Thursday, December 26, 2013

Store Closing Sale

Big News!

So 2014 will be bringing big changes for Chat Noir. The big news is that we will be closing the physical store at the end of January. Which means a big sale! For the next month, everything in the store is on sale. Giftware and antiques are 50% off and all records are 20% off.

At the end of January, our record business will find a new home when Black Cat Vintage Vinyl moves to its new location at Meow Boutique, just around the corner at 10 Carden St. across from Market Square and City Hall.

As well, our line of greeting cards will also be moving to Meow! at the same time.

Antique hunting? Visit us at the Aberfoyle Antique Market, Sundays from May to October.

Oh yeah, we almost forgot! We are also opening an ice-cream and candy shop! It's called SWEET! and will be located just across the street from the Splash Pad / Ice-Rink at City Hall's Market Square. Hopefully we will be open for Valentine's Day with 16 flavours of ice-cream, retro candy, quality chocolate bob bons, fudge, hot chocolate, snacks, 20 flavours of soda pop, toys, and collectibles! Our address is 22 Carden Street, next to Guelph Music!

A big thank you to all of our customers and consigners over the past 5 years. Take care!

Sale starts Friday, December 27!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stocking Stuffers: Medical Marijuana Tins in Guelph

Ok, we have the Medical Marijuana Cigar Box, and we thought THAT was perfect. But behold this GENIUS sized item! Fits right in your pocket! In your friends pocket! So handy, you might even forget it's in your hand! But don't. It might be awkward when meeting your kids preschool teacher at parent/teacher conferences. 4 1/8" l x 3 1/16" d x 5/8" h
at Chat Noir, downtown Guelph

Feeling Ornamental: British Phone Booth Christmas Ornament

Red Telephone Booth Ornament

Inspired by England’s favorite tourist sites, this ornament is hand painted and embellished.
  • 2" square, 6" high; 4" cord
  • Made of blown glass with a glittered hand-painted finish.
  • Hangs from a natural jute cord.
  • $9.95
  • at Chat Noir, downtown Guelph

Vintage Red Ryder BB Gun

vintage Red Ryder BB Gun

Nine-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas: a BB gun. It's not just any BB gun he wants, either; his heart is set on an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock (and this thing which tells time). His parents, teachers, and even the department store Santa tell him, in an ever-deepening refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

this is the anniversary edition of the original 1938 model
good used condition, comes with targets and brochure
 at Chat Noir, downtown Guelph

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Feeling Ornamental: Blown Glass Octopus Christmas Ornament

Whimsical Blown Glass Octopus Ornament

perfect for the tree but also free-standing so you can sit it anywhere!

$12.95 at Chat Noir

Downtown Guelph

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stocking Stuffers: "Weed" Pocket Tin

back in stock!

(but for how long?)

Guaranteed good shit. Construction is an exact replica of a 1920's cigarette case. Features Chinese label, packaging, and advertising art that's been "re-contextualized" (to say the least). 4 1/8" l x 3 1/16" d x 5/8" h

Friday, November 29, 2013

15% OFF Black Friday Sale

Hey, it's the BIG 15% OFF Black Friday sale at Chat Noir!

Everything is on sale: Xmas, Vintage Vinyl, Gifts, Toys!

[everything except gift cards, that is :)]

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dulcimer in the Shop

here it is, a nice Appalachian dulcimer, cherry wood, hand-made by an Ontario luthier. already sold the Hammer dulcimer by the same maker...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rocktober Day 6: Thriller!!!!!!

Counting Down the Top Six Halloween Records at Chat Noir

#1 THRILLER by Michael Jackson

the epic title track features the voice of Horror King Vincent Price!

 our price: $$$$$ FOURTEEN DOLLARS $$$$$

all week long, buy $10 worth of records, get a free $2 LP.

Thriller Changed Pop

Thriller Was Michael Jackson's Curse

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rocktober, Day 5: Bat Out of Hell

It's not really a scary or Halloween-themed record, but 1977's Bat Out of Hell has one of the all-time classic covers (with art by the great fantasy painter and comic book artist Richard Corben)!!

Written by Jim Steinman and sung by Meatloaf (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Americathon, Fight Club), the title track is an epic 10-minute long hell-themed love opera.

our price $$$$ TWELVE DOLLARS $$$$

ALL week long, buy over $10 in vintage vinyl, get a free $2 record.

the countdown continues...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rocktober Day 4: Trick or Treat

Counting Down the Halloween Vinyl at Chat Noir!



featuring the voice talents of Ron Howard!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rocktober, Day 3: Rocky Horror

Counting down the scariest records at Chat Noir.

#5: The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack

Everyone's favourite Halloween party record available at our store for

$$$$$$ TWELVE DOLLARS $$$$$$$


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rocktober, Day 2

Counting down to Halloween with the Scariest records available at Chat Noir in our Black Cat Vintage Vinyl section.

All week, you can pick up a scary bargain by spending $10 or more on vinyl and getting a FREE $2 record from our Bargain Buggy!

#6 : Sesame Street MONSTERS! A Musical Monster-osity

featuring the voice talents of Jim Henson and Frank Oz, among others, this classic slab has all your favourite Children's Television Workshop critters, including Cookie Monster, Harry Monster, and Grover Monster, and also introduces The Frazzlestones, the scariest group of felt freaks ever to frazz a tone!

A monster-ific blast from the past (1975, man!).

Our price :$$$$$ FIVE DOLLARS $$$$$

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rocktober : Counting Down to Halloween

Happy Roctober Week!

From now until Halloween, buy $10 worth of records, get a free $2 record.

Counting down with the top 6  Roctober-themed records available at Black Cat Vintage Vinyl

#6 Speak of the Devil by Ozzy Osbourne

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rainy Day Antiquing

this is the outfit I'll be wearing today, hunting for Father's Day antiques

Saturday, April 20, 2013



In honour of Record Store Day, April 20


Today at Chat Noir,

vinyl is 20% OFF

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Style with Irish-Themed Hip Flasks

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with hip flasks from Chat Noir!

We carry a fine selection of stainless steel and ceramic flasks featuring stylish graphics and logos, perfect gifts for that whiskey-loving friend or relative. Or why not treat yourself and make a statement with one of these compact and colourful "canteens" --suitable for any beverage and occasion?

Subjects include pin-up girls, funny memes, etc. We have flasks made by Anne Taintor, Liquid Courage, and more! Most flasks are brand new stainless steel liquor hip flasks that fit perfectly in your pocket or purse. Flasks make awesome gifts for that hard to buy for person...or for yourself! Unique, handmade creations! All of the designs/patterns wrap completely around the flask and overlap in the back.

$24.95 EACH

Flask Size: 6 Ounce (Six Shooters!) Flask Dimensions: 3.75" Length, 1.00" Width, 4.50" Height

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 64th Anniversary, 45s

got some classic 45s in the shop (I also sell spiders for .50 cents each!!) Today in 1949 RCA Introduced the 45 RPM Record The former RCA Corporation introduced a snap-in plastic insert known as a spider to make 45 rpm records compatible with the smaller spindle size of a 33⅓ rpm LP record player. Commissioned by RCA president David Sarnoff and invented by Thomas Hutchison, spiders were prevalent in the 1960s and sold tens of millions per year. It was designed as a rival to Columbia’s 33 1/3 rpm long-playing disc, introduced the previous year. The two systems directly competed with each other to replace 78 rpm records, bewildering consumers and causing a drop in record sales. By the end of 1949, all the major companies, except RCA, had committed themselves to the LP record, seemingly putting an end to the 45. Even RCA itself announced it would issue its classical library on 33 1/3 rpm discs. But RCA was not ready to admit the demise of the 45. The company spent $5 million publicizing 45 rpm as the preferred speed for popular music. The campaign worked. Buyers of non-classical records turned increasingly to the 45, so that by 1954, more than 200 million of them had been sold. And all the major companies now were producing both LP and 45 records. The first 45 rpm disc, Texarkana Baby by country-and-western singer Eddy Arnold, was issued by RCA in the US on 31 March 1949. It was made of green vinyl, as part of an early attempt to colour-code singles according to the genre of music they featured. Others included red for classical music and yellow for children’s songs. But such novelty features were left behind when the advent of rock and pop turned the 45 into the music industry’s most prized product.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Vintage Vinyl Arrivals

the New vintage records in shop: classic rock including The Band, Led Zep, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Dylan, Pink Floyd, some fun Elvis 45s including coloured vinyl, and tons more....

Saturday, January 5, 2013


The big Boxing Week sale continues at Chat Noir, your source for vintage vinyl values in the Royal City. 20% OFF everything! ALL THIS WEEKEND.