Do you remember the Victor Hugo quote Nicole has been revising? It is now finished! A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feetand above him all the stars in the sky.Victor Hugo This revision has, for better or for worse, become a custom… Continue reading Update on Victor Hugo quote revision
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, Part 1
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!
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
Greetings, friend, and welcome! We are glad your road has brought you here. This is Aval House: A place were Truth, Beauty, and Goodness are celebrated with the creativity God has given Man. On the golden morning of September 22, 2019, we opened a shop on Etsy.com with a desire to inspire others with the… Continue reading Welcome