Summer Activities…

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Summer is officially here (although this year it feels like its been here for a while), what do you have planned?  Whether it is a trip to the beach, a vacation abroad, or staying in the city…here are some great ideas to help celebrate your summer with style!

Who doesn’t love a PICNIC?

This fabulous Picnic Cookbook will give you recipes and ideas for packing the perfect portable feast, and it’s only $11.95.  The red and white gingham Paviot napkins come in two sizes, they are paper, but they feel like cloth!  Check out the adoreable magnetic “ant” salt and pepper shakers, afterall, what is a picnic without ants?

If you would rather not pack your meal, here are some great items to plan the perfect summer BBQ!

Brink’s sleek BBQ apron is perfect for the master of the grill.   It includes a 5 peice stainless steel BBQ set, has a meat thermometer and is $88.   One of the best BBQ cookbooks out there, Thomas Fuller’s “Barbecue”, comes in a matchbox with a twist and includes over 80 mouthwatering recipes to suit every taste, it’s $28.  If you don’t have time to follow a recipe, Wildly Delicious has done all of the work for you!  Try one of their spice rubs at $5.50 each, they have rubs for salmon, chicken, burgers and steak!  Their Wildly Hot and Spicy barbecue sauce is also fantastic!

Summer is also WEDDING season!  So if you are planning your own wedding or you are just a guest, we have lots of great suggestions!  Our “Wedding Planner” is great for any bride and groom, with lots of helpful hints and places to keep it all organized!  We also have wonderful books for newlyweds from learning to cook to setting up your first home.  If you are looking for a fabulous wedding gift, our contemporary Zodax champagne flutes say “love” in many languages, they are $12 each.

If you are off to the BEACH, don’t go without a very on trend maxi dress!  This one in turquoise and lime (very hot colors for the summer) makes a great cover up, but could also work for going out in the evening!  Paired with flip flops or sandals, and a fabulous beach bag, this maxi is only $64.

If you’ve got TRAVEL planned for this summer, the “Little Black Books” of Paris, London and Rome are wonderful and cost only $14.95 each.  They are small enough to take along and include hotel, restaurant and shopping suggestions.  They have all the details you need for must-see attractions and inlcude fold out maps!  If you can’t get to Paris, bring a little Paris home with Fringe’s Paris candles and soaps, they are truly decadent!

Whatever you have planned this summer, make the most of it, do it in style, and be safe!


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         Yesterday I had to do some fabric sourcing, so I headed over to one of my favourite haunts…Kravet Fabrics!  I am like a kid in a candy store.  I absolutely love fabrics, and Kravet’s selection is second to none.  Rich, delicious, glorious fabrics!  Kravet has just brought in Thibaut Fabrics, they have a wonderful selection of fabrics which are very fresh, yet classic.  Most of them are cotton or linen based which is ideal for this time of year.



The beautiful selection of colorful fabrics are so lovely to look at.  If you are decorating a new space, or just need a new toss cushion to freshen up a room, the choices are endless.


If you are searching for that perfect fabric, come in and ask one of our sales associates to arrange an appointment for you to visit the Kravet showroom. 

It is not too far from House Warmings…or you could visit their fabulous website at

But if you go in person, the sales people are amazing and they have good snacks!!!!


House Warmings is a family run business which has been in Oakville for twenty one years. We have a wonderful variety of furniture and home decor products, all selected to create a warm and inviting environment in your home.

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