The count down is on! We’ve all got some lingering gifts to buy.
For the ones that have everything already… What to do, What to do…
Maybe a lump of coal will do for those snarky people on your list. It’s not a cop-out – you are making a point!
Guys! Stocking stuffers for your girls are here. We like it when our stocking is filled with as much thoughtfulness as you can muster. I do not want to eat 10 pounds of chocolate because that is the only thing you can think of. *cough *cough. I am going to have to subscribe my husband to this newsletter perhaps… even though I swear I have said it before! :). Lots of perfect, little, reasonably priced gifts in store.
Hey Girls! Your manly, playful man might like something like this…
Those on your list with subtle tastes might enjoy a little festive cheer, just add the beverage of your choice. And of course, we have gift cards available in any denomination as well as pre-made gift baskets that include a gift card, a breakfast coupon, a gift, and a mug full of chocolate. Each one is priced below $50.00 and is grab and go. Hey! That’s a time saver! If you want to inquire about anything you have seen in this email just hit reply and we will get back to you as fast as we can.
Find the beauty in the holidays! All the best Diane & BrickYard Staff
HOLIDAY HOURS DECEMBER 24th 10am-3pm Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day DECEMBER 31st 10am-3pm Closed New Years Day
And so JUST LIKE THAT it’s 2022! Why do I say (and) JUST LIKE THAT in all caps? Because that is all anyone can talk about right now. Is Kim Cattrall hating on Sarah Jessica-Parker or is it the other way around? Does anyone care?
New Year Goals include caring less about that, and more about being just plain stylish and cool in my own weird way. If anyone else makes the news because their roots are showing then for Pete’s sake people – Just go shopping already and make yourself happy with your weird finds ’cause obviously that’s what’s missing in your life.
This is perfectly weird! Everyone is looking for a friend who wants a constant handout.
All new and just right, here’s a look at some of our new vendors. Welcome Morgan, Mark and Jennifer!
Aviation prints, records, and sports memorabilia The beginnings of beautiful home decor and original paintings. There’s so much to look at – where to start!
And lastly- It’s January so this is kind of spot on…😂 Frog and Toad always brought to life so many real-life challenges. haha All the best, Diane & BrickYard Staff
Well, it is that time! So many great things in the store I am losing my mind!! Do I relocate to a bigger house just so that I can have a room in every holiday theme imaginable or what? We have oodles of vintage ornaments that have just arrived and so many great unusual gift ideas that there’s no excuse to not buy for anyone.
And aren’t Men the hardest Ladies?
And aren’t Women impossible Guys? hahah. It can be tough!
We can make it easy for you if you need a hand. Our beautiful Ellen has hand-picked and hand-wrapped gifts for the special someone in your life. Present them with a Gift card Basket, that also includes a $25 Store Gift Certificate, a mug, a free breakfast, holiday chocolates and a BrickYard Antiques treasure all for $50.00 or less. Have us custom wrap something up for you too if you have an idea in mind. Just give us a call to order. 519-264-9538 or reply to this email.
So many wonderful items flying out the door everyday as our more than 90 Vendors restock as fast as they can!
Next time you’re in – Enjoy one of our holiday milkshakes to help you get into the spirit! SOOO gooood~! You won’t be so ticked that all the radio stations are only playing Christmas carols right now on your drive home. haha (I enjoy it honestly!)
Halloween was so much fun with you guys! Thanks to everyone who let us read their fortunes. Now tell us… Did things come true?… Seems like with the feedback we were getting – our premonitions were pretty on target. Can’t wait to bring back the mystic next year. We had SO MUCH FUN!
It’s not too late! We’re still collecting for our Food and Toy Drive. You can still get on the NICE LIST! That’s right we will actually make sure you get on the nice list and that everyone knows it! Thank you for all of your donations so far. Our donation box is piled high!
Find the beauty in the everyday. All the best , Diane & BrickYard Staff
HOLIDAY HOURS DECEMBER 24th 10am-3pm Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day DECEMBER 31st 10am-3pm Closed New Years Day
Vaccine Passports are not required for shopping in the Antique Market, for Take-Out or Patio Dining. Proof of vaccination along with photo ID is required for indoor dining however as it is everywhere delicious food is served.
We are ready for Christmas and ready to display your name on our nice list RIGHT HERE! We want you to get on our nice list! In partnership with many other local businesses in town we are collecting non pershiables and new unwrapped toys. There is a big box right up front inside the store where you can drop them off the next time you come in. We are already impressed with the funds donated by you to our local Caring Cupboard Collection Jar every single month! Let’s do this! Bring on the Festive Feels. Who’s with me?
We’ve added to the menu! Enjoy some delicious sweet treats for dessert or just because. I have had the brownie and ice cream for lunch. Nothing to be concerned about here… 😀 More Revelations by Shopping …. What have you been meaning to organize for a short lifetime? For me it’s my shed…Will it ever be organized? Why can’t I throw anything out?…wait… I don’t want to.Find the beauty in the everyday.
Keeping it real and working as hard as you want I hope!
Earlier this week enjoying a walk through the store this Hot Nuts machine made me laugh… I have not seen something like this before. I guess sometimes you want your nuts hot and other times you don’t. Depends on the occasion! Such as when you are boxing…see the comment below from one of our customers who had the perfect response.
Watch the ‘my balls was hot’ clip here. The first five seconds are laugh out loud funny and the rest is…. wellll… mildly inappropriate I suppose and a head scratcher nonetheless. But that guy is clearly fun at parties and if he had your back- you could probably say whatever you wanted – not that you would because you are an upstanding citizen of course.
Another new booth: Woo Hoo! Our third section on our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is finally full with another new booth setup just beginning! Yup, It’s been three years already- holy smokes times flies and the ever evolving pace here is how we like it. No time for naps!
gotta show you this 100+ year old grain bin from Sparta that’s massive and gorgeous! What is remarkable about this piece of history on wheels is that the pencil markings inside were tracking the contents and quantities of the seeds sold. I love this! I wish I had something like this when my kids were smaller, I would put alllll their junk in there and never think about it again. This would be great for so many uses firewood/storage/hidingspot while making a statement with original style. There’s not another one like this that’s for sure. ($450)
How do you annoy a skeleton? YOU CAN’T! Nothing gets under their skin! I am a big fan of lame jokes! 😂
Happy Hallowe’en – Indulge a little (what bag of mini mars bars under the desk?) it’s all part of the sentimentality of this time of year and to feel like a kid again! Not only do Halloween treats keep you young it also staves away the need for naps! If you’re up for some scares, come check us out this week and see what we have to make your place original, nostalgic and spooky as fast and easy as can be!
Find the beauty in the everyday. All the best, 🎃Diane & BrickYard Staff
The Last Laugh: Revelations by Shopping
What do you know? Sometimes small truths come out while taking a lizardly stroll through the store. haha
Passports are not required for shopping in the Antique Market, for Take-Out or Patio Dining. Proof of vaccination along with photo ID is required for indoor dining however as it is everywhere delicious food is served.
We have a wonderful new booth set up here! Full of rare dress forms, german dolls, a scuba diving lamp, and stained glass inserts. More coming in all the time, this is just the beginning~!
A little bit of fall feels here with even more trendy white wicker furniture. Great for a child’s room or fill it full of light coloured gourds and place it on your front porch.
When you want the farmhouse look this is where to come. Everyone needs to be greeted by beautiful things they love when they come home.
Our signature TileYard Footlong with the works is a staple here. It’s part of an unexpected pandemic crisis however as we have not received any Footlong Hotdog buns since early spring so we had no choice but to get creative and take matters into our own hands. So now for a limited time, we are making our own homemade FootLong Hot Dog buns! Here’s me doing a test run in my kitchen. Turns out they are pretty darn good! I don’t know if we will keep making them by hand forever… but for now we are happy to do it and they are worth the effort. Next time you’re in give them a try!
Find the beauty in the everyday. All the best, Diane & BrickYard Staff
Let’s go on a road trip! Our seasonal display is all about Day Tripping! Let’s go somewhere great… Like BrickYard Antiques! Of course, out here it’s possible that your road trip takes a little longer if you get stuck behind a tractor…. but isn’t that charming? Plus the countryside in Middlesex county is quite beautiful. We are located right across from a cornfield that is one of my most favorite things to look at.
Loving this display of signage. Fantastic one-of-a-kind wall art here… What you like is what you like, just put it all together for impact!
Let’s chill. Neutral colours make this rustic cottage display calming to look at and a fit for almost any setting.
We love to see what you have done with your finds! Thank you for sharing your piano shelfie 1895stepler_house. This is absolutely stunning! I think I have found my new favorite word here…. ‘Shelfie’– haha! Does anyone else have a ‘shelfie’ to share? Send them to us at email@example.com or tag us on Instagram or Facebook. Find beauty in the everyday. All the best, Diane & BrickYard Staff
And just like that, the air has shifted and incomes all the fall feels. This new booth set up by The Lazy River has all the right vibes going on. Just hand me a blanket and a cup of tea please!
Boo! Get Ready to freak out! Look at all of this fun traditional Hallowe’en decor. Nothing better than some classic blow molds that never go out of scary style.
Preserve the season and the awfully short butterfly lifespan with these ratan coasters. One way for time to stand still for a split second. Pour me another pumpkin latte please… And if you make it wrong please don’t give me the extra coffee for free… ’cause then I will drink it anyways and get WAAYYY too much work done for one day.
Surprise! Every corner in here has something unexpected. Who can resist adopting a crying puppy dog or a sassy tweety bird anyways? Tweety was my nickname as a baby because that was the shape of my head. ha! (That is Aly in the picture, not me)
Enjoy the fall season and be grateful that we live in a time where vaccines can be made so quickly. See this posting from the Western University history department. What a fun find here at BrickYard Antiques! Although no one would have thought so back then that’s for sure. Find the beauty in the everyday & see you soon!
Happy Heat WAVE! Lots of new items in the store everyday ~ here is some of them below.
Loving this Heinz Ketchup truck – Deliciously different flavour! (What a fantastic font). Can you even imagine life without Heinz ketchup? We can’t and our restaurant can’t either.
Farmhouse comfort in earth tones and a scroll detail on top of this decorative ladder
Absolutely coveting this set of worn leather-bound miniature Shakespeare plays. It looks like I could get through them all in one afternoon, but instead, I will leave that to the well-read English majors.
Our last yardsale was blessed by the sunshine gods (yahoo!) and was chock full of so many neat finds! All kinds of things that I have not seen before and some talented displays also. We have our very last one this Saturday, August 28th at 10 am.
Do you love old original oil paintings? I do! This painting was brought in to us by our much-loved regular customer and history buff Marion. Her mother-in-law Sadie Nagel painted this in 1960. She was part of a group of South Caradoc Ladies who painted pictures of local buildings and objects. This syrup shack was on Burwell Road and owned by the Janes family who also owned the Brick Yard that now houses BrickYard Antiques. When brick-making slowed in the winter/spring, the workers were put to work making syrup instead. In fact, the upper loft of our shed still has the outlines of all the sap buckets that were stored in it year after year. Pretty Cool! Thanks for sharing Marion!
Find the beauty in the every day, We will see you soon!