Thursday, August 11, 2011

D. Johnson’s Antiques - best antique store in Canada!

“You have to have a passion for what you do!” Doug Johnson

D. Johnson’s Antiques is one of the best stocked shops in all of eastern Ontario, Doug and his shop are one-of-a-kind. Located just 1/2 mile north of the city of Cornwall, Ontario, on Hwy 138, with over 6,000 sq ft and more than 10,000 items on display. Doug has been in the antique and reproduction furniture business for 30 years and I’m proud to say that Doug is a good friend. I met Doug over 15 years ago, while I was shopping for antique furniture and over the years our friendship has grown. Doug and his wife Ann always make you feel welcomed, they are kindest and most generous people you can meet. And Doug has tons of stories to tell and wants his cool stuff to be your cool stuff so other people can enjoy it the same way he has. Did I mention he’s willing to ship?  “It doesn’t feel like a job to me. I get to hang out and talk with people all day.” says Doug. His shop is always an adventure, you never know what you might find, china, jewelry, old gates, windows, quilts, garden ware, collectibles, any type of furniture even the kitchen sink! The reproduction furniture is newly-made but with an aged look and is made out of wood that has been salvaged from old homes, barns and buildings. You can check out his website and find him on Twitter or swing by the shop everyday from 9am-5pm, I’m sure you will leave with a new treasure and a smile on your face. I love you Dougie!

Doug and Patches

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