It's our favourite time of year- when we get together with friends and family, eat delicious food, dance in our living rooms, and give thoughtful gifts. We've got lots of great things in store for everyone on your list and here are some gift guides to help you! Remember, you can fill out a wishlist and we will let your Santa know what you've been eyeing! Simply email us, DM on instagram or come by in person to get it filled out. And everyone will be entered to win their entire wishlist!
This Saturday kicks off the first official Hamilton Flea! A curated collection of 20+ vendors, the sale aims to bring new life to old Hamilton buildings by infusing them with the creative spirit that Hamilton has become known for. I'm so excited to be one of the organizers of the Flea along with The Academy of All Things Awesome and Historia Restorations. The sale came up very organically and honestly at the perfect time. I'm one that thrives on being busy- and the more things I have going on, the better I am at all of them. Girl on the Wing is my passion and first love but it's always nice to work on other projects that fit in with the GOTW brand and style. I specifically love getting to work with other creatives and entrepreneurs, and the Flea has been the perfect excuse to partner with some businesses I admire.
Treble Hall was built in the late 1800s and has been home to a performance hall, the Pagoda Chop Suey House, apartments in the 50s and most recently the mixed-use boutique/cafe/bar Moulin Rouge. The owner of Moulin Rouge has a vast collection of designer samples and beautiful pieces that will be available for purchase at the Flea at huge sale prices. Along with her collection, there will be vendors selling vintage clothing, records, housewares, artwork, zines, patches, tshirts and more!
I was so excited to sign up three brands I admire to travel to Hamilton for the sale. From Toronto, No Fun Press and Yo Sick will be here slinging their awesome wares. And my absolute favourite, Olivia of Stay Home Club will be traveling here all the way from Montreal. Her stuff has been in the shop since we first opened and has always been our best seller. It's so exciting that she will be here in the flesh and I can't wait to check out her full collection. The Flea will be an awesome mix of amazing products, amazing people and an amazing place!
Treble Hall hasn't been open to the Public for ages and is a spectacle in itself. I've been having a total love affair with the building while working on getting it set up for the Flea. The peeling paint, the Art Deco carpeting, the amazing artifacts scattered throughout the space and all the history lingering in the walls. It's truly an amazing place!
Hope to see you all there this Saturday between 11 and 6! You enter the sale through "The Secret Door" and the vendors will be spread out over the 2nd and 3rd floors. On top of the amazing shopping, there will also be donuts by Donut Monster and snowcones by Sweet Ice Snow Cones, two Hamilton treat staples. My friends at Young Lions Music Club will be providing a sweet soundtrack for the day so maybe an afternoon shopping dance party is in order! See you there!
This year we've got lots of goodies in store for all your gift-giving needs! I've spent the past few months searching high and low for an extensive collection of giftware's, for everyone on your list! Grab one of gift guides, in store, for some gifting inspiration! Last year's popular Out of Print sweatshirts are back and there are some great new designs like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Le Petit Prince". Also, another favourite from last year, the soaps and teas by Honey Pie Hives and Herbals have already been flying off the shelf! On top of those we've got some great new lines, including vintage-inspired Canadiana bags by Red Canoe, locally made body scrubs by Perk Naturals and some amazing new jewelry lines!
My personal favourite for this year is the vintage-inspired onesie pyjama- they're hand-dyed in the US, then we've sewn some vintage ski patches on them to give a real apres ski look! We'll be sharing some of our favourite items over the coming weeks, organized by theme. To begin, we've got "Cozy Cabin". Think nights by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa, snuggling up with your favourite book- or favourite cuddle partner ;)
Onesie ($64), Vintage Plaid Blanket ($52), Stay Home Club Pennants ($14 each), Moonrise Kingdom Patch ($12), Red Cap Cards ($5 each), Twin Peaks Patch ($12), CBC Backpack ($64), Smash Poster Prints ($40), Lightfoot's Shave Soap ($8)
Well the gift giving season is officially upon us! In honour of the festive season here is our gift guide with some unique, affordable and darling items for your friends, family, lover or maybe just for yourself! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we'll be highlighting some of our favourite products and help you get your list under control.
1. Flats-Loly in the Sky ($42) 2. Alice in Wonderland necklace-Out of Print ($36) 3. Great Gatsby Sweatshirt-Out of Print ($54) 4. After Dinner Tea-Honey Pie Hives and Herbals ($10) 5. Socks-Hansel from Basel ($15) 6. Tassel Necklace ($36) 7. Stay Home Club Pennants ($12) 8. Wood Triangle Earrings ($20) 9. Necklace ($38) 10.Rib Wool Tight-Hansel from Basel ($38) 11. Shopping List-Rifle Paper Co ($12) 12. Polar Bear Ornament- Laurajean ($15) 13. Map Print-Smash ($40) 14. Bell Earrings ($22) 15. Recipe Box and Cards-Rifle Paper Co ($38) 16. Jane Eyre Tote-Out of Print ($22) 17.Goodnight Moon Baby Onesie-Out of Print ($24) 18. Earring Studs-Deco Square ($18) 19. Pumpkin Pie Soap-Honey Pie Hives and Herbals ($10) 20. Collage Print-Caitlin Eady ($15) 21. Leather Boots-2568 Shoes ($75) 22. Men’s Moby Dick Tshirt-Out of Print ($30) 23. Collage Print-Caitlin Eady ($15) 24. Beeswax Candle-Honey Pie Hives and Herbals ($6) 25. Wool Hat-Julie Sinden ($60) 26. Tshirt-Stay Home Club ($26) 27. Archer Print-Smash ($40)
Come in and let us help you find the perfect gift!