The best gifts are handmade

I grew up in a very creative household. My parents always welcomed and encourage any type of creativeness, so it’s safe to say that homemade gifts have always been popular amongst my family. Looking back, some of my favourite things are ones that were handmade. I could write you a long list of items that we have in our home that are made by either my mom, my dad, my sister and even aunts, uncles and cousins. 

When my dad built us this beautiful white pine table for our new home it meant more than just having a table to eat at.  It's a piece of furniture that we can own forever, that we can hand down to our daughter. Every inch was made with love. It's a piece of furniture that family and friends can sit around to enjoy food, drink wine, laugh, cry, tell stories, play games, and make memories. It's a special piece we will treasure and appreciate forever. 

Thanks Dad. 

White Pine dinning room table and bench made by Ian De Joseph (inquire here) and chairs were purchased from Structube.

my favourite place

This spot is where my sister and I grew up, my dad built their home and my parents still reside there today.  It's by far my favourite place. We're a small family (Chloé is the only grandchild on my mother's side) but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love that we are such a close family and that Chloé gets to develop all these amazing relationships but even more so that she gets to spend so much of her time building memories in the very home I created all of mine.