Saturday, September 09, 2017

Rideau Antiques

We had heard about this place, Rideau Antiques, and that it was quite the place with all sorts of stuff all over the place. So, as part of the recent birthday week, we made the hour-long trek one fine day. As you can see (well sort of see) on the map below, it is located near Rideau Ferry which is kind of between Perth (top left) and Smiths Falls (top right).



Google Maps don't copy well, but if you click this link, it should open to the proper map that you can scroll around. If it works right, Rideau Antiques is in the middle of the ma and starred. https://goo.gl/maps/Wr23S4oxWXz

I thought I was prepared for the amount of clutter and stuff, but I underestimated. The amount of stuff was overwhelming. This is what you see at the entrance to the property.



Just inside the entrance.




The stuff goes all around the place on all sides. I mean, I could show dozens of photos, but it goes on and on.





Then we decided to go into the house.





Inside was just like the outside, only maybe more so. The amount of stuff was incredible. Aisles were very narrow and sometimes impassable.







There is a barn across the road that is also filled to the brim. Sue couldn't squeeze much past the door.



If you're in the area, it's something to behold.

7 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Lol. It didn't look like there was a way into the entrance! Good lord! I don't understand hoarding!

Shammickite said...

Crikey! The fire department's nightmare.

Shammickite said...

It reminds me of this place:
http://ex-shammickite.blogspot.ca/2014/09/junque-by-any-other-name.html

Jim Flack said...

Over the years I have been in lots of antique stores, but never like this one. Goodness! One could never find what they were looking for, could they??? Looks like a lot of fun trying, though!

Mara said...

The question of course is: did you lighten their load at all?

I would love to be able to browse there for a while, but I guess I would come away with things I don't need and would clutter up my own place.

Debbie said...

OMG...how in the world did you get the amazing pictures you got for sunday's post (i read backwards) and sue has on white pants, another OMG!!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Well, you could have popped in! We're just up the road. Hubby cannot go in. It gives him the heebee jeebies!