Monday, February 25, 2013

Taking a daybreak.

Trev and I had a nice day off from reality yesterday and made a little wandering day in Toronto. We were hunting for a new light for our dining room, and think we hit the jackpot. We also found a gold mine of new stock in some of our favorite vintage stores.

A few of our finds: 

an amazing industrial tray with perfect galvanized colour. the baskets are always around but the trays seem to be harder to come by. it now corrals all the stuff on our island in our kitchen.


this vase was calling my name with its colour and it just came back into the store from being rented to a movie so it was discounted.


my mouth literally dropped when i saw this boot form. i collect shoe forms of all shapes and sizes and now mostly rare ones. i have never seen a heeled form before and with the typography. wowza!


this cute handled silver cup makes a lovely candleholder. there is so much detail in the tarnish.

Now I don't don't know about you, but I love vicariously touring other people's shopping trips and or stores. These are all cellphones pics so excuse the grainies.

First up, SMASH an industrial beaut of a store...

onto Willliams......

somehow this chair on a wall amidst all the other things just grabbed my attention.
i want a chair on a wall. hmmmm.


The Door Store....
which has a huge selection of lighting

And some randoms from around town....

how much is that doggy in the window?

Thanks for coming along.
Hope you enjoyed the trip!

Have a great day,




  1. I'm with ya! I love shopping vicariously through others! (And your phone takes amazing photos btw.) Thanks for the trip!

  2. You have to spill the beans on your favorite shops in Toronto. It's been a long time since I've been there to shop for the house - but most of the places that I've stumbled upon were super expensive, like Stoccaro? I think that's the name of it. Great store - amazing displays and vignettes, but $10,000 for a chair made from radiator parts? I think that's a little out of my budget! :) Love your eye for display. That photo of your new galvanized tray is magazine worthy!

    1. staccaro yes but i agree so expensive and repo's mostly. the best antique (the junky great vignette stuff )stores i find in toronto are at the end queen st w in the parkdale district. i am also a big fan of the door store in the castlefield district (there is an amazing vintage light store there called victorian revivial that has absolutely everything from industrial to victorian)
      decor stores with a lot of amazing finds are on yonge st. if you google the store chairtablelamp, their address is right in the middle of a mecca of great stores vintage and amazing decorative accessories/furniture.


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