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.

Opening tomorrow December 17th – last day and Leslie will be here!

Leslie Lawrence and her beautiful jewelry will join us again tomorrow, December 17th, from 10 am to 3 pm for our last day of the season.

Come on in to say hello and take advantage of our TAX FREE savings on everything MNH in the store.

Jane and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you for our 6th season in June 2017.

Remember though, the store can be open year-round if there is something you just have to have!

You can always contact me, Christine, at the store e-mail and I can unlock the door for you

Christine: christine@mrsnicholsonhome.com

Thank you! Open again on December 9th

We would like to thank all of you who have supported us in our fifth season!

We will re-open on December 9th, 10th and 17th for three days of TAX FREE Christmas shopping!

Friday the 9th: 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturday the 10th: 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday the 17th: 10 am to 3 pm

Leslie Lawrence will be back with a pop-up show of fabulous antique gold and silver jewelry on December 10th.

Look forward to seeing you all then.

Christine and Jane


End of Season Sale! 25% off (almost) everything

Can you believe it? We are at the end of our fifth season and we’re having a sale!

From Thursday, September 29th at 10 am until Saturday, October 8th at 5 pm, just about everything in the store is 25% off. Our only exceptions are Michel Design Works tea towels, soaps and other products in that line and Christine’s antique dolls and teddy bears.

So if you have been eyeing something on our website or Facebook page, please come on in or give us a call.

The early bird gets the tasty worm!


Pop-up antique jewelry event: August 27th

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Leslie Lawrence to Mrs. Nicholson Home for a pop-up antique jewelry sale during Arts Unleashed! on August 27th.

Leslie Lawrence has worked in the jewellery industry for many years. Many of you will recognize her from her years as manager and buyer at FireWorks Gallery in Halifax.
Retirement has found Leslie back in Annapolis Royal where, as a child, she developed a passion
for antique jewellery while accompanying her parents on their search for antique furniture.
Her search has never stopped as she has been collecting period jewellery for over forty five years.

Come join us on Saturday August 27th for her Pop Up at Mrs. Nicholson Home and see her recent shipment of Antique British Gold and Sterling Silver Jewellery.

See below a sneak preview of some of the pieces Leslie will have on the 27th.





Leslie jewel.6.


Stitching on World Embroidery Day

Susan Caley-Purdy and myself sat and stitched for an hour yesterday to celebrate World Embroidery Day!

Susan and I are both members of SOFAAR: Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis Valley.

Check out our website at: sofaar.ca

We have a members’s exhibit coming up here in Annapolis Royal at ARCAC at the end of August.

And at Mrs. Nicholson Home we always have lots of lovely vintage linens in stock.

Susan and Christine celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home.

Susan and Christine celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home.

Natal Day Weekend is coming!

Happy 70th Natal Days Annapolis Royal.

The vents kick off this Thursday with the Princess Dessert Party at the Firehall at 6:30.

Opening ceremonies and a free concert with Merimac will be held at 6:15 on Friday at the Academy.

An arm’s length list of activities from Thursday night till Monday afternoon!

Of course, there will be the Fireworks off Fort Anne at dusk on Sunday and the Parade through Town at 1pm.

For a list of all activities, please pick up a brochure in town or click on the link below:

Town Natal Day schedule

July 30th: World Embroidery Day

July 30th is the 5th World Embroidery Day.

This was begun by the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild and they invite people all over the world to participate in the peaceful occupation of Embroidery.

We will be celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home this Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3 pm. If you would like to come and stitch in front of our store, please do!

I will be !

Below are quotes from the World Embroidery Day Manifesto:

“To embroider is a peaceful occupation”

“People embroider out of joy”

“We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to

free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged

northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters

and brothers all over the world.”

“We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.”


House and Garden Tour tomorrow!

The famous Annapolis Royal House and Garden Tour is on tomorrow, July 9th from 10 to 4 pm.

8 interesting properties for you to visit in Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry.

There are four new houses and gardens in Fortier Mills – our newest little subdivision behind the Firehall and 4 established houses and gardens across the River.

Tickets are available at the Historic Garden ($30). Your ticket also gives you a chance to visit the Historic Gardens – Canada’s Garden of the Year winner in 2015.

Refreshments are available during the visit.

And of course, Mrs. Nicholson Home will be open all day till 5 pm.

Come enjoy our famous market and prowl around some homes.

For more info, see:

Creative & Sustainable – An Open Garden Tour


Yard sale this Saturday, May 21st in the courtyard

Even though the store will not be open until May 28th, we are going to have a YARD SALE in the front courtyard this Saturday, May 21st.

This will be a sale of bits and bobs we have collected through buying, but that won’t make it into the store!

ALL proceeds from this sale will go to help those in need in Fort MacMurray.

We’ll start at 8:30 am. Cash only.

Thanks !