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14 Dec, 2014

Snap holiday giveaway from the Village Quire!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

We have a winner! Thanks everyone!

Dear Fishies,

It gives me great pleasure to share another giveaway from Fishbowl patron, the Village Quire in Westboro. Have you been there lately? Molly, the owner, brings new merchandise in all of the time. There’s something new every time I drop by (and I’m there a LOT). I have a particular weakness for paper goods, and I am guaranteed to find unique cards, wrapping, AND all kinds of delightful items to give as hostess gifts too.

This giveaway is a quickie because Christmas is already so close, but that is neither here nor there. Even if you’re done with Christmas already, you can put this away for NEXT Christmas knowing that you’re going to save yourself a bunch of time. :)

This giveaway is for a complete Ugly Sweater Collection by Paper Source; it includes sheets of paper, two gift bags and a cool mug AND a bunch of Morsel caramels. (THEY ARE TO DIE FOR.)

I find this hilarious. It totally plays into my love of Christmas sweaters!

This gift can be yours. And it's from the Village Quire!

This would make a thoughtful gift for the bus driver, for the neighbour who shovels your driveway, or the preschool teacher! Consider this giveaway one thing to strike off your list!
Would you like to win? It’s easy.

  • In order for your entry to qualify, please leave a comment below. That’s it!
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • I will draw one name using Random.org at noon EST on December 19, 2014. I’ll contact the winner via email, who will have to pick up their chosen prize at The Village Quire (312 Richmond Rd, Ottawa). I urge you to get there before Christmas so you can check out all of the amazing stuff that’s in the store right now!
  • The Village Quire is on Facebook! Liking their page is not a requirement of this giveaway but it’s a great way of keeping up with news, local events, and 411 about other local businesses.

That’s it. Over to you. Good luck!

34 Responses to "Snap holiday giveaway from the Village Quire!"

1 | Lynn

December 14th, 2014 at 4:38 pm


I’m in! There are never enough paper products :).

2 | Danielle

December 14th, 2014 at 6:01 pm


I LOVE that store!

3 | Debbie

December 14th, 2014 at 6:15 pm


What a fun gift! Love the sweaters!

4 | Natalie

December 14th, 2014 at 7:57 pm


I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting that store but I might just have to make the trip to check it out!

5 | AJ DeForest

December 14th, 2014 at 8:39 pm


Love the sweaters. Think I own some of them

6 | Sarah

December 14th, 2014 at 9:10 pm


Fancy paper and wrapping is such a luxury!

7 | Wendy

December 14th, 2014 at 10:40 pm


I HAVE to get to this store!! Love pretty paper !
Thanks for the giveaway????

8 | Cari

December 15th, 2014 at 8:36 am


Adorable! I’d love to be selected!

9 | Anna

December 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am


I love the Village Quire! Was in there just this weekend but I can always use more cute wrapping supplies.

10 | Linda

December 15th, 2014 at 9:20 am


Cute giveaway–I love that coffee mug!

11 | Tiana

December 15th, 2014 at 10:41 am


How fun! Maybe a good teacher gift? I’m so terrible at those.

12 | Carolyn Wright

December 15th, 2014 at 12:23 pm


I love wandering in Westboro. I haven’t been into the Village Quire but will have to check it out! Thanks for keeping us so informed – I’ve been following for awhile and your blog is lovely. I’m also @carohp on Instagram :)

13 | Cathy

December 15th, 2014 at 12:52 pm


Love the paper!

14 | Sonya

December 15th, 2014 at 1:09 pm


What a fun giveaway!

15 | u.g.l.y.

December 15th, 2014 at 1:12 pm


This gift sounds perfect for someone I know.

16 | Michelle

December 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm


Hilarious! Love it fun and useful!

17 | Misty Pratt

December 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm


Christmas sweaters – love them!!

18 | Joy

December 15th, 2014 at 1:28 pm


I would love to win – thanks for the chance!

19 | Rebecca

December 15th, 2014 at 2:06 pm


So cute! I love the ugly sweater theme.

20 | Jane C.

December 15th, 2014 at 4:02 pm


I just went to my first Ugly Christmas Sweater party this past weekend, and it was so much fun. I’d love to win this collection. thanks!

21 | Carolyn

December 15th, 2014 at 5:05 pm


Love funky tissue papers and bags!

22 | Elnaz S

December 15th, 2014 at 7:06 pm


Love the Village Quire and that mug is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway :)

23 | EmmyB

December 15th, 2014 at 7:11 pm


Very cute, I love that store!

24 | Ayla

December 16th, 2014 at 9:46 am


Cute! I’ll go for it. :)

25 | Krista

December 16th, 2014 at 2:40 pm


GoodHeavens…. the cuteness is killing me. Count me in!

26 | HollyStar

December 16th, 2014 at 4:45 pm


I also have a weakness for paper goods. Soooo very cute!

27 | Sarah

December 16th, 2014 at 5:31 pm


Perfect for my sister!

28 | Nora

December 17th, 2014 at 5:23 am


Thanks for the opportunity! Love that store……
Merry Christmas!

29 | Debbie

December 17th, 2014 at 10:47 pm


Love that collection of Ugly Sweater goodies!

30 | Jenn

December 18th, 2014 at 10:34 am


I love The Village Quire! Molly always has a great selection of things. Thanks for the opportunity!

31 | Glenn

December 19th, 2014 at 11:05 am


I love ugly sweaters!

32 | Cathy Wing

December 19th, 2014 at 11:10 am


Love Christmas – love ugly sweaters.

Just bought Alice Hinther’s 2015 calendar at The Village Quire. Love that they supports local artists!

33 | andrea tomkins

December 19th, 2014 at 4:35 pm


We have a winner! It’s commenter #12 – Carolyn Wright – who wrote: “I love wandering in Westboro. I haven’t been into the Village Quire but will have to check it out! Thanks for keeping us so informed – I’ve been following for awhile and your blog is lovely. I’m also @carohp on Instagram :)”

Congratulations Carolyn! Check your inbox for more info!

34 | Carolyn Wright

December 19th, 2014 at 4:56 pm


aww thanks so much Andrea! And thank you to the Village Quire for a great fun giveaway!

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