Village Metalsmiths is a one-of-a-kind gift shop and outlet, located in Canada’s oldest operating foundry, Alloy Foundry, in beautiful, historic Merrickville.
Dating back to 1840, our historic stone building is situated on the banks of the Rideau River, a World Heritage Site. Our building reflects its history. Displayed within our old stone walls you will find foundry patterns, castings of plaques, art pieces and, of course, our cast metal house and business signs.
In the summer, our garden collection spills out onto the lawn in front of our building. You’ll find herons and other creatures, wind spinners, trellises and both down-to-earth and fanciful things for the garden.
Inside our spacious shop you’ll find a variety of items for the home, from pot racks to fireplace accessories, from the practical to the beautiful.
We are open weekdays 8:30 to 5:00 and weekends and holidays 10:00 to 5:00. Please note that we are closed on the weekends from Christmas to April, but are open as usual during the week.
We hope to welcome you to our shop soon!
We have designed some unusual and beautiful castings designed for the home. They include full and crescent moon plaques with wonderful faces, an art-deco inspired plaque with entwined fish, and a variety of very Canadian castings mounted on slate. A favourite is our replica Parliament Hill (Peace Tower) clock. The large cast aluminum clock comes in two sizes: 20″ x 20″ square and 18″ diameter round, while the smaller desk clock (5.25″ x 5.25″) may be ordered in aluminum or bronze. Either one may have a custom cast message on the back — ideal for retirement, birthday or any other kind of gift.