The beginning of fall, when the air is fresh, but not yet cold, and trees are tinged golden in the sun, is a time when I want to be outside and in my community. The Junction Flea’s pop-up at the Evergreen Brickworks this past Sunday was the perfect opportunity to scavenge; it was a welcome change to head out to the Don Valley for an afternoon slightly removed from my typical sidewalk strolls.
Many of the Flea’s best vendors made it out: there was Rebel and Fuss’s “pretty badass jewellery,” and sweet and pungent fragrances and incense from Provice Apothecary. I also discovered Smells Like Canada, a high quality, handmade candle line, scented to recall various Canadian cities. My favourite was Toronto Smoke, naturally. I picked up an illustrated early edition of P.L. Travers’s Mary Poppins from the Monkey’s Paw stall. I also admired 1950s and ’60s ceramics from various antique vendors and some very sweet vintage brooches. My only regret is not buying a few for myself.
The Junction Flea returns to the Brickworks on October 27.