Heirloom treasures passed down through families. Furniture and decorative pieces for interesting interiors. Canadian landscapes and portraits. Joyful Folk Art gems. The rare, the rustic, and the refined.
What are the ribbons that tie disparate works through generations and style periods? How do they fit together in the modern home?
That is the challenge for me as a buyer of antiques and for many who attempt to mix and match old and new. Good design and love of the craft are the heart and the soul of the treasures found in our shop.
Our stock comes from around the world and it changes, of course, all the time. Some pieces we could sell over and over, but most of what we have sold has been unique. There is no warehouse from which we can replenish what we have sold. We must find the next thing.
And so we are always hunting. The strategy is to buy things that appeal to me and pretend that I get to keep them. Just for a short time, but what a thrill.
So right now we have examples of Canadiana pine, English Regency, pieces from the first art furniture period, better known as The Aesthetic Movement, great Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern.
What we don’t have (and I am sorry if this sounds priggish) are Singer sewing machines, 19th century spinning wheels, and Dukes of Hazzard lunch boxes (not that there is anything wrong with those items.)
I find my things by travelling, by organizing sales for my clients, and through friendships and contacts.
Our shop on the main street of Clarksburg in the heart of the Blue Mountains is well worth the trip — and the scenery along the way is beautiful. Please plan to come and see us.