The Old Hastings Gallery

Categories: Daycation and Out and About.

Ormsby is a little village off Highway 62N at Highway 620. Listed as one of the ghost towns of this part of Ontario with a population of 20 (there abouts) it has two amazing places to visit.
The Old Schoolhouse Tea Room is a delightful place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea after a visit to The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery.

Old Hastings Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario  Old Hastings Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

This store, originally the General Store for the area,  has so many interesting and fascinating things for sale tucked into every nook and cranny available.  I wouldn’t want the job of dusting!

Old Hastings Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

Each room has its own theme from mercantile, to music and books, to milk shed, to summer kitchen and even a Christmas room.  The husband’s lounge is set up for husbands to sit and relax while the wife does the browsing.  My husband enjoyed browsing the store just as much as me so didn’t take the opportunity to sit down.

Old Hastings Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

My most favourite room didn’t have things for sale but was a little room tucked under the stairs.

the little room under the stairs at The old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

 It was full of miniature items just perfect to delight the young and young at heart visitors.

the little room under the stairs at The old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

Oh how I wish I had a spot in our house to create my own little room under the stairs.

Here is the story how the little room was created.

the little room under the stairs at The old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

Outside there are big works of art that would look wonderful in any garden.

Old Hastings Gallery in Ormsby, Ontario

Lillian and Gary Pattison own this wonderful store.  Both are accomplished musicians and you can hear Lillian happily singing as you browse through the store.  If you can’t make it to the store be sure to visit their website or their Facebook page.

It was another great daycation visiting places to the north of where we live.  This was our second visit to Ormsby in the past few years and we certainly plan to go back again.

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