One morning this week, my mom and I found some time to dive an hour outside the GTA to St. Jacobs County for some shopping and visiting. St. Jacobs is a charming little village near Kitchener and browsing the little shops is a lovely way to spend a summer day.
Sharing a building with the Spring Street Antique Market is a lovely shop with harvest tables, benches and beautifully finished wood products. Its contents are mostly country chic decor but they carry some very modern goods as well.
Although we've decided on a clawfoot tub, this beautiful wood surround is just stunning!
I love stained glass but I've never thought about how it's put together. This half-finished stained glass art reminded me of a beautiful paint-by-numbers picture.
Of course, the Spring Street Antique Market was one of my main attractions. We were greeted by these lovely old paintings in ornate frames.
I also loved the beautiful china plates, teacups and colourful glass:
The vintage rugs were absolutely gorgeous. I would love a large one for our house... but it's not a priority just yet so we'll budget for one later.
Upstairs, there was a great assortment of mid-century, deco and mod furniture and lighting. The prices weren't amazing but there were still a few deals. My mom and I enjoyed window shopping.
A trip to St. Jacobs wouldn't be complete without visiting the local architectural salvage store, Artefacts. My mom bought a tile mold there years ago and it looks beautiful displayed in one of her bookcases.
I wished I had measured the air return in our living room. One of these antique register covers would look beautiful in the new/old house.
I also loved the old windows! These would look beautiful as wall art.
I'd love to cover a ceiling with the tin tiles in the background of this picture. The antique wrenches in the foreground caught my eye for Corey. The store owner let me take home an interesting small one for $5.
These salvaged tiles were colourful and very beautiful. At $25 each, I couldn't afford to buy them for our kitchen or bathroom but they were good eye-candy!
Perhaps it's because Corey works in electrical, but I'm a sucker for a cool industrial light. These beauties were about 2 feet across and only $70 each!
Our house is filled with original door hardware but they're all painted white. Seeing these made me want to have ours restored properly!
It was a lovely day out and a great chance to spend some time with my mom. Visits have been few and far between lately since we're been working so hard for months!
The wrench also found a good home on one of our new living room bookshelves.
Spring Street Antique Market - 8 Spring St. St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0