Made by Ilona Barakso Lindsay, each blown glass ornament is intricately made with three different kinds of glass cane: the white lace spiral cane is called latticino, a gold foil cane and a solid coloured cane (either red, white or perhaps black). Many hours (and over $15 of gold leaf and gold foil) go into the making of each ornament, which is why Ilona makes so few. Get your hands on one and cherish it throughout the holiday season! $85
Enjoy our holiday music series, including choirs, carolling, and live musicians.
Saturdays & Sundays From December 7 – 22
Choirs, Carollers & Musicians
Balcony above the Blue Parrot
11am – 3pm
Saturday, December 21
The Secret Lantern Society’s Winter Solstice Lantern Festival
Procession starts in Triangle Square at 6pm.
Also coming up in the new Year
Winterruption 2014, the West Coast’s favourite winter festival is back. A uniquely Vancouver winter festival, returning with the city’s best music, art, performance, and food. Mark your calendars – Granville Island is the place
to be February 14 – 16, 2014!
For more event information visit granvilleisland.com.
The New Granville Island Market Cookbook. Foodies know you can never have too many recipes. Taking a page from the original best-selling edition from 1985, Granville Island’s latest cookbook is full of fresh, healthy, and delicious meals for every month of the year. Plus, it features vibrant full-colour photos of “life at the market”. $24.95
Sake lovers: It’s finally here – the first locally produced Canadian sake! Made from 100% organically grown rice from ASM’s rice farm in Abbotsford, BC. Tasting notes: Fruity notes of ripe cantaloupe and lychee. Generous acidity, satiny mouthfeel, and dried grapefruit peel, cantaloupe and citrus resonate on the palate. The finish is warm and savoury. Fraser Valley Junmai Sake $24.90. Sake Cups $28 each.
Made by artisan Bruce Nyeste, these beautiful ceramic honey pots are filled with delicious honey from Nicola Valley in British Columbia. Once the honey is gone, use the pot to store sugar, garlic, or more honey! It’s also oven safe, so it can be used to roast Brie or a head of garlic. $24
New for the Fall/Winter season, artist Hilary Morris has created these distinctively West Coast tempered glass hotplates. Images include Spring Blossoms on Burrard Street, Autumn Seawall, Kayaking on the Indian Arm, and many more. Images are printed directly onto the glass and then sealed and though they should not be put into the dishwasher, they can be wiped down and will not fade. Small $28, Large $48
A reusable bag never goes out of style, especially one like this! Silk-screened and painted by hand, each bag was hand-sewn by residents of the Downtown East Side as part of the Window Social Enterprise Program. The colourful and playful bag includes the line: “Sometimes the world is so beautiful, I have to shoot rainbows out of my eyes.” $25
Belt buckles by Roshaan Ganief and handmade, genuine leather belts by Dave Hartman. Together, they create a unique and durable belt that can be enjoyed and worn for years to come. Each belt buckle is made with maple wood and hand-cut with a scroll saw.
Belt with Buckle $95 Wood Buckle $45
Monchan’s Bag is an adorable picture book by Kaori Kasai that stars Japanese pop character Monchan, and features mixed-media illustrations of paintings and photos by a talented artist who’s work has been exhibited around the world. Hardcover: 32 pages $18.95, Doll $25
Everyone loves a good disguise. The Mask Colouring book contains 10 fun reversible masks (that’s 20 fun characters!) to colour, cut out, and play! It’s a ton of fun and sure to promote creativity in anyone from age 4 to 104. Elastics included! So you can play right away. Masks eye & nose holes are measured specifically to fit kids. Size: 8.5×11 inches, 20 pages. $14
Start the season off in style with this vegetable-dyed leather tote by Dave Hartman. An accomplished leather artisan, Dave began working with leather in the 1970s, creating unique leather backgammon boards as a hobby. Dave fell in love with the craft, and dedicated himself to mastering the techniques and skills that leatherwork requires. $159
The perfect gift for the music lover in your life. This popular pocket instrument has been around for 150 years and was inspired by the free reed instruments of Asia. It was originally made in Europe, but nowadays has also become a very recognizable staple of American blues, country, and jazz. They are diatonically or chromatically tuned and come in a very wide range of scales and sizes. From $40
A popular item! Tea time is instantly more fun with this stainless steel monkey tea infuser by Kikkerland Design Inc. Conveniently hooks to the edge of your cup with adjustable arms and hands. Available in a variety of characters, including robot, frog, and rocket. Drip tray included. $9.99
A great gift for the vegan foodie in your life. Vegan Secret Supper is a collection of imaginative, delectable, animal-free recipes by chef Mérida Anderson of VSS (Vegan Secret Supper), a dining club that she has run in Vancouver, Montreal, and New York. At VSS, Mérida creates amazing vegan dishes that prove that sophisticated, spectacular dinner parties do not require the use of animal products. With her focus on menu-planning and simple, seasonal ingredients, she offers readers all the tools they need to create healthy, sumptuous meals, whether it’s a dish for a potluck, a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration for twenty. $26.95
Named after the Kantha embroidery technique, these quilts are made for household use in rural parts of Bengal and Bangladesh. Almost every woman knows how to make one and every woman has her own individual style. These quilts are used as bedcovers, blankets, tablecloths, picnic blankets, car blankets, couch blankets … there is no limit to the utility of these textiles. $149
Get into the rhythm with this uniquely African instrument – the kalimba! Also known as the ‘thumb piano’, the kalimba is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. With a range of interesting rhythms and tones, it’s a great gift for music enthusiasts of all ages. From $36
These beautifully made letter openers are meticulously handcrafted in a process involving some 15 distinct steps. The material is dyed, laminated hardwood. Each of the eleven veneers is dyed separately, to ensure good colour penetration. After drying, the veneers are impregnated with a resin, which stabilizes the colour and densifies the wood. When the letter openers– made one at a time-are finish-sanded, they are buffed to a high lustre. This polished surface is the result of the resin in the wood, not of any finish coating, such as lacquer. $32