Have a hankering for a new addition to your home?

There is nothing I love more than a sunny Sunday afternoon stroll. When I am looking for that certain something special I always visit these three shops in Ottawa, Ontario.

“I’ve always had a keen sense of history. My father was an antiques dealer and he used to bring home boxes full of treasures, and each item always had a tale attached.”
― Sara Sheridan

If you have an hour (or two) in the city spend some time to browse and learn the provenance behind the pieces you come across.

IMG_1811Ottawa Antique Market – Quality Selection of Furnishings

1179a Bank St. Ottawa, Canada

The Ottawa Antique Market features an astounding selection of antique furniture, collectibles and much more. I could spend (and have spent) hours just wandering through the retail square footage.

You will find everything at this store including Danish Modern, Art Deco (and Nouveau), China, Fine Art, Vinyl Records, Jewellery as well as an abundance of Vintage items.

I highly recommend this place for those into knick knacks and eclectic furniture, what I call the “shabby chic” distressed look.

Ragtime Vintage Clothing – A Unique Extension to Your Closet 

43 Flora St. Ottawa, ON K2P 1A7

If I am looking for riveting rags, I go to Ragtime. This place is stuffed floor to ceiling with gems. Racks upon racks of classic clothing and many neat purses to choose from. Both the Men’s and Women’s sections have a whopping assortment. If you need a cool head piece, ring, belt or pair of shoes you should definitely stop by.

The White Monkey – One Funky Store

395 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa ON K2P 0Y9

This place screams style! Nothing makes me happier than a hip and vibrant lamp. The items covering the two floors at this joint just pop with an eccentric vibe. Vintage and Retro furniture can be found throughout. If colour is your thing you will be sure to find a colourful contemporary furnishing here.

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
― Tony Visconti 

Stay informed with my weekly where to shop posts. I will be covering not only Ottawa but the surrounding area.

 

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