Kingston Christmas Gift Guide: For the Decor Lover

‘Tis the season to hit the stores for all sorts of gifts – whether it be for kids, friends, colleagues or bosses – we’re all searching for the perfect present. Thoughtful but not trying and affordable but not cheap. What better way to celebrate Kingston’s wonderful local businesses than by allowing them help you finish your holiday shopping.

I’ve picked a few of my favourite places in town and listed them under categories for Christmas shopping inspiration.

This edition is for the friend who loves to fill their home with unique pieces, one of these spots will have something for them. Whether it be a fur lamp shade, studded picture frame or one-of-a-kind decorative mirror – there will be something that will make you say, “oh that is so (insert name here)!”

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My Top Six Picks from the Collins Bay Flea Market

Strolling through the Collins Bay Flea Market, I am surrounded by a mish mash of items. Old Cabbage Patch dolls to my left, baseball cards to my right, antique Coca Cola signs mounted on the wall ahead of me and back-to-back dressers creating a path. The 6000 square foot space resembles a grandma’s basement that needs a good purging. But that’s what I like about it. I love a good hunt for a unique item and with 25 diverse vendors, I am surrounded by many treasures. Continue reading