About Us

A little bit about us –

After many years of being kept busy in the work-a-day world, the time came for us to retire and pursue some of our lifelong interests.

Sharon was delighted to be able to spend more time drawing and painting. Bruce enjoyed heading out to auctions, searching for interesting things. Many lovely pieces of glass have made their way into our shop from these expeditions.

At the same time we have been busy creating a lovely cottage garden on our two and one half acres between Colborne and Grafton. Our gardening style is eclectic to say the least and in places weeds flourish alongside of cherished perennials but the results, our visitors tell us, are both whimsical and beautiful.

These interests have led to the creation of the Artful Garden Gallery and Thomas House Collectibles. We welcome you to our regency cottage home where we have created a gallery in the former parlour. Come and walk our garden paths and view our work-in-progress garden. Browse through our gallery/gift shop where we feature Sharon’s watercolours of florals and local landscapes.

A selection from Bruce’s glassware and small collectables may provide the perfect gift for someone special to you.

In addition we show the work of a few other local artists and they have provided jewelry, hand painted porcelain, and a varied selection of gift cards for you to view.

All of your purchases will be wrapped and ribboned ready for giving

So come and join us for an afternoon’s shopping or just to share the garden, have a chat and enjoy the birds. We would love to meet you!

We are open MOST WEDNESDAY from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and MANY DAYS BY CHANCE. Please call for an appointment. Check for our signs near the mailbox by the highway.

In addition, we are “at home” most days and would be delighted to open the shop and garden for you. Just call ahead!