Some­thing old, some­thing new

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ers are Ot­tawa and Mon­tréal res­i­dents.

“We have a lot of peo­ple from out­side this area who shop here,” says Teresa Brown who coowns the busi­ness and the Grenville- based An­tiques From The Mill with her hus­band, Fred Crooks. How­ever, she was taken aback when one woman said she was driv­ing in from the Muskokas, af­ter hear­ing of a Fri­day spe­cial at the an­tiques and home dé­cor store.

When a client is will­ing to drive six or seven hours to pick up a gift card, you know you’re do­ing some­thing right.

“I love it,” Mrs. Brown says of the busi­ness she pur­chased three years ago.

“I have al­ways liked this place. I used to shop here my­self be­fore I bought it.”

The Lampe Berger line re­mains a good seller, as does ster­ling sil­ver jew­ellery. Hand­blown Ki­tras Balls, made in On­tario, also sell well at the shop that of­fers a bridal reg­istry, free gift wrap­ping and a lay­away plan.

De­cem­ber 1, the store will be open un­til 9 p.m. to help peo­ple start their Christ­mas shopping and take in a Sweet Lakes leg­ging demon­stra­tion by Tina Crooks.

“An­tiques are back,” re­lates Mr. Crooks. Buy­ers can ar­range an ap­point­ment at An­tiques from the Mill by call­ing him at 613-306-0464.

The mar­ket has been re­bound­ing, thanks to younger peo­ple who have tired of cheap prod­ucts.

“Peo­ple want real wooden fur­ni­ture. They want the good stuff,” he ob­serves.

“Live edge” fur­ni­ture, that have rough lines, is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar.

COME­BACK: In­ter­est in an­tiques has been re­vived, say Teresa Brown and Fred Crooks, shown with a 200-year-old pine cup­board that dou­bles as a dis­play case at Van­kleek Cot­tage in Van­kleek Hill. Be­low: A Lampe Berger that pu­ri­fies and scents the air is a...

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