Holiday Bits & Bobs

Holiday Bits & Bobs



Our last newsletter introduced you to our pre-made gift sets - this one is all about stocking-stuffers and single item gifts, so you can make your own!

Here you will find:

1. Hand-built functional ceramic pieces by Margit Nellemann - including new Teapots!
2. Incredibly delicious Limited Edition Teas
3. Wonderful tea accessories for all kinds of tea preparation.
4. A selection of tea-related books for young and old (for there really is nothing better than a hot cup of tea and a good book).

As usual, we will be taking most of January to do our annual repairs and ready ourselves for the new year to come! Though our Teashop + Gallery will be closed, our Online Store is always open for all your tea needs. For a larger selection of tea, books, ceramics and teaware, visit our website.

Thank you for your support to us and other small businesses this year, and feel free to reach out to us by phone, e-mail, or on social media with any questions you may have.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

~ The Westholme Team


Canada Post "MAIL-BY" Dates
  • Local: Dec 18th
  • Regional: Dec 15th - 17th
  • National: Dec 9th - 15th
  • International: Now - Dec 7th * location dependent
Westholme Holiday Hours
  • December 23: Open for our regular operating hours
  • December 24 - 26: Closed
  • December 27 - 30: Open for our regular operating hours
  • December 31 - January 20: Closed



Over the years, there have been countless requests for Margit to make more teapots... Finally, after working away in the studio for many evening hours, she has created a fresh round of gorgeous hand-built and hand-glazed teapots in a white stoneware clay, with more in brown stoneware clay being made in time for Christmas. Available in very limited quantities in three designs: scale, circle and rose. Each is completely unique and full of personality, and will last for years and years with proper care.
Come visit our Teashop + Gallery before they're gone!

These round tea cup shapes are based on the hollowed gourd vessels traditionally used to drink Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis), but are excellent for any tea of your choosing! Delightfully decorative, with a unique footed design, these functional pieces of art can withstand scrubbing, dishwashers and hot teas. Available in circle, rose and scale designs, with or without the addition of a handle.
There is little as elegant and as versatile as these tall vessels. Margit built these cups based on the Yunomi teacup style, a Japanese handleless cup traditionally used for daily tea drinking (as opposed to more ceremonial tea events). This taller version has divots for easy handling. Excellent for any tea you choose, but especially green tea, white tea and oolong tea. Wonderful for chai lattes and hot chocolates in the cold months, and for iced teas, smoothies, and other cold beverages during the Spring and Summer months. It also makes a lovely vase for fresh or dried flowers. Check our website for versions made with brown clay, for more earthy tones.
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