I love to support Nova Scotia companies and when they’re doing good for the community as well as producing a product I love it’s a win-win.
Last year I wrote a blog post (see it here) about a t-shirt that my son received for Christmas that I thought was just wonderful. At that point the shirts were produced by a Truro jewellery company called Beck and Boosh. They have since broken off that part of the company into My Home Apparel myhomeapparel.com and are donating 5% of their profits to groups in Nova Scotia fighting to end homelessness. CBC news did a story about the company and their impressive philanthropy which you can read here.
Go buy a t-shirt and help fight homelessness.
Christmas is coming and the tree is on the move! Every year the province of Nova Scotia sends a fresh evergreen tree to the city of Boston as a thank you for their help immediately after the Halifax Explosion. I wrote about the relationship between NS and Boston here last year.
As of yesterday the 2015 tree is on the way to the Boston Commons. Bill and Andrea MacEachern of Lorne, Pictou County are the donors of a 49 foot, 72 year old white spruce.
If you are in Boston on December 3rd head over to the Boston Commons for the grand tree lighting event. If you have a tree that you think would be perfect for the 2016 gift head here to find out what they look for.
Nova Scotia beaches are beach glass heaven. I’ve collected it for years and there is something very zen about walking and searching slowly along a beach.
I have ended up with lots of bowls of sea glass in both the cottage and in the city but have struggled with ways to use it. Look at these two gorgeous light fixtures I found on Etsy using sea glass. I wonder if you could manage something like this as a DIY? But then again, it might be easier to just get the credit card out.
This sea glass chandelier, found on Etsy, is fabulous.
Another gorgeous light fixture here.
This votive is really sweet and looks pretty manageable as a DIY.