Home & Cottage Interiors is holding their 2nd annual ‘Vintage Social’ on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1964 Dufferin Ave. in Wallaceburg.

Several local vendors will be set up in their parking lot offering a wide selection of hand made crafts, antiques, woodcrafts, rustic signs, Avon, Thirty-One, Jr. Watkins, glass sculptures and much more.

There will also be a Charity barbecue with all proceeds benefiting ‘Path of Play’ which is a project that aims to financially assist families impacted by Autism, and who wish to exercise early intervention for their child through private therapy.

In addition, they provide a platform for children of many special needs to build more meaningful friendships and experiences with other people, through the world of play.

The barbecue will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and everything will be available by donation only.

Inside the store there will be a silent auction with several pieces of hand painted furniture up for grabs.

Included in the auction is a beautiful Armoire that has been admired by everyone who visits the shop.

“Everyone loves this piece,” says store manager, Diane Galvin.

“But it’s very large – over seven feet tall – so it’s not a piece that will fit into every home’s decor and style.”

Besides the Armoire, there’s an antique ice box, dining set, small kitchen island and a painted
trunk in their silent auction.

“We are also offering no tax on every purchase during the event,” Galvin added.

Everyone who visits the store on Saturday will also be eligible to win one of their October workshops, simply by filling out a free ballot.

If you’ve been meaning to stop into the little shop just west of town beside the Fairfield Park Nursing Home on your way to Walpole Island, then this Saturday is the day to make that happen.

Home & Cottage Interiors is the only location in Chatham-Kent that carries the world famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Galvin is a fully trained Annie Sloan Stockist.

“I think that ‘Stockist’ is a British term for retailer,” Galvin said with a laugh.

“But it is quickly becoming well known and used in North America.”

In order to carry the paint the store had to fit certain criteria, commit to on-going training and to run workshops to teach their customers the various painting techniques that artist and inventor Annie Sloan developed over the past four to five decades.

Sloan has published more that 30 books detailing her techniques and interior decorating expertise.

“Becoming an Annie Sloan Stockist has been life-changing,” Galvin said.

“Because of the paint, I am connected to small business owners all over the world and they all share their experience and advise freely. I have even had several online chats with Annie Sloan herself. Besides being a fountain of information, she is warm, approachable and always very encouraging. I feel like we’re friends.”

Galvin said she freely passes along the information she receives from Sloan and the other
Stockists to her customers.

“Our goal is to make sure that everyone who buys this paint is also given all the information they need to get great results,” she said.

Make a point to stop in this Saturday and enjoy no tax store-wide.

Also, don’t forget to fill out a ballot to win a free fall workshop.

Home & Cottage Interiors is located at 1964 Dufferin Ave., which is west of Wallaceburg just passed Fairfield Park Nursing Home.

They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 519-627-8400 or visit their Facebook page.

Here’s a sneak-peek at what to expect on Saturday:


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