Scenes From My Weekend

January 14, 2013

I got up to a couple of adventures over the weekend so I thought I’d share.

On Saturday morning D and I got up a earlier than normal for a weekend and drove to north Oshawa to pick up this little number (this is the sellers picture). 
New vintage hutch
I’m crazy I know, buying yet another project before finishing (ahem – starting) so many other projects, but it’s an almost perfect match to my living room console, so I couldn’t not get it. Right? Plus it was only $40 (if you don't count the gas I needed to drive an hour each way to get it). It does need quite a bit of work, and while I’m normally a ‘wood should look like wood’ purist, this is a piece that may need to be painted given the many chips in the veneer, and the damaged foot. I also need to source some more chopsticks as this piece has got damaged trim - just like the console did. The hutch will go in my dining room so I’m trying to figure out if I do have to paint it what colour might work with the kitchen’s dark blue floor, and the piece's brass hardware. Once it’s finished will help add some needed storage to my dining room (and will replace my old dresser which is the next item to go into my January Cure outbox).

On Sunday I went to the Junction flea with a friend.  It’s normally a little outdoor flea market in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto, but yesterday it was indoors at a space on Queen street. It was probably scheduled indoors because well, it’s January in Toronto, and it’s normally it's well below zero at this time of year. Yesterday it was almost 15 degrees above zero. #crazy
Junction Flea flyer
Anyways, the Junction flea was pretty neat with a wide variety of vendors and items for sale. I did bring home two things that I thought were pretty.
Tall kaiser vase with purple flowers

New Glass bowl filled with clementines
I bought both the vase and the bowl from the same vendor (wish I had remembered to get her name) for $40. I think the glass bowl looks a bit like an overturned iceberg. The white porcelain vase says ‘Kaiser – Germany’ on the bottom, but I couldn’t find a similar vase online to see if I got a good deal or not. It doesn’t really matter though as I’m happy with my purchases.
Desk chair and bathroom cabinet I sold
This weekends task for the January cure was to organise my kitchen, make myself a new recipe and buy myself flowers. I did buy myself flowers as you can see from the picture of my new vase above, but I completely failed at the other tasks. On a positive note I did continue with the outbox task and sold two furniture items on Kijiji, and made myself $80 which covered the cost of the hutch and the pretty flea market purchases.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Buy any furniture or something pretty? What do you think I should do with my new hutch - I need some ideas.

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  1. Hi there, I believe that the vendors name is Katya and her booth is called Scandimania (I love that vase). Thanks for shopping at the Junction Flea!

  2. Love the bowl! Totally funky & unique. Interested to see what you're going to do with the new hutch :)

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with this one.

  4. Would you believe I have a bowl like that along with a matching set of dessert plates and bowls, handed down by my mom. It's very "70s" to me, because that's when we used to use it. Love flea market finds!

  5. Hi Dani,

    I've recently discovered that the bowl is by Hoya which is from Japan. I've been able to find some similar to mine online, and I think I got a pretty good deal on it :)



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