Fall Tea for North Grey Women's Institute Oct 25, 2008
The North Grey Women's Institute held its
annual fall tea on Saturday at St. Mary's Parish in Owen Sound.
Jane Fritz of Inspirational Interior
Fritz took the women through the basics of interior design explaining many of the areas that homeowners can find daunting when it comes to furniture placement, colour, pattern and texture. "Often a room has a focal point," she explained, "and that should be the main key of a primary room."
Martina Farmer, owner of 'Just Because' in Owen Sound
Farmer, who was at one time in law enforcement and then a Drinking Water Inspector, now owns and operates an Owen Sound downtown store, 'Just Because'. "We carry decorative items for the home that focuses primarily on country style, handcrafted decorative items in addition to wonderfully scented candles."
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The store that was, at one time, in the Owen Sound shopping mall, moved recently to the downtown core. "To me malls are all about big business chains and I just didn't feel comfortable there so I made the best move ever - I moved downtown."
Joleen Nickel of Loose Leaves in Southampton knows her teas of the world
The owner of 'Loose Leaves', a specialty tea shop in Southampton, not
only spoke at the event, she also supplied the teas. Joleen Nickel is
another who decided to take a leap of faith and open her own small
business. Nickel felt there was a gap in the market when it came to
teas from around the world and decided to open 'Loose Leaves'. In
addition to one of the largest inventories of teas in the region, the
store also carries limited handcrafted items such as aprons, knitwear
and soaps and creams. "I try to support local craftspeople and
producers as much as possible," she explains.