About a month ago I knew I was going to check out – there was talk of another lockdown coming, the end of my lease was looming and I was so, so tired managing the number of customers in the shop, staying on top of bills and inventory and it goes on and on and…

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The new year is a great time to begin a new Bullet Journal.  The Village Quire stocks a curated selection of Leuchtturm dot notebooks as well as their official Bullet Journal. If you are the kind of person who puts pen to paper to make a plan, then I think you should check out what…

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All the rain and grey skies this week has me packing away my flip flops and dresses. And I am kinda okay with that! I need a change. Even if it is only a change of footwear 😉 Fall has always been a time of getting organized and making a to-do list. Whether it’s packing…

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We’ve just received the cutest birthday cards, ever. Mythical Matters is a card line we have stocked for ages. Based in Toronto, the first time I met Storm in Shadow was right here in Westboro Village! From the minute I laid eyes on their sweet, teeny, tiny illustrations I knew this card line was destined…

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Even though the kids have been home since FOREVER, I still can’t believe that it is August and that summer is half over! Our son turns fifteen this week – his birthday is always the halfway mark for us. We’ll celebrate with ice cream cake for breakfast and a delicious birthday dinner of his choosing.…

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The Village Quire in Ottawa stocks the kind of birthday cards you are  looking for –  from sweet and sentimental to funny and maybe a little offensive, we hope you’ll find what you need! If you are  looking for Made in Canada greeting cards, you’ll find Mythical Matters both online and instore. Carabara Designs are…

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The new normal is, indeed, weird.  The shop is *almost* back to regular hours and it has been great to see so many of you walking and poking into the shops. Westboro Village is slowly coming alive. It’s thanks to you that we are still here ! While we are always happy to have you…

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Canada Day is this week and, while we won’t be hosting any great big backyard parties we might find ourselves sharing some driveway drinks with neighbours. Paper napkins and paper plates are in order! These are the very best Canada Day napkins out there!  Compostable plates and bowls make it a cinch to share nibbles…

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Whether you spend Mother’s Day brunching or in the garden or just relaxing, I am pretty sure this year will be a little different for many of us. There won’t be family pictures in front of the tulips this year and unless you do take out, brunch at a favourite spot is off the table.…

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