Ma Mere et Moi Antiques began in 1999 as an extension of a mother and daughter’s love of antiques and the relaxed, country way of life. Although years have passed and changes have occurred, our philosophy and love of antiques has remained. Now, a young granddaughter is keen on following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps.
Our philosophy has always been that your home and furnishings should reflect your life and personality, not bound by one look, but mixing different and unique items that speak to your personal style. We believe that pieces should be functional and used every day. Our children and our pets are an integral part of our lives and one should never be worried more about their furnishings than the quality time being spent with family and friends.
We pride ourselves in having an eclectic mix that ensures each customer can find something that they love. Some of the types of items we carry are: primitives, rustic and farmhouse pieces, shabby chic/cottage, vintage, industrial, garden, architectural, vintage Christmas and many unique smalls.
Our shop’s inventory is always changing. We encourage our customers to let us know if they are looking for something specific so that we can contact them when such an item comes in.
The shop’s inventory is now listed online and items are added regularly. This gives our customers the flexibility to shop from their home at the time of day that suits them. Pick up of their items can also be arranged at flexible times.
The shop is no longer just Mom and I but has also come to include my husband and my daughter. It is a true family affair. Ours is a simple, rural life. My mother and I live next door to each other.
My mother is a force of nature. She is busy every day and her energy and love of life and family is unending. Style, decorating and display are natural born talents to my Mom. If you are thinking that she is slowing down, she got her first (of many) tattoos after the age of 60 and is regularly on the computer, Ipad and smartphone. We find it hard to keep up with her!
I married my high school sweetheart and we built our house together in the country. I work from home and take my daughter to school every day. We love to garden and have flower and vegetable gardens. We try to grow most of our fruits and vegetables and what we do not eat in the summer months I can and preserve for enjoyment throughout our Canadian winters. We love all the facets of our rural life.
Our decorating style is not one style, but an eclectic mix of items we love and things that suit our personalities and our way of life. There is nothing off limits in our home. We have a daughter and a dog so to us, another scratch or ding just gives a piece more character.
We love our style and way of life and we hope that you can find a special item at our shop that reflects you and the things you love.