Highlights of the Leslieville Flea

We gathered together some of our fave photos of January's Leslieville Flea to share with you....and with lovers of all things vintage and fabulous.   Leading the pack is  finds from LA Vintage, happy shoppers with graphics from Sophia Saunders, well propped by Sourced and Salvaged and ecostems,  cool cameras aka Joan Hutton and keeping a steady beat, Cameron and Cole and their jazzy tunes. The happy vibe continues on February 23rd at the Fermenting cellar, 28 Distillery lane. Hope to see you...

Jazz cats at the Leslieville Flea

Dogs and cats may get fleas...but this January The Leslieville Flea got some cats...Jazz cats that is! Musical duo Cameron & Cole, students at Rosedale School of the Arts, swung by to entertain the Leslieville Flea shoppers and vendors. The Jazz duo will return for an encore performance at the next Leslieville Flea on Sunday, February 23rd. IMG_4908

The Leslieville Flea at the Fermenting Cellar

Among the many reasons people love Flea Markets is the thrill of finding something imbued with history.......mulling over where the piece came from, what it was used for and the possibility of a new life and a new purpose. The Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery surely fits that bill.  An absolutely gorgeous example of Victorian Industrial Design.  Thank goodness for us all that these glorious buildings were preserved. We feel so privileged to have the use of the Fermenting cellar for the Leslieville Flea.  To learn more about the Distillery's past go to http://www.distilleryheritage.com/ Here are some photos from last Sunday's Leslieville Flea. We look forward to yet another fantastic day February...

Found at the Leslieville Flea

While the weather outside was frightful....Sunday's Leslieville Flea was sooooo delightful...... Cold weather could not keep these folk from the Fermenting cellar at the Distillery.  Once inside  hoods came off  freeing up shoppers to enjoy the mix of vendors at the Leslieville Flea.  Andi and Megan chose graphics from Sophia Saunders while Michelle and Craig took home a terrarium from eco|stems and a very cool box from Vintage Cabin. Thank you to everyone who made their way down to the Distillery and a special thanks to the loyal Leslieviller's who came by car and by bus ( route  72 which runs along Pape) to visit us. What did you find at the Leslieville Flea? Send us your pics or post on Instagram.  We hope to see you again February 23rd for another spectacular day of hunting for finds at the Leslieville...

Guest Blogging over at Covet Garden….Stylish Storage, Leslieville Flea Style

We just love to be asked to guest blog...especially when it's for such an amazing site like Covet Garden!! This month's blog is all about Storage...it's a brand new year so let's get organized!! If you love upcycled, vintage and & salvage style...and we know you do!!....head over to Covet Garden's site http://covetgarden.com/blog/ and get inspired! Just one more day til our first Leslieville Flea in the Fermenting Cellar of Toronto's Distillery District....we are super excited and hope you will come out and see us and explore this gem of a neighbourhood! We'll even have some live music playing to entertain you as you shop!!    

Guest Blogger and New Vendor: Introducing AMP Sales

AMP Sales is a double duty business, offering vintage, antique and other wares as well as a comprehensive transition service for families who are downsizing in the GTA. They sell a combination of antiques, vintage pieces, collectables, oddities and furniture on behalf of their clients and have been actively selling in markets all throughout Ontario. Visit them at the Leslieville Flea to take a look at their great items for sale and check out their website and Facebook page...

ZIPCAR to the Rescue

[caption id="attachment_759" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Taylor from Bragg and Bee ( Vendor at the Leslieville Flea)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_760" align="aligncenter" width="230"] Lauren from Bragg and Bee ( Vendor at the Leslieville Flea)[/caption] Industrial shelves, bakelite bracelets, a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, picture frames and a signed picture of Stan the Man Stasiak. Another great Sunday shopping at the Leslieville Flea. But now, how do you get your new treasures home? Maybe you don’t need a car every day. But when you do, ZIPCAR is there to get you and your funky finds back to your space. ZIPCAR is the on-demand (24/7) car sharing service that provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to car ownership. In fact, for every vehicle Zipcar puts on the road, 15-20 personally owned vehicles come off....

While you are visiting the Leslieville Flea in The Distillery District…we suggest you check out Pure Spirits

The Leslieville Flea is moving to the Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar for the winter from January-April 2014.  The next Flea is Sunday, January 19th from 10am-5pm.  We are  super excited to be able to host the Leslieville Flea in this amazing historic space....but we are equally excited that visitors to the Flea will be able to wander around The Distillery District and take in all the sights.  There are so many great shops, galleries and restaurants to see and visit while you are here. Pure Spirits Oyster House is just one of the great places to put on your list of not-to-be-missed stops while in The Distillery. The Pure Spirits Oyster House dining room is one of the most famous rooms in Toronto. Nearly one hundred years ago, when temperance societies and prohibition ruled America, it was from this very room that the whiskey barrels...

Walk Your Fluevog’s through the Leslieville Flea

The Leslieville Flea's next indoor market will be held at The Fermenting Cellar in the Historic Distillery District on Sunday, January 19th from 10-am -5pm. May we suggest that while visiting the Leslieville Flea you pop in to the Distillery's resident shoe pimp.... Fluevog Shoes (www.fluevog.com).  This uber-cool shop has a history dating back to 1970 with a devoted following of folks who seek enduring craftsmanship and shoes that give them a step up from the herd. The Fluevog slogan is "Unique Soles for Unique Souls" and Leslieville Flea followers definitely fit that description.  For them we have put together a collection of vendors selling the best in vintage, retro and handcrafted finds. We invite you to take your Fluevog's  (or other stylish shoes) for a walk through the Leslieville Flea in the Fermenting Cellar....and explore the...

Guest Blogger and New Vendor: Artist Sophia Saunders

I am a Toronto based Artist specializing in hand made and printed linocuts. I was first exposed to printmaking in high school have sine become fascinated by it. Through printmaking I transform utilitarian objects and familiar scenes into prints. My artwork brings them out of the mundane and gives them a colour, a shape, an individuality. The process of printmaking is multifaceted; an image is constantly shifting, revealing itself. After carving out the negative space, what is left is the reverse image. By adding colour, I dictate the mood of the print, and only once it is pressed does the image come to life. Within each print the imperfections take on unique characteristics that add a human element to an otherwise mechanical process. Since my first encounter with printmaking I have since studied art at the University of Toronto, The...

Upcycle Saturday’s Guest Blogger…Introducing Jodie from J&J Made Custom Upholstery

Continuing with our Upcycled Saturdays theme, The Leslieville Flea would like to introduce you to a new vendor who will be joining us at The Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar on Sunday, January 19th from 10am-5pm. We are Jesse and Jodie Merson and are the husband and wife team of J & J Made Custom Upholstery.  Together we source antique, mid-century and vintage furniture from across Ontario and parts of the USA, with the goal of creating one off pieces of furniture for our clients homes. When we bought our first home together, we struggled to find high quality, unique furniture for a decent price, so we decided to take some professional courses in reupholstery. We thought it would be great to have one of a kind furniture in our home, pieces that we wouldn’t find anywhere else. It didn’t take long before we started doing...