December 10, 2013

Metropolis Factory Show

Tucked away between alleyways and the West Toronto Railpath, you may just stumble upon the Metropolis Factory. It may not be in an obvious location but once discovered, the large industrial space will quickly inspire "wants" for all things unique and vintage.

A couple days ago, I set up a booth among other fellow artisans who create amazing things from jewelry and clothes to artwork and cupcakes. All were tastefully displayed with a Vintage flavour... and I found it so much fun to design my booth around these parameters. In fact, I narrowed the theme even further to reflect a "1950's style camping trip into the mountains"!

Since it was a priority to keep costs at a minimum, I managed to hardly spend anything at all by using items already owned, borrowed, up-cycled or found:

Already owned: Wooden CD boxes, round mirror and globe.

Photo by Allyson Reid

Borrowed: The vintage-style Judy from the stylish Marie-Eve Tremblay. The satin-lined suitcase with the red, metal lantern from my lovely boyfriend Julian. The decorative cedar snipped from my Mom's front yard hedges!

Up-cycled: The 3D "mountain" business cards were cut from my old, 2012 Mountain Calendars and then stamped with my logo. The small frames around the Mountain Cards used to be trim on a door (which I painted and attached a hook at the back).

Found: Frames around the Mountain Calendar and Vintage Wallpaper Notebooks. The drawer is from a nightstand I found on the street last year, then painted and bought a cute little owl knob on Etsy :)

What's your favourite creation that was made at little or no cost? I'd love to hear in the comments below!