Nova Scotia is a bit of a snowy place right now and what with endless school cancellations and general shack wackiness, you might be looking to hop on a plane and head south. But if that option is not available to you, there is another cure. Come take a day trip to Lunenburg.
I'd be lying if I told you that Lunenburg escaped the last two consecutive blizzards. This here is my own house and I'm happy to report that we did manage to dig our way out.
A few years ago you would have had a hard time finding an open shop in February, but times are a changin' and now, even on Sundays, there are beautiful shops open where you can find a dose of colour.
Mom's Buy and Sell on Linclon St. is really more than a shop. It's an emporium. The space is huge and you could easily spend a couple of hours getting lost in beautiful vintage rugs, textiles, clothing, furniture, and everything you didn't know you needed until you saw it.
....like these vintage rolling pins...
...or this antique clothes wringer....
or some milk paint for that Do it yourself project that you have been contemplating for the last 20 years.
Have a great cup of coffee at No. 9.
Lots of other shops in town are now open, too. Hope you can make it.