Notes by Meg

Store tour


  • Time for a little spring walk about in the shop

    We have way past officially been closed, more than open this year. As we approach the half way point to the year, it's a great time to share some photos of the space that I call a second home and to sneak in some photos of what it looks like all steady and silent waiting to hear the doorbell ring...
  • 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...
  • Christmas in the shop

    The holidays have arrived. It came like Santa on his sleigh and the store lost it's autumn splendour in favour of glitter and a whole ton of poinsettias. My vision this year for the shop was a traditional natural Christmas with a bit of the vintage eclectic thrown in. Loads of greenery and alway...
  • The Whiskey & Gin pillow collection has arrived with a side of autumn

    And..... it's my first blog post here since everything moved, so hopefully I can figure this sucker out.  The weather has gotten cooler and it's time to flip around the house, clean after the longest March break ever and maybe treat ourselves to some new stuffed animals. Ahem..... pillows. The W...
  • 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]

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.