FOUND AT THE LESLIEVILLE FLEA AUGUST – ASHBRIDGE ESTATE

The Leslieville community, loyal supporters of local shopping as well as flea go-oers from Toronto and beyond made their way to the Leslieville Flea last Sunday at Ashbridge estate.

The thrill of the hunt was on! Leading the way was Pasqua Amati, local real estate broker and shopper extrodinaire who bought and wore this fun piece made by Patti at French Laundry. All of Patti’s pieces are made using upcycled t-shirts and vintage linens. The results are always elegant and funky.

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Kevin Harris from Ontario Heritage Trust bought this fabulous bench from She’s Crafty. The reclaimed timber bench will find its new home in Kevin’s hallway. A perfect fit.

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Serving cocktails this summer? Anna and David bought an 18 litre glass demi – john from Bragg & Bee. These jugs were originally created for fermenting wine and beer. Salut!

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And not to be outdone, founders Brigid and Chris also caught the shopping bug. Brigid snagged this very cool Masonic Temple charter from L & A Vintage dating from the 1920′s and Chris bought a shawl from the ever popular French Laundry as well as a vintage sailing flag for boats in distress from Bragg & Bee.…..Aye matey!

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Some very unique finds all round. We look forward to more vendor’s fab finds at the next Leslieville Flea; September 7th at Harbourfront Centre and September 21st at Ashbridge estate.

See you there!

PHOTOS BY: NOLAN PELLAND

http://leslievilleflea.com/

AUGUST ASHBRIDGE ESTATE FLEA VENDORS

The next Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate takes place this Sunday, August 17th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
We are excited to share with you a few of the vendors that will be with us.

This month we are pleased to have Bragg and Bee joining us again at Ashbridge Estate. These
purveyors of antiques and vintage rarities search high and low to discover home décor that is
sure to catch your eye. Bragg and Bee pride themselves on offering Flea-goers top-quality vintage
curiosities at affordable prices. They strive to make you love your new find as much as they did
when they first laid eyes on it.

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Returning this August to Ashbridge Estate is Woo-Hoo home décor. They are collectors of timeless
heirloom pieces and funky accessories. At Woo-Hoo you can find anything from a new set of china
to an antique piece of furniture. They literally aim to make you say “woo-hoo” when you find those
special pieces you’re looking for.

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We are pleased to have Revolucion Jewelry with us this August as new vendors. At Revolucion
you can find one of a kind statement jewelry made with “revolutionaries, free thinkers and daring
women alike” in mind. Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Revolucion’s jewelry is sure to get
noticed anywhere you adorn it.

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Don’t forget to pop by Sugar Mamma’s who will be serving up some fresh mini doughnuts again at
Ashbridge Estate this month. Swing by for a sweet treat with your choice of cinnamon and sugar,
Nutella or salted caramel, all deep fried in organic coconut oil and served by the dozen.

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This month promises to be even better than the last at Ashbridge Estate.

Come visit us Sunday August 17th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at 1444 Queen Street East, just east of Greenwood.

See you there!

Written by: Nolan Pelland

http://leslievilleflea.com/

Out and About: The Leslieville Flea

A nice write up on The Leslieville Flea from Curated Style

http://jbelleisle.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/out-and-about-the-leslieville-flea/

Hope  to see you at the next Leslieville FLea August 17 at Ashbridge Estate!

Curated Style

Toronto life in style and fashion

Out and About: The Leslieville Flea

Display of shoes for sale at the Leslieville Flea, Harbourfront Centre, August 3, 2014Display of shoes for sale at the Leslieville Flea, Harbourfront Centre, August 3, 2014

Sunday was my first ever visit to the Leslieville Flea. The Flea runs twice a month throughout the summer and early fall, alternating between two sites. This one was at Harbourfront Centre, right in front of Power Plant. It’s a fun place to browse vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and, of course, fashion! 

There were many treasures to discover! Here are a few of my picks, in no particular order.

  1. Paracita:  Paracita is a collaboration between two artists who make gorgeous clothing using a Japanese tie-dying technique called shibori. I especially loved the shape of the trapeze tops with the rounded open backs. I would wear their stuff in a snap. They are officially on my radar and wish list! Paracita shibori tops, Leslieville Flea, August 3, 2014Paracita shibori tops
  2. Casa Lovina: Angelique of Casa Lovina had the globe-trotting bohemian look down with her selection of clothing and accessories. I was eyeing a teal hamsa print top and a white slit back trapeze top. Also, check out the Aztec Bib necklace!

    Aztec Bib Necklace at Casa LovinaAztec Bib Necklace at Casa Lovina
  3. snkrbox: I’m no sneakerhead (although I love my Converse!) but the colourful kicks ofsnkrbox caught my eye. Jason Burke is the Trend Director of snkrbox which is an online shop and blog. His blog is worth a browse. The man’s got style! Bright sneakers at SNKRBXBright sneakers at snkrbox
  4. Revolucion Jewelry: If you like your jewelry big, bright, and bold, Revolucion Jewelry is right up your alley! Abby Eugenio has got a great eye for picking pieces and displayed her wares beautifully, with an inspiration board display and mexican skulls. One of her biggest inspirations is Frida Kahlo.

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  5. PRINTVINTAGE: A popular vintage clothing shop on College and Ossington,PRINTVINTAGE brought two racks of gorgeous clothes to the Flea and shared a space with snrkbox. They also have a great Etsy shop. I’m digging their LOVE ring based on Robert Indiana’s famous image and sculpture. Cute dress at PrintvintageCute dress at PRINTVINTAGE
  6. Muizee: And finally, Muizee offers some adorable and affordable jewelry from different designers. Being a fan of bold jewelry, I zeroed in on the colourful geometric triangle necklace. For those who prefer more delicate pieces, there was no lack of dainty charms in the shape of wishbones, origami cranes, and storm clouds.

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The next Leslieville Flea is on Sunday, August 17 at the Ashbridge Estate. Check out more photos below from this Flea one and get inspired for your next fashion treasure hunt!

Join  @leslievilleflea Sunday, August 3rd from 10am - 5pm at @HarbourfrontTO. Friendly vendors, loads of treasures, beautiful scenery… (at harbourfront centre, North Exhibition Common, 235 Queens Quay West)

Join @leslievilleflea Sunday, August 3rd from 10am - 5pm at @HarbourfrontTO. Friendly vendors, loads of treasures, beautiful scenery… (at harbourfront centre, North Exhibition Common, 235 Queens Quay West)