You may find what you’re looking for at the Leslie Flea
By Guinevere Pura
I enjoy walking in outdoor festivals or going to local boutiques shops to support local business and artists. Though it was a sweltering 30+ºC this past July 19th at the Ashbridges Estate in which the Flea was located, it was worth going. I had my hefty Canon with me and decided to shoot the vendors’ products that caught my eye. There are such great finds that can add that fine detail to your living space , office, or retail space. Conversational pieces found at the Flea can bring some nostalgia to any room. I got some lovely items and was pleased with the shots I took. I also met some friendly people during my visit to the Flea
Below are just some of the few vendors that caught my eye:
ATTIC & RHOAD
Miriam Karanja’s goods are not just good – they’re awesome. Intrigued by heirloom pieces, Karanja transforms these fine pieces into functional modern pieces of art for your living space. I confess I purchased two of her items. And I love them.
Todd Ostaszewicz, master restorer and carpenter can transform and restore anything old to bang spanking new. His prices are quite reasonable, so much so, I purchased an item from him. And despite the fact it was a heater I happen to buy in mid July, the sweltering heat didn’t stop me. Can’t wait for the cooler weather.
Find him on social media as Tony Kotowick
Gorgeous refurbished pieces, from brass feathers to Leslieville signs, Tony Kotowick stuff is something you must look out for. This vintage to modern twist on his work can make any modern home homier.
Stephano’s cool funk sound in his booth, amidst the retro ‘60s items in his collection, I couldn’t help myself but to stop by. The teak furniture is in great condition and I loved much of his glassware.
SMALL BROWN DOG
I just adore the over sized rulers! They remind me of the rulers I had when I was in elementary school. That’s is on my next shopping list for my growing little girl. I can’t wait to to measure her. Mima Micic’s work is simple modern and whimsy enough for any little girl or boy’s room. She gets what kids want, especially with a little one herself.
EQUSS MARKS THE SPOT
As a former Visual Merchandiser, I zoomed in right to her dress forms. In mint condition and at a good price, it’s worth it. Looking forward to seeing them again for more great finds.
Ah…a pleasant day at the Leslieville Flea. There are a ton of amazing pieces that can personalize your home. The pieces you buy reflect you and your personality. Make your home all the more yours by collecting nostalgic finds that makes you, next time at the Leslieville Flea.