Wednesday, November 20, 2013

One of A Kind Christmas Show 2013 + Giveaway + Contest!

Hello Wednesday!  It has been a very busy week and man do I look forward to my short getaway to Calgary next weekend.  Speaking about next weekend, the One of a Kind Christmas Show is back and with hundreds of creative and talented artisans participating this year, the OOAK Christmas Show is definitely a must see for perfect ideas for holiday gifts and decorations.    

images via towel, scoops, basket, bowls 
I am a big fan of Avril's fabulous textile products.  The soft yet bright colours, the intricate patterns, and the quality of the prints/materials, Avril Loreti at Booth P04 wins my vote at the textile category.  These are a few of Avril's brand new designs this year … definitely a must see!  My fabs: confetti and party straws.

images via Avril Loreti
Chris loves wood.  In fact, he would like a modern log cabin for his condo with wood panels on all walls and ceiling.  Well, you all know I won't let that happen but I do like the ideas of introducing natural wood elements into the space for an organic touch.

Now here are some artful and sculptural creation by Kino Guerin (Booth F06).  Wall shelve, coffee table, and console: checked, checked, and CHECKED!

image via Kino Guerin
Original art always wins my heart and for this year, the talented Richard Ahnert (Booth J10) has my attention.  I love the depth and the mood of his work.  Chris refers the look as "sad" but I rather find it "invigorating".  These are the art pieces that lead me into deeper thoughts, the meaning of the pieces, the artist's inspiration/ thought process, instead of "oh this is pretty".

image via Richard Ahnert
I first noticed Alexx Boisjoli at the Etsy Shop at The Bay and am I glad to see his work at the OOAK Christmas Show.  The simplicity and honesty to the construction of his ceramics and the gold lustre animal friends all had me at hello!

image via Alexx Boisjoli
Now for my wish list this Christmas, I am dreaming about the mini pouch and gloves from Amelie Bryson.  Recycled Italian wood, tan leather, nylon-lined interior made from trench coats … do I need to say more?

Camera shy? You won't when you see this super fun camera cup by Greg Voisin.  Smile!

Here comes the GIVEAWAY: check out One of A Kind Show and let me know what is your absolutely must-see item this year for a chance to win a ticket to the show!  The lucky winner will be randomly drawn on Monday November 25th.

image via OOAKS
The Holiday is truly a season of giving.  Style at Home now offers you a chance to take home a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer! All you have to do is to share you favourite cookie recipe and a few photos.  Yes it is that simple! Check out Style at Home for more details.

image via Style at Home
Happy winning friends!


  1. great blog post on the OOAK show... totally gonna go check out Kino Guerin's booth for his Toboaggan Bench and see if custom dimensions are available....

  2. Love the OOAK show! I totally want to check out Alexx's booth after seeing his stuff at the Bay! I also love the Coach House shortbread cookies and always pick some up there

  3. The must sees for me are all the furniture and woodworking artists. I love finding a unique piece for our home every year!

  4. I love the One of a Kind show! Its an annual tradition to go with my sisters. I love Pi'lo...she has beautiful stuff!

  5. There is so much to see at the OOAK show! This year I must check out Ezke Glass & Design.

  6. I want to go to the OOAK show to see Tasmine Louis booth this year.

  7. The pieces by Kino Guerin look amazing! I'd love to get something for my house!

  8. Now that I'm an Auntie I'll be checking out their toys and children's clothing. I am really anxious to visit
    Bamboo Lily who makes gorgeous personalized baby blankets from bamboo and certified organic cotton material! Perfect for my niece for this upcoming cold winter :)

  9. Great post!! My must - see item is def. my all-time favourite artist MoonRox!

  10. I am interested in visiting A Classic Strained Glass... would love to see the new works of art from her glass studio...

  11. love Avril and would love to check out her new collection in person! Pat

  12. My must see items for the show are original works by Deidre Wicks. They look AMAZING!! So unique. :)