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HOLIDAY 2014

ISSUE

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Contents

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Fabric Covered Paper Whites

Free Printables—Holiday Wrapping Paper

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DIY | Make a copper stocking rack

14. 22. Welcome to Poppytalk Holiday-Style

Holiday Gift Guide


Paperwhites Words, styling and photography by Erick and Emily of Heidi’s Bridge

During the holidays, a favorite gift to give is paperwhite bulbs. The bulbs grow into beautifully fragrant flowers in just a few weeks so you can time them to bloom for your holiday celebrations. The bulbs are a great go-to as inexpensive and thoughtful gifts—who doesn't love flowers in the dead of winter? Before they bloom, a nice way to gift them is to wrap them in fabric; a beautifully simple presentation and the fabric elevates the gift to make it feel luxe!

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YOU WILL NEED: Paperwhite bulbs Soil Moss (optional) Mini terra cotta pots Scissors Square of thick fabric such as linen, burlap, or cotton (make sure swatch is at least 6 inches wide) Twine Foilage (we used boxwood) DIRECTIONS: 1. Fill your terra cotta pot 3/4 of the way full with soil. 2. Top soil with moss, if desired. 3. Nestle your paperwhite bulb on top of the soil. 4. Place pot in the center of your fabric and gather fabric up over the top of the bulb. Pinch fabric and gently twist to desired shape. 5. Tie with twine to secure but do not knot yet. Snip twine. 6. Carefully tuck foliage into the twine. We pulled some leaves from the base of the stem so it would be easier to tie without the leaves in the way. 7. Finish final bow, gift, & enjoy!


were hung the stockings

by the chimney

with care in hopes that St Nick

soon

would be there


wrap it!

Download our free evergreen and buffalo print holiday gift wrap! Click here to access the digital printables.

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Words, styling and photography by Caitlin of The Merrythought

Copper Stocking Rack A perfect solution for those of us without a mantle or a nice staircase to hang stockings from plus this is unbelievably easy. You can put this together in just a few minutes! (Plus it doubles as a blanket rack)! Instructions: -Use a miter saw to cut four 3' pieces of dowel and six 1' pieces of dowel. -Follow the diagram to put your pieces together. -Mine fit together very securely but if you're worried about this getting knocked around, (kids, dogs‌ clumsy friends) you might want to put some glue on the ends of the wood before you put it into the copper pieces. -On the middle dowel, measure out and place copper nails where you want to hang the stockings. -On the top dowel, attach greenery using floral wire. -Hang your stockings and fill them up!

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make this!

were hung the stockings

by the chimney

with care in hopes that St Nick

soon

would be there

No mantle? No problem! We’ve got you covered with this supereasy DIY stocking/blanket stand. See diagram instructions page 40.


Photograph and words by Earl Einarson

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dusting of white across the tops of the mountains. A crisp turn to the mornings. Frosted branches. The crunch of cold grass underfoot. Traffic lights glow ember and yellow through frosted glass and throw pools of light down onto white tinged asphalt. People bend into the cold air and plumes of mist rise in their wake from their breathes. Life is becoming busier now, parcels to pack up and mail before the oncoming mailing deadlines, lists to make and lists to begin to fulfil - even though with all this preparation there still will be looming deadlines coming in the near future that will come a lot sooner than you’d realized they would come. There are small special things starting to gather in hiding places around homes and in shops bright lights and hand drawn signs in chalk on wooden framed boards are hung out in the street facing windows, surrounded by festive displays and coloured lights. In moisture thick, low ceilinged taverns the dull click and clink of thick glass tumblers and and the low murmur of many private conversations. And above; a dusting of white across the mountains.


Photograph by Janis Nicolay

Find us at: 109 East Broadway, Vancouver (604.879.2252) or shop.poppytalk.com


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ME TO POPPY T CO AL L E

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his spring we launched our bricks and mortar in Vancouver, taking our online world into the real world! We settled into the Mount Pleasant area near Main and Broadway and have been loving meeting the public and our readers in both our retail and creative space ever since! We recently switched things over holiday-style and and thought an official tour was in order. Alongside our retail and creative workshops, we also sell our goods online bringing our finds to those abroad at shop.poppytalk.com. Let’s take a look!

Handmade Ornaments by Pi’lo (out of Toronto)

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Photo Poppytalk

Photograph by Janis Nicolay

Find us at: 109 East Broadway, Vancouver (604.879.2252) or shop.poppytalk.com


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pposite: A little nook at the back of the shop which seems to change weekly. The shelves are drawers from a school here in Vancouver that was being torn down which we picked up at our favorite vintage store in town, Stepback. Shown in this photo: Bird print ($5 for the print $19.99 framed), extra large pinecone $3.50; journals $29; Sawyer Box $55; orange vintage typewriter $125; Field Notes $12.99; Field Notes pencils $1; Divine Twine $16 for 240 yd. spool; vintage globe $49; vintage paper cutter (not for sale).

Left: Our IKEA-hacked sales desk (an AKURUM base and slotted shelves added to the sides which Earl made after finding the idea online) is doing the trick alongside the blackboard behind the desk we also had to make; both items super hard to find to buy pre-made. Love the indigo wrapping paper on the desk from Sycamore Street Press. Right: Photo shows how we’re wrapping “holiday-style” (A strip of bark from our neighbors, The Flower Factory and a pinecone top the ink blotted papers bound with blueusand white bakers Find at: 109 East Broadway, twine) from our House and Home photo shoot in their holiday November issue. Vancouver (604.879.2252) or

Photograph by Janis Nicolay

shop.poppytalk.com

All photos by Poppytalk except Indigo paper close-up by Janis Nicolay

Right: Holiday cards from Rifle Paper Co. (various prices).


Photo Poppytalk

We love this typewriter table Nicole Phillips of Visual Heart made. It’s the perfect colour of minty green and goes so well with our Rifle gift wrap.


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We love cards and this section just keeps on getting bigger and bigger! Pretty soon we’ll have to add more shelves! Shown in image (top shelf to right): Rifle Paper Co. print $60, Sycamore Street Press Antler print $35, Les Fleurs Calendar $25, 2015 Calendar $29, Rifle Paper Print $50, Travel the World Calendar $29, Bear print by Sycamore Street Press,$30, Rifle Paper Print $60. (Second and third shelf): Various cards (and tattoos) from Rifle Paper Co. Sycamore Street Press, Greetings from Canada, Hartland Brooklyn, The House that Lars Built, The Paper Cub and Blackbird Letterpress $5.95 - $7). On the cabinets: Various items like pens and pencils from Poketo ($5-12), erasers and stamps from Cavallini ($3-$13.99), Key chains from Three Potato Four $7.50, stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop ($15-$25), Vancouver Special Magnets from Henderson Dry Goods 8.50, Field Notes $11.99-$12.99) and Divine Twine ($16).


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Another vignette; an Ace of Spades silkscreen print by Three Potato Four $20, Airplant pods ($18) and skull ceramic planter by Mudpuppy $42, Marshall Headphones (Major) $134.99. Grey notebooks $3.50-$4.50.


If you’re ever in our area, please stop by and say hello! Our holiday hours are: Mon 11-5, Tue closed, Wed + Thu 11-5:30, Fri 1-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5). Look forward to meeting you!

Photo Janis Nicolay

Looking out: Our view from inside looking out onto Broadway. We wrapped some holiday cedars and evergreens with neck scarves we have stocked from The Scarfshop out of Minneapolis, we think they look so pretty in the window. Scarves in various colours: $20 small, $35 large.


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HOLIDAY

Gift Guide

Here it is! Our annual Holiday Gift Guide and as in year’s past we have edited some of our favourite products we’ve come across for the season and collected them into fun collections! Above: Denver Ukelele’s. Click on each image for more info or to buy. Check them out!


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1. Marshall Headphones (Major) $134.99, 2. 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb Guitar Amp, 3. Les Paul Ukelele $139.00, 4. Crosley Briefcase Portable Record Player, 5. Lo-Fi Junky Effects Pedal 23.


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1. Rifle Paper Co., 2. Have and Hold Design, 3. Quill and Fox, 4. The Paper Cub

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5. Ellolovey, 6. Michele Maule, 7. Ferme a Papier, 8. Small Adventure, 9. House That Lars Built


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1. Soap Rocks $9.99, 2. Hatchetmade Shibori Pillows $59, 3. Pommes Frites Soy Candles $22, 4. Nisswa Dobby Throw from Old Faithful $189.


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5. Mazama Sake Set- Cloud from Old Faithful $119, 6. Walnut Bread Board from Old Faithful $95, 7. Amelie Mancini Tea Towel $25, 8. Porcelain bowl by mbartstudios, $40.64.


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1. Stay Focused Mug by Click and Blossom $18.58, 2. Large floral vintage Dutch 'Delfts Tattoo by Tattorary $11.61, 3. Black Cat Ring by Every Bear Jewel.


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4. Geometric Glass Terrarium by Waen $110.30, 5. Notebook by Scout & Catalogue $10.45, 6. Twin Bar Bracelet by Rebecca Gladstone $109.21, 7. Spa Collection Gift Set by Herbivore Botanicals $83.72, 8. Collins Moonstone Ring by Leah Alexandra from The Cross $115.00, Pocket Bag Small Denim from This is Paper â‚Ź 80.00.


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1. Buffalo Plaid Dopp Kit, Son of Soren $88.37, 2. Black Bow-Tie by Forage Haberdashery, $68, 3. Sterling Silver 1942 Class Pin from Your Name Here Vintage, 4. Wool Slippers from Walrus home $90.


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4. Hank Wallet by Herschell Supply Co. $34.99, 5. Men’s Shaving Set by Aide Body Care $23.99, 6. Sawyer Box by Three Potato Four $48, 7. Gingham Tie by WTHAMM $79.07, 8. RAD keychain by Three Potato Four $7.50.


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1. Do Your Best Pennant by Three Potato Four $36, 2. Sacred Sage from Antler and Co. $18, 3. Cloud Potholders from Beanie on Helina (Finland) $20, 4. Earth Cadet Organic Pillows $40, 5. Pommes Frites Soy Candles $22.


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Ceramics by Cathy Terepocki — Gladstone Collection. Various prices (in-store only).


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6. Grey Notebook 4.50, 7. Grey Scarf by Scarfshop $35, 8. Bookhou Pouch 16, 9. Bookhou Day Bag $76.

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One Good Deed, Do Your Best, Stay True Pennants by Three Potato Four, $36.


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10. Bookhou Indigo Daybag $76, 11. “Oops” Eraser $3.50, Blue Gingham Pen $4.50 and Blue Agenda $29, Indigo Blue Scarf from Scarfshop $35.


Soap Rocks $9.99 (available in-store only).


Chime Sculptures by Mudpuppy $79 (available in-store only).


Ceramics by Dahlhaus. Various prices (in-store only).


Copper Stocking Rack YOU WILL NEED: -Five 7/8" x 48" round dowels -Tape Measure -Miter Saw -Four 3/4" copper tees -Four 3/4" copper caps

-Two 3/4" copper 90-degree elbows -Copper nails -Hammer -Greenery -Floral wire

1” Piece of Round Dowel

Copper Cap

3” Piece of Round Dowel

Copper Elbow

Copper Tee

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