Monday, July 9, 2012

Flea! Flea! Flea!

The Junction Flea was bananasssssss. We had such a great day in the big city, slinging vintage wares and seeing so many happy faces out and enjoying the sunshine. This was only the second time that Micah (Russet and Empire) and Paul (Smash) had put on the event, and the first time that we were there. The vendors had doubled in number, and I kept hearing references to the Brooklyn Flea all day. I've never been to the Brooklyn Flea, but the Junction Flea was definitely something special.

Some booths (including ours) were set up in shipping containers that had been cut in half. There was a crazy amount of well-curated vintage pieces, quality handmade pieces from local artisans, a super cute coffee shop in a vintage trailer and a fortune teller in an airstream trailer!

Thank you, pretty lady with the umbrella for posing so beautifully for me. That evangelical church sign is from Hamilton, based on the street names.

Some highlights of the day were my lunch from The Kissing Booth - it was unreal, home-cooked food. And a portrait sitting from The Tintype Studio.These guys set up an honest to goodness darkroom and do wet plate photography on the spot. I had dreams of this portrait being the only photo I'll ever need of myself for the rest of my life. I want them to come to Hamilton so badly, and they said they were in talks to come to the War of 1812 celebrations here. Let's cross our fingers.

Oh, hai guys! We ran into so many friendly and familiar faces all day too, from both Toronto and Hamilton!

We're so sad that we can't make the next ones on August 12th or September 9th, but you should definitely put it on your calendar to check out. An amazing day, with amazing people and amazing food! What more could anyone want?


  1. Bahumbug. I'm so sad I couldnt come. It looks like such a fun time!

  2. Looks like super fun! I love those little air plants in the old jars :)

  3. Soooo jealous! That looked like an amazingly fun time, ladies.