Posts in Country Living
2 Barn Owls: A unique local shop

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. 

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Design Inspiration: A Perfect Lakeside Retreat

Happy first day of fall everyone! I cannot believe summer is officially over, but that means cozy fall weather is getting closer. With this in mind, I came across this inspirational lakeside home in the October issue of Canadian House & Home Magazine and was immediately obsessed. Designed by Montreal designers, Benoit Gรฉrard and Alexandre Blazys of Blazys Gรฉrard, this Magog, Quรฉbec home is STUNNING! Imagine spending a weekend in this country home surrounded by all the fall colours outside?!

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