I love going out on a nice weekend to go antiquing. I love the smell of the antique shops and the amazing things you can find. One of my favorite places to go antiquing is in St. Jacobs Ontario at a place called Artefacts.
Chris and Scott, who own the shop, have been salvaging across North America for over 20 years. Unlike traditional antique shops filled with knick knacks, Artefacts is filled with amazing architectural pieces like 100 year old doors, salvaged window shutters, old tiles, and anything you could want for your home. I love just wandering through this massive store to take in all the pieces that have been saved from being bulldozed or put in the dumpsters. I can’t help but imagine the beautiful building they might have belonged too and how much has changed since they were first constructed.
Here are some books to help you decorate using antiques.
Antiques at home: Cherchez’s book of collecting and decorating with antiquesue by Barbara Milo Ohrbach
A passion for antiques by Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Judith Miller, a closer look at antiques by Judith Miller

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