Was there anything wrong with letters? Was there anything wrong with the horse and carriage? Was there anything really wrong with landlines? They were quite trustworthy and not too faulty.
Tonight I got lost in the technical glitch of an email, that destroyed my entire evening so far. How little something seems and how much weight it carries, it can be magnificent. Emails and their ultimate power.
It is hard to feel like a human in this internet age, sometimes I feel like I should be more robotic. It is as though my monkey brain thinks one thing, whereas my actions are off having to do other things.
Then I realized…well I am just this a:
Human being, a culture-bearing primate classified in the genus Homo, especially the species H. sapiens. Human beings are anatomically similar and related to the great apes but are distinguished by a more highly developed brain and a resultant capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning. Source of definition :Britannica
The world being created around me is moving faster than the speed of light. I love antiques, I appreciate our previous slower pace and I cherish the moments where I have time to guide myself in the right direction. By that I mean have time to really think things out.
Moral of this story is don’t forget the past, don’t get lost in the present and try not to worry to much about the future that hasn’t arrived yet.
Carefully curated pieces coming out this Sunday, October 6 from 1pm-5pm, don’t miss this closing, accessory & jewellery decor sale. All items and the plates/bowls they are in will be for sale. Some displays + upper cabinets are still for sale.
I am saving up all my best vintage & nostalgic pieces for this one day STORE CLOSING SALE. 4 Hours of Awesome Finds!
-Unique pieces for halloween flapper (20s-30s) parties
-Loads of gear from the 80-90’s.
-Classic party outfits
-Old school casual wear
-Secondhand vintage, retro clothing
Funky T’s, Dresses, Jackets, Jeans, Jewellery, Purses, Shoes Ties & More – Both Mens and Womens wear, various sizes, all seasons
Totally worth the short drive from Ottawa!
~Julia visit Facebook event for more details
I have some news to share.
After much thought, I have decided to close the store permanently. The store will no longer be open Thursday evenings and will be open only on Sundays from 1pm-5pm until further notice (mid-October).
I would like to thank those of you who supported the store, came by for a coffee chat or took the time to write a review. I am glad I opened the store, as I have met such wonderful people from both near and far and have learned a ton about being a local business owner. I appreciate all the insight and information I have received from this journey. I do not think this is the end of my journey of trying to bring unique, secondhand pieces to people.
This website will remain. 🧡
Just a note that the store open all Thursdays 6pm-9pm & Sundays 2pm-5pm EXCEPT the store will be closed this coming Sunday, August 18th and on Sunday, September 1st.
All I see around me is mom and pop stores struggling and big business thriving. I ask myself why are all these quaint, authentic shops closing? It’s an easy answer, the “big guns” are taking over!
Amazon and Walmart along with other large-scale retail chains are taking over communities at a rapid pace. They are situated locally so we feel like were “shopping local” but in fact the money is going into deep pockets far beyond our communities and country to be cashed in.
Small business (run by your average business person) cannot compete with these mega giants who buy bulk shitty-made products, that can be sold a rock bottom prices. They have marketing teams that not only watch your every move (literally) but plan their stores and your online shopping experience based on it. They may even know your name and have your preference information down to a T but I ask, do they actually know you? In some cases maybe yes if you are a frequent shopper but online is a definite NO.
It is really sad to me that the local forested area near my home is now a giant Amazon warehouse and right next to it real soon will be a mega dump which will attempt to recycle all commercial throw-aways from “these bigger businesses”. I opened a vintage store for many reasons – to be environmentally friendly, to create a source of good quality product and to put a focus on not needing to always go into the City for items.
I truly believe we need more community-run businesses and less big business in our lives.