Thursday, May 29, 2014

Yaciuk's Antiques, Clocks & Collectibles

If you drive down the Lake George Road, you'll come upon a neat, little barn on the side of the road with bright red doors. If you're lucky, a flag emblazoned with the letters O-P-E-N will be flapping in the wind.

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

David Yaciuk opened his antiques shop in Annapolis Royal more than 10 years ago, but now calls Brenton home.

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

He says he's been crazy about antiques since he was three years old, but it all started out pretty traumatically.

"My obsession in life was washing machines until my sister put me in one and it traumatized me," he says.

"The only thing that calmed me down was my Mom sent me to the neighbours' and my neighbour gave me her cuckoo clock because I was fascinated with it. And I’ve been collecting clocks since, almost as a comfort thing."

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

Yaciuk not only collects and sells cuckoo clocks, but he also has a workshop in the barn where he repairs and restores clocks.

He also collects music boxes and different kinds of animated and wind-up toys, but cuckoo clocks are special because they combine all of his favourite things.

"The cuckoo clock is everything compressed into one," he says. "You've got your music box, you've got your animated figures, you've got the mechanics all in one little, bunched up box."

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

Yaciuk's shop also boasts an impressive collection of Hummel figurines.

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

Yaciuk says he looks forward to selling his wares at this year's SeaSalt Antiques and Vintage Market Saturday, June 10 in the Anthony Pavilion behind the Mariners Centre.
"I'm excited. It'll be great, for sure," he says. 

Yaciuk's antiques, clocks and collectibles

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Grandma's Collectibles

Welcome to the Tusket Vintage and Antique Fair's blog! On a recent trip to see some of our exhibitors, Natalie, Marie and Ingrid dropped in to see Olive Thibault at Grandma's Collectibles in Ashmore, Digby County. 

We found so many treasures during our quick stop at the barn, like dozens of strings of beaded jewelry, beautifully displayed in every colour of the rainbow.

And the 10-year-old girl in me fell in love with this Barbie thermos. Look at her poise! She's just so perfectly vintage.

I love Pyrex. That rooster! Those hot air balloons! I still can't believe I left this gem in the barn.

And so many Ball jars. In every size and shape.

I'll be posting some more photos and profiles of some of the vendors who will be selling their wares at the Tusket Vintage and Antiques Fair in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out our poster and mark your calendars! June 14 and 15, under the tent next to the Argyle Township Court House and Archives and across from Carl's Store