Block Party

Sid DickensWhat It Is: Sid Dickens is an artist – and now, a Canadian company – based in B.C. In the mid-90s, a client happened to be visiting Sid’s studio when he noticed a collection of small plaques, and immediately saw them as individual little works of art, snapping up a whopping 400 for them. Thus, an idea was born. Today, Sid Dickens releases several collections of what they called ‘Memory Blocks’, non-toxic, porcelain-esque plaster tiles featuring charming and often-vintage inspired artwork, surrounding themes like nature and ancient symbols.

Sid Dickens Memory Blocks

Each block measures 6 x 8″ and comes with a slightly pre-distressed feeling, adding to the blocks’ antique vibe. They actually feel rather textural, as opposed to a flat painting. The blocks are small enough that they make great additions to little nooks and corners that won’t accommodate a large-sized piece of art. Alternatively, they can be paired together in whatever style you like – many of the blocks complement each other quite nicely. They actually have a ‘Create a Wall’ option so you can play around and find a layout and arrangement of blocks that works for you.

Who It’s For: Your new niece or nephew, to decorate their nursery. Your sibling, as a memorable housewarming present. Your spouse, to celebrate a special occasion (and another one after that, and another one after that…)

What It Costs: Each Memory Block retails for $92.

Where It’s At: The easiest way to view the full collection and pick your faves is to visit the Sid Dickens website. While you’re there, be sure to check out their new fall and holiday collections!

1) First of all! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Sid Dickens Memory Blocks are. You have until August 9, 2015.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 10, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Visit the Sid Dickens blog and leave a comment on their blog post. Link back to the post you left a comment on in a separate comment below.

68 Responses to “Block Party”
  1. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the one with the Key and also the very textured flower pedals.
    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. SandyS says:

    Must have – King of the Forest

  3. Joan G. says:

    I like the White Horse – my granddaughter would love it for her room.

  4. Sheelagh Russell-Brown says:

    My favourites are Currency, Marigold, Daphne, Bliss, and Mandala.

  5. Cara says:

    I love the seahorse, the corals, trees and the key 🙂

  6. Heather Swanson says:

    Transformation the dragonfly

  7. intensev5 says:

    I like the T301 Magnolia block

  8. Debra says:

    Favs – the phoenix, the dragon, the tree of life evolution, the white horse. Wonderful!

  9. Leslie says:

    I like the owl block, “Wisdom”. (t316)

  10. Rachel C. says:

    So many cute ones! I really love T361 Little Lamb and SB04 Wish!

  11. Cheryl A says:

    The one that speaks to me is the Mandala.

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the ones with flowers the best.

  13. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite Memory Blocks are the initials and the zodiac signs.

  14. Karen says:

    Love the letters and numbers

  15. kittypride says:

    I like many of the 2014 – Fall Nocturne collection and the dragon fly transformation tile seen at this link

  16. Sherry K says:

    My favourite is the T345 Hibiscus. It is so pretty.

  17. Elaine Rosser says:

    I am already a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I especially like the floral tiles especially T343 Love in Idleness.

  18. kiraali says:

    Z08 Leo is my favourite.

  19. edmontonjb says:

    I love carousel most and I love that they have zodiac ones!


  20. cookie3 says:

    my absolute favorite is Ocean’s Gift
    but the Sea Petals isn’t far behind
    as well as the Tree of Life
    I guess I really like all the bisque ones.

  21. mcmc says:

    my fa vorite has to be the dragon fly transformation tile seen at

  22. Erin McSweeney says:

    my favorite is the T296 Secret Garden

  23. redlizzy1 says:

    Wow, so many that I love. But I kept going back to The Key T336. Love the sentiment.
    I subscribe and thoroughly enjoy your blog!

  24. Susan Patterson says:

    I like The Magnolia Tile ! Thank you very much!

  25. ksceviour says:

    I like the Guardian Angel,Everlasting Bloom,and Marigold! These are so unique and beautiful!

  26. Mary warner says:

    Transformation is lovely

  27. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite Sid Dickens Memory Blocks are “Joy 2015 – Fall : Kingdom”, “First Kiss 2012 – Fall : Collection of Curiosities”, & “Amour 2008 – Fall : Tattoo”

  28. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. My favourite block is the “Marigold” from the “Fall: Kingdom” 2015 Collection. Others that I really like are Delft Blue from the 2014 Spring Joie De Vivre collection, and Brilliance from the 2015 Holiday Collection.

  29. janicour says:

    I loved so many of these, but this one is a favourite

  30. Brenda Penton says:

    I love the TAB01Q Tree of Life – Bisque, T05 Wing, and SZ05 Taurus (Silver)

  31. Jessica Lord says:

    i like the tree of life and the key blocks

  32. Carla B says:

    The Dragon is my favourite!

  33. andrea4444 says:

    The seahorse 🙂

  34. Mamah says:

    I’d love to build a wall with the Wisdom, Medieval Tree of Life, Birth and Carousel blocks to start!

  35. Susan says:

    My favourite Sid Dickens blocks are the following: T352 Crown of Daisies, T350 Joy, T346 Alabaster,T341 Family, T339 Bliss and T312 Perennial.

  36. CLC says:

    I like the key.

  37. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    im an email subscriber and my favourite is Everlasting Bloom

  38. Theresa C. says:

    I love Alchemy, Heraldry, Brilliance, & Chivalry

  39. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the Bliss wall art.

  40. Joy D says:

    Everlasting Bloom, I love flowers and this is a way to see them through the winter

  41. yvonne says:

    my favorite sid dickens memory block is pierrot.

  42. Lisa S says:

    My favorites are alchemy, heraldry, carousel, rockstar, fanfare, and the whole storybook collection!

  43. katydidit21 says:

    My favourites are Tree of Life – Evolution, Screen Passage, Crown of Daisies, Heraldry, Secret Garden and Perennial.

  44. Terry says:

    On the Sid Dickens site I one the Volare, Wing, Guardian Angel, Little Lamb and Joy. There are many others that I like.

  45. Leah E says:

    I like Glad Tidings!

  46. Sunshine G says:

    I like the Daphne.

  47. Lauraleigh P says:

    I love all the different Tree of Life Memory Blocks, and the Zodiac Collection is mighty cool too! 😀

  48. aly3360 says:

    My favourite blocks are the T357 Fortune block, the T313 Rock Star block and the T282 Pierrot block.

  49. Edmond says:

    My fave: Daphne. Divine. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  50. Victoria Ess says:

    My favourite is: T335 Dolce Vita

  51. Linda says:

    My favourites are T104 White Horse, T349 King of the Forest and T287 Fabled Bird.

  52. dawn walsh says:

    cant figure out how to enter i love the called wing

  53. diane says:

    My favourite is Carousel and I also like Perennial.

  54. Judy Hunting says:

    They are all so beautiful, but my fav had to be DEAR MUM.. as I lost my Mum 5 years ago and this is so beautiful

  55. Kevin Southgate says:

    My favourite is the seahorse! 🙂

  56. Aimee says:

    Flower petal ones are beautiful

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