Where I Shop: Chapters/Indigo (Holiday Edition)

Can you believe there are only 8 days left until Christmas?!! Where did the time go?? I still have a couple of people on my list to buy gifts for, but I'm not stressed about it, I already know what I want to get them, it's just a matter of getting out there and buying it. I'll be spending this last weekend before Christmas doing my last minute shopping and present-wrapping. If you'll be doing the same then I suggest you spend some time checking out Chapters/Indigo. If you think that this is only a bookstore, you need to reacquint yourself because they have so much more than that - they have a wide selection of home decor items, tabletop and entertaining, tech products, toys, fashion accessories, and so much more. There will be something for everyone on your list whether you are shopping for a parent, a friend, or a child. Or for yourself! Just check out the amazingness of the holiday products this year:


The red and black buffalo check and faux fur mixed with natural woods gives this scene a very Canadiana cabin vibe.





Black and white is my favourite combo, I'm loving this tabletop setting!




Glassware of all types to stock your bar. There is a glass for every type of drink you can think of.




I love all of the marble and wood items. Marble is timeless and never goes out of style but can sometimes be a bit cold; the mix of wood on these pieces warms up the look.
 
 





 

Here are some of my favourite items from Chapters/Indigo:

Moose Snow Globe / Round Wood & Marble Board / Woodland Animal Lowball Glasses /
Gold Cursive Mug / Snow Covered Pine Candle / Gold Rim Vintage Coupe Glasses /
Cabin Check Throw / Cloch with Base / Luxe Cozy Throw
 

 
I purchased this moose snow globe for myself, it's a stunning piece that I know I will be bringing out of storage at Christmas each year for many years to come.

This snow covered pine-scented candle smells so real, it is the perfect item for anyone who has an artificial tree but wants the smell of a real tree. It burns very slowly, I'm amazed and impressed by how long it lasts.

This glass cloche with wooden base is so versatile - fill it with pinecones and battery operated twinkle lights, a colourful mix of ornaments, or cover the bottom with fake snow and set up a craft-store mini tree under the dome. You don't have to put this away when the holidays are over - it's a great piece for displaying any of your treasures year-round.

If you'll be out shopping this weekend, make sure to pop into a Chapters or an Indigo store to see the beautiful holiday items. The photos shown here are pictures I took at the holiday media preview last July, but the store set-up looks just a great. If you're doing your shopping from home, it's not too late to order online and still receive your purchase in time for Christmas (check the site though for shipping deadlines to be sure). 







Where I Shop: Angus & Company

I was going through all the photos on my iPhone recently and deleting some of them to free up space, when I realized that I have a ton of photos of products I snapped at various retailers around the city. It gave me the idea to create a new blog series about the places I shop for home decor accessories and furniture. I'd like to start with one of my favourite little antique boutiques, Angus & Company


Self-described as a design shop "with the feel of a general store and the ambiance of a cocktail party," Angus & Co. is full of carefully curated objects of desire and pieces of statement furniture that are difficult to resist opening your wallet for. Here are some of my favourite items from my most recent visit there:  


Be still my heart! There were two of these large ginger jar lamps for sale. If only I had a place for them in my home! 




A detail from the aforementioned lamp.  The chinoiserie-print linen napkins were also lovely. 



Continuing on the theme of blue and white...this little vase!!! 


More chinoiserie print, this time with pillows. But can we talk about this Mies van der Rohe cantilever chair? Just an example of the delicious goodies you can expect to find at this fine store. 




 A piece of coral. Crystal decanters. THIS CHANDELIER TABLE LAMP.  



I just might to back for these tuxedo-like lacquered boxes. 



I didn't buy anything on my most recent visit to the shop, but I'm still in love with the purchases I made last summer - my silver bar tray and grey calf hair coasters. 

Angus & Company is located at 647 Dupont Avenue (at Christie Street).