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More Artifacts From The Shop

March 26, 2012 by admin

Work on my little shop continues – not long till it’s done!  I wanted to share with you some more of the artifacts we found in the shop, most from a crevice behind a wall that came down.  As I mentioned, the shop was a billiards hall for years and years so these items make sense given it’s history.  Take a look – they’re a thrilling glimpse into the past!


Here are a pair of old chalk cubes for the pool cues.  Apparently, they’re the world’s best!

Smoking was a given and these pipes were probably typical for a pool hall scene.  They’re so cool!

If a pipe’s not your thing, how about these Player’s cigarettes?  Still in the box!!  And some chalk for…

The original slates on the wall for keeping score!

There was a collection of old mail and even a price list for billiards-related products.  I love the swatch of pool table green felt on its sample card.

Looks like lots of ice cold refreshments were consumed.  Pool is hard work I guess!  Mostly Coca Cola and Savoy Orange (?) it looks like…

And the best for last…this old fund raising poster I found on the first day.  Isn’t it amazing?  Raising money for the Red Cross all those years ago, I can see it now…


Well, it’s back to work, I’ve got product to order!  And a very special thank you to those of you who popped in over the weekend!  It was great to meet you and I hope you’ll come back soon!  For anyone else who is curious, feel free to drop in!


  1. Mike says:

    I wish I could pop in but as I’m on the left coast, I’ll have to plan a trip east. Great artifacts from the old pool hall, they’ll make a great display in your shop!

  2. Carol Ann says:

    I see “shadow boxes” on the wall behind your cash and wrap… so much fun to see what your finding… thanks for sharing the step by step clean up and renovation
    Looking forward to the store at the end, with your design style it will be amazing…

  3. deedeemallon says:

    cool relics!! it is fun to catch your enthusiasm and will enjoy (I’m sure) watching the shop come together!

  4. Chickadee says:

    We drove past your wee store front this weekend. I am hoping that with your store opening, it will help revitalize that part of Whitby.
    I will be a frequent visitor since best friends and also my son and family live in Whitby/Brooklin.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Perhaps that swatch of green felt is telling you something…maybe your decision on a storefront paint colour will factor in a bit of an homage to the store’s past?

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