Notes by Meg

  • WE MADE IT! Reopening at Oliver and Rust

    The longest 2 months almost to the day for me have come to an end. Well Wednesday is the end. This has been an epic rollercoaster filled with every emotion under the sun. The support that has come in for this store from so many of you has been overwhelming and so appreciated that words just won'...
  • A slo mo shop tour at Oliver and Rust

    This post is for all my "go slower" friends. It was high time I did a shop tour on here again and this one is going to be picture intense. Loads of photos for perusal to help with the wonderful screen shopping we are all doing. Please note a few things: 1. Inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
  • A bigger girl room

    It's been awhile in the making.

    Our little girl got a little bit bigger when she graduated from a crib to a big girl bed in December. 

    At the time in the midst of her birthday and Christmas it was really all we did.

    We found a mattress and a frame and plopped it in.

    It gave me time to think about how she uses the room as her little three year old self and how she'll use it for the next couple years.

  • Spring Sandbank: Give us all the pillows

    Nothing like a quarantine to decide to update the pillows, or the walls or the trim, or wash every surface imaginable. Right!? In this case I'll try my best to help with the pillows. Last week the third collection of the year at Oliver and Rust was released. Albeit to a closed store but, persuing...
  • A simple refresh in the bedroom.

    With the changing of the seasons, and sometimes besides the cleaning of the linens and washing of the windows we just need a little reset.  Maybe a new set of clean sheets. Maybe a new duvet cover or changing out to a "new" old one from the linen closet. Our bedroom was all suited up for warmth a...
  • Savon de marseille. A timely post on a versatile soap.

    I've been meaning to write this post for awile. Soap being the topic of the moment, it seemed only time to get this thing written. We got our latest shipment of savon de marseille soap into the shop almost 2 months ago and we've been answering questions in store as it finds new homes about what t...

Blogging Since 2015

This blog is written by Meg and includes tales of the renovations/ decor changes of her home and the shop she owns in Fonthill, Ontario. It goes back many years, much before the shop was born. It is like one of those stacking dolls. It started with a couple of kids buying their forever home. It snowballed into renovations, which turned into garage shows and then a store. If you are new here, welcome! We are glad you stopped by.