Cottage-country Hot Spot: The Treasure Shop
We’ve just returned from a twelve-day summer stay at the cottage. We had a fantastic time, although I will say that I noticed a few differences being on holiday with a baby. Not quite as much hammock time as in previous years! However, we of course made time for poking around the antique shops and flea markets that I love, including a new favourite, The Treasure Shop in Westport, Ont.
The Treasure Shop contains the personal collection of owner Denise Doucet. A former Montreal banker, Denise retired to Westport a few years ago with her husband, and together they run the antique shop and an adjoining B&B, A Victorian Reflection. A lifelong collector, Denise has gathered collectables from all over the world: A silver thimble found on a recent trip to France, moulds for ships purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show, juice glasses from country flea markets. I could literally have spent hours in her shop poking around the wares, chatting with her about where things came from and what they were used for. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Westport.