Tanner and Meindl ceramic mushrooms

Vivian Tanner (1931-2012) was a prolific Nova Scotian crafts woman working in Lunenburg. She was very well known for her figurines and her beautiful mushrooms.

We have a collection of 21 of Vivian Tanner’s mushroom sculptures from the 1980s and 1990s. The colours and shapes are lovely. They are all signed.

$25 each

Lovely Tanner mushrooms. $25 each

Lovely Tanner mushrooms.
$25 each

Carol Meindl was also sculpting at the same time in Nova Scotia and we have 9 of her mushrooms. These are also all signed.

$20 each

Carol Meindl mushrooms. $20 each

Carol Meindl mushrooms.
$20 each

Royal Doulton Valentine’s Day plates – complete set

We have a beautiful complete set of Royal Doulton’s fine china Valentine’s Day plates. They were made every year for ten years between 1976 and 1985.

We have all ten plates in their original boxes, most with certificates and one plate signed by the artist (1982).

This collection has never been displayed.

Originally sold for between $25 and $45 each during production, prices now range between $30 and $80 for each plate.

We are offering our lovely complete set for only $150.

Here is a sample plate:

One of ten Royal Doulton Valentine's Day Collector Plates. Beautiful $150 set of ten

One of ten Royal Doulton Valentine’s Day Collector Plates. 1981
Beautiful !
$150 set of ten

Rare Fontanini ballerina figurines

Fontanini began crafting figures and decorations of heirloom quality as a thirteen year-old in 1893.

Son Mario headed up the company’s 1960 technological revolution with the arrival of plastic and using it to inject into moulds.

Fontanini is famous for its nativity scenes and the company still exists.

These three ballerinas were likely made in the early 1970s. They are marked with the spider trademark and “despose italy” and are numbered 351, 352 and 353. They stand 9 inches tall and are beautifully made.

$90 for the trio.

Fontanini trio of ballerinas. $90

Fontanini trio of ballerinas.

Open on Canada Day, July 1st at noon

Mrs. Nicholson Home will open on Saturday, July 1st at noon.

We will be attending the Town Proclamation at 11:30 am at the Town Hall.

Annapolis Royal is welcoming 10 delegates from our twin city of Royan, France – the birthplace of Pierre Du Gua, founder of Port Royal in 1605.

At the Town Hall, there will be an exchange of Town flags and the singing of O Canada followed by the French national anthem – La Marseillaise.

We hope you will join us here in Annapolis Royal for all the Canada Day events.

There will be entertainment all day long at our new amphitheatre including music and a play. The outdoor pool is offering a FREE swim from 1 to 4 pm. The community band will be giving a concert on the Fort grounds at 12:30. The Historic Gardens will be free all day and the Town will be giving away lobster rolls to the first 500 people on the wharf at 4:30. And, of course, it is market day!

Be sure to visit the birthplace of Canada on this special Canada Day 150!

Bluebird chairs !

This fabulous pair of 1940s chrome and wood lounge chairs have been newly reupholstered in a roll of vintage fabric from Montreal dated Sept 15th, 1941.

Pattern name is Bluebird !

These chairs are fabulously comfortable and there is enough left-over fabric to upholster an ottoman.

Come in and try them out! Perfect for condo, cottage or castle.

SOLD (June 27, 2017)

Wonderful pair of 1940s lounge chairs. $750/pair

Wonderful pair of 1940s lounge chairs.


Our friend and neighbour Jeff Langstaff has just launched his new website: empiremirror.com.

Jeff lives right here in Annapolis Royal and crafts beautiful historically Neoclassic mirrors. Each one is custom made to order using solid maple and birch hardwoods with antiqued gold metal leaf carvings and hand rubbed aged patina finishes.

We invite you to have a look at his website and we wish him the best of luck.

Jeff Langstaff mirror.

Jeff Langstaff mirror.

Wonderful drop-leaf country kitchen table

This is a great drop-leaf country kitchen table in excellent condition.

It has its original base paint which is a cheery red. The wood is pegged.

The top has been beautifully reconditioned. The leaves are supported by wood arms that swing out in the base.

It would look fabulous in your country kitchen or pantry.

A special piece.

Drop-leaf country kitchen table. $345

Drop-leaf country kitchen table.

Drop-leaf table viewed from the side. $345

Drop-leaf table viewed from the side.

Elegant storage solution!

A bureau and bedside tables? A sideboard and sofa tables?

Whatever you decide, this set is beautiful AND practical! Nine drawers in the large piece and two drawers in each of the small tables. Lots of storage, beautiful brass handles, really well made, although unmarked. Excellent vintage condition.

$650 all three pieces.

Very practical sideboard or bureau.You choose ! TWO end tables. $650 (three pieces)

Very practical sideboard or bureau.You choose !
TWO end tables.
$650 (three pieces)


Syrocco wall clock

This amazing battery-operated Syrocco sun burst wall clock is from 1968 and is made of plastic.

It seems like they sell for quite a bit of money when they are in perfect working order. We found the exact same one for sale on 1stdibs for over $700 US.

But you can purchase ours for $125!

The clock looks fabulous: no cracks and the glass front is intact.

It does not, however, actually work :-(. The hour hand slips and will not stay in place so it needs a little work.

But even in non-working order, it is a great piece of vintage wall art!

Amazing Syrocco wall clock. (not working for the moment, hence the price) $125

Amazing Syrocco wall clock. (not working for the moment, hence the price)