Friday, June 13, 2014

Old George's Hidden Village

 Last week we went on a day trip out to Old George's hidden village in Whitewood, it's a couple of hours from here and it's a neat place to go (if a little dusty), part Museum, part antique shop, part something else entirely, Old George is the owner and quite the character- happy to tour you around and explain the place, and it's a great place for kids, (well maybe it's just that way for our kids, they're well versed in looking at old junk and finding it interesting). If your kid has any sort of imagination they'd love it- there's tons to look at and imagine about, N was almost every shopkeeper there was, a sheriff, a shoe salesman, a pioneer woman, a kid about to get eaten by a bear, you name it.

It's like an old curio cabinet you can walk around in, and it's really interesting, and inspiring to see this place, because it's huge and built out of one man's imagination and passion for old things and times. And also because there's a treasure trove of stuff to get your juices flowing, at least two new ideas for pots came out of this trip, and lots of designs that I'll appropriate, as soon as I get the chance to work in the studio again.

If you're passing by Whitewood Sask. this summer I highly recommend a little visit to Old Geo.


  1. What a fun looking spot. Right out of an old western film. Brilliant photos.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. How interesting - and what a small world! Especially since this is the place where your great-grandparents lived circa 1908 - 1911 - a couple of my uncles were born there at Whitewood Saskatchewan.

  3. That does look like a lot of fun, and it seems that he has a bit of everything to look at. Wouldn't he be a fun subject for a photo shoot.


    1. For Sure! I was too shy to ask him to sit for me- but next time maybe I'll get my courage up!

  4. Looks like a fun place for the kids. Great photo essay.