I recently came across an amazing local atelier that does unique custom, handmade lighting! I literally drove right by Atelier Anaka in Montreal's Griffintown and immediately noticed the incredible lighting options hanging in the atelier's window. After researching the shop, I was even more impressed! While everyone may not like the style of lighting available from the shop, the rare craftsmanship of each piece can definitely be appreciated by everyone!Read More
This past weekend I spent Saturday morning in the country at Finnegan's, a flea market located just west of Montreal in the charming city of Hudson. While I did not find any treasures this time around, it was a perfect fall day with so many incredible fall colours everywhere - so the trip was not a total loss! Since I had made the short trek to Hudson, I decided to check out a local shop/atelier that was recommended to me as a 'must see'. It was described as a place Joanna Gains from Fixer Up would LOVE, and that description was totally on point.
2 Barn Owls is an art gallery/boutique/workshop located in an old barn right on Main Street. The two owners, Nancy Farnum and Mavis Martin describe their labour of love as "urban farmhouse chic". With everything from custom artwork to refinished antique furniture to handmade sculptures, 2 Barn Owls is truly one of a kind! If you like this style of decor and are looking for unique pieces, I would highly recommend checking this place out! Only downside is that the barn is only open Friday and Saturdays between 10 and 5 from May to October.......! This is because the barn is not heated and simply cannot open during the colder months. The good news is that you can make an appointment to visit whenever you want and both Nancy and Mavis will work with you on custom pieces and projects if you wish. From what I saw and understand, there is only ONE of everything making each piece one of a kind and exceptionally unique.Read More