#UBdish Week 1 Winner – ‘Tis the Season for Gourds, Goblins & Good Ideas

If you missed it on Instagram earlier this week, we announced the first weekly winner of our #UBdish dining hacks contest… congratulations once again to Julie (aka @trysmallthings):


An Ottawa-based blogger and busy mom of two, we had the chance to chat with Julie about her winning entry and what she plans to do with her $50 Urban Barn gift card.

“In addition to my own blog,, I regularly contribute a DIY/craft post to ~I did these pretty gourd tealight holders a few weeks ago, and thought they were an inexpensive, cheerful and easy dining hack.”

For step-by-step instructions & more photos of Julie’s winning #UBdish dining hack, click here.

A self-professed Urban Barn fan, Julie attended a workshop at our Byward Market location last month where she learned all about dressing delectable dining tables.

So… just how will she spend her winnings? “Definitely on dishware! I’d love to put it towards some teal pieces from the Miko collection.”

With the centrepieces down pat, we think this sounds great. Happy shopping, Julie!

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