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Roadtrip: St.Jacobs

by - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thanks all for chiming in about the wallpaper!  We're still a while away from that stage of decorating but its fun to hear what you all think. 

HandyMan and I took a daytrip recently to St.Jacobs, Ontario.  If you've never been, its a perfect getaway from the big city, a little village filled with antique and salvage stores, a huge farmer's market, Amish bakeries, and ice cream shops.  What more could you ask for!  

We have a thing for architectural salvage shops and have been wanting to go back to St.Jacobs to visit Artefacts, one of our favourites. We found lots of treasures (sorry for the quality of the iPhone pics)... like these doors with interesting trims and glass...


lovely lighting...

and these encaustic tiles from the floors of old Egyptian cafes.  Someone buy them please!  They were so gorgeous - perfect for an entryway or outdoor patio.


But we really came for were these... bits of filigree and decorative trim.

Remember these vintage doll bed and vanity we inherited?  Yes, we still haven't done anything with them!  But now that we have some decorative trim to gussy them up, maybe we might be motivated.

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  1. this is an amazing store! I am excited to see what you picked out.

  2. If you like that lighting, check out the Box House blog:

    Their lighting fixtures are all in that style, which is original to the house.

  3. Ooooh...I want to visit there! Though, from Georgia it might be a little far of a drive.

  4. Artefacts is on my list of stores to go to! I want those doors! I can't wait to see what you do with the decorative trim!

  5. Oooh, I didn't know about that store and happen to be headed to K-W this weekend. Could be dangerous!

  6. Lovely furnitures!!!! all designs are very beautiful and color is looking so cool. thanks for great suggestion!!!!!!! :)

  7. I wish I was closer so I can visit that cool store! Look at all those beautiful trim pieces!!!
    I love the tiles too, so pretty!

  8. Ohhh, now this is like porn for me. HA! Talk about eye candy. I'm instantly drawn to the urn-shaped emebllishment (second from left, top row) in the last pic. Lovely!

  9. I've been looking all around for tiles like those. I tried searing Terrazzo but nothing similar even comes up. If anyone has any suggestions, they are very welcomed!


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