GIFT IDEAS (not just for Christmas)
I’m normally very organized when it comes to shopping, ordering, wrapping and shipping of Christmas gifts. Highly motivated by my lack of desire to bounce around like a pinball amongst the crowds; people that seem to appear from nowhere from mid-November.
For as long as the exhibition has been in existence, I have been building up the courage to attend the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. I was informed the event has the most incredible and unique items you could ever imagine – and I soon learned there are just as many you never would! The OOAK show, which takes place just before Christmas and again in the spring, is situated within the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. I’m located less than an hour north of the city yet never made it to the show – until this year! I’m such a fan I plan to go to the spring show too. And why not; as well as a day of fun with friends for me, the event supports local causes..
Give local when you purchase your ticket to the show and support Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter as our dedicated charity for Christmas 2014
I invited friends to join me and offset the experience of jostling around in the crowds with several laughs and perhaps and couple of Christmas cocktails. The organizors of the event know what they’re doing; the booths of more than 800 artisan exhibitors are lined up in rows from A – Z with fairly generous paths between the rows and separate break areas. No anxiety and no captive Ball today!
Here are some of our fun finds for the Pet-Lover’s on your list;
Made in Brockton Village
I learned a valuable lesson at the show; if you find something that resonates with you BUY IT! It most likely won’t be there when you make your way back to find it. LOVED the small vintage typewriter print on wood at ‘Made in Brockton Village.’
Dotti Potts – Sandra Silberman
I will definitely be purchasing a piece from Sandra. Decisions, decisions…
Romy + Jacob = Colour + Fun!
Love vintage poster style!
‘Home’ is on my bookshelf!
Colours By Chris Artware
Water In My Paint
Only a peak now – more later!
Glass Blown Critters!
Embroidery kits – of critters!
Birdhouses by Don Hudgin
The Silk Pulp
Beautiful soft furnishings
Even though Santa travels the world to deliver gifts, he need only visit the One Of A Kind Show to find something for everyone on his list (naughty or nice)!
- Captive ball
A pinball trapped within a small area of the playfield. The captive ball never leaves this area, and the free ball can never enter it. However, the free ball can knock into the captive ball, which in turn can knock into targets in its area. Some tables even feature multiple stacked captive balls (e.g. Judge Dredd, Theatre of Magic).