Favourite Places: St. Lawrence Antique Market

The St. Lawrence Market Sunday Antique Market is definitely one of my favourite places in the city. It starts at something like 5AM, which is apparently when all the vintage clothing store owners and interior designers get there to snap up all the best deals. I am still always asleep in my bed at that point, but I’ve still managed to find some lovely stuff. I’m such a frequent visitor that I’m pretty sure I’ll be finding many items for the wedding here.

Here are a few of my favourite finds (I apologize for my lack of photography skills):

A gorgeous little clutch I picked up for $5.


Another lovely clutch. This one was a bit expensive at $10.

I am completely in love with silhouettes and really want to figure out a way to work them into our wedding. I’m also trying to figure out where to put them in our apartment… I think Mr. Knitting is a bit annoyed that they appear to be living on our living room floor! I think I paid $12 for the both of these.

Broaches! I love bows (as long as they don’t look too too precious!) and cameos. Each was less than $10.

Candlesticks for $5

I didn’t actually realize that I seem to lean towards items that are black, white, or silver until I saw all of these items together! Maybe I should think about that for a colour scheme…

Anyway, the market is really my go to place in Toronto for everything from jewelry and accessories to home decor and many many gifts. It’s also just a really fun way to spend the morning (because, yes I am an old lady inside!).

What’s your go to place in your city? Is it going to be incorporated in your wedding somehow?

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Mrs. Knitting

Location:
Toronto
Wedding Date:
December 2010

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:18 am

    Oh man, I’m a flea market junkie and am drooling at the thought of this place. Must make a trip to Toronto soon!

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    smilez 201 posts, Helper bee @ 10:23 am

    nice collection!
    have you been to the market in aberfoyle (near guelph)? i heart it big time – it’s definitely worth the trip!

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 11:16 am

    I love the silhouettes and cameos – great finds!

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    supergeek 111 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:47 am

    Those are great finds! I <3 St. Lawrence Market (mmm fresh Montreal bagels :) ). And I still can’t get over the awesomeness of the silhouettes!

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    aunt pol 1519 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:50 pm

    Black, white and silver would give you a lovely sophisticated palette for your winter wedding…

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:09 pm

    Great finds! I love flea markets. Black, white, and silver would be gorgeous for a winter wedding.

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    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:47 pm

    @smilez I haven’t yet, but after taking a look at their website just now I think I’m going to have to go on a bit of a road trip. It looks amazing.

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:47 pm

    i love the bow

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    OctPumpkin 593 posts, Busy bee @ 5:48 pm

    Love your finds. Getting stuff from the antique markets has been one of the most fun things of planning a wedding. We have a good one once a month in Sacramento and the one in Alameda (Bay Area) is legendary. I also follow-up with eBay, as sometimes I find something that I really like at a market but it’s too pricey (in my mind) and I can usually find in on eBay for a better price.

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    Miss Peace 648 posts, Busy bee @ 10:27 am

    I love your clutch bag from there- beautiful!!

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    Miss Teddy Bear 6 posts, Newbee @ 2:04 pm

    I love markets too and totally agree you should check out the one in Aberfoyle. I’ve been there once and it’s amazing.
    I also like the St. Lawrence Antique Market. It’s in my neighbourhood and I pop in there about every other Sunday. I’ve found some great stuff there too!

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    Miss Teddy Bear 6 posts, Newbee @ 2:05 pm

    So excited it’s going to play a big role in your wedding!

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    Let Them Eat Cake (Inspiration) | Weddingbee, Guest @ 5:45 pm

    [...] you saw my St. Lawrence Market post you know I’m a big fan of cameos, so I love the fact that this cake included [...]

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    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:12 pm

    @Miss Teddy Bear: okay now I really really want to go to that aberfoyle one.

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