I received an email recently from the folks at Artefacts, a favourite architectural salvage store of mine. They’re having a sale for the month of December. Not only is Artefacts a great source for incredible raw building materials (doors, windows, grates, wrought iron, corbels, brackets, door knobs, mantles, you name it), they also re-build old salvage pieces into new furniture, endowing the new pieces with all the charm and patina of the ancient materials that went into them. And that’s why they’re having a sale to make room for more pieces.
So if you or anyone you know is looking for just the right item to fit perfectly into an old home or even if you’re just looking for a little diversion, it’s worth the drive to check out downtown St Jacobs Country, which has all the picturesque charm of a Victorian Christmas card.