enclosing a little space with glass and storm doors to increase our ability to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine over the long fall, winter, and spring months. We had meant to have that done during the summer, but work dictated that that wouldn’t be happening! I was still painting the structural bits in December! We were really fortunate that the snow held off as long as it did, as we just got our first snowfall a couple of days ago. We’re almost finished that project.

We had our annual family tree decorating supper at home last night. Biggest tree ever. Two things that we’ll remember forever came up during Christmas Trivia: Duke’s dangerous water buffalo decorating concept, and in the twelve days of Christmas, we will forever more sing “nine sheep a-laying” and giggle while anyone who wasn’t there will think we’re weird or stunned, or both.

And in the studio, I’m creating a piece of artwork for a prize winner (long overdue) and packaging up some of the Hermit Cove Cups editions which have been waiting patiently to be matted/framed. I’ve got a big canvas to make No. 70 in the Smudge Herring painting series too. And I’ve been working on getting some financing in place to create the Wesleyville Inn, to help accommodate all the beautiful people that want to stay overnight in this town all through the year as tourists, visiting family & friends, or attending events here in New-Wes-Valley.

We’ve had our first Holiday Party at Norton’s Cove Café, and we’re hosting the second tonight! Ted put together a lovely little menu and is getting a helping hand in the kitchen from Duke, and Trina and I are serving. I do enjoy these events- the café is lightly dressed for Christmas, and we have some great Christmas music playing too! The space is beautiful, and even more-so by candlelight, I think!

I’m in the studio today and tomorrow, and would love to see you! If you can’t shop in person, the online shop is open 24-7! Don’t forget that there is 25% off almost everything in-store, and the online shop is offering two discount codes to let you get the most out of your purchase! HappyHolidays2021 for free shipping in Canada (up to $50) and MerryChristmas2021 gets you 25% off 5 different collections!

We do still have Tibb’s Eve tickets available, which you can purchase here in the studio or in the online shop. Sure to be a fabulous night!

I have to go get my head down and back to work work work- until next week…

xo

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Watch for our Norton’s Cove float in the New-Wes-Valley Christmas Parade on December 5th! It’ll be our 1st float!

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets are still available! If you already have your tickets, don’t forget to send me your menu choices! You can call, email, or text that info to me. And include your favourite drinks too so that I’m sure to have the right stuff in stock!

Here are your menu choices for the December 23rd event:

Appetizers
Crispy moose in a spicy, sweet, and savoury orange sauce served on rice noodles (GF)
Frutti di Mare – Italian styled shrimp and squid salad (GF)
Creamy pumpkin soup with grilled cheese croutons (V)

Mains
Moose Bourguignon- a rich moose stew served with a side of polenta and stewed vegetables
Trout Boudin- trout sausage served with a rich red wine sauce, seasoned mushrooms, potato, and veggies (GF)
Vegetarian Paella- a mixture of roasted vegetables served on saffron and paprika infused rice (GF) (V)

Dessert
Chocolate Mousse- rich, creamy, and fluffy- just gorgeous! (GF)
Crème Caramel- baked custard in a light caramel sauce (GF)
Spiced ginger Christmas cake with sweet lemon glaze

The Duke & I have been doing a bit more work on the Lower Deck, getting it ready for Tibb’s Eve! I’ll have some pictures to share with you next week… stay tuned!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets are selling faster than usual- make sure you don’t miss your opportunity- get your tickets before they sell out! No seats are reserved unless tickets are paid for. Here are your menu choices for the December 23rd event:

Appetizers

Crispy moose in a spicy, sweet, and savoury orange sauce served on rice noodles (GF)

Frutti di Mare – Italian styled shrimp and squid salad (GF)

Creamy pumpkin soup with grilled cheese croutons (V)

Mains

Moose Bourguignon- a rich moose stew served with a side of polenta and stewed vegetables

Trout Boudin- trout sausage served with a rich red wine sauce, seasoned mushrooms, potato, and veggies (GF)

Vegetarian Paella- a mixture of roasted vegetables served on saffron and paprika infused rice (GF) (V)

Dessert

Chocolate Mousse- rich, creamy, and fluffy- just gorgeous! (GF)

Crème Caramel- baked custard in a light caramel sauce (GF)

Spiced ginger Christmas cake with sweet lemon glaze


email Janet to reserve your holiday dinner party at Norton’s Cove Café in December!

We’re happy to offer these snuggly Norton’s Cove toques available now in the online shop (open 24-7) as well as the studio shop (open by-chance-or-appointment this month)!