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.