Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Junction Flea!

A few examples of Junction Fall Flea vendor and Toronto based
writer and artist Rhonda Riche's (graciousgoods.wordpress.com)
 vintage jewlery. Photo from graciousgoods.wordpress.com.
Toronto's west end was buzzing on Sunday, October 14th as Torontonians travelled from near and far to check out the last outdoor Junction Flea market of the year. The trip to the Junction triangle for the flea is well worth it. Boasting an array of vendors specializing in anything from hand made jewelry, antiques, vintage clothing, and print making to delicious tiny donuts, scrumptious dumplings, and even fortune telling!- you'd be hard pressed to find a disappointed flea market-goer amidst the bustling crowd.
The most recent Junction flea (aka the "Fall Flea") included gems and treasures both new and old- incredible local talent showing off hand made arts and crafts mixed with antique booths that make you feel as if you've just stepped into the past. Here are a few examples of the type of pieces some of the Junction Flea vendors have to offer:
Hand made textile's from Flea vendors John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou (bookhouathome.blogspot.com). Photos from www.bookhou.com.
Local artist/Flea vendor Breanne Morrow of White Feather Designs creates hand crafted jewelry from scratch.
Photos from junctionflea.blogspot.com.
Some of my own treasure hunting at the flea market lead me to this glorious vintage leather shoulder bag (thanks, Emporium!) and this enamel on steel kettle from Le Creuset.
The Junction Flea Market is presented by SMASH and Russet&Empire and took place every second sunday of the month from June until last Sunday at Dundas West and Indian Grove. The Flea will continue indoors in future months at the Great Hall so stay tuned at junctionflea.blogspot.com for the next flea market date... it's not to be missed!