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We are passionate about supporting our local economy, community, and sustaining our vibrant and unique heritage town! We stay connected to our passion by promoting local businesses and locally

made/Canadian products.

“Neck of the Woods” means “your neighbourhood or the area where you live”. We wanted a community feel; a place where people feel welcomed and love to visit. “General Store” is in keeping with our old building (c. 1940) and heritage aspect of our town. In the old days a General Store carried a broad selection of items. It was also a gathering place. We just love that!

Established in July 2018, our family business has grown to include 100+ artisans... With something for everyone!


Our Artisans

We support 100+ artisans, crafters, jewelers, upcyclers, and vintage lovers! Mostly from Vancouver Island and surrounding islands, some from the mainland, and a few from other parts of Canada. Products include...

* Original Art, Prints, Greeting Cards

* Jewelry

* Body Products, Essential Oils

* Pottery, Glassware

* Clothing – Adult & Children’s

* Accessories – Purses, Wallets, Scarves, Hats

* Home Décor

* Candles, Chimes

* Jams, Shrubs, Mustards, Teas, Chai

* Fun Stuff – Games, Stickers, Buttons, Magnets

* Vintage items, and more!


How does this work? If we love your product, we can accept on consignment or purchase wholesale. We are always bringing in new creations; an amazing local craft show every day!


A Bit About Us

We purchased our building in 2016 with a dream of opening something fun... something that supported local and Canadian artisans, farmers, upcyclers, and vintage lovers!


Kathleen: I have always nurtured my creative side and it's reflected in any work that I do.  I love fabric and sewing and anything vintage (especially vintage embroidery, lace and linens)!  I also love going to craft and vintage shows and wanted to bring that uniqueness and fun into our store.


Micheal: I'm a certified chef and love creating meals for my family who are always very appreciative! I help out here and there with the store and love to beach comb in my spare time.  Be sure to look for my creations!


We both appreciate the love and creativity that goes into creating something with human hands! 


Kathleen and Micheal Hayden

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28 Roberts Street

PO Box 1472

Ladysmith BC V9G1B1



Mon to Sat - 10 am to 5 pm

Sun - 11 am to 4 pm


Hours may fluctuate during the holiday season. Check our Facebook page or Google for the most up to date store hours.

Please contact us for purchase inquiries, consignment arrangements,

wholesale or other details.

Come Visit

Our Neck of the Woods!

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