Linda Ruth's shop is a veritable cornucopia of wonderful treasures just waiting to be discovered in every nook and cranny. Everything from rope to rocking horses to baskets to buoys, tables to teapots, cabinets to carriage clocks.
In a world where genuine antique shops are becoming rarer and rarer, Linda Ruth has stuck with it and works hard to gather the best and most interesting items from the past. This year she celebrates her 34th year in the antiques business. Many of her customers are regular visitors who stop by every year during their vacations to Nova Scotia.
This season Linda Ruth decided to shake things up a bit. She has turned a wonderful loft area at the top of her antiques barn into a hooked rug loft from which she and her hooker friends offer for sale their beautiful hooked rugs. The area already had high peaked ceilings, great natural lighting and large windows. But after a coat of cheerful yellow paint, freshly cut flowers and the addition of carpet tack strips strategically placed to hang rugs of all shapes and sizes, the area has been transformed into a warm and welcoming space for showcasing the hooking talents of the Main Street Hookers.
So, if you happen to find yourself in the Chester area it would be well worth your time to stop by for a visit to Come by Chance Antiques located at 4751 Highway #3.
And if antique markets are your thing, Linda Ruth also organizes and hosts an annual antiques market in the field behind her barn. Approximately 40 vendors are planning to take part this August 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music and good eats as well. Call 902-275-3146 to book a space to sell or drop by and peruse a field full of antiques and collectibles. Everyone is welcome!