I've been super busy with the start of the school year and co-running an vintage booth with my husband. It's also been super fun. I'm now a Canadian picker. We've had so many adventures in picking already. I've got to start blogging about it.
In the meanwhile, if you live in Southern Ontario - please come to Valley Antiques in Dundas (a charming little town to the west of Hamilton). I suggest coming on a Saturday. Stroll down historic King Street. While you're there, pop into the bakery in the old postal office and treat yourself to something yummy.
Walk a block south to Hatt Street and stop at number 64. Valley Antiques is in the old foundry building. It's a wonderful space for an antique mall. Inside, it's brimming with booths filled with just about everything you can imagine. The prices are pretty good too.
After you've stocked up on vintage treasures, have a pub lunch at the Winchester Arms, or swing by cycling café Domistique. Later on, walk down Melville street to see all the gorgeous Victorian homes.
As Valley Antiques has only been in operation for just over a month, we're trying to get the word out to out-of-towners, so tell your antique loving friends to check it out and tell their friends, and so on, and so on...
Two of the milk cans outside are ours, including the massively distressed one below, which comes from a farm in Hagersville.
Above and below are images from our booth taken a week ago. A few items have sold since then, but most of the objects in the photos are still available. We had a big antique mirror hanging where the school posters are now, but it sold. I'm looking for another one.
Thanks for looking!