Open August 13, 20, 27 10-4. Also Sept 3 (Labour Day weekend). Also open by appointment at any mutually convenient time. Call or email us.
All of our merchandise is used but many items are, to all intents and purposes, like new and are priced at a fraction of their original cost.
Virtually all are unique - one-of-a-kind. Once they are sold, that's it - there are no more.
We try to be as accurate as possible in our descriptions but feel free to ask questions
In addition to Saturdays, we are open by appointment and by chance at any mutually convenient time. Please call us at 905-668-5040 between 11am and 8pm any day to make the arrangements.
We are located at 111 Euclid St., 1/2 block N of the main Whitby Library on Dundas, and 4 blocks W of Brock St. It's a big yellow Victorian house (pictured in the header).
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Note that the pictures above were taken at different times over several months - some things have been sold and others may have been taken off display - ask if you don't see what you are looking for.
The proprietors, Doug and Susann Anderson, have lived in this house since they were married in 1974. We have been collecting for more than 40 years and the collection has overrun the house. Both of us are now retired and it is time to down-size.
This is a part time venture and somewhat experimental. The hours will vary, so check this website before you venture out. Or better still, fill in the contact form on the right and we will email you our hours as they change. We will also include information about specials or featured items or other useful tidbits.
Doug and Susann met as employees at the Dr. J.O. Ruddy Hospital where they both worked in the 70s and early 80s. Subsequently they owned and published the Whitby Free Press for 10 years.
Doug is an avid environmentalist and has been a Green Party candidate a couple of times.
This house was built in many stages. The oldest part (the set back portion to the south) was built around 1830, making it one of the oldest remaining structures in Whitby.
It started out as a single story shack; then a 2nd storey was added. Then a couple of rooms were added on the back, followed in the 1870s by a major 2-storey addition which prominently juts forward on the North side of the house. More recently, after we acquired it, we put a full basement under it and added onto the back and south.
Before we purchased it, it had been used for many years as a rooming house and was split up into small units and generally abused. We have gutted it, but have kept as much of the original detail as was left and could be restored. To complement this we have added rescued pieces (doors, trim, etc.) from other old buildings which were being demolished.
This is a large house and our intention from the beginning has been to convert it into 3 separate heritage apartment units. The sale area is self-contained in one of these and when we have down-sized our collection sufficiently, it will become an apartment.
Like many people we are collectors. We have tools, tins, toys, ceramics, glass, art, wood carvings, furniture, lamps (both electric and kerosene), kitchenware, and lots of books.
What you see in the pictures here is just a tiny taste of what we have. In fact, even those things we have on display are only about a tenth of it.
You'll find us a great source for unique gifts. Some people think of antiques as old and dusty, but many of our items were purchased 30, 50, even 80 or more years ago as cherished gifts for special friends, or kept as personal treasures. They have been sitting in china cabinets or on mantels and have already been admired for decades. To all intents and purposes, they are still new, and these unique, one of a kind treasures should be admired and enjoyed by new generations. Some of these items still have the original tags on them.
We also have a great selection for 'collectors' - everybody collects something, and what we have covers many categories.
We also have furniture and 'smalls' to help you create your desired 'look' or decor - whether you want country, retro, Victorian, or art deco.
In addition we have many items which are still functional objects. Craftspeople used to make household items and tools that would last a lifetime and more - you can still use these and and you may find that they work better than the new stuff.