[upcycled general store bin unit from Todd and Caitlin's home in issue 35. photography by Ashley Capp]
It’s a brand new year, which always leads to reflection on the past and to looking forward to what the future holds.
Here at the Leslieville Flea we look back at what a fantastic and fun year we had, launching the Flea in June 2013, and watching it grow. 2014 is off to a great start with an amazing new space, The Fermenting Cellar, in the Distillery District!
Along with looking forward to new possibilities, many of us make New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. One popular resolution is to get more organized and to streamline one's life and your space. Starting the year off right by having a place for everything, and everything in its place, can help you move forward and not be distracted by the clutter we accumulate over the months. Cluttered spaces leads to cluttered minds, so let’s get organized!
The best storage fixtures are those that hold your belongings and do double duty as functional and attractive pieces in your home. You can find all sorts of items to help you file, stack, store and generally hide away all those things you need to have around but don’t necessarily want to see.
[Image from Son of a Woodcutter]
[Image from L&A Vintage]
Vintage metal file cabinets are fantastic for all those receipts and paperwork…and they look great! Wood crates add character to a space while helping you stash away your clutter.
[Image from Old Soul Resale]
Looking for upcycled furniture that is loaded with storage and style? A must have!
[from Bragg & Bee]
Vintage suitcases hold items but also can function as end or side tables.
You don’t have to give up style for function. And of course, finding great looking storage pieces is as easy as a trip to The Leslieville Flea on Sunday January 19th from 10am-5pm and pick up some great pieces…and store it in style!
We here at Covet Garden are happy as clams to have Chris Roberts and Brigid Elmy, founders of the Leslieville Flea, as guest bloggers. Visit their blog for regular news and style ideas. And and keep checking this space for more of their insights on incorporating vintage and handmade finds into your decor.