While spending a late morning in Toronto’s very hip Leslieville neighborhood I happened upon Gadabout, a fantastic vintage shop showcasing all manner of things from bygone eras. The store’s very friendly proprietor, Victoria Dinnick, was cheerily helpful and wonderfully gracious in allowing my impromptu photography in her jam-packed two-story shop. Equally as impressive as Gadabout’s extensive offerings of vintage items are the mad and clever organizational skills on display. For instance, numerous rustic cabinets and drawers are carefully labeled to hint at the nifty contents tucked within just waiting for the curious. (In one such drawer I found the heart-shaped box pictured below, with which I later happily surprised my sweetie.)
I plan to share several categories of photographs — including clothing, housewares, figurines and toys — from this neat little shop in future posts and these shots are just a sampling. More on Gadabout can be found at its official site here (or stop in over on Queen Street East!).
You’ve convinced me I absolutely have to visit that shop! It looks fascinating. Love the shot of all those thimbles!
Yes, the wide assortment of thimbles and sewing notions in that drawer make for lots of “eye candy.”
There’s some wonderfully kitschy stuff here… I love it ! 🙂
This is a place where you’d have a nice field day!
I’d probably find enough cool stuff for 20 posts! 🙂
This could be a painful stop (for my wallet) but what fun!
I’m always in a kind of euphoria in places like this but I’ll admit, this place would overwhelm me a little.
Definitely know that feeling.
I wish I’d known about this when I lived closer to Toronto! All those blankets piled up in one photo really get to me!
Ahhh — the piles of blankets and quilts are fabulous!
Can’t wait to see future posts showcasing this delightful shop! Very nice!
One could spend hours in a shop like this. great pictures! Love the heart box, I’m sure your sweetie did too.
This is now a ‘must visit’ during our next trip to TO! Thanks, Brett!! Cher xo
Always nice to be home (and find new places there)!
Without a doubt, Brett! This one certainly looks like a special gem!! Cher xo
What a SENSATIONAL find – I might just have to re-plan our October visit to “the other-side” – great captures, so ENTICING! 🙂
Thanks and I hope your trip is wonderful!
Thank you – fingers-crossed as it should be a “once-in-a-life-time” one!
That’s a great looking shop. I think it was the yellow human doll that sold me on it.
Ain’t that the truth!
Brett, A collector could easily go wild in that shop. It looks like a great place to spend time. : —Susan
Susan, so true!
Thank you for liking my blog! I like yours, too, and have signed up to follow it. I have visited Canada many times, and always enjoy seeing the wonderful sites. I especially like antique, thrift, consignment stores, and this one looks like a wonderland. I am 94 years old now and don’t travel very much, but if I could, Canada or Alaska would be my choice.
Hi, Sarah, thanks for your comments. I hope your travels are always wonderful!
Ah! How cool! I wish I could go.
Wow, might be overwhelming but I’d take my chances. Love the heart shaped box, beautiful.
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I would love to jumped in the photo of all the textiles, I am going to have to make some trips out and about before the slow falls. Thank you for sharing your love Canada
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