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December 2019 Box Reveal

December 2019 Box Reveal

Novel: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House is a story about a home and the impact it has on the Conroy family who inhabits it. This novel, written by one of our favourite authors (read Bel Canto if you haven’t already!) features Danny’s perspective as the house and the family journey through five decades. From fortune, to loss Danny and Maeve’s lives are dysfunctional, at times humorous and in the end redemptive. The Dutch House is an enjoyable grand tale of family drama where the house represents much more than its’ architecture, drawing you into its’ walls and the Conroy family.

What’s in the box?

*Cookies & Cream and French Vanilla Hot Chocolate – Gourmet du Village – Two flavours of this rich hot chocolate perfect for curling up with the novel and a mug full of warmth on a cold winter’s day.

Milka Chocolate – One of four varieties of this smooth, rich and decadent German chocolate is a little taste of Europe to remind you of the Europeans who first owned The Dutch House.

Antique-style Frame – Silver Tree – The portrait that hangs by the fireplace is a symbol of the family and history it shares with the house. These frames reminded us of pictures from the past. We hope you’ll choose a family photograph to display in your home.

*Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Handmade Soap – SOAK Bath Co. – This remarkable soap is handmade by a lovely Canadian artisan. The traditional scent was chosen as the perfect accompaniment to a claw foot tub and some much deserved me time. Plant the label for wildflowers in the spring. 10% off your next order included in the box.

*Swedish Dishcloth – Now Designs – Perfect for cleaning up, this retro styled dishcloth is an environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels and essential to every kitchen.

After Dinner Trivia – Draper James – We love this modern version of a classic parlour game by Reese Witherspoon’s company. Perfect for entertaining this December with family/friends. We know Danny and Maeve could have used some conversation starters like this around their dinner table throughout the years.

Photo Credit Laura @Bibliotaph_Bean

2019 Christmas Box Reveal

2019 Christmas Box Reveal

Our Christmas box is a fan favorite.

Novel: 25 Days Till Christmas

Christmas novels are one of life’s guilty pleasures - Christmas trees, traditions, love, family and more. This novel combines all of these concepts but also many of the more difficult themes of loss, depression and the financial constraints on many during the holidays. Kate and Jack’s story as they search for a Christmas to remember centers around a special advent countdown. We hope you enjoy this holiday read as you curl up with a delicious cup of tea and your chocolate.

 

What’s in the box?

*Merry & Bright Green Tea – Tealish – The perfect cup of tea for the holidays. A delicious tea bursting with holiday flavours of pomegranate, cranberry and mint.

*Dark Chocolate + Goldenberries – Me to We Chocolate – A sweet that gives back. We chose this bar of rich dark chocolate and goldenberries made by ME to We. Each bar is made in Ecuador, fair trade, vegan and supports education in Ecuador.

*Making Spirits Bright Diner Mug – Now Designs – Perfectly shaped to hold a warm mug of tea. Making Spirits Bright with every sip!

Handmade Tree Ornament – Novel Adornment – We had these beautiful tree ornaments made as a special, unique gift to celebrate your love of reading. Created with vintage book pages from salvaged vintage novels of “A Christmas Carol.”

Holiday Socks – Sock it to Me – Keep your feet warm this holiday with one of two designs. Fun and festive.

*Holiday Dishtowel – Now Designs – With so much of the holiday season set around the kitchen this beautiful dishtowel will bring a bit of cheer and inspire some holiday baking.

*Denotes a Canadian Company

Photo Credit Laura @Bibliotaph_Bean

November 2019 Box Reveal

November 2019 Box Reveal

Our November choice is a beautiful novel about Paris, family, photography and trees. We know you will be captivated by the Malegarde family and their chance to come together to celebrate Paul’s 70th Birthday. From the birthday dinner you will be taken on a journey as the family rallies together during a natural disaster and discovers the secrets they have been grappling with. The Rain Watcher is a great story of love, family, redemption and facing challenges in difficult times. Cozy up this November for a rainy day read.

What’s in the box?

Nutty Thins – Roasted Cashew & Caramel Belgian Dark Chocolate – Round wafers of nuts and chocolate. Simply delicious sweet treats we know you’ll love.

*Sweet Nothings Organic Café Caramel Black Tea – Tea Leaf Co. – A delicious sweet tea - perfect for enjoying on a cool rainy November day. Let it transport you to the café’s of Paris and the setting for this novel.

*Handcrafted Bath Bombs – SOAK Bath Co. – Your boxes contains two scents of these amazing bath bombs made in Manitoba. Soak in these natural products for the ideal way to find some Me Time.

Tree of Life Bookmark – Peter Pauper Press – The Malegarde family has been centered around trees and patriarch Paul has devoted his life to their protection. A beautiful way to celebrate their impact and the metaphor trees are in our lives.

Learning to Dance in the Rain Magnet – Quotable – A magnet that ties to the theme of the novel and the complexities of life and family.

*Notebook – Danica Studio – One of two designs that remind us of the streets of Paris. Whether it’s a French Bulldog or People we hope you’ll jot down your ideas and maybe even plan your own thoughts, ideas, for photography, writing or maybe a trip to Paris!

*A Canadian company

Photo by @bibliotaph_bean

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