Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Trip to the Junction Fall Flea

Poster for the Junction Fall Flea
This past weekend, my friend The Collector and I went to the Junction Fall Flea... a hip, "curated" outdoor market near Dundas & Keele in Toronto, presented by Smash and Russet & Empire Interiors. This is the first time we've attended the Flea, but it usually runs the second Sunday of every month - all summer long. 

The atmosphere was fantastic: Hustling and bustling just like a good flea market ought to be. There was delicious food being served from vintage trailers... Manual Labour Coffee, pulled pork sandwiches, seafood noodles, dumplings, and mini-doughnuts fried in coconut oil. 

The vendors were amazing... You can find anything there, from vinyl records and vintage clothing to retro housewares... And everything in between. I scored a very neat looking lock for $3 that I'm planning to turn into a pendant, and an original Game Boy Tetris cartridge for $4. 

The thing I liked most about the Flea was the people... Genuine, down-to-earth folks who truly enjoyed being there as much as the patrons, and were happy to strike up a conversation with you. This event has been such a success that the organizers are looking into holding it indoors throughout the winter. I really hope they do!!! 

Please enjoy the photos I took during our trip including some pics of the *delicious* lunch and beer we had at the Indie Ale House Brewing Co., which is just down the street from the Flea. Also check out the list of vendor links I've provided at the bottom of this post. :-)  

Vintage anatomical heart model!
Vintage John Fluevog boots at Scandimania booth
Fantastic retro telephone seat!
Spoon & Fork Rings!
Well hello there!
Eat Your Heart Out plates!
Communist (?) banner!
Vintage spheres à la Marianas Trench!
Random items for sale!
Vintage Toronto "fine hard candy" tin!
Tattered & Torn - Good Junque display
Emily the Strange candle displayed in Rue Morgue window
Delicious meal at Indie Ale House Brewing Co., including 
Instigator Pale Ale (left) and Broken Hipster (right)
Indie Ale House Brewing Co. logo

[Old Weston on Etsy]
[Ghostface Knitta website]
[The Vintage Cabin website]
[Fair Judy's Facebook page]
[Rebel & Fuss - Pretty Badass Jewelry website]
[Food Sluts website]
[Scandimania on Etsy]
[Tattered & Torn - Good Junque website]
[Covet Garden website]

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