Like most really great things, I discovered this place quite by accident online. I believe I was poking around the Red River College web site and found a link to their webpage.
Tiny Feast is a small stationery and supply store located in the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It boasts a nice selection of journals, cards and pens along with a bunch of other small room decor tchotchkes that would fit well with the modern home office.
Originally, I wanted to go there to see if they had any iPad Air cases that I might not easily find in your average big box stores. It also meant I needed to find a way to sneak away from my wife (as the case was to be a Christmas gift). I had thought I might be able to sneak away with my son in tow as it was a pretty easy bus ride from my home. Good thing I found some time to go without him as just about everything in the store was just the perfect height for my son. It was a pretty expensive trip without him, I can only imagine how much it would have cost to replace the stuff he would have accidentally broken or refused to give up. And he’s a pretty well behaved kid.
While I did not find any cases, there was a really great selection of journals, thank-you cards, pens, pencils and even a few interesting wall prints as well. Lots of stuff I hadn’t seen anywhere else.
The store was well laid out with lots of room to run around. Making me further glad that I left the kidlet behind. And since it was in the Exchange District, it was in a nice old building with lots of wood finishes and character appeal.
Despite not having what I was looking for, I did manage to pick up a few stocking stuffers and a other supplies as well. I even snagged a quick something for myself while I was there. They had these cool little wooden boxes filled with stamps of letters made out to look like hot metal type a typesetter would have used in the 19th and early 20th Century. Very cool. And it beats searching for eBay or Craigslist for old hot metal type or purchasing from the few foundries in North America who still make the stuff. Yeah, type people are weird.
As you can see, some of the letters have already been used!
Now if only they start looking into Japanese brush pens, Pitt pens or these watercolour brush pens I recently discovered,. If they do, they might find a more regular customer in me!
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