Friday, 26 October 2012

Winter Flea!

It's official, the Junction Flea will be moving to the Great Hall and taking over all three floors for the wintertime! Next market is on November 11th, continuing with our second Sunday of the month trend. We worked outside in a boiling hot parking lot all summer and had a blast, can you imagine what we can pull off with electricity and a roof over our heads! We've been working our bums off to make the best show yet, and we hope to see you ALL at the Great Hall November 11th so we can show you our stuff (we're pretty proud).  XO The Flea

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Postcard from the Fall Flea

This is what it looks like when you get to work at 5:45 am in October:
 You know, working by candle light,
Shoveling puddles into other puddles (in the rain),
Mrs Huizenga showed up with the biggest tarp we have ever laid eyes on to keep the rain away

Cam at FeasTO flipping dumplings, they caught way more air but iphone shutter speed isn't that great
 Even though rain was in the forecast alllll day long, vendors brought the best stuff. The Fall Flea was by far the best Flea to date. If you don't believe us, consult twitter!
The crowds didn't stop all day, there were even a few (Canadian) celebs! The best kind right?

I drew the death card with the tarot card reader in the airstream, but it was such a great day I didn't sweat it
Mint chocolate girl guide cookies. I happen to know of one vendor who made herself sick from them as a matter of fact. A neat trick is to be a nice guy and buy them, but then give them away as a gift. You look like a good guy x 2.
Post Fall Flea celebration with libations courtesy of Indie Alehouse. Entertainment by Jon Todd and Timmy Turtle Sr.
Stay tuned for info on the November indoor Junction Flea at our cozy new home THE GREAT HALL!! 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Vendor profile: CORIANDER GIRL

Coriander Girl  A flower/antique shop in the heart of Parkdale. Local/organic blooms and craft, no imports here!

Vendor profile: SUGAR MAMMA'S

 Sugar Mamma’s Mini Donuts is an artist owned and operated mini donut collective.  All of our donuts are cooked fresh in organic virgin coconut oil which gives them their unique delicious flavour.  Topped off with some traditional cinnamon and sugar equals yummm!. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Vendor profile: CAMBIE DESIGN

 Camille Byrne is the founder of the interior design boutique Cambie Design. Before launching her business, she honed her skills as a design consultant, working closely with designers and manufacturers of custom made furniture. She has spent years scouring vintage stores, hand-selecting unique pieces of furniture and building relationships with independent stores that use environmentally conscious and affordable materials.
 Her unique upbringing allowed her to travel frequently between homes in Canada and Peru, developing a likeness of the rich and colourful textiles of Peruvian culture. In the artisan markets of Lima, she met a vendor who sells beautiful, handmade alpaca blankets which she felt some of her Toronto clientele would fawn over. After an overwhelmingly positive response she decided to sell them wholesale in markets and pop-up shops throughout the city.        

All photos by Courtney Lee Photography 

Last outdoor Flea of the year!

We have been working REALLY hard to put together a Fall Flea to celebrate our last outdoor show of the year with lots of new fall themed items like Alpaca throws, vintage cashmere sweaters, locally made AND vintage leather accessories, custom monogramming (whaaat), candy apples, great coffee,  and we're willing to bet at least a few Bay blankets.  Come and see us-rain or shine-from 9-4 !

Oh, just look at what Toronto Life had to say about us:
Presented by Smash and Russet and Empire, this eclectic outdoor market features vintage and kitschy items from furniture to vinyl records, all hawked by super-hip vendors in a lot in the Junction. Even though this market only kicked off this summer, the response has been overwhelming, and the onset of winter is sending the organizers looking for indoor spaces to continue the run. Make sure to catch this last outdoor event of the season. October 14. 2799 Dundas St. W.,,

Yours in super-hipdom,
The Junction Flea!