Hello from the bustling Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto! The show began yesterday and we are hanging out at booth P04 until March 27th and tonight we are here until 11pm for the late night shopping event! With this terrible rainy weather we are having the best place to be is inside with us and all these other fabulous vendors selling Canadian made goods! Plus, parking is free after 5pm (a Toronto miracle!) so you have one more reason to shop, and you can spend that parking money inside! We have had a few opportunities to browse the show floor as we have set up and in some of our down time and Lous and Darcie have already found their One of a Kind Picks! We love this community of makers and crafters who take such great pride in their work and in creating one of a kind treasures. Since we are big proponents of shopping local, we wanted to share with you two of our favourite picks so far.
On the first day of the show, Darcie discovered Stinson Studios and fell in love with their handcrafted wooden bowls and burls. What began in the early '80s as a one-man show in a hundred year old horse stable has now evolved into a two-generation family business that shines internationally while still keeping true to the heart and roots of the business. Finished with a food-safe combination of beeswax and oils, these bowls are a fantastic centerpiece on any table for food serving, and also make a great centerpiece. These pieces truly make a statement and are on our wish list this year! Find them at the show at booth J04 or at the One of a Kind Online shop!
Lous couldn't resist finding her favourite pick of the show this year either and it did not take her long to discover A.T.A.C Funky Footwear. The name says it all, these fun shoes add a pop of colour to your wardrobe and a pep in your step! We love their colourful displays and the creative designs on each shoe. Bringing their beautiful shoes and leather goods in from Quebec, these artisans offer so many patterns and textures that you just have to see in person. Visit A.T.A.C at the show at booth P08 and tell them we sent you!
We hope to see you out at the show to visit us and some of our favourite picks! Have a very happy Easter long weekend and we will all cross our fingers that the bunny brings sunshine with all those eggs!