Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just in time for Winter

Today's Yard Sale Catch O' the Day: with winter just around the corner, we managed to pick up a slew of men's scarves in wool & rayon. Most were the trad patterns: paisleys, pasileys or how about some paisleys; not that I have anything against paisley (unlike Hal Rubenstein, author of Nothing Goes With Paisley) but sometimes we get something different.

Another Opening, Another Show

We popped in to wish Ian Drummond (the Ian Drummond Collection) felicitations on moving into his new digs out Islington Way.  Ian's space is open to film & tv costumers and his incredible collection of vintage clothing is for rent only.  He does sell a few times a year: at the CAFTCAD Shows, next one OCT. 23/10; and at the Christie Antique Show, coming up September 11, 2010.

Sharing this space with is Ian, is the lovely Caitlin whose The Wear & Now also rents to film and tv and has found a niche by supplying all kinds of uniforms.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I loved it as soon as I saw it, but it took P to tell me what it was. She determined it to be an artist's bench. The back board serves as the easel with the two strips in front, barely visible, acting as the canvas stop. haven't decided whether to keep it or take it to Christie on Sept 11.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thimble of Tea

Found this a.m. at the Flamboro show

Flamboro at Milton

did a little shopping today the Flamboro Show at the Milton Fairgrounds, next show Oct. 16th.

Beautifully restored tractor

and finally, sorry it's a lttle blurry, a butterbox as a commode.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lacrosse Pin from Orillia

Just added this wonderful old souvenir of Orillia Ontario; a cloisonné enamel lacrosse pin. It might even have been a lacrosse club membership pin.

For a better look, jump to the web site

Monday, July 12, 2010

I can see clearly now

Found this week, a pair of vintage Russian army goggles, should go well with a steampunk look, I think.

Other news on the horizon, we're starting to get ready for the Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show at the CNIB campus on Bayview Ave in Toronto on Sat September 25, 2010

Unfortunately there's another show on that day which has very small vintage component but a large advertising budget so our show may get lost in the shuffle. Their show is all weekend, so visit us first!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

From High Sierra

Today's Thrift Store find is a High Sierra Backpack, rucksac, bookbag, whatever you choose to call it, this is one of the best: canvas and leather and barely broken in.
You can have a look at some of their newer stuff at High Sierra Sport Company.

Monday, July 5, 2010

My last Brooks saddle was stolen right off the bike.

Let me clarify that title a bit. Some lowlife took mine from my bike (probably ended up at Igor's, who knows.) This one is 1920s '30 vintage I believe. It will be chained down.