It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The cozy holiday time we eagerly await all year; but The Old Tin Shed doesn’t wait! They have Christmas all year ‘round. There is a secret room – the Christmas room – and it is found in the old barn behind the store.
In the Christmas shop you will find all the trimmings of the holiday season all year long – Kathryn (owner, and resident Christmas-aholic) believes it is never too early to begin planning for the season, and she thinks keeping the magic alive all year ‘round in what they call ‘Santa’s Workshop’ is just what Christmas lovers need.
As we usher in the cooler weather and the temperatures dip, we begin to see the main store at The Old Tin Shed transform from Harvest to Holidays beginning in November. The Christmas room in the barn closes for the Winter and Christmas moves to the main shop with themed Christmas trees and holiday themed décor. More and more sparkle is added every year with a new tree or two, and no matter your style, you will find decorations ranging from rustic to bling and everything in between.
As restrictions for shopping and indoor gathering numbers loosen, the staff are able to let more folks in the doors at once, but don’t be surprised if you still encounter a line-up at the door – there is so much to see and so many one-of-a-kind treasures it brings people out in numbers. The staff at The Tin Shed work tirelessly to create an experience for every shopper – after all this church–turned-tourist-destination is a hot spot for Christmas shoppers!
This year you will find favourites like large metal bells – so great to ‘ring’ in the new year! You will also still see gnomes peeking out all over the store, they have been a huge hit this year and go very quickly – but The Old Tin Shed always has more on the way. This is the time of year to stock up on amazing smelling candles, handmade soaps or popular charcuterie boards; The Tin Shed also has a fun selection of quirky towels with cute sayings on them – Kathryn says you can tell when someone is in the linen section because there are always giggles ringing through the store. They have a great selection of perfect stocking stuffers, local honey and preserves. There is a well-stocked iron section with hooks, knobs and hinges for every DIY project, and a great selection of metal signs, lighting and décor, clothing, jewellery, giftware and everything in between – a little something for everyone on your list.
Owners Kathryn and Geoffrey Webber are proud to offer 100-mile sourced products; this means they work hard to support local artisans and carry these handmade items in the shop – and you can’t go wrong with handmade.
When you visit the store you will always find a handpicked collection of refurbished furniture, all done at the Tin Shed with their signature Fusion Mineral Paint and available for purchase. In the new year Kathryn hopes to be able to begin offering paint demos in-store for the DIY crowd – so keep an eye on their social media accounts for announcements.
For more information, contact Kathryn & Geoffrey Webber
The Old Tin Shed, 613-332-6565, www.the-old-tin-shed.myshopify.com