Well hello! Here we are, reaching the end of 2020. Constantly hearing buzzwords like pivot and adapt along with "these unprecedented times", we're putting that into action and (among other things) starting a blog. We aren't going to lie to you, it has been an incredibly tough year. We won't get into the details, we know everyone is struggling in their own way this year. Instead we wanted to start off this blog by letting you get to know us a little better. So here goes:
Fishtale Shop is a little lifestyle shop located on Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada. If you're not familiar with the island, it's a pretty quick ferry ride away from downtown Kingston. We're a part of the Frontenac Islands in Frontenac County. Within the scope of Canadian landmarks we're the largest of the Thousand Islands, nestled in where the Saint Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario. Wolfe Island is charming as heck, beautiful, and it's where we live and work year-round.
Our local community is small but mighty. From candle makers and soap makers, to seamstresses and woodworkers, the island truly has a wealth. We do our best to showcase these incredibly talented local makers here at our shop. Our focus from the beginning has been to represent Canadian made goods, as close to home as possible. We consider these people to be friends and we value them tremendously. When you support a small business like ours, you really do support a community.
Now, to be a little more specific. Fishtale Shop is owned and operated by pals Annelise Lallemand and Caitlin Deachman. We met at a previous job in Ottawa and have been friends for more than a decade. We both come from creative backgrounds and have been making things our whole lives. Our shop is pretty much an extension of who we are as people. We believe in supporting our friends, shopping smart, ethically, and small. Oh and also, we love dogs.
Stay tuned for our Fishtale Holiday Gift Guide, starting Friday!