Snow Day!

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House Warmings is CLOSED today, Monday, February 2, due to the severe weather. We will be back open tomorrow with regular store hours! Have a safe snow day everyone!

A Taste of Oakville

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Celebrate what Oakville has to offer with lots of great Prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner! Visit atasteofoakville.ca to see participating restaurants and all the tasty dishes from each!

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Market Holiday Hours

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 For the rest of December House Warmings Market’s hours are slightly different! Below are our store hours leading up to New Years Day!

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12 Days of Giveaways in Downtown Oakville!

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Starting today in Downtown Oakville is the 12 Day of Giveaways!

Tweet #christmasmemories to @dwntownoakville or post on their Facebook page how you are making memories in Downtown Oakville this Christmas. Your posts and tweets enter you for a chance to win daily prizes until Christmas!

 

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Christmas in Downtown Oakville

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Shop Downtown Oakville this holiday season! With so many great shops for holiday gifting, including House Warmings Market!!, and restaurants for tasting you can finish all of your shopping here in Oakville! Don’t forget to join us for a number of great activities for the whole family. Event dates are listed below and go on until Christmas or all winter long!

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Survive the Holidays in Style

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Join us this Holiday season with Nadine Hughes Catering for a lovely night of Christmas tastings and tips for entertaining!

Survive the Holidays in style

We hope to see you there! Get your tickets now at this link:

Employee Spotlight : Karen Calistan

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In case you missed it in our most recent newsletter we did 5 Questions with our featured employee and manager Karen Calistan. Here is a little bit about her and some of her favourites for Fall!

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Karen is our multi-talented manager at both the Lakeshore and West House Warmings locations. Karen has been a part of the House Warmings team for 17 years and continues to provide leading quality design insights for our customers and clients.

  1. What is your favourite Fall colour?

I actually love all the colors of fall. It’s my favorite time for merchandising at the store. After months and months of spring/summer colors there’s always something comforting

and inviting about injecting the warmth back into the store. If I had to choose one color though it would be burnt orange!

 

  1. What is your favourite trend for the Fall season?

Navy blue! When buying for this fall and winter it was everywhere. whether shown in a muted palette with natural linen, with mustard yellow or emerald green. Whatever your spin it just works. especially with today’s trend of mixing metals and metallic leather.

 

  1. What are you most looking forward to for Fall?

Of course jeans and sweaters but when it comes to my home I would have to say texture. I grew up in Scotland surrounded by texture. Whether it is a “drystane dyke” (wall constructed without any mortar), the heavy rustic wooden castle doors, wrought iron or sheep grazing in a nearby field with thick wooly coats. I love to add texture.

 

  1. What is your favourite part of being in the House Warmings Family?

First of all just that, Family! House Warmings has been like a family for me. I grew up with parents who ran a successful family business so I understand how it works.

I have always appreciated the flexibility that comes with that.

I love the variety that my job affords me. from managing the stores and staff, merchandising, customer service, working with suppliers, buying new furniture and accessories each

Season, as well as my Design Services and working with wonderful clients! I have to say though that our staff is the best! I am very

fortunate to get to work with such a dynamic group of talented and creative women each day. Their support makes my job much easier!

Our customers are wonderful and loyal! Without them House Warmings wouldn’t have grown the way it has. I wouldn’t have had the chance to be part of all the new exciting advances that House Warmings has made during my seventeen years, so I look forward to the years to come.

 

  1. What is your best style tip for clients?

Buy something because you LOVE IT, not because you have a place for it. You will ALWAYS find the perfect spot!

A Perfect Picnic

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We hope you’ve had a chance to check out the August issue of Style at Home that featured some beautiful cottage properties and many House Warmings products!

 

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We have been inspired by the laid back, casual, and relaxing lifestyle that is associated with cottage living. But you don’t have to brave the highway traffic to enjoy the peace and beauty of the great outdoors. We are lucky to have beautiful parks with waterfront views right in our own backyard!

 

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A picnic is the perfect way to enjoy the incredible Oakville scenery. Packing up some delicious munchies to share with friends and family can be easy and fun!

 

Here are a few of our favourite tips:

 

1. Upside-Down Salad:

 

If you’re packing a salad with leafy greens, assemble your salad upside-down to avoid soggy lettuce. Put your dressing on the bottom of your portable container, then layer the rest of your salad ingredients on top of it, putting the lettuce at the very top. When you’re ready to eat, toss everything together and you’ll have a crisp and crunchy salad.

 

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2. Keep it Simple

 

A charcuterie boards make for a simple, but impressive display of different cured meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies. The sky is the limit on what you can add to a beautiful wooden serving board, so you can choose any of your own family favourites. The best part about this serving style is that it’s all about the presentation, and not about the preparation – no cooking required!


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Build your charcuterie board with accessories at House Warmings including this rustic serving board, wooden cheese knives, Farmhouse Pottery glasses and a variety of stylish napkins.

 

3. Set the Scene

 

Bring a beautiful blanket to sprawl out on and enjoy the day! We love these casual, and comfy throws from Dash and Albert that come in a variety of colours. A selection of Dash and Albert throws can be found at House Warmings West.

 

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Enjoy the month of August and the beautiful Summer weather by planning the perfect picnic!

House Warmings Lakeshore News!

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House Warmings Closing FlyerYou don’t want to miss the great deals at House Warmings on fabulous home decor, chic accessories and classic furniture. Be sure to stay posted for updates on the new House Warmings concept store coming this Fall!

 

Sidewalk Sale 2014

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Over the weekend we had a very successful Sidewalk Sale

in beautiful Downtown Oakville. There was lovely weather and lots of great deals on home decor!

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We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop with us

and to everyone who put this years sale together in Downtown Oakville.

 

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We look forward to next year at the 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale!

House Warmings is a family run business which has been in Oakville for almost twenty 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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