Welcome to Cherry Valley
We are Pam & Doug from Canada’s beautiful capital city, Ottawa. The name Cherry Valley comes from a small village in the southwestern tip of Prince Edward County, Ontario where Pam’s ancestors used to live. The area is rich in the heritage of the United Empire Loyalists who first populated it during and after the American Revolution. And in fact from 1901 to 1911 Pam’s great grandfather was the light keeper at the nearby lighthouse at Point Petre originally built in 1833. We have been passed a wonderful memento of the lighthouse in the form of a large oak-framed mirror made from one of its glass windows that was salvaged before it was fully demolished in 1970 due to structural weaknesses. Sadly, before any preservation group could even get a chance to save the original lighthouse, it was blown up. With such a rich heritage and the family ties to the area, Cherry Valley was an easy choice for the name of our antiques business.
Nine Mile Point Lighthouse (identical design to Point Petre Lighthouse)
Picture Source: Rudy and Alice's Lighthouse Page - http://www.rudyalicelighthouse.net
As with many in the antiques and collectibles line of work, our interest started with a small collection. Pam’s particular interest was in vintage linens, primitives and stoneware items. Collecting these items led to more related items, which of course could be acquired at the same places - antique shops, auctions and estate sales. Since we were buying ‘stuff’ anyway, Pam had the idea that maybe the hobby could evolve to something bigger … and this was the start of our antiques business. Since 1998, we have been offering quality items at local antique shows, through our web site and on eBay. We continue to seek out old, unique and interesting articles from local sources in the Ottawa Valley, Eastern Ontario, Quebec and the odd trip further afield. Our website www.cherryvalleyantiques.ca provides a virtual 24/7 store with selected items. As this is our hobby-turned-store we try to update our site regularly with new merchandise. Stop by often!
As for our track record, you need only check our feedback from hundreds of satisfied eBay customers <<click here to view our feedback>>. We are often complimented for the quality of our items, the accuracy of our descriptions (many “better than described” comments), the promptness of service and excellent packing. We want to ensure that your buying experience is a good as our selling experience. Whether your purchase is at one of our shows, through our web site or via eBay we endeavour to please.
Happy collecting, antiquing, shopping!!!
Cheers,Pam and Doug
Vintage Linens - Vintage Tablecloths, Napkins & Placemats - Vintage Guest and Fingertip Towels - Vintage Bath and Hand Towels - Vintage Monogrammed Towels - Vintage Pillowcases & Bedspreads - Vintage Table Runners & Doilies