With it’s vibrant energy and vintage vibe, Frugal & Company rounds out the shopping experience Picton has to offer. “There is something for everyone,” promises store owner Gudrun Gallo. “We have a lot of interesting things that people will want to pick up for themselves or for gift giving.”
The store, staged with refurbished furniture and home décor, also offers gourmet food and bath products. Frugal & Company is an antique store of sorts, but with a little bit of funkiness, and a discerning eye for something more interesting than you grandmother’s antiques. “I like good lines and good colours… things that speak to people and that are one-off things, really hard to find,” says Gallo.
From Toronto Trove:
This store is a verifiable treasure trove. The variety of vintage and retro goods they have is absolutely superb. From boxes of vintage postcards, to amazing retro tins, old mason jars (with the glass tops!), art deco dinnerware, books (my mother took a trip down memory lane whilst eyeing the books) – the list goes on.
I left with a giant bag of treasures (which will definitely be making their appearance on the blog) and a vinyl swivel stool from the seventies. There was a fantastic orange vinyl couch that caught my eye, but I decided to restrict myself to the stool! read more…
From Food & Drink magazine:
Filled to the rafters with all of the things you didn’t know you needed: a vintage Chinese checkers board game, the original Partridge Family album in vinyl, a rusty bucket emblazoned with the words, “Pure Ontario Honey.” Somehow, this seemingly random collection of retro farmhouse knick-knacks and repurposed bagatelles, gathered together under one roof on Picton’s main drag, all seems to fit together. read more…