Notes by Meg


  • The mud DIY sweeping the home decor set.

    My goodness. When was the last time I had a DIY post on here. It's been a hot minute that's for sure. There's a story behind this DIY like any good blog post should start. First, let's review my musts for a DIY. A good DIY means it costs significantly less than the original. It does not take ye...
  • New pillows......Give us all the pillows

    Like we need a reason to add new pillows. We will call it spring cleaning. That's this weeks reason but, truthfully we are pillow enabling all the sofas and couches and forts. This past week the latest collection arrived in store and it has been great to see everyone coming out of winter hib...
  • March Madness and thoughts on removing the sentamentality of home.

    We aren't talking basketball here. It happens every March as the calendar flips to March 1. My restlessness with preparing my thoughts for moving into our outdoor space at home start revving up. My finished-ness with being cooped up inside and a whole mess of new product arriving to start the nex...
  • The fresh start collection of pillows

    Aptly named as we all had hoped that with the stroke of midnight the slate would just be wiped clean. And while in reality we knew that wouldn't be the case, it was a nice thing to think about.With the end of the holiday season and the cleaning that goes hand in hand with that, a fresh start on ...
  • 2021, have at er. The Oliver and Rust shop for winter

    Let's just pretend shall we that I didn't teach you about lemon cypress plants back in November and then desert you for the entire holiday season. Shall we? The curve of transition and learning to dealing with a retail store amongst a pandemic has been steep and full of incline. A world of social...
  • Plant talk: Lemon cypress

    I'm 100% sure I have likely done a blog post about the care of lemon cypress trees in the past. I am also unsure if that post is still alive in realm of this blog after all the switch overs. I am also 100% sure I could have named this post The anti-murder plant talk. We in fact did call it that ...

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.