Mod Mad Party – MadCap recap!

Friday night was the Gardiner Museum's ModMad Party...a MadMen inspired theme party in homage to the Ron Thom exhibit currently showing at the Gardiner.  http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/exhibition/ron-thom What a fantastic evening filled with vintage and retro style!   It was amazing to see how many people really got into the spirit and brought out their best vintage outfits for the evening....there were some fabulous looks all round! The Leslieville Flea had the pleasure of styling up the room in true Mid Century Modern style and it looked fantastic!  Huge thanks to all our vendors who loaned items for the event and the talented ladies (Jacquie Jeffreys, Larissa Palaszczuk and Sarah London) who transformed the Gardiner Museum staff, along with Brigid and myself, into 60s glam for the party...amazing what professional hair & makeup...

Leslieville Flea Gets Ready for MOD MAD!

The countdown to the Mod Mad event (tomorrow night!!)  Friday, March 28th from 6pm-10pm at the Gardiner museum is on.  Can't wait to get our mid century Mod on! Toronto Vintage Society will create the vintage vibe for Gardiner staff  by outfitting them in vintage clothing and  styling hair and makeup in a vintage MadMen inspired vibe. The Leslieville Flea  will create a mid century modern feel with uber cool 50's and 60's furniture, art and accessories. Check out the table made by Jack Fouracre, Son of a Woodcutter especially for the event! There will be many other fabulous mid century modern furniture, art and accessories to check out..... and even purchase, if you wish! If you don't have your ticket yet go to www.gardinermuseum.on.ca    Hope to see you...

Guest Blogger….Brad from Fair Judy’s tells us why he collects…..

Brad, of FAIR JUDY'S, tells us his story of collecting: Why do I collect? I collect many things and have for some time. Like many collectors, I started collecting something that is now a smaller element of my collection compared to my new obsessions. That's the thing I don't think people realize -- so many shows on TV often portray collectors only as obsessive hoarders but we collectors know that the evolution of a collection is far more interesting than the sheer accumulation. Collecting is like having a taste for something. More often than not tastes change; they become more diverse, more refined as the palate is exposed to new sensations. And therein lies the exciting thing about collecting: it takes you on a journey. Why is one drawn from one thing to another? What pulls them in? To answer this question is virtually impossible as everyone...

Found at The Leslieville Flea….

This past Sunday had visitors carrying away many  treasures. Sue and Kristin picked up these great wire baskets from Sourced & Salvaged and a wood ladder too! Shawn shopped for First Aid kits at Lotsa Stuff to add to his collection...he has an entire wall devoted to them in his bathroom! It's the thrill of the find and it never gets old!   The next Leslieville Flea is Easter Sunday, April 20th in the Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District.  April will be our last indoor Flea of the season.  We will be taking the month of May off to gear up for our upcoming outdoor events starting the 3rd Sunday in June (June 15th)....location to be announced...

The Leslieville Flea- Guest Post on Covet Garden

The Leslieville Flea and Covet Garden pay homage to mid century modern design,  its urban sensibility and well deserved popularity. http://covetgarden.com/blog/ Big Kev VintageTo get your Mid century fix, visit the Leslieville Flea this Sunday at the Distillery Districts' Fermenting cellar, 28 Distillery lane from 10-5pm. And while there, sign up for the Leslieville Flea's mailing list  and enter to win two tickets to the Mod Mad event,  part of the Ron Thom  exhibit at the Gardiner museum http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/ See you...

Mill Street Brew Pub – Stop by for a drink and bite to eat while visiting The Leslieville Flea

At Mill Street Brewery, they brew with the finest ingredients in small batches, yielding lagers and ales of exceptional quality and taste.  Their dedication to craft and passion for pushing the envelope has earned them over 100 awards since they officially opened in 2002.  An industry leader, Mill Street Organic was the very first 100%  organic beer in Canada. Hailing from Toronto, Mill Street has a reputation for unsurpassed quality and consistency. In fact, Mill Street Brewery has earned Canada's Brewery of the Year honours three times!   A fitting testament to their commitment to excellence. The Original Brewery has been converted into a Brew Pub where you can enjoy some great food and exceptional beer while sitting in a historic and memorable setting.  Over 15 different varieties of beer are available on tap at the Brew Pub...

Guest Blogger…Moxie from Revival Store talks “Small Spaces”

Moxie, from REVIVAL STORE   - retro - rustic - reclaimed, is our guest blogger today and shares her insights on small spaces and why The Leslieville Flea fits the bill when shopping for things to fit in today's smaller homes. Super Finds from The Leslieville Flea for A Stylish, Small Space If you live in a small space, or know someone who does, you may be familiar with these statements, "my space is too small to decorate " or " my apartment is just too small to have great furniture pieces" or " I wish I had the space for something like that".  Well this post is about to change your mind! Yes...Urban living sometimes means small spaces but just because you live in a small space it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style!   I think when we live in a small apartment, or loft, we are easily challenged with decorating ideas. Most shops...

Vendor Profiles for the March 16th Leslieville Flea

Just a small selection of the many talented vendors who will be showcasing their wares at the next Leslieville Flea on Sunday, March 16th.   It's only 3 weeks since the last Leslieville Flea and we have a great selection of vendors getting ready to bring their goods to the Fermenting Cellar in Distillery District.  Brad of FAIR JUDY'S informed us he will be holding another sale to blow out some merchandise so make sure you don't miss it!  Great deals....open til 5pm.....and the perfect setting to spend a Sunday in! SILKPULP Mono Ahn is a freelance illustrator and paper cut artist based out of Toronto Ontario, Canada. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and has lived in an artistic surrounding most of her childhood. She has inherited art passion from her grandfather who was a master hand carpenter. She studied textile design in Korea and BAA...

SOMA chocolatemaker

In 2003 Cynthia Leung and David Castellan were bitten by the cacao bug and the concept of Soma chocolatemaker was born. The idea was to make great microbatch chocolate from the cacao bean and create a little world to explore and share the possibilities of chocolate. Their first space was a tiny area in the back of a defunct whisky denaturing building in the Distillery District. Armed with some vintage chocolate making gear and a whole lot of gumption they began their journey. A line of microbatch chocolate, truffles, cookies, hot chocolate and gelato soon emerged. Fast forward to 2014- They have since moved out that beloved little space, have two shop locations and a small cacao bean factory where they clean, roast, winnow, & conch cacao beans into chocolate. Cynthia and David employ in her words " a small group of funky and creative souls...