If chores need to be done, they might as well be done with a brightly coloured watering can! This beauty is from West River Greenhouses, which has two locations in Pictou County. Give them a call at 902.925.2088 or check out their website at westrivergreenhouses.ca

The Anemone has been named Perennial of the Year and it is easy to see why – this simple flower is very elegant and understated making it a classic to add to your flower beds this season. Check your local greenhouses to see what varieties they stock.

This tray is perfect for bringing all you need out to the patio, poolside or BBQ. The divided section keeps everything in its place and the handle makes carrying it so convenient. This handy tray comes from Winners but the bright napkins, the citronella candle and interesting fern can all be found at Atlantic Superstore. There are various Winners and Atlantic Superstore locations throughout the North Shore, so stop by today and see what they have to offer.

Forget the weight of big, chunky jewelry during the heat of summer and instead go for the dainty ‘Dream Big’ necklace from Beck & Boosh. Beck & Boosh has a sweet store front at 43 Forrester Street, Truro or they can be found online at beckandboosh.com where they sell great fashion accessories.

… and put them in a vase crafted by Ceramic Artist Denise Lynch. The handcrafted ceramic vase inspired by gothic architecture is hand built with sculpture clay, twice kiln fired, textured with coloured slips then treated with stains, glazes and wax. You will be able to find other creations by Martin Ceramics this summer at the New Glasgow Farmers Market. Visit deniselynch.ca for more information.

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Lori Byrne
Fall means cozy layers, earthy palettes and majestic scenery. Chatting with Ruben and Raina among the colourful hills of Brookland was the perfect way to spend a fall day. Thinking outside the box for ways to upcycle everyday items is both fun and challenging, making you look at things in thrift stores and vintage shops with a new set of eyes! Happy Fall, everyone!