Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Dee's store, Simply Eclectic.
I have been redecorating our upstairs hallway and stairway for about ten days and I finished last night!!
BOY!! I am exhausted!!!
So, I am going to tackle today at a much slower pace!!
In September my friend, Dee, opened her store, "Simply Eclectic" in downtown Stirling, Ontario.
I featured her store the second week she was open.
Last Thursday, as part of my day out with my girl-child, I drove to Stirling so Alyx could experience Dee's lovely store.
Simply Eclectic is located at
26 Front Street
Stirling Ontario Canada
The front door is a very cheery Christmas red!!
The doorstep is decorated using fresh evergreen bows and natural twigs and branches from the fields and woods on Dee's farm.
She certainly has a beautiful eye for floral arrangements!!
Once inside you are greeted with the warm, fragrant atmosphere of Simply Eclectic.
Dee has selected an array of new, vintage and antique furniture.
Cupboards are filled with lovely "things" which include transferware, glassware, Bridgewater candles (exquisite fragrances!!!) knick knacks, jars and vases to name just a few items.
Art work is strategically placed throughout the store.
Christmas is everywhere!!
A red bookcase!
I love this small desk (shown below).
It is a perfect size for a small den or bedroom or hallway.
Flashes of red make you turn your head and investigate further!
I think the small buffet below would look great in a French Country kitchen. Do you remember the rooster lamp from Mike's store Funk & Gruven? (see previous post) It would look fabulous on top of this buffet!!
Red wooden Dutch shoes!!
The small chest to the right would make an excellent place to store your CDs.
Here you will see an antique drying rack draped with gorgeous pashmina shawls/scarves.
Another dried branch and silk flower arrangement nestled into a new wire plant stand.
Silk poinsettias and the handles of vintage rolling pins.
Dee has a fabulous selection of antique crockery!
A collection of Johnson Brothers ironstone dinnerware.
This antique Victorian cupboard has been adorned with evergreen bows, a shimmering metalic tablecloth and garlands of pine needles.
An antique walnut dropleaf table sparkles with a collection of new mercury-glass candlesticks and other silvery items.
A week ago Dee brought a Gibbard buffet and china cabinet into the store. Hurry in to check them out! They are very reasonably priced and won't last long!!!
More art and vintage baskets and boxes.
Beautiful vintage patchwork quilts and an assortment of vintage crochet and embroidered lovelies!!
Hello Sweet Dee!!!!
Honey, I love your store!!!
I could live in it!!!!
I get over to Simply Eclectic a couple of times each month. I have always! found something to "feather my nest" with.
There are a number of eating establishments in Stirling, a lovely bookstore, a bakery, a fabulous thrift store and other boutique shops as well!!
Try to plan a late morning or afternoon visit.
Simply Eclectic is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm. Occasionally Dee has to close a bit early, so call ahead at 613-395-4152, if you are planning to visit later in the day.
I hope you have a chance to visit Dee at Simply Eclectic before Christmas. The store is filled with eye-candy and marvelous gift ideas for just about everyone on your list. I am sure you will find one, two or three things for yourself as well!!!!
Take care my lovelies!!!
Enjoy this Christmastide!!
Much love and many warm hugs, Laura