Notes by Meg


  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Fall at Oliver and Rust house

    Did someone say it's fall? I could have sworn summer was just here shining on our life with warmth and all the beautiful plants. But, alas I missed a couple days in the hub Bub and now it's solidly fall and good grief I am going to say it because I am a retailer but it's also almost Christmas. Li...
  • I have a couch

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin For the sake of decency I did not put I HAVE A DAMN COUCH as the title but believe me I wanted to. You likely follow along on social media as well which means you've heard this cry but for the sake of journaling [I mean that is what a blog is intended to be no?] I ...
  • 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...

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.