Perth County


Written by The Editors

Watson’s Chelsea Bazaar is a beloved Stratford establishment known for its large — sometimes quirky — mix of quality housewares and gifts. As proprietor Carole Rowe notes, “Everything can be bought online these days, except a unique experience. The essence of the store is ‘old fashioned,’ in the best kind of way, and it’s always interesting.”

Proprietor Carole Rowe

The Scene

As the fourth generation in a housewares business launched in Stratford by her great­-grandfather in 1895, proprietor Carole Rowe works steeped in family and town history. Beyond a unique shopping experience, you’ll find a true “bazaar” over two full floors of the heritage building, with more than a little bit of everything.

Kitchen & Housewares

From Useful to Unusual

Through shopping the best gift shows in North America and Europe, Watson’s brings in strong brands such as Emma Bridgewater (pottery), Fiesta (tableware), La Rochere (glassware) and Smeg (kitchen ­appliances) as well as Dunoon (mugs) and Gurgle Pot.

Handbags & Fashion Accessories

You’ll also find unusual and affordable finds for your home or a thoughtful wedding, house-­warming or birthday gift, including mix-and-match dinnerware, lamps, linens, small furniture, carpets, handbags, fashion ­accessories, soaps and more. There’s always something new arriving.
As one customer put it, Watson’s is “a fun store full of surprises!” Carole and her dedicated and friendly staff and family look forward to your visit.

Housewares & Gift Shop

84 Ontario Street (near Downie)

HOURS: MON–SAT 9:30 am–6 pm
SUN 11 am–5 pm
Hours are seasonal, subject to change.

Two Full Floors to Explore
Main Floor Wheelchair Accessible
Quality Kitchen Items, including Tableware, Glassware, Linens & Small Appliances
Unique Home Decor & Gifts
Refined Soaps & Skincare Products
Handbags & Fashion Accessories

Tableware including Fiesta

Great Variety of Soaps & Toiletries

Interesting Mix of Home Decor