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A Sunny Side in the gloom of the West Coast

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What could be better on a gloomy West Coast day than a cup of tea in the afternoon?
Chloe read about a new little tea shop not too far away from us. The Sunny Side tea shop is in the rainiest part of Vancouver, Deep Cove, a small town on the edge of Indian Arm, the only fjord in BC.

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There are samples of all the lovely teas lined up in rows of small jars for us to smell and chose from.

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We chose our teas and the proprietor brewed us a couple of mugs worth.

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We were handed our tea in some beautiful locally handmade mugs.

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Then we sat down with our tea on a little sofa against the window and looked around at the lovely shop.


It’s so warm and beautiful in here. The shelves are lined with lovely goods handmade by local artists.

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On both sides of the room.

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Also some carefully hand picked books and magazines, like this Kinfolk magazine.

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After our tea, we walked across the street to this little boutique.

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It’s the most amazing little place full of fun outdoor stuff.

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And lovely gifties for Christmas! We loved this fun coaster.

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This little boutique is a hit with C.

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We have to come back here soon with our naughty and nice lists.

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Next door is another lovely little boutique. This one is geared a little more perhaps towards me.

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Except for these beautiful hand dyed wools.

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I don’t knit and my crochet is pathetic, but C knits, and loved the warm, earthy tones.

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This is more my style. And looks very much like the inside of my closet. 😀

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This little boutique has so many beautiful things. I can see this will be a great stop on our Christmas shopping week.

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And especially for prezzies for our little ones, Binky, Bunny and Ziggy.

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Has everyone already thought of or even done their Christmas shopping? I’ve started to get organised, but just barely.

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Sharing with Judith and the Mosaic bunch. 😀

Comments: 13

  • November 16, 2014

    mmm… what a lovely stroll around that tea shop with you guys!
    I love everything there too 🙂
    You make me wonder what the people on your naughty list will be getting for christmas this year….

  • November 16, 2014

    What a wonderful tea shop and you’re right with such a nasty weather outside the perfect place to be and enjoy. And sigh all the other fab things! Love them.
    xo barbara bee

  • November 16, 2014

    What fun! A tea shop and then shopping. Great way to spend the day! I have started my holiday shopping. I have so many that need to be sent off. I hate to stand in line at the Post! I’ll be window shopping after most of my shopping is done, listening to Christmas music and looking at decorations. Fun post!

  • daryledelstein

    November 16, 2014

    it would be dangerous for me to go into any of those shops … i haven’t even thought about hanukkah or christmas yet i only just got thanksgiving (under 2 wks away here) organized

  • Judith @ Lavender Cottage

    November 16, 2014

    Hello Veronica, thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.
    The tea shop has a modern flare, and like you, I prefer the second shop too. Always a good idea to scout out the items in the stores for Christmas shopping.

  • November 17, 2014

    Oh what fun you had…and that tea shop is right up my alley so to speak or I wish it was!

  • November 17, 2014

    I don’t knit but wish I did and love that photo of her fingering that beautiful yarn. ( I am reading “The Friday Night Knitting Club” a book from the library…that is affecting me as well, lol.

  • November 18, 2014

    Thanks for taking me shopping with you. Those shops are so cute with many great things to admire (and buy!) Your first photo is beautiful and it sets the stage for visiting the shops really well, especially the visit to the tea shop.

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