Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday, 25 January 2016
There is this shop on Saint-Denis, on the Plateau Mont-Royal, that sells gems and stones and New Age(ish) stuff. But it also sells trolls made by this American company. You can see their Facebook page here. The trolls are hand-made with natural fabrics (such as pine cones) and of various shapes and forms. Some are as small as say glass and can stand on a bookshelf or a mantelpiece, others are as tall as a child, such as the one you see on the left. As I love folklore in general and Norse folklore in particular, you can guess that I I always loved them. I have one back home in Chicoutimi, which I might show on the blog one day. This is one is at the entrance of the shop. I am blogging about them because I always stop at the shop and rediscover them when I stay in Montreal. These trolls are far kinder than the original Norse monsters, they are more like spirits of nature than malevolent creatures, so they belong to a home, as guardians or simply dwellers. I was thinking about buying two as presents to the Ticklers, but the girls might prefer something a bit cuter (although they love scary stuff). I could buy one for myself, but the bookshelves at home are already crammed. So I might just enjoy their display in the shop.