St. Lawrence – Sunday Antique Market

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Before my hubby and I moved into our home, we lived in a condo across the street from the St. Lawrence Market.  As a self-proclaimed foodie, my proximity to good food and local ingredients could not be more perfect.  What I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did was the ‘Sunday Antique Market‘, where over 120 vendors took hold of the north hall.

The crowd was mixed.  Some very serious antique seekers looking for a specific piece to complete their collection and others more like me, poking around with a cup of coffee in hand taking in the sights, sounds and buzz of buyers bargaining with stall keepers.

However, I was on the lookout this Sunday.  I had a couple DIY projects in mind and was looking for some inspiration (not in the marionettes, yikes!).

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The vendors sold everything from fur coats, silverware, dainty tea cups, used books to one of a kind furniture and old notions and linens.  One vendor even lovingly removed buttons from old garments and stitched them one by one onto sheets of Bristol board.  Another vendor had a theme every week and would only stock her stall with items of that ilk or color!

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I could have spent hours looking through the prints in this stall – everything from old Vogue covers to maps and historic photographs of Toronto dating back to the 1920s.

By the end of my visit, I had spent a grand total of $20, worked on my terrible bargaining skills and walked away with a secondhand fur stole, silk scarf and necklace all of which I planned to re-purpose into something fun!

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