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21st Century Flea Market At The Croatian Cultural Centre September 20th

17 Sep

FleaMarket201521st Century Flea Market is holding a flea market this Sunday, September 20th at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive. There will be 175 vendors on hand with a variety of items including antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, jewellery, pottery, postcards, records, retro furnishings, dolls, toys and so much more.  Should you be in need of having an item appraised, they will be holding ‘drop-in appraisals’ from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on a first come first served basis.  They do ask that the items be small enough to carry, with a maximum of three items per person.  The cost for a verbal appraisal is $10 per item or $25 for 3 items, cash only.   The drop-in appraisals will be conduct by Gale Pirie, an independent accredited member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group.   The market runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. General admission is $5 at the door. There will also be a special early-bird admission for $20 from 7:00 am – 10:00 am for those wanting a jump on things. Children under 13 are free with adult admission.

Should you wish to have a coffee and/or lunch before or after your shop, consider Commercial Street Café for something close by. It’s a great little hidden gem tucked away a few blocks down the street from the Croatian Cultural Centre. Open Sunday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and located at 3599 Commercial Street, at East 20th Avenue. Of course, going North up the Drive after the market, you have a whole host of great coffee shops and restaurants to choose from.

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ICONs Returns To Biltmore Cabaret Sunday March 22nd

20 Mar

Icons2March22ICONS  is back at the Biltmore Cabaret this Sunday, March 22nd. ICONs represents the racy subculture of modern vintage lifestyle which takes design and style cues from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s as well as a bit of early 90’s cultural icons.  Some of the icons they take cues from include Keith Richards, Bridget Bardot, Iggy, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, Jane Birkin, Farrah Fawcett, Madonna, Steve McQueen and Patti Smith to give you some idea. ICONS is a heavily curated and highly anticipated vintage clothing market. You can also expect to find psychedelic posters, antiques, records, taxidermy, retro lamps as well as small furniture, cameras and a bit of this and that.  There will also be drink specials and a DJ spinning tunes. The event is being held at the Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street.  ICONS gets under way at 11:00 am and goes till 5:00 pm.  This event is for ages 19+.

 

 

Blim Market At The Heritage Hall March 8th

4 Mar

blimmarket2015Blim Market takes places this Sunday, March 8th at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. There will be 48 local vendors on hand with an array of items including handmade accessories, jewellery, vintage items, pottery, cards, gifts and sweet treats. A few of the vendors we hear that will on site include first timer, Rescued Clothing Co., with their collection of upcycled t-shirts. There will also be favourite Blim Market vendor Galit Mastai DesignProduct of Science and Art with beautiful natural soaps. As well, Barefoot Books will have a great selection of children’s books. Entry for the Blim Market is by donation and the event runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Hot food will be on hand by Open Sesame. Also, if you time it right, there will be two free raffle draws at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for $25 Blim Gift Certificates.

Eastside Flea At The Wise Hall Saturday February 21st

17 Feb

EastsideFleaFeb.21The community-oriented Eastside Flea returns to the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, this Saturday, February 21st.  As usual, they’ve got a great line up of local vendors which will sell everything from mid-century furniture to records to new works by local artists to books to vintage items and so much more.  For this weekend’s market, you can expect to local artist, Andrea Hooge, with handdrawn magnets, prints & pins.  We are hearing about an amazing handmade soap with pine, cedarwood atlas, eucalyptus, fir, patchouli and black pepper by Product of Science and Art.  The Eastside Flea is an all ages event. Admission is $2.00. Eastside Flea runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Retro Design & Antiques Fair February 22nd Croatian Cultural Centre

11 Feb

21stAntiquesFairFeb2221st Century Promotions is holding a Retro Design & Antiques Fair on Sunday, February 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive. There will be 175 vendors on hand with a variety of items including antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, jewellery, pottery, postcards, records, retro furnishings, dolls, toys and so much more. Should you be in need of having an item appraised, they will be holding ‘drop-in appraisals’ from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on a first come first served basis. They do ask that the items be small enough to carry, with a maximum of three items per person. The cost for a verbal appraisal is $10 per item or $25 for 3 items, cash only. The drop-in appraisals will be conduct by Gale Pirie, an independent accredited member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group. The fair runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. General admission is $5 at the door. There will also be a special early-bird admission for $20 from 7:00 am – 10:00 am for those wanting a jump on things. Children under 13 are free with adult admission. If you are not able to attend February’s Retro Design & Antiques Fair another one will be happening on June 28th.

Should you wish to have a coffee and/or lunch before or after your shop, consider Commercial Street Café for something close by. It’s a great little hidden gem tucked away a few blocks down the street from the Croatian Cultural Centre. Open Sunday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and located at 3599 Commercial Street at East 20th Avenue. Of course, going North up the Drive after the market, you have a whole host of great coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants to choose from.  Of course, if you are on the hunt for vintage items, you may wish to make a stop at great new little shop a very short walk from the Croatian Cultural Centre called Second Nature Home.  This store has an array of great eco-friendly and organic products for the home as well as a good selection of vintage items.  Second Nature Home is located at 1827 Victoria Diversion and is open 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Sundays.

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