This summer, we're profiling familiar faces from the Leslieville Flea to learn how they got their start and what to expect from them at the market.
Ahead of the July 7 market at Ashbridge Estate, we've checked in with Natalie from The Border Vintage, who sells vintage decor, housewares and basically “anything with a past that I think is cool.”
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START THE BORDER VINTAGE?
I always have to follow my passion and I want to set the example of following your passion for my daughter, Grace. She is my inspiration.
TELL US ABOUT THE BEST FIND THAT YOU SCORED.
I recently found a Crams Imperial globe from the 1960s. I’ve found globes before but never one with slick hairpin legs and a killer brass meridian. Well, selling it remains to be seen. It will be at my next couple of markets. I believe vintage ends up where it belongs so if it sells it was meant to be. And, if not, I’m OK with that, too.
WHAT IS SOMETHING FANTASTIC YOU ARE BRINGING TO THE NEXT MARKET?
Say hello to Natalie from the Border Vintage at the next Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate on July 7 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For all the details, go to leslievilleflea.com.
The Leslieville Flea will also host Repairs Cafe, who will set up on the porch of Ashbridge Estate from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This group of volunteers love to fix broken things, the repairs are free and folks may even learn how to fix the item themselves. Make sustainability a goal!