About us


Stages and Stores, Change Islands

Stages and Stores is an arts & crafts enterprise established to bring to the world the best Newfoundland & Labrador handcrafted arts & crafts. We host a first class retail E-Commerce web site and provide a North American wide wholesale capability to retail shop owners and galleries.

To learn more about becoming a Stages and Stores registered retailer, please visit our "Wholesale Information & Ordering" section. Internet customers, please browse through our merchandise by selecting a category under the "Our Wares" menu in the left margin.

Our name has been derived from the familiar outport buildings - stages and stores; often seen in the fishing communities of Newfoundland & Labrador. Change Islands, home of Stages and Stores, Inc., is the "Fishing Stage Capital of the World". See the Town of Change Islands web site to learn more about the community.

Stages:
An elevated platform on the shore with working tables, sheds, etc., where fish are landed and processed for salting and drying, and fishing gear and supplies are stored.

Stores:
A building forming part of a merchant's, planter's or fishermen's waterfront premises or 'room' where supplies and gear are stored for use or trade; especially place where dried and salted cod-fish are held for shipment.

Dictionary of Newfoundland English
Edited by: G.M. Story, W.J. Kirwin, and J.D.A. Widdowson.

Our Team at Work

Our team takes great pride in their work and only the best quality goods are represented on the StagesandStores.com web site. Click on the Online Boutique link to browse through our on-line arts & crafts collections.

To see our team at work, click on the image thumbnails below.

Production of Canvas Mats
Production of Canvas Mats
Wallace Bown
Wallace Bown
Maureen Woodrow
Maureen Woodrow
 
Mike Bown (volunteer)
Mike Bown (volunteer)
Dave Bown
Dave Bown
Herb Bown
Herb Bown
 
Mark Rose
Lisa King
Brad LeDrew
Judy Wells
Heather Edwards
Heather Edwards
 
Lloyd White
Lloyd White
Sadie Edwards
Sadie Edwards
Lloyd White
Craig Diamond
Lloyd White
Nathan Wells
Lloyd White
Irene Powell