Last weekend while the husband and I were in Toronto participating in the Fall Antique & Vintage Market we FINALLY got to visit Green Light District. Deborah and David started this shop here in Ottawa but a few years ago packed up and moved themselves and the store to Toronto. This was my first time in Toronto since the move so I was stoked to check out their new digs in the really fun neighbourhood of Roncesvalles (a short jaunt from downtown). We met them at the shop where I toured around drooling over all their wares and snapped photos, then we all went for dinner a 2 minute walk down the street at Hopgood Foodliner (amazing drinks and food – try the Newfie Fried Rice!). I really can’t wait to go back to GLD and check out more of that ‘hood. Thank you so much Deborah and David! Missed you guys!
Just beyond the Subway is The Chocolateria – OMG! Need to definitively stop in there on the next visit.
Their sign from the Ottawa shop looking right at home against a beautifully restored brick wall.
That petal table is so freaking cute. And such incredible craftsmanship.
They have REAL butterfly chairs complete with leather covers and steel bases. I have always wanted one of those.
(Mom – you need this lamp!)
Included in the photo above are the most beautiful dishes I have ever seen – Wonkiware, made by an artist in South Africa. I have a set (blogged here) and they give me butterflies every time I use them – I kid you not I love them that much.
I bought that mostly black vase for my mom a few years ago for Christmas, and on this trip I decided I needed one too. 🙂 (I also have a fat one similar to the one in the middle – seen in this post along with most of my Wonkiware)
Those paisley patterned plates are on my wish list.
That dark brown leather chair on the right is also on my wish list.
If I had not of found my tulip dining chairs I would be ordering a set of these leather saddle dining chairs. *swoon*
I have the chair above (blogged here) – I chose black cord and black leather but the combo above is maybe even more gorgeous.
The shop has the coolest little courtyard in back. Featuring the Acapulco chair and footstool.