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6 must-see decor shops – just in time for holiday shopping!

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6 must-see decor shops – just in time for holiday shopping!

6 top shops for unique holiday finds OK, I give! If you can't beat 'em, you may as well join 'em. The harbingers of the holiday season – the familiar trills of  Michael Bublé singing "Jingle Bell Rock" – are all around us! But that's fine with me, because it's getting me in the mood as I ramp up to take part in the  Seasons Christmas Show, which will be held November 16 to 18 at the International Centre in Mississauga. My Canadian Living colleagues and I have been busy preparing to bring you a fun-filled weekend of festive food, decor and entertaining demonstrations at our fabulous Canadian Living Stage. All of us at Canadian Living are hoping you'll come down to see us and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at over 200 booths brimming with their holiday best! Jaw-dropping shops where you'll shop till you drop! Some of my favourite home and garden decor shops that I frequent year round will be exhibiting their holiday wares at the Seasons Christmas Show, including Windergarden, Kate's Garden, Saturday Afternoons and The Village Chocolatier. (OK, so chocolate isn't exactly a decor item, but this shop's pretty handcrafted Belgian chocolates are the perfect accessory for the holiday table!) Here are my Top 6 shops. 1. Windergarden 664 Annette St., Toronto,  windergarden.com Each season the entire Windergarden store is restocked with the latest looks from sofas and chairs to unique art and accessories for inside and out. If you miss them at the Seasons Christmas Show, head to the store on November 25 for their popular Christmas Open House where they'll be kicking off the season with a live quartet and carollers to get you in the holiday spirit. At the Seasons Christmas Show, visit Windergarden at Booth No. 232. [caption id="attachment_904" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Windergarden is ready to greet their holiday shoppers.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Windergarden offers sophisticated home and garden furnishings and accessories for any season.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_875" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Traditional red and green with a splash of white top the holiday trends this season.[/caption]   2. Kate's Garden 20 Fred Varley Dr., Unit 6, Unionville, Ont.,  katesgarden.ca This sweet little shop nestled in the historic village of Unionville just north of Toronto is open year round and offers a wide range of seasonal make-and-take workshops, including winter urns, wreaths and evergreen centrepieces. Kate's Garden also offers interior holiday decorating services to suit any style. Visit them at the Seasons Christmas Show at Booth No. 807. [caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Kate's Garden blooms year round in Unionville, Ont.[/caption]   Catch my next blog for two quick and easy DIY holiday arrangements by Kate's that you'll love! They're great to give or keep! [caption id="attachment_858" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Kate's Garden offers workshops and quality supplies for creating unique festive floral decor. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   3. Saturday Afternoons Home Store Visit saturdayafternoons.ca for information on their six locations. At all six Saturday Afternoons Home Stores, Christmas is the staff's favourite time of year. It's a time when they delight in bringing the outdoors in and decorating their beautiful nature-inspired home decor stores using fresh and fragrant greenery, pinecones and cranberries for wreaths, garlands and decorative containers. Visit them at the  Seasons Christmas Show at Booth No. 353. [caption id="attachment_850" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Saturday Afternoons signature nature-inspired decor decked out for the holidays.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_861" align="aligncenter" width="448"] Saturday Afternoons in Huntsville celebrates a country Christmas.[/caption]   4. The Village Chocolatier 161 West Front St., Stirling, Ont.,  villagechocolatier.ca Open year round in the heart of the beautiful village of Stirling, Ont., The Village Chocolatier creates dainty, decadent handcrafted 100 per cent natural Belgian chocolates that make the perfect gift any time of year! Find them at Booth No. 107 at the  Seasons Christmas Show. [caption id="attachment_860" align="aligncenter" width="278"] The Village Chocolatier offers a wide selection of handcrafted truffles.[/caption]   Decor shops with a difference The next two shops are new and won't be at the Seasons Christmas Show, but they're absolutely "must-see" stops for shopping for the holidays or any time of the year. 5. Barebirch 975 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound, Ont., barebirch.ca Recently opened in Owen Sound, Ont., Barebirch offers a unique fusion of rustic, casual, sophisticated and contemporary home decor furnishings and accessories to suit every taste and every budget. Owner and designer Jacquie Brown Furtner also provides full design services. Drop by Barebirch and take in the Holiday Tour of Homes on November 24 and 25 in support of Quota International of Owen Sound and Second Chance Kids, where Jacquie will be decorating one of the rooms. [caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Barebirch in Owen Sound, Ont. Photo courtesy Galloway Photography.[/caption]   6. Glam Vintage and Moderne 48 Walton St., Port Hope, Ont., glamvintage.ca Located in the centre of the historic town of Port Hope and owned by designer Richard Cadoret, Glam Vintage and Moderne is a unique design shop offering a wonderful mix of vintage and modern furnishings and accessories, as well as a full design service. "For the holidays I've amassed a unique collection of holiday decorations that offer a distinctly vintage bling," says Richard. [caption id="attachment_872" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Glam Vintage and Moderne offers a fresh take on mixing old and new. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Win tickets to the Seasons Christmas Show For a chance to win tickets to the  Seasons Christmas Show,  leave a comment and tell us about your top shops for holiday finds. Happy shopping!
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