Trinkets and Treasures at Meadow Lane

Posted on : Monday, May 02, 2016


Walking into this new shop, I didn’t know what to expect and boy was I surprised! Meadow Lane is a store full of everything. It has more trinkets and treasures than you can imagine. From Harry Potter glasses, and pizza blankets, to jewellery and glow in the dark silly puddy, there is something for everyone!

Everywhere I looked, I found myself making a mental list of gifts for my friends and family (I was supposed to be working)… Whoops!

Heather Just, owner of Meadow Lane recently opened her doors in early 2016. Her husband loves coming to help out on the weekends while their daughter attends the University of Lethbridge.

When I asked Just why she wanted to open her own business, her response came naturally, “It’s just something I have always wanted to do.”

It’s always been in her blood to run a business. She spent her childhood working at the Wooden Shoe, a bakery shop in town her parents had previously owned for many years.

Just was waiting to find the perfect spot to open up shop for Meadow Lane.

“I sometimes would drive downtown looking for different locations and when I saw this one (next to the Cigar Club on 3rd Ave. S.) I was like A-HA! I found it!”

Once Meadow Lane opened, Just was blown away from the kindness she received from the downtown community.

“The downtown businesses are very friendly. They have come into the store to introduce themselves and it has completely blew my expectations. I couldn’t have found a better spot to be in.”

Before opening Meadow Lane, Just was a community support worker in a group home but always loved making crafts and jewellery on the side.

Making jewellery is a passion of Just. It’s what initially inspired her to start her business. Just even sells her own beautiful jewellery in the store among the countless other treasures you will find!

She sees a wide variety of people of all different ages walking through her doors. One of the most popular items is the Harry Potter collection of robes, bracelets, Harry inspired glasses and even wands. It’s the biggest thing right now and might I add just in time for the new Harry Potter movie spin off/prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming to theatres this fall. If you want to dress up for the movie, stop by Meadow Lane for everything Harry Potter.

Because summer is just around the corner, her unique inflatable pool floats, (perfect for floating down the Old Man River) have been selling like hot cakes.

She is however particular about what she brings into the store. She wants to sell items she not only loves, but items that are unique and different from other things you will find in Lethbridge.

Selling her items at a reasonable price is another priority for Just. She wants people of all ages to have an enjoyable and affordable shopping experience. Just has a big heart and the people who come into her store, a cherished quality I felt when I visited the shop for the first time.

Make sure you bring a note pad or cellphone because once you step in, you’ll be making quite the list of what to buy, not just for yourself but everyone you know.