June 8th 2013 Milton Antique Expo

We had a fantastic day at The Milton Antique Expo on June 8th at Country Heritage Park. Thank you to all who came out and made our event possible!

Just to get your taste buds watering for our fall show…Here’s a peek into what you missed last weekend.

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Stay tuned for more info on our next Antique Expo Sept 28th 2013 at Country Heritage Park!





Candlesticks, Jewelry and Cabinets, Oh MY!

Introducing a few more exhibitors that will be at The Milton Antique Expo, June 8th! Stay tuned as we have many more details to share with you!

Sean and Olga George, Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblets, Arthur, ON

“We specialize in Antique Glass 1860-1960. We carry a diverse selection including Early Canadian and  American pressed glass, goblets, coloured glass (Victorian, Elegant and Vintage), depression glass, clear and coloured oil lamps and  miniatures. Although we carry many rarities, our focus is antique glass that is both functional and beautiful and can be used everyday in home, cottage or patio.”

Saved For the Show:   Vaseline Glass Fruit Bowl (1890′s), and Candlesticks (1920-30), Snail pattern ruby stained Water Pitcher, 1880′s (Rare), Elegant Etched Candlesticks, 1912 -1928, Actress pattern Covered Cheese Dome, 1880′s (Rare)

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David and Kathy Learn, Old Highway 3 Antiques, Aylmer, ON 

“Although we usually have quite a mix of ‘whatever-we-come-across’ items, we try to stay small and focus on interesting, unusual, hard-to-find items and ephemera (paper, books and magazines, photos, hats, linens, etc.).  We also can’t seem to resist flower frogs and are amassing quite a collection!”

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Monika McLaughlin, Ottawa

“I enjoy hunting for exquisitely made old jewellery and fine metal objects from all corners of the globe. I’m planning to bring the following pieces to Milton.” Obi dome, Japanese traditional silver adornment worn by Geisha on the Obi of her Kimono, Victorian Mourning Brooch (for a dead child), Victorian Scottish Pebble Brooch, Set of English enamel sterling demitasse spoons 1950′s, boxed, in perfect condition, Mediterranean Coral demi parure in original leather case in perfect condition.

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Maureen and Doug Wickham, From Past to Present Antiques, Harrow, ON

“We are an eclectic collection of antiques and collectibles. Cupboards and desks, glass and ceramics, we are generalists of elderly things. Architectural items and vintage lighting also find their way into our inventory.”

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Milton Antique Expo, June 8th at Country Heritage Park in Milton. Join our event page for all the latest details & updates!


What can you expect June 8th?

The stars of the antique business will be out at The Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario June 8th to bring you the most unique and memorable show this season.


Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto 

Specializing in Midcentury Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Midcentury Scandinavian and Canadian jewellery. Sam normally teams up with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in Midcentury Modern furnishings and Midcentury Italian Art Glass. For this show, Sam sets up in booth E44 and Andrew will be across the aisle in E43. http://www.samanthahowardvintage.ca

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Doug Killaly, Post and Beam Reclamation, Toronto   

Post and Beam Reclamation features period Georgian to Post Modern architectural salvage, reclaimed curiosities and garden statuary. P+B is located in the historic neighbourhood known as ‘The Junction’ in West Toronto, north of High Park. They focus on preserving heritage pieces and keeping functional items out of landfill.

Vintage Wall Maps on wood rollers  (1940 to 1970). Garden Statuary and reliquary from diverse eras. Architectural detail salvaged from commercial buildings, houses of worship and residences including leaded glass windows, corbeils, vintage hardware, fireplace mantels, lighting, and decoration. Take the tour and enter the vault! http://www.pandb.ca

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“In my booth on June 8th expect to see a great mix of early Canadiana Furnishings in original paint, any where from 1820′s to 1870′s, some interesting Folk Art, stoneware, advertising and decoy ducks from across Ontario.”

Connie and Jane Egan, Goderich, ON                                                                                                    “We are 2 small stores specializing in Ironstone, transfer ware, quilts and other textiles, country and painted furniture, vintage gamesboards, Victorian silver and garden furniture and accessories.  I will be bringing several 1930′s – 1950′s framed game boards, a pair of elaborate crystal candelabra and a French wreath – china flowers and doves with metal leaves under a dome. My mother Connie just got back from France with several crystal wall sconces and lots of French linen for the Milton show. ”

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Be sure to mark your calendar for our June 8th 2013 Milton Antique Expo! It will be an event you will not want to miss. Have questions about show details?! Join our Facebook event for all the latest updates and details.


See you then!

Spring 2013 Vintage Clothing Show

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Vintage Show TO last Sunday at Wychwood Barns. The shoppers were lined up at the doors at 9:30am, anxiously waiting to get inside and before we knew it, it was 4:00 and the doors were closed!


There certainly was a buzz in the air! Vintage lovers were on the hunt for that ‘I can’t live without you’ sundress, brides were looking to complete their wedding day look with the perfect ‘something old’ sparkle and every other person was looking for that one of a kind, unique vintage gem. The place was hustlin’ and bustlin’, exhibitors had a hard time getting into their booths because shoppers were taking over! It was great!  Bravo to all of our fabulous exhibitors! You put on a show like no other!

A very successful day and we can’t wait to do it all again in 6 months! That’s right folks, our Fall Vintage Clothing & Textile Show already has a date…mark your calendars Sunday, October 20th 2013! http://antiqueshowscanada.com/gadsdens-toronto-vintage-clothing-show-fall/

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make our show possible!



We love seeing people getting into the vintage spirit! You ladies look FABULOUS!!

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What a great find!



Blogger meet up! Forest City Fashionista & The Fashionable Bureaucrat spent some time at the show and believe it or not….they did NOT plan their outfits ahead. Great minds think alike!

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Did you walk away with a great ‘can’t live without’ vintage find?! We’d love to hear about it! We hope you all enjoyed the show!

See you at Wychwood barns for our FALL show Oct. 20th 2013


Gentlemen! This one is for you.

KINGPIN will be at the Vintage Clothing & Textile Show this coming Sunday, April 14th 2013!


Selling high-end vintage menswear with an emphasis on well-made designer labels, including suits, hats and accessories.


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KINGPIN opened its first storefront in Kensington Market in March 2011. Today, KINGPIN’S HIDEAWAY can be found at 19 Mercer st. Toronto formerly sold in the basement of Cabaret Vintage.

Follow KINGPIN online for all their latest updates!



Instagram: @kingpin_chic

See you on Sunday for Toronto’s most anticipated vintage clothing & textile show!



What’ll I Wear?!

What’ll I Wear!? A question many women (and men!) ask themselves when prepping for an event or function. When your closet is unprepared it becomes even more of a problem.

Janet, owner and collector at “Whatlliwear” since 1995 works hard to eliminate that problem. With the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and costume jewelry at affordable prices you’ll no longer have that panicked question “what’ll I wear?!” because your closet will be packed with endless possibilities.

Janet has the experience of buying and selling vintage clothing & accessories. She got her high-school dream job at a consignment shop downtown Kingston in 1981 and studied Fashion Merchandising in college. At this point it was clear to say Janet was hooked on retail. Today Janet runs her own shop in Kingston selling vintage clothing & accessories. You will also find costume & masquerade accessories at her store. When Johnny Cash came to town…guess who paid a visit to the shop? June Carter of course. There’s a picture of the mastercard receipt to prove it!



Janet will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing & Textile Show this coming Sunday at Wychwood Barns. She has promised a selection of items from the 1940’s-1980’s, with a great collection of costume jewelry including clip on earrings, at least two stands of necklaces, 3 trays of brooches, cufflinks and tie bars for the men!



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See you this coming Sunday at Toronto’s most anticipated vintage clothing & textile show! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Clothing-Textile-Show-Toronto/317972308306079



‘Forget Me Not’

Paige Burchell is owner & collector at ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige in Toronto, Ontario.

Paige has been collecting ladies high-end vintage fashion for only 2 years, but has a great eye for quality, unique vintage fashions and is knowledgeable in the history of design. You can find ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige at vintage clothing & antique shows around the city, online at http://www.emmapaigevintage.com or you can book a private appointment to visit her studio in Toronto and browse hundreds of dresses, jackets, opera coats, furs, hats, purses…the list goes on!

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‘Forget Me Not’ has also sold pieces to the Canadian TV show Bomb Girls

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Paige graduated from the Fashion Techniques & Design program at George Brown College in 2010. Since fashion design is her background don’t be surprised if you see re-worked vintage in the mix. The average modern-day woman can’t always pull off wearing a full length gown with puffed sleeves to a dinner party. Cut off the puffs, shorten the skirt, reinforce the seams, add a little of this…a little of that…tah dah! You have yourself a modern-day cocktail dress re-worked from the original vintage silhouette, perfect for any event! Old fur coats have been re-worked into earmuffs, collars and headbands. Selling, buying and re-working vintage keeps our world a greener place!

Pieces in the ‘Forget Me Not’ collection are timeless, elegant, feminine and unique as the women who wear it.

‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show April 14th booth #4! Paige has given us a sneak peek into what we can expect at the show…

Original vintage lace wedding dresses from the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and an original 1920’s silk veil are just a few of the exquisite pieces you will find at the show.

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Bridal isn’t the only thing Paige has planned for the Vintage Show TO…you’ll be sure to find some great prom dresses from the 50’s & 80’s as well as some great 1940’s day dresses and fun summer tops!

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You can follow ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige online:



Twitter: @emmapaigedesign

Instagram: @emmapaigedesigns


Email: paige@emmapaige.com

See you SUNDAY APRIL 14TH at VintageShowTO!

601 Christie st. Toronto

Wychwood Barns

The Bead Goes On

Cyndy Calder, shop owner and vintage collector of ‘The Bead Goes On’


For over 30 years Cyndy has built a career specializing in vintage costume jewelry. She has curated a collection of necklaces, bracelets, pins, beads, earrings and rings from a wide range of periods! Starting with the Victorian era and extending to Art Deco, Retro and the 1950’s-1980’s.

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‘The Bead Goes On’ is located at 256 Soudan Ave. Toronto, Ontario. Cyndy will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show with a wide selection of vintage jewelry, clothing, vintage accessories including lipstick and antique compacts. Also, at the shop Cyndy has a wide range of fashionable accessories including shows, belts, scarves and furs as well as an assortment of clothing.

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You can follow ‘The Bead Goes On’ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBeadGoesOn.Toronto

‘The Bead Goes On’ has given us a sneak peek into what you can expect at the show April 14th!



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See you at The Vintage Clothing & Textile Show Toronto April 14th from 10am-4pm ‘The Bead Goes On’ will be at booth #25!

See you there!


Ian Drummond Collection

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Ian has been collecting vintage clothing since the early 1980’s. He first began shopping for himself in Toronto’s Kensington Market and now he travels all over North America to stock his shop, 20th Century Frox.

The Ian Drummond Collection provides clothing rentals for film and television productions. He now has a collection spanning from the 1900’s to 1990’s and housed in a 4500 sq ft studio located downtown Toronto.

While he has been building the Ian Drummond Collection, he has also been a member of IATSE 873 since 1997 and has worked as an assistant costume designer on Hairspray and Cinderella Man as the extra’s coordinator. Responsible for the costuming of 3000+ background performers in each film. Ian was also the wardrobe buyer on Chicago, which won an Oscar for costume design.

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Ian has made many valuable contacts over the years, supplying NYC costume houses, individual costume designers, The 7th Ave Fashion Designers, private collectors and museum curators.

While his main business is vintage clothing rentals for film and TV, Ian also takes part in select vintage clothing shows. At this years spring 2013 Vintage Show, Ian will have a selection of women’s clothing and accessories including hats, shoes & jewelry that are relevant to current fashion trends and classics that are always in demand! Ian will also have a selection of dresses and gowns for the 2013 Prom season!

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When asked why he got into the rental business his answer was simple…”It satisfies two urges in me; to shop AND to keep!”

Just a few of the feature films Ian Drummond Collection’s has supplied wardrobe for:

American Pie, The Aviator, Capote, Changeling, Grey Gardens, The Heist, Hollywoodland, Memory Keepers Daughter, Shall We Dance, The Time Travelers Wife…the list goes one!

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Follow Ian and see what he’s up to! Chat with him and get a taste of his collection at Toronto’s Vintage Clothing & Textile SPRING Show, April 14th at Wychwood Barns.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Drummond-Collection/126735284162703

Website: http://www.iandrummondcollection.com

Patricia Gostick

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Patricia Gostick is a former English & French teacher.

She has been a vintage costume jewelry collector and dealer for more than a decade! She is a specialist in the jewelry of the American artist and designer, McCelland Barclay.

Patricia is also the founder of the Toronto Vintage Costume Jewelry Club.



Patricia has a love for chunky jewelry from the 1960’s-1970’s as well as mid-century modernist pieces. She also has an appreciation for the delicacy and beauty of designs from the Edwardian Era as well as a passion for the aesthetics from the Art Deco movement.

Here are some pieces from Patricia’s collection that you can look forward to at this years Spring Vintage Clothing & Textile Show, Toronto.

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As you can tell, Patricia has a very eclectic taste and that is reflected by the range of jewelry which she collects. Patricia is always on the lookout for unique pieces. This involves a lot of traveling to antique malls, shows and fairs in order to purchase the right item, at the right price.


Knowledge, fairness and integrity are three top qualities for which she is known for.

Watch for articles about early Canadian sterling and enamel patriotic souvenir brooches, which will appear in the July/August 2013 issue of The Nation Antique Magazine, The Upper Canadian.

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Be sure to visit Patricia’s booth at The Toronto Vintage Clothing & Textile Show April 14th.


See you there!