Summer is such a great time to get out and discover. One thing I like to do is visit antique/thrift/junk/second-hand shops. I recently found a fabulous antique shop; East End Estates, 1462 Kingston Road at Warden. The good thing is I didn’t even have to drive to the country as it is located in Toronto’s east end. Presently there is no sign above the shop but Steve, the owner, explained it is on its way. But no matter because what I did notice out front of the shop was all kinds of ‘goodies’ displayed. Catches your eye better than any sign!
There were these fabulous white bistro chairs that could be used indoors or outdoors. I really liked the white vinyl seat covers with black piping.
Once inside the shop it truly was a treasure trove. There were items from every era. There was lots of furniture which Steve explained is constantly being changed as things move quickly through his shop. This antique drop leaf table was great and so was all the old crockery.
I fell in love with this West Germany piece of pottery. I liked the colours and the pattern.
I think a set like this could really create a wonderful retro vibe to ‘drinks @ 5’ for anyone who likes to entertain with style!
Of course you know I would fall in love with this orange lamp that had a chrome base. With a new more contemporary lampshade this piece would add character to any room. I don’t really need another orange lamp although ‘want’ is something completely different! Hmmm
There is also a huge downstairs filled with more treasures of crockery, furniture, baskets, antique toys, mirrors, picture frames and lamps. I thought this antique rocker was beautiful.
These 2 benches could be very workable in any décor recovered in new fabric.
I strolled through this shop for quite some time as it is not a space pass you can quickly breeze through as there are so many things to look at and ponder. I highly recommend a visit to East End Estates as you won’t be disappointed. Of course I could not leave this shop without some fabulous treasure of my own but I will share that in a later blog. Stay tuned!