Friends, I’ve had a revelation. About three months ago I began blogging more consistently here on Aval House while also writing weekly for my own blog Remembered Lore. This is a significant workload which, at the time, I was willing and prepared to take on. However, in the last few weeks I have been confronted… Continue reading A Note to Our Readers
On Building Rivendell, Part 2 is the second in a series of three on weaving the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Rivendell into one’s home. Unfamiliar with “Rivendell”? No worries, sidle over to Part 1 to enlighten yourself and then come back and read this one. On Building Rivendell, Part 1 On Building Rivendell, Part 2… Continue reading On Building Rivendell, Part 2
As springtime is here and garden-planting is nigh at hand, it is time for a literary garden post! Building Rivendell will be resumed next month. Although Elise and I live in the city, we are blessed to have a decently sized garden. We primarily plant vegetables and herbs, but I endeavor to leave a bed… Continue reading Planting an Anne Garden
Greetings, friends! I am Nicole, co-founder and co-owner of Aval House and the master smith behind all the writing you read on this website and our shop on Etsy. Besides writing for Aval House, I also run my own blog, Remembered Lore, where I expound with abandon on Story and Language. Thus far, on Aval… Continue reading On Building Rivendell
Time for some fresh face masks, no? Crisp new patterns are here to get you through the last leg of COVID-19! These face masks are available in three different colours. Sets of two, three, and single masks can be purchased. Most importantly, these masks ship for FREE! Details• Masks measure approximately 6.75 in X 4… Continue reading Product Launch: Face Masks
We now have an email list! You may have noticed that for a few weeks there has no longer been any option on our website to "follow" our blog. This is because we have switched from using the WordPress blog follow to a Mailchimp email list. You are invited to join! Subscribers to our email… Continue reading We Have an Email List!
The season of Advent has come to an end and the time has arrived for the reward of our anticipation: Christmas Eve. Our Yuletide Sale ends tonight, so place your last-minute orders now. Because our work is light at the moment, Aval House will be open during Christmastide, although we will be "closed"* on Christmas… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
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We are now in the first week of Advent! Advent is a way of anticipating Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Christians began this celebration some time during the Middle Ages. The word advent comes from the Latin adventus which means “the coming”. During Advent we remember coming of Christ to earth as a baby,… Continue reading Advent at Aval House
This Christmas will be different from those of previous years. The pandemic is forcing us to rethink our traditions and consider what matters most in this season. There will be no concerts and no balls, but there are still candles, warm welcomes, and joyful voices... ...And gifts! To help you on your way, we are… Continue reading Yuletide Sale! 15% OFF