From the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market

Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 by KiM

Last weekend was the Spring 2015 Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market and I was there helping my husband with his booth and snapping photos before the show opened. We had a blast, met alot of great visitors and vendors, and my husband sold some of his radios so it was a successful weekend. I thought I would share some photos of what I came home with and some other goodies I spotted at the show. 

Me! My t-shirt by Anna of Door Sixteen (from her Society6 shop K IS FOR BLACK.) was a hit. ­čÖé

I got a great deal from a former advertiser, Ed Haldorsen, on this gorgeous African teak coffee table. Made in Canada By Imperial. It needs some sanding and oiling so it is yet another project to tackle this spring/summer. 

The glasses and teak tray were from a vendor whose name I can’t recall (they sell at the Almonte flea market), and the West German vase and glass etched decanters were a steal from the kind vendor across the aisle from us, Peter Frampton. 

I also found this vintage Fly-Tox ad that is really cool and now needs framing (I have a ridiculous amount of art piling up since moving to this house that needs framing and hanging). From Montréal shop Décadisme.

Each time this show comes to town, I always have to check out the Samantha Howard Vintage booth. She has the most incredible collection of modernist and brutalist Scandi/Finnish/Canadian jewelry (along with pottery/ceramics) and I can never resist picking up something. This time it was a Finnish ring and a gorgeous bronze hinged necklace by Hannu Ikonen. 

This is my husband’s booth for his company Daff Design. He guts vintage, non-working radios and builds custom speaker boxes with an amp and Bluetooth to fit inside. They sound amazing (IMHO). He is currently working on this full time and it has been a bit slow-going but there was so much enthusiasm and positive feedback at the show and he sold several of them (and ended up with a TV spot and an article in the Ottawa Citizen). I’m really proud of him. ­čÖé

The photos above are from Samantha Howard‘s booth (unfortunately none of my jewelry photos turned out). The vase at the top of the photo above is MASSIVE. I drooled over that for a while. (I believe they’re both by Bjorn Wiinblad).

These guys were new to the show – Monstrous Designs. Their furniture was to die for – particularly this authentic Fritz Hansen egg chair. 

From Ed Haldorsen’s booth, where everything caused heart palpitations. 

THESE STOOLS! (which could very well have been authentic Arne Jacobsen dot stools)

I wanted this bird cage – would have made an amazing hanging plant holder.

Native Stone Art – these folks have the largest collection of turquoise jewelry I have ever seen. 

Great post. I use to live in Ottawa (1980s) and was unaware of this event. I will have to plan a trip up there next year!

Axie says:

Amazing event! Good that it was too far away for me, it could have been dangerous to my wallet; and that coffee table- ahhhhh…. and that rocker! more ahhhh
I love your husband's radios, too- beautiful pieces. More stuff than I have room for unfortunately. Thanks so much for taking the time to 'take' us along

Carol says:

That looks like a great show. I'm sure I'd need you to guide me around to really appreciate all the goodies.

sylvie says:

I wish I could have been there. Sigh…

Ed says:

Thanks for the mention, Kim. Still thinking about how I can use best use another ad on DTI. I got a lot of website traffic from it, not to mention a lot of inspiration for renovations from all your regular posts.

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