Leslieville Flea Guest blog- The Union General

The Leslieville Flea is happy to welcome returning vendor ( but with a new name) The Union General to the Leslieville Flea at Harbourfront Center Sunday June 1st from 10-5. Here's a little bit about them and how they caught the vintage bug.... How you became interested in your work  I started collecting vintage and antiques about 25 years ago when my mom would to drag me, kicking and screaming, to thrift stores and yard sales long before they were cool or acceptable. In the town where I grew up, they used to have a 'garbage exchange' in the spring and fall and people would set out anything they didn't want on the curb. I used to drive around in the car and find the most amazing things, all for free. From that point on, I was hooked. What you love most about what you do  I love bringing items back from the dead - I like to find things that...

Leslieville Flea Guest blog- Sudsatorium

SUDSATORIUM is a terrific little cosmetics company focusing on making the very best handmade fair trade organic vegan cruelty-free cosmetics imaginable. The most rewarding aspect of SUDSATORIUM has been our Helping Those Who Help Others campaign which we began just this year. We like the feeling of purpose that comes with helping those who help others, which is why the SUDSATORIUM is proud to donate 5% of all proceeds to grassroots charities. We believe in supporting small, grassroots charities and projects working on behalf of the environment and conservation, animal protection, and for human rights. We do not constrain ourselves to helping charities solely within North America – SUDSATORIUM is invested in helping charitable funds all over the globe. With the continued support of customers like yourself, we all have the power to make the...

Leslieville Flea Guest post- Bremen Blue

Rebecca from Bremen Blue, a new vendor at the Leslieville Flea,  shares how her love for vintage has been passed down through generations..... How you became interested in your work "My interest in vintage and the old is something that sprouted from a very young age. Growing up with parents who couldn’t resist popping in to every antique shop we passed, although at the time a rather endless and tiresome occurrence for a youngster, I gradually became more and more curious about the origin and history of the items we collected. Over time, it became a comfort and great interest for me, with every stop an adventure of lost treasure and hidden gems. My favourite shops to stop at are still the ones spotted along the drive north to our family cottage. Somehow it seems not quite right if the 3-hour trip doesn’t become an almost day event of...

Leslieville Flea- Vendor Guest Blog- MikaFleur Design

The Leslieville Flea is looking forward to our very first market at Harbourfront center June 1st from 10-5pm. We have a fabulous line up of vendors poised and ready to share their wares with the Harbourfront community! Amongst them is Mika Sato from MikaFleur Design and Pottery.  Mika began her craft in Japan. "My passion for design started over 30 years ago in a small town in Japan where I grew up surrounded by the bounty of nature. I was fortunate to be able to  study there under a Master who inspired in me a passion for floral design and art which I am now combining with my unique pottery creations" Her Japanese planters (Kokedama) are hand made and planted with orchids and succulents. She also features terrariums and air plants. The result are elegant pieces which add beauty and a relaxing, meditative feeling to any space. Come and say...

New Vendors at The Leslieville Flea

We've got some terrific new vendors coming this month to The Leslieville Flea on Sunday February 23 from 10am-5pm in the Fermenting Cellar of Toronto's Historic Distillery District. We asked them to tell us a little bit about themselves..... HAUTE GOAT  Debbie Nightingale and Shain Jaffe have a farm in Campbellford  (their escape from reality) and also a small apartment in Toronto where Debbie also runs a TV production company.  Prior to realizing their dream of goat herding, Shain wrangled writers fro Great North Artists management and Debbie developed the Industry Centre for The Toronto Film Festival and co-founded Hot Docs!! For years, Debbie dreamed of having a farm overflowing with animals . An opportunity presented itself and before long Debbie and Shain were chaperones to 6 horses, 20 Nigerian dwarf goats, 24 chickens, a dozen...

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...

The Leslieville Flea; Guest post on Covet Garden

Looking for a unique and whimsical holiday look that won't blow your budget, check out the guest post from the Leslieville Flea on Covet Garden http://covetgarden.com/blog/ . xmas socks Find everything you need for a truly stylish holiday this coming Sunday, December 15th at the Leslieville Flea, Jimmy Simpson Recreation centre, 870 queen street east. See you there! http://covetgarden.com/blog/

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...