Upcycle Saturdays: Guest Blog – Slim Pickins

This is the story of how Slim Pickins came to be...Shaun (Slim) and I (Slim's partner, Julianne) met in the mid 80s at a house party where the carpets were shaggy, the walls were paneled, and the decor was what we now call vintage. Twenty years later, we rekindled our high school romance, bought a house together, and wondered where the heck to store Shaun's substantial collection of treasures and trinkets. After all, Shaun had been 'picking' long before the phrase was coined. It all started at the age of six, when he collected discarded toys, cleaned them up, and sold them to friends. Over the years, his love of retro toys and games grew into an affinity for Coca Cola collectibles, then vintage furniture and decor — all of which resulted in way too much stuff for one house. In an effort to reduce the clutter (and frankly, make space to store...

Food to Fuel Holiday Shopping at the Leslieville Flea

Whether  buying gifts for the holidays or shopping for that one of a kind vintage find, shopping requires fuel. Thats why we can’t wait to introduce you to some of Toronto’s best food vendors. Here’s a preview of who will be at the Leslieville Flea December 15th. You may also want to take some goodies home for gifts! Bon appetit! Merchants of Green Coffee 100 per cent premium Arabica beans; grown organically, at high elevations Big E Hawaiian Grinds Street style Hawaiian food Inspired by traditional Hawaiian dishes and culture Bonne Journée French bakery offering fresh baguettes, pain au chocolat, buns, loaves and sandwiches Monforte Dairy Exceptionally made sheep, goat, water buffalo and cow's milk cheese from Stratford Ontario Phoenix and Arnold Beef Grass fed, hormone and drug free beef  Marigolds Finest Marigolds finest artisan...

Guest blog- New as in Old

Hello, my name is Sarah from New as in Old. We proudly come from a family of collectors and are excited to reveal the collection we have been working on for years. We often joke that my father, the original collector, would collect anything they made two of! He also taught us about collecting not just for worth but for beauty and collecting objects we couldn’t identify just to feed our curiosity. You will be amazed by the diversity of our wares, from jewelry to glass, stainless steel to wood, and much more. We look forward to chatting with you about collectibles and more at the Leslieville Flea, December 15th at the Jimmy Simpson Rec. Center, 870 Queen St. E. from 10-4pm. See you...