5 Jul 2012

Kipkoo Joins the Junction Flea!

Come and see Kipkoo and friends at the Junction Flea this Sunday July 8th at 9:00 am! 

The Junction Flea is Toronto's newest west side outdoor flea market presented by SMASH and Russet&Empire. Held on the second Sunday of every month in the summertime, the Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records and more.

Rain or Shine -- come on by!
Sunday July 8th
2803 Dundas Street West (one block East of Keele) at 9:00 am

For more information, visit junctionflea.blogspot.ca

25 Apr 2012

My first etsy purchase!

Last night I made my first etsy purchase EVER! I know it's weird -- to have an online vintage shop and not actually have purchased anything on etsy -- but I'm still hesitant to buy things online without touching them first.

For years I've been visiting etsy, feasting my eyes on all the goodies there, and always wondered, what will it take for me to finally buy something? And what would that item be that I couldn't live without?

Windchimes, apparently. I can't live without these beautiful windchimes by Irona. I don't know where I'm going to put them, but I love their rough-hewn, rustic, hand-made, timeless quality. I hope to find a way to display them so that every little dent and scratch can be fully admired.

Check out more of Irona's work here.

My 3 beautiful windchimes, made from recycled and antique metal. Photo by Irona.

Same photo as above, just a close-up crop.

15 Apr 2012

A Mid-Century Modern Garage Sale!

KIPKOO.CA is having a mid-century modern garage sale!

Saturday April 28, 2012
9 am to 4 pm
1529 Dufferin Street (Dufferin and Davenport)

All items on the site will be on sale. Most items will be at least 50% off the prices you see on the KIPKOO.CA website. There will be TONS more items not currently shown, including dishes, lamps, chairs, tables, framed art, coffee tables, fabric, housewares, and much more. Prices ranging from $5 and up, but all priced to clear!

- Lamps (chrome cylindrical lamp, teak floor lamp, pair of teak table lamps, sputnik lamp, vintage IKEA pendant lamp, brass pendant lamp, and others)
- Dishes (Kathie Winkel, Red Wing pottery) and other housewares (Arabia, Royal Copenhagan)
- lots of pottery, earthenware, trivets, bowls of all sizes and styles
- vases (Rosenthal, Royal Copenhagan, Royal Bonn Germany)
- vintage art glass
- strange, stunning, charming, quirky and beautiful -- come and discover the right item for you!
- vintage skis (not functional, but aesthetically pleasing)
- strange spears/props from a Stratford festival play (would make an interesting wall sculpture)

Rain or shine, this sale will take place in the KIPKOO warehouse, which is actually a residential garage (Please don’t ring the doorbell of the house). Please park on the street and then walk up the driveway into the back where you’ll find the garage.

27 Mar 2012


Great promotion going on right now  -- receive 30% off ANYTHING and EVERYTHING Kipkoo is selling! This vintage chimayo blanket, for example, which is regularly $300, is now only $210. This is significant considering I've seen this piece selling for $1500. Seriously, there are some great deals to be found. Please check out the site!'

If you're buying online, just type in the coupon code (EASTER2012) at checkout, and you'll get 30% off. If you're buying in person, just mention the sale and I will give you 30% off, using my trusty calculator.

26 Feb 2012

Domino Magazine is back!

Few things capture my imagination as easily as a big, juicy design and decor magazine. Everything around me dissolves away and I feel I've shrunk down to mini-size, walking around inside the magazine. The great thing about an especially successful magazine is its ability to inspire me, even 8 to 10 years later. Good design is good design after all. So I have stacks of magazines that I refer to regularly for inspiration.

As a Christmas present this year, S gave me a subscription to Elle Decoration (UK). I probably don't need to tell you that this was my favourite gift! It's so exciting to receive something in the mail other than bills.

And a few weeks ago, I heard some pretty exciting news about an old favourite magazine of mine that has since gone out of print: DOMINO MAGAZINE IS COMING BACK!!!

Published from 2005 to 2009 by Condé Nast, Domino Magazine was one of the few magazines that featured achievable style ideas for non-millionaires. It its first year, Domino received many media awards for Best New Magazine. But sadly, in Jan 2009, Condé Nast announced that, because of the economic downturn, the magazine was folding.

So when I heard that Domino Magazine announced a "new guide to living with style," I was thrilled! A special edition, entitled Domino Quick Fixes, will be available at newsstands across the US (and hopefully Canada?) on April 17th. Quick Fixes will feature easy, inexpensive design and decor changes.

You can read more about it here.

Image from www.dominomag.com

20 Feb 2012

Pop Up - Day 2

The pop up shop is behind me now and I'm looking ahead to a sale I have planned for the month of March. I want to clear some items out of the warehouse so I believe some price-slashing is in order -- stay tuned!

I'm also planning for Kipkoo to make an appearance at an upcoming Sunday at the St. Lawrence Antique Market, so watch for that as well.

In the meantime, here's a pic of two items that sold at the pop-up shop on day 2: the stocking forms and a lovely embroidered piece that once belonged to Lauren.

Thanks to all those who came out and supported Kipkoo! It was nice to see a few familiar faces in the East end.

11 Feb 2012

Pop Up - Day One

I'm exhausted. Day One of the pop-up is over. The first day is always the hardest, because you're tired from all the setting up. Day Two should be easier.

There's lots of stuff left. The weather is keeping people away, so don't be shy, barter with me for the price you want!

Also, the other vendors are amaaaaaazing. I couldn't resist buying a few things myself.

The details again, for those who want to come and see:

The Cat and Fox Vintage Collective
Hearts on Fire Pop-up Shop
666 Queen Street East
(Queen and Broadview)
Sunday Feb 12, 10:00 AM til 5:00 PM

Also, can I just tell you that I have the best friend in the world? LS has devoted her whole weekend to these pop up shenanigans, including the set-up on Friday. Thanks, L, for being so wonderful.