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April 3, 2013

Get Ready for the Ottawa Antique Show

This weekend I'll be ogling the beautiful wares at the Ottawa Antique Show!  I thought my local readers might like to know, but to everyone else: it's worth the drive.  The Ottawa Antique Show is one-stop shopping for anyone who loves vintage and antique finds.  Some of the best dealers comes together, in an airy and spacious spot, and showcase their goodies, bringing you sweet deals you might never otherwise find.

You can find all of the details at the Ottawa Antique Show website, including show information, how to get a discounted admission price, and more about the individual vendors.  Tickets are $10.00 per person (children under 18 get in free), but that ticket is good all weekend. 

The show runs April 5-7, 2013, at Carleton University Field House, Bronson Ave. and Sunnyside Ave.

April 5th: 5pm - 9pm
April 6th: 10am - 5pm
April 7th: 10am - 4pm

Have fun treasure hunting!  I'll be sure to share some photos of the show, plus any finds that might make their way home to the townhouse, next week.  In previous years, I've bought a cameo necklace, pearl earrings, a McCoy planter for my collection and a silhouette for my collection.  I'm pretty sure I won't be leaving empty handed this year, either.

Thanks to Michele, from Ottawa, for reminding me that Kim, of the hugely popular blog Desire to Inspire, will be sharing her picks on Friday!

P.S. Speaking of treasures, don't forget to enter my current giveaway from Berlin-based Etsy seller laKattun.


  1. Ooh Ive never been to an antique show. Cant wait to see what you find!

    1. Really? Definitely go to one if you have the chance. It's so nice to be able to shop the inventory of a bunch of stores at once. Perfect if you're collecting something or looking for something in particular. Connecting with that many vendors can help connect you to something you've been searching for (which is always my hope!). The Ottawa Antique Show has the best location, too, with lots of space for people to move around. Outdoor shows are also a lot of fun, in the summertime. Except one year we went to one after a rainfall, it was super muddy - but worth it!

  2. hey Tanya - Michele here! I lvoe the show, I have attended several inthe past and have usually found some really top quality stuff, and some unusual stuff which is what makes it fun. I have actually noticed this it has really gotten much better in the last year ot two. As an aside, a fellow Ottawa blogger (Kim from Desire to Inspire) is going to be doing some special favourite picks this Friday and posting them! I am totally going to go Friday pm and check it out! (signed Michele D/ Ottawa alternagrrl)

    1. Hi Michele, so nice to hear from you. I missed the last show but have attended many times in the past. I'm excited to hear it's even better! I didn't know Kim was going to be posting her picks, that's so fun! I can't wait to see what she highlights. I hope you find something amazing on Friday. That's when I plan to go too :)


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