sunday in the junction

I had a very relaxing and fun weekend where I ignored every single one of my chores except groceries and a tiny bit of laundry.

On Saturday, I hit up a few street sales in my neighbourhood, and watched Moonrise Kingdom.

On Sunday, I set my alarm to be up to catch the first ever Junction Flea Market. I was afraid I would get lost since I don’t usually visit this area of the city, but it was very easy to spot with the signage and some white bunting strung along a chain link fence outlining the lot.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was mostly vintage wares, delicious snacks, and a few new things as well including some beautiful textiles and terrariums from Toronto favourite Bookhou, letterpress cards from Snap + Tumble and some interesting jewellery from Big Tinsel.

As for the vintage vendors, the items were more expensive than what you would expect to pay at a flea market or thrift shop, but there were some exceptions of course. Overall, the items were very good quality, and there was something for every budget. There were even a few $5 and under bins. I bought a couple of things that I haven’t had a chance to photograph yet.

If you’re interested in going to the next one, it happens on the second Sunday in July. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Photos, left to right: On the bus to the flea market with an iced americano in hand; one of my favourite four-letter words; a lunch and beer on my patio at home after a long morning of exploring the Junction; and a bracelet I made using Omiyage neon twine and a bead from the Beau & Bauble using this tutorial. 


weekend reading: covet garden

After all the holiday travelling and visiting, I’m looking forward to a weekend at home. I bought a nice winter coat during one of the coldest days this year and I think it will make winter walks much more enjoyable, so I’ll probably squeeze in a few this weekend. I’m also planning on doing some embroidery, and reading a couple of books that my parents got me for Christmas (Decor8 and The Perfectly Imperfect Home).

I want to read in detail the new Covet Garden issue featuring Arounna from Bookhou. I met her while volunteering at City of Craft and have been reading her blog ever since. She’s an incredibly friendly woman who makes beautiful textiles and prints. (Check out her Etsy and brick and mortar shop).

A photo of John and Arounna’s dining room by Ashley Capp


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