Hi, we are Ian and Jennifer Coxworthy. When we purchased the property at Bonnechere, we didn't have plans to open a store. However, as we started to fix up the property, we began to get ideas.
The Rustique Moose became our retirement project. With over 30 years in the retail business, we missed our customers and decided to try something a little different. Ian, a saddler by trade, wanted to continue with his leatherwork. Jennifer found joy in the kitchen, with her Buttertarts being a customer favourite.
Jennifer also loved to give old furniture new life with Chalk-style paint. Wanting to share the painting fun we became retailers for Canadian made Country Chic Paint so you to can create your own special items.
It was important to us that the Rustique Moose be a Fun Place to Visit. To that end we have created an an ecclectic shop that combines fresh local coffee with in-house baking along with hand-crafted leather goods and home decor items.
The Rustique Moose is also home to Richvale Saddlery, providing tack and equipment, as well as tack repairs , saddle fittings and custom work.