Hurrah! We Re-open for the Season on May 1st!!

May 1, 2014

Get ready, get set, OPEN! Bamboozle and The House of Leaves are back to regular operating hours (Thursdays through Sundays, from 11 ’till 4) beginning THIS WEEK! The stores are all stocked up with beautiful, luxurious & affordable new goodies from locales around the world — including Germany, New York, France, Montreal and Hong Kong. We are sooo excited to see everyone — and to show you what we’ve found on our travels this year. From an exclusive (and gorgeous!) new line of silk & linen clothes from Italy to our launch of the lovely new perfume collection “Library of Flowers,” we’ve brought the latest and greatest to the Island. We think you’ll be pretty impressed! See you soon!!

Welcome Spring!
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2 Words Ladies: GARAGE. SALE.

April 5, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Join us this Saturday, April 5th from 10am ’till noon for this always-anticipated annual event. Grab your friends and come on over for deep discounts, timbits, coffee, and heaps of good fun. When we spring clean, we clean HOUSE. 😉

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Our Annual Tea Party Clearance Sale is THIS SUNDAY!

January 12, 2014
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

Your Happy Thought for the day: it’s time to banish the blahs!! Join us for this highly anticipated one-day only clearance event — this Sunday, January 12th from noon ’till 4. Save a whopping 30-50% on ALL stock in both stores (excluding tea), and enjoy refreshments while you shop! Most items are 50%!!! See you there — and bring a friend or two. PS… need to make an exhange? We’ll be open this Saturday, January 11th from 11 ’till 4 for credits and exchanges (or if you want to come by and have a preview before the sale.) xoxo

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Closed for the Season! Happy Christmas to You and Yours!!

Happy Holidays! We are now closed for the season so we can enjoy our first family Christmas with little Smith. We’d like to thank all of our dear customers for their patronage, support and friendship this year! We’re wishing all of you a holiday filled with beauty, joy, good health and abundance. See you in mid-January! xoxo

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Hurrah! Our Annual Customer Appreciation Party is This Weekend!!

November 30, 2013 12:00 pmtoDecember 1, 2013 4:00 pm
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It’s here! It’s here! You’re invited to join us this Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st from noon ’till 4 for this always anticipated (and always fun!) annual event. Make your holiday shopping merry & bright — save 20% on ALL STOCK, receive a free gift with purchase of $20 or more (while they last), and enjoy delish goodies and treats. Two days only — so don’t miss out! We can’t wait to see you…

photo courtesy Sarah Bowman Photography

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… extended holiday hours at The House!

Cute Hoots!                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Houses are all decked out for the holidays with amazing and affordable new goodies from Europe, New York, & around the world! Cozy scarves, luxurious French-milled soaps, glittering jewels, lace-trimmed cotton PJ’s, stylish kitchen gadgets, hand-painted glass ornaments, delish tea blends — and that’s just for starters!! We’ve extended our hours at both stores for your convenience — shop 6 days a week from 11 ’till 4ish (closed on Mondays) starting now. Come visit us, enjoy an aromatic cup of our Tea of the Day, and see just how much fun you can have holiday shopping out in the country!
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Seasonal Switch-Up! We’ve Redecorated The House…

If you visit The House this week, you may notice something’s changed… and by something, we mean everything! We’ve been unpacking boxes in to the wee hours of the night and creating new & nifty holiday displays to tempt and inspire you. Our tree has been transformed by hundreds of silver leaves, glittery snowflakes, white lights, and a flock of fluffy white owls! And our shelves have been stocked with armfuls of new and delightful goodies from around the world — including luxurious soaps, cozy scarves, handmade glass ornaments, cool jewels, and LOTS more. So much to see, so much fun! Come visit us soon…

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Cooking With Tea? Yes Please!

Welcome to the world of Tea Cuisine! Our friends at the marvelous blog Tea and Scandal have been busy in the kitchen this week — creating some amazingly delish recipes using our very own blends from The House of Leaves! Vanilla Chai bread pudding? Assam-infused Chocolate truffles? Green Tea cocktails? Maybe you’ve never tried (or even heard of) cooking with tea — but it really is one of the most versatile and fun ingredients to experiment with. Along with the wonderful recipes, you’ll discover some of the stories and inspirations behind a few of our most popular blends. So enjoy — and bon appetit!

http://teaandscandal.com/2013/10/13/tea-its-not-just-for-sipping-infusing-tea-into-comfort-foods/

 

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Hot off the Press! Tea and Scandal Canada visits The House!

We’re perfectly thrilled to be featured this month on “Tea and Scandal, Canada” — a wonderfully written travel & taste blog that celebrates all things tea! Here’s the link — do enjoy:

http://teaandscandalcanada.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-house-of-leaves-purveyors-of-fine-teas-and-amusements/

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The Big Reveal… Our New Tea Blends!

They’re finally here. We’re introducing four brand new bespoke tea blends for 2013… and we kind of think we’ve outdone ourselves this time! We’ve spent months testing– and tasting– and toasting new flavour combinations, and we’re bringing you the very best! Here’s the line-up:

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TEA

Steeped in moonlight. And mischief. Our ethereal blend of rooibos tea, passionfruit nectar, ripe papaya, apple, and Meyer lemon is a delightfully sweet dream! Lovers, to bed; ‘tis almost fairy time.

BLUE RIBBON BUTTER COOKIE

We stole the cookies from the cookie jar. This bake-shop blend of amaretti biscuits, almonds, coconut, cardamom, pomegranate and premium Ceylon black is a rich & aromatic all-in-one treat. Serve it with a touch of milk or cream for an easy approach to high tea… you’re one smart cookie.     

TEA OF GOOD FORTUNE

Dark cocoa, bright future. Your stars are aligned with our dusky and delicious blend of Medjoul dates, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean pieces, and Ceylon black tea. Our prediction? You will soon meet a superior cup of tea. 

JET-SET BANANA CITRUS

5-star, all-inclusive. Take a trip to exotic locales with our tropical medley of banana, orange peel, lemon essence, coconut, and high-grown Ceylon black. Now that’s first class.

If you’d like to know a little more on the backstory of these new blends, check out this great article from Tea and Scandal Canada for a glowing review, and some dynamite pairing suggestions:

http://teaandscandal.com/2013/07/12/new-loose-tea-releases-midsummer-nights-tea-blue-ribbon-butter-cookie/

Tempted? Want to try?? We’ll be sampling the new blends all month in-store — so come by for a visit and a complimentary cup. As part of our launch celebration, we’re also unveiling our new limited edition tea caddy… a centuries-old traditional Chinese design updated in a shiny silver finish. Hello beautiful!

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