Mothers day is a celebration honouring the ‘Motherʼ of the family, as well as
Motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is the time
for people to thank their mothers or mother figures who took the time to care for
them and help them through lifes challenges. As we know, some of us can be
more challenging than others.
At Portfolio Interiors, we take this celebration seriously as most of us are
Mothers and all of us have Mothers. The following are a few suggestions that we
carry in our store that may be a suitable thank you for the wonderful women in
Sid Dickens Memory blocks are a wonderful way to commemorate Mothers Day
as Sid Dickens certainly had a mother that he was close to and was thankful for.
He was born into a fishing family in the small northern community of Prince
Rupert, British Columbia. After graduating high school in 1981, he worked as a
fisherman on and off until he was 28 years old; in the off-season, he served
burgers on the ferries and dedicated his spare time to drawing and painting.
In 1983, Dickens enrolled in the prestigious Emily Carr University of Art and
Design in Vancouver in 1983. He left Emily Carr after one year and returned to
Prince Rupert. In 1986, he went on a long backpacking trip through Europe that
greatly influenced his aesthetic. Upon his return, he settled in the Queen Charlotte
Islands with his mother, who had taken a job in Sandspit, on Moresby Island. Sids
memory tiles have become very popular and valuable collector items.
If you were a little stinker as a child and want to thank Mom for all that you put
her through another thoughtful idea is the Lampe Berger which was designed over
100 years ago by French pharmacist, Maurice Berger, to purify the air in hospitals.
These lamps also fragrance the air, and there are over 40 different fragrances
available as well as many lamp styles. These are very popular as they get rid of
unwanted animal smells or unappealing cooking aromas, while leaving a beautiful
scent in the air. We also carry the Perfume Berger which only scent the air.
How many times did your Mom threaten to wash your mouth out with soap?
What better way to thank her than our beautiful line of Lothantique products.
Refined in the old world French tradition, the gentle cleansing and moisturizing
properties of the liquid soaps and triple-milled bar soaps are a result of high levels
of all natural ingredients, including vegetable and palm oils, enriched with shea
butter, almond or olive oil for additional nourishment. Choose from a selection of
lush fragrances, an authentic, classic element of Provence, or indulge in pure and
These are a just few of my favourite things in a store full of so many beautiful
things. We also have many local artisans who showcase their talented work in our
store. If it is too hard to make a choice, get Mom a gift certificate and let her
choose. An afternoon spent wandering our store with a cup of tea is always good
for the soul.
Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving Mother is the greatest of them all.