Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas!

Let's hope you've started to think about Christmas giving as the season {despite the weather} is almost upon us!

We've certainly had shopping on the brain here in the store.  Our last anticipated order has arrived and now it's time to take a collective breath and see how the shoppers feel about what has been brought in.

Like 'Washed Cotton' solid perfume ~ perfect as a Stocking Stuffer or for your girlfriend who has everything


Fun & cozy scarves, tams, and gloves to help keep the chill away and make you easy to spot amongst the Light Up The Night Crowd:


For the Diva on your list, how about a suede purse? 

So hard to photograph well on an iPhone!


Or a beautiful one-of-a-kind leather beaded necklace.  {although we have two in stock:}


 When it came time to buy purses and accessories, we made the decision to only buy leather products in order to avoid competing with the other wonderful stores along Mill Street.

Which also means fun & funky leather cuffs {new shipment arrived today!} 


Finally, just in case you feel you don't quite have enough Christmas cheer in your own home, a cupboard full of vintage inspired decorations to brighten your home!

{$fun & affordable}

Monday, 7 November 2011

Well hello!

If you're wondering what has been going on at The Village Idiot Gallery, don't be shy and come in to see for yourself.

This Thursday November 10th from 3-9 pm we're giving 25% off your purchase*.  One day only to get the buying season rolling for Christmas.  

But don't expect this store to be full of Christmas wares!  Just goodies like vintage inspired Newgate Clocks, gorgeous suede and leather bags, pillows to brighten up any drab room, scarves and warm, cozy gloves.  And seriously so much more than you would expect!  

{not a Harley Davidson motorcycle - it has found it's way back to Patrick's garage.}

Hope to see you then!  

The Village Idiot Gang

* excluding furniture.  10% off the fancy furniture *

Saturday, 22 October 2011

News on the 'home' front

We've been working like busy bees here at the gallery, and slowly but surely it's starting to come together.

The orders have been trickling in and the furniture comes in like a waterfall. One thing that should be known about the owner of this gallery, the man LOVES furniture. He has a crazy knack for finding the coolest stuff.

Like this:

Jam Cupboard extraordinaire

Coffee table for the industrialist {excuse my bad iPhone photo skills}

Next week holds promise of the new window sign arriving, and a happy goodbye to the old clunker that blocks the sun.

We have merchandise that will blow your socks off and can't be found anywhere else. More Newgate clocks from London, leather cuffs and belts, and the pillowcases! How could we forget to mention those!

Funny enough, the pillowcases were ordered a couple of weeks ago. I followed up the order this week with an e-mail and the owner/creator of these beauties apologized for putting our order on the back burner because....wait for it.....she was busy finishing up some pillowcases for MARTHA STEWART and HGTV. Seriously?! Martha frickin' Stewart.

Um, that's ok. Take your time. Because of the delay, here's a sneak peak:

Japanese & Marimekko fabric!

Monday, 12 September 2011


Maybe you're wondering to yourself, what does the Village Idiot sell?

That's a good question and here at the gallery we are in the midst of deciding where we want to head with this place.

We've got all the basics checked off.

Great space.  check
Awesome neighbours.  check
Busy town.  check

{and most importantly}

Owner who likes to have fun.  check

There are already amazing antiques, furniture, pottery and art in the gallery.  Jewelry too.

But we'd like to mix it up, get a new vibe going.

The busy 'ordering bees' have been keeping the credit card handy and orders will start arriving in the coming weeks.

Make sure you pop by the Gallery and experience our unabashed quirkiness!

Because as you know, this is how we feel about quirky:

Here's to the crazy ones.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the 
square holes.
The ones who see things
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them,
disagree with them, quote them, glorify
or vilify them.
About the only thing
you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent.  They imagine.
They explore
They create.  They inspire.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at
an empty canvas and see a
work of art?
While some see them as crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy
enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones that do.