Friday, January 24, 2014

Refuge: Antiques and Giftery


How about some monitor shopping this morning?

A few months (yep months) ago I was driving around in Niagara on the Lake doing some errands and saw a new signage in the Garrison Village. Refuge Antiques and Giftery.
Antiques and Giftery? that sounds right up my alley. I had a few minutes to burn so I stopped in and walked around awestruck for about 30 minutes.
I did not have my camera that day but the lovely owner Liz Hawley was excited about the idea of me coming back for some photos and I finally made some time last week.

They were in the middle of taking down their Christmas finery but the store was still lovely and if you are local to the area it is a definite must see. Plenty of interesting vintage pieces and some fantastic giftware lines including the coveted kitchen papers, archipelago candles and much more.






what an interesting display idea with the crates of ornaments

 









i love their checkout desk made of crates and steel cabinets. rustic and vintage.

I hope you enjoyed a little tour of Refuge Antiques and Giftery

Have a great day,


Meg

8 comments :

  1. Looks like a great place to shop, It's always fun to shop the antique stores, especially if I am looking for that special gift for a close friend! Nice photographs :-)

    I bet it was rally cold in Niagara Ontario! Beautiful place :-)

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    1. there are a lot of antique stores to shop in niagara on the lake. some of them close for the winter months but something for everyone. it is -2 farhenheit with a lot of wind and snow right now. so chilly yes we are.

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  2. I love this a little...I'm a geography idiot. It Niagara on Lake by Niagara Falls? I live in Detroit and this is a weekend trip for us and we've been meaning to get up there. Maybe this would motivate me to update my passport!

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    1. yes niagara on the lake is about 20 min from niagara falls. i personally love the town and walking around on queen st as niagara falls gets disastrously busy in the summer time so between the two places it makes a lovely weekend away for many.

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  3. Looks like my kind of shop regarding the inventory but I bet it's expensive! I especially love the Sandy Dairy crate! I just popped over from your home tour on Kelly's blog. Love, love, love your home. So unique and extremely interesting. I came over to I could enjoy a visual feast! Never been to Niagra on the Lake but passed through the area a few times while in Toronto and on our way to Niagra Falls.

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  4. I need everything from there! I can't wait to visit this summer...maybe we can meet for tea...:) thanks for sharing...xo

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    1. now that sounds like a plan lucy. there are so many great antique/vintage stores in notl and great restaurants too. i am actually going to try the one next door to this shop this weekend for date night.

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