Thursday, 12 December 2013

Pop-Culture Presents from Pylon

If you have a particular teen or pop-culture buff to buy for look no further than The Forks Market.  One store in particular is as unique as it’s name.  Pylon is a pop-culture retailer that features many niche, funny, and quirky items. 

If you’re shopping for a peace loving Beatles fan, look no further. Pylon carries a variety of Beatles items sure to satisfy their John, Paul, George, or Ringo craving. Pictured here is a Beatles glass collection. 

For a music lover they sell clocks that are made out of classic record cases. They also sell mini replicas of guitars famous musicians have been known for over the years. Kurt Cobain’s guitar caught our eye. The tiny replica is just approximately 12 inches tall and features Kurt’s signature and a tiny detailed guitar case to go with it.

Pylon also has great gift ideas for the TV aficionado. If you’re shopping for someone who says, “bazinga!” at every opportunity, why not buy them a Sheldon bobble-head? Pylon has bobble heads of the whole cast of the Big Bang Theory if you want to start a collection. 

Doctor Who celebrates their 50th anniversary this year and fans are rejoicing. Pylon carries Doctor Who journals, Doctor Who coasters, and Doctor Who coffee mugs just to name a few.

Maybe the Walking Dead fan in your life is sad now that the season is over. Check out the bobble-head of our favourite character Daryl Dixon. Even as a bobble-head he’s still hardcore.

Visit Pylon on the second floor of The Forks Market for all types of pop-culture gift ideas from Elvis and Betty Boop to Mario and My Little Pony.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes

Many Winnipeggers share a favourite Christmas memory that involves a shopping trip to Eaton’s and a visit to the 9th floor annex to gaze with wonder at the Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes.

When Eaton’s closed its doors in 1999 a private citizen ensured the relocation of the delicate and delightful vignettes. Many non-profits were interested in the display but the Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes were eventually donated to the Children’s Museum.

Now over 13 years later you can fall in love with the vignettes again at the Children’s Museum located at 45 Forks Market Road in Winnipeg. They are on display until January 5, 2014 and the display is free with a Children’s Museum admission.

Sleeping Beauty
Snapshots of the vignettes do not do them justice.  Walking through the displays and pushing the little button that activates their motors is a walk down memory lane.  These detailed and vibrant vignettes have been part of Winnipeggers’ hearts for over 40 years, however, the actual age of the vignettes is unknown.  


The Elves and the Shoemaker
Although the vignettes are old and their movements seem chunky the experience at the Children's Museum feels the same way it did when they were on display at Eaton's.

Little Red Riding Hood

Old Mother Hubbard


Three Blind Mice

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes were refurbished and restored in 2006 and again in 2010.  The vignettes might look simple but maintaining the motors, displays, and dolls is a large task. Thankfully community support has allowed the vignettes to continue, hopefully, for years to come.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Owl and The Pussycat
Displays not pictured include: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Humpty Dumpty, The Little Match Girl, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Hansel and Gretel.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Blow their minds this season with Forks Finds

Do you have a friend or special someone who is impossible to shop for?  Generation Green at The Forks Market has amazing gift ideas to make it easier to buy for that difficult friend.

For the Guy Who Has Everything:
  • FreakR Bottle Cover
  • Dynomighty Wallet
  • T-Touques (recycled t-shirts)
  •  Mama Pacha Beard Oil

For the Frazzled Friend:
  • DiErbe Lavender Body Lotion
  • Lavender Soy Tea Lights
  • Salt Candle Holder
  • Made For Skin Arctic Bath Salts
  • Just The Goods Body Scrub
  • Sew Dandee Eye Mask
  • All Natural Bath Bomb
  • Scentuals de stress roll on
  • Lavender Essential Oil

For the Chocoholic:
  • Taza Stoneground Mexican Chocolate (Gingerbread & Rum infused Eggnog)
  • Gourmet Inspirations Chocolate Port Sauce
  • Wildly Delicious Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Extract

For The Chef:
  • Lodge Cast Iron
  • Fox Run Vintage Egg Timer
  • Bambu Cutting Board
  • Freefield Organic Camelina Oil
  • Stainless Steel Mortar & Pestle
  • Bon Appetit Linen Napkins

For the Yoga Lover:
  • Dusky Leaf Yoga Mat
  • Cork Block
  • All Natural Yoga Strap
  • Zen Yoga - All Natural Body/Room & Mat Spray
  • Half Moon Fingerless Gloves
  • Sweat Towel

For the Expectant/New Mom:
  • Earth Mama/Angel Baby Gift Set
  • Sew Dandee Organic Cotton Baby Onesie
  • Begin Again Teething Ring
  • Peas In A Pod Baby Wash/Shampoo
  • Sling Sisters Sherpa Wash Cloths
  • Sew Dandee Wee Pee Tee Pees

 Stylish gifts For Her:
  • Voila Bamboo fleece lined Infinity Scarf with matching Headband
  • Pure Anada Cosmetics & Nail Polishes
  • Skate Betty recycled skateboard Jewelry
  • Mixed Media Lockets filled with Mama Pacha perfume balm

For the Nature Lover:
  • Charlotte's Hanging Birdseed
  • Braecrest Ladybug or Butterfly house
  • Virgina Soap - Hubba Hubba Oatmeal Spice
  • Ecojot Notepad
  • Botanical Paperwork Seed Bombs

 For the Pizza Lover:
  • Pizza Stone
  • Roasted Garlic or Spicy Chili Drizzling Oil
  • Wildly Delicious Compote's
  • Truffle Oil
  • Garlic Bread Seasoning

For the Manitoba Foodie:
  • Gourmet Inspirations Finishing Sauces
  • Canadian Birch Syrup
  • John Boy Farms Apple Syrup & Jelly
  • Pia's Pesto
  • Freefield Farms Organic Camelina Oil

 For the Naturalist:
  • The Perfect Pickler
  • Prairie Fruit Cookbook
  • Infused Canadian Sea Salt
  • Cuppow Mason Jar adapters
  • Edible Alchemy Fermentation Zine

 Secret Santa/Stocking Stuffers:
  • Gorp Bars
  • RealSalt Mini Shakers
  • Gravelbourg Mini Mustards
  • Ice Chips
  • Potty Mouth Natural Breath Freshener
  • Made For Skin - Mini's

Don't stress about gift giving this holiday season.  Generation Green and the rest of the shops at The Forks Market have you covered for one-of-a-kind gift ideas.