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Nest: Local Art and Furniture for your Space

The weather is getting cooler and getting cozy in your home space seems to specially beckon at this time of year. Give in to the nesting and add some fantastic local art and furniture to your familiar spaces. Help loved ones find peace with a few new items for your home. Take a look at these local galleries, artists, and retail to get the best for your nest in Rideau Lakes! 



Kilborn’s on the Rideau

Elevate your housewarming gifts or find quality items for your own space. Find apparel, footwear, art, furniture and much more at Kilborn’s on the Rideau. This destination store is a must-stop with company, friends or family; set aside a few hours to browse every nook and cranny.

RideauLakes Newboro ML0549Photo: Kilborn's on the Rideau by Matthew Liteplo


The Tipped Ship

A true emporium in Elgin! Housing fine goods and curios, sourced locally and from further afield.  Stop in to discover art and artisan creations, clothing, food, as well as thrifted and new goods. 

Wedding Photojournalism and Unique Portraits | https://forbesphotographer.comPhoto: The Tipped Ship by Tim Forbes | RTO9


Bastard Coffee House

Tucked away in a beautiful heritage building in Delta, explore locally-created art, soul-satisfying food and drinks and a dose of inspiration and creativity.

Bastard Coffee House Music VenuePhoto: Bastard Coffee House Facebook Page 


The Barn at Elgin

Stop in and see this restored space to believe it! Featuring ready-made rustic wooden furniture for the home or cottage. The Barn at Elgin is located in a 200-year-old restored barn now converted into a showroom. It has beautiful wooden breakfast nooks, rolling islands, washer toss boxes, side tables, barrel bar tops, Adirondack chairs, or chat with the owner about creating a custom piece!

The Barn at Elgin Facebook PagePhoto: The Barn at Elgin Facebook Page 




Claire Jacobs Fine Art Gallery

Inspired by the world around, Claire Jacobs Fine Art Gallery is bursting with colour and creativity. A member of the Rideau Lakes Artist Association, find Claire Jacobs on the annual studio tour, take a peek at the ever-changing collection on display or commission a special personal piece.

Shopping Art Studio with sign Chandelier Tree Claire Jacobs Exterior Portland November 2021 Full Permissions Marie WhitePhoto: Claire Jacobs Fine Art Gallery by Marie White  


Dreamscapes Rideau

The name says it all: this art is dreamy while providing an instant touch of class and creativity to your space. Artist Barbara Osborne-Monaghan’s fused glass pieces are striking and luxurious – the best way to foster a look that is uniquely yours with everything from jewelry to glass décor and paintings. Located in the beautifully-restored school house at 491 Charland Road, Elgin, and open on occasion. Keep an eye out for the shingle or call 613-217-4252.

Mancino Gallery

A sought-after art instructor, juror and critic, Shirley Mancino has won numerous prestigious awards for her art.  Shirley is renowned for her mixed media work and experimental techniques. She delivers art workshops and presentations in her studio and throughout North America – be sure to explore her vibrant work!

Shirley Mancino WebsitePhoto: Shirley Mancino Website


Nora Brown

Actively painting, you can view examples of her mixed media work online. To learn more, contact Nora by email at or by phone at 613 913 7177. Once you see it, you will want this art in your home!

Nora Brown Instagram 1Photo: Nora Brown Paints Instagram Page


Rosal Bay Studio Watercolours | John Shea Fine Art

Living on Newboro Lake, John Shea captures spaces in a beautiful watercolour style. Some of his most popular paintings are created stone by stone and brick by brick: showcasing the beauty of old residences and businesses, barns and familiar life in Rideau Lakes, Perth and further afield. He has painted local buildings and landscapes that would add a touch of Rideau Lakes to any home.

Rosal Bay StudioPhoto: Rosal Bay Studio Website | Watercolour by John Shea

Stone Manor Studios 

The Carriage House at Stone Manor Studios is a vibrant hub of artistic creativity. Here, amidst the charm and warmth of the studio, you'll discover an array of handcrafted art and craft pieces, each telling a unique story. Several artist instructors, renowned for hosting engaging art workshops on-site, have curated a breathtaking selection of artworks. As you wander through this inspiring space, you will be greeted by a diverse range of authentic, one-of-a-kind pieces. Expect to find exquisite beadwork reflecting indigenous traditions, captivating watercolour paintings, stunning felt works and stained-glass creations, and a variety of festive holiday crafts perfect for gifting. Each piece at the Carriage House not only showcases the skill and passion of our artists but also embodies the spirit of Stone Manor Studios – a place where art is not just made but lived.

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The Drapery Den

Modern design solutions are found here – unique drapery or bedding? Yes, please! In fact, the Drapery Den goes a step further and takes care of custom drapes, bedding, cushions and light upholstery. Owner Marilyn Benn comes with more than 40 years of experience providing drapery services – a business that she is very passionate about. Find out how Marilyn can help you!

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Make your house the definition of a home this season: nest with the best in Rideau Lakes.

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