I visited this market in November, but another one will be happening on December 17, which is this Sunday! It’s my first time at this kind of flea market and it’s cozy, also quite inspiring! I met some talented local artisans, who is making unique pieces of art/product that I admire.
I love this art form that puts nature in it! Like this idea of making a record of the life of a tree by stamping it’s rings on Japanese kozo (mulberry) paper. I saw his art on the event page that brought me to this market, and I got one of his art at home now. Every tree is unique that make these end grain relief prints one-of-a-kind! Totally agree with what Marko Barakoski stated, “Simple yet incredibly detailed, the prints find beauty in nature, providing another avenue to exhibit the diversity of the natural world. Especially in Canada, people have a special connection with trees and forests, something which is encapsulated in the process of putting paper to stump, revealing a unique story from each tree.”
I am one of them who admire the beauty in nature!
Jennifer Yeung is the friendly artisan who found Studio Indent, a handcrafted ceramic tableware & decor studio. My favourite of her works is the ceramic glacier ring holder! They look nice and functional. I love the colour tone of her ceramic pieces, which calm me and bring me peace when looking at them. And how cute are the ceramic pins! The dim sum pin is the one I can really make connection with as I am originally from Hong Kong, so as Jennifer.
The design of the showcase table of sleek minimal jewellery caught my eyes! My pick from this store is the colourful geometric wood necklace. It’s funky and unique, which I haven’t seen a piece of jewellery like this at other place before.
Cheryl Yan turns paper and ribbon into handcrafted greeting cards and shadow box 3D art. The shadow box would make a great home decor!
I like the metal pointy cones in this collection of jewellery that can match with cool and chic outfit. They are for ladies who don’t always wanna be sweet and feminine.
I love these magical looking water colour moon paintings and prints! 😍 The origami cats and dogs look adorable too!
Something different; “jewelry that blurs the boundaries of masculine & feminine”. Cool designs of putting gorgeous natural mineral rocks into jewelleries. They are some conversation starter statement pieces. No jewelleries are more one-of-a-kind than these.
I enjoyed the hour and half at this market! Other than products, there were also vintage clothing, home decor, and food like baking goods and coffee. I wish the deep fried dumpling booth was not there as the ventilation not too good that we could only breath in the unpleasant greasy smell of the deep frying. Also the venue is not big that it was quite crammed, but that’s what makes it cozy!
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Happy Holidays Market
Date: December 17th, Sunday
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1152479078190168/
Location: 1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H3
They might not having the same vendors at this time. Please check their Facebook event page or website for the list of vendors.