Soup’s On!

So… it is cold out.  The weather is all over the place – hot, hot, hot like summer last week – then blistery cold winter temperatures this week.  Where did fall go?  I am all too happy to snuggle up on the sofa, throw a blanket over me and marathon my latest obsession on Netflix.  Add a cup of soup in there for good measure and I have my ideal evening.  Lee and I have been discussing getting some new soup bowls – thought I’d check out Etsy (as usual).  Below are 10 cool soup related things (made in / sourced from Canada) I came across… dreaming of cheddar biscuits and creamy soups all day long 😉 Stay warm friends!

Ben and Lily – Scandinavian Design Soup Bowls- Toronto, ON

The warm brown accented with the pop of turquoise is right up my ally!  Think of all the yummy french onion soups you can prepare over the winter with these bad boys!
ben and lily mid century toronto

KalikaBowlbyPottery – Peach & White Bowls – Nelson, BC

Simply elegant and modern.  I can see these hosting a variety of broth based soups from kale and legume to a classic minestrone.

kalikabowl nelson bc

Whistle and Work – shy soup bowl – Toronto, ON

Charming little bowl I would personally use while watching vintage black and white movies. It has a very audrey Hepburn feel.  I wonder what her favourite soup was?

whistleandwork shy toronto

HandmadesRovena – Nerd Get Well Soon Chicken Noodle Card – Toronto, ON

This makes me feel like I should have paid more attention in science class.  Regardless of my lack of molecular knowledge I think this card is pretty cute!

handmadesrovena toronto

DazzlingDezignz4U – Hand Stamped Soup Spoon – Windsor, ON

I want a spoon with the types of soup I eat stamped into it. For example: butternut squash.  I would eat chicken noodle soup with the butternut squash spoon. Just because I can.

dazzle windsor

Parceline – Lace Pattern Porcelain Bowl – Montreal, QC

Very pretty, granny chic bowls – perfect for a girls afternoon filled with stitching and most importantly bitching.


oharahale – Soup Cat Poster – Montreal, QC

One of my favourite posters I have come across as of late.  Cats… soup…Warhol inspired? YES on all fronts.  Meow.

soup cat

 Lots Of Wood – Hand Carved Spoons – Kawartha Lakes, ON

How beautiful are these?  This picture is particularly stunning.  I want to collect spoons now.

lotsofwood kawartha

AJmetissage – Small porcelain bowls – Montreal, QC

I like these for their subtle pop of colour.  This company makes a juicer that Is stunning – but I was looking for soup things – these fit the bill wonderfully.

ajmetissage montreal

PaperChat – Seinfield Typography Poster – Toronto, ON

A must have for every college dorm room (and young at heart kitchens) everywhere.

paperchat toronto

pop! pop! pop!

All summer I have been meaning to set up an outdoor movie on our patio.  I have no excuse – I have a screen, projector, portable speaker, hot air popper – not to mention a sweet blow up sofa!  Perhaps tonight is the night?!  Well, to get me inspired – here are a few poppin’ popcorn related items made in Canada, found on!  I will update pics if we end up setting up this evening 😉

1. Personalized popcorn bags: Vintage Apricot – Langley, BC

These would be so cute to give to your guests!  Have them preloaded, or put out a big bowl of popcorn with a scoop…

poppin by bag

2. Gourmet popcorn seasoning – Purpose Design – Montreal, QC

Ummmm YUM!  I love the idea of making your own custom flavours – Pair this with a hand made soda from a Soda Stream and voila!


3. Life’s Soundtrack Popcorn Popping (tea towel)! – Kemptonjones – Toronto,ON

I picked up one of these last year the OOAK show in Toronto – so unique – would make the perfect hostess gift!

tea towel

4. Popcorn Necklace – Mignonnerie – Montreal, QC

Wear your heart on your…neck?  For movie lovers only.  (who can resist a miniature?)


5. Movie night popcorn shoes – Mandy Jane Shoes – Calgary, AB

That’s right – get your fancy shoes on!  Go all out in these stunners!  Guaranteed to turn heads 😉

popcorn shoes

6. Chick Flick Art – Kelly Grace Shop – Toronto, ON

I have been a fan for years – I would love to have a 3D movie party with old skool glasses. I will settle for these beautiful pieces of art for now…

art work

7. Let’s all go to the lobby – invite printable – Cute Cartoon Portraits – Montreal, QC

Send out an invite in style – Be honest – who sang the lobby song after reading this?  Best part of the movies, in my opinion.


7. Internet killed the video store t-shirt – IceCreamTees – Georgina,ON

Sad, but true.


8. Vintage movie projection screen – The Creative Hearth -Nanaimo, BC

Oldies are golden on this beaut!


9. Retro film reel – Stonesoupology – Burlington, ON

Loving the colour of these!

film reels

10.Vintage theatre seats – Rice and Potato – Toronto, ON

The ultimate seating!!!!  *swoon*

movie seats


Guys, I did it! I set up the movie night – all this swag inspired me to get my butt in gear.  Especially considering there is not much summer left!  We decided to watch a Bond movie – probably a vintage one… let the popcorn start poppin!
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Puggin’ it

I wanted to buy one of my friends a pug related gift for his birthday.  I decided to scour and ended up finding a tonne of pug related products I would want myself!  Today I bring you: my top 10 favourite pug products from that are made in Canada.  Please enjoy!

1. Pug Cuts T-Shirt  – HWBP – Toronto, ON

I first saw these guys at a pug-alug at Pawsway in Toronto – I like the style of the graphics.  Also the name Higgins.

HWBP shirt

2. Pug Dog Reading A Book – Tascha – Toronto, ON

The colour, the texture, the PUG!  So freaking cute – wish the girls had strawberry blonde hair though!


3.Big Boned Greeting Card – The Second Breakfast – Vancouver, BC

I think this is how many fancy pug girls feel.  Heehee!

greeting card

4. Biking Pug Baby Onesie – QuarrelsomeYeti – Halifax, NS

Slightly scary, but super awesome!  I want this on a t-shirt!


5. Wall mounted “Pugalope” – pugandco – Winnipeg, MB

The weirdest pug item found to date.  I NEED THIS!

pugalope pugandco

 6. Felted wool pug – Yukis Wool Pets – Victoria, BC

*SWOOOOON* – I would love this on my desk!!

felted pug yukis

7. Pug Tote Bag – Mimo Cadeaux – MOntreal, QC

I would go shopping everyday with this bag!  What a smarty pants!

pug tote mimo

8. Pug Pins – Casscollins – Whitehorse, Yukon

There aere pug lovers in the YUKON!!  Whattt??  This makes me happy on so many levels!


9. Saturday Morning at Pemberley Flat – Janet Hill Studio – Stratford, ON

Every home needs a pug – allergic? How about on of these stunning prints?  I want the entire collection.  New obsession…

10. Hand sewn keychain ornament – ZillyGrilDesigns – Victoria, BC

I love the hand made charm to these little guys.  I want one for my keychain. Might have to get on for my friends too!