Glimmer Goes OOAK
The One of a Kind Christmas show and Sale, on now at the Enercare Centre in Toronto is one of the largest show's showcasing local artisans and their work. I spent Monday afternoon strolling the aisles and speaking to artisans about their gorgeous creations. I always leave the show with a little "maker envy" wishing I had one tiny creative bone in my body. Alas, I can't create anything for you, but I can bring you Glimmer's Best In Show.
There is something so comforting about a homemade doll. I absolutely love this little ladies from Birdslovebees. You could probably find one that looks like your little one within the huge selection. Booth WO6
For the baby in your life, I adore these handmade cotton stuffies from Leikey Designs. I love the size, sweet and portable for travel. Wide selection of animals available. Booth X45.
Holding a special place for me at the show is Dotty Dress Studio. Designer Heather Wilson-Bolt is a fellow Leasider and I've bought her lovely designs in the past. Hot at this year's show is the fringed cardigan. I love that you can dress this gorgeous piece up or down, and it's suitable for ladies of all ages. Booth R43.
No...the hipster in the photo is not for sale, but his super cozy bamboo lounge pant's and tee are. Harris Loungewear (first year at the show) was definitely one of my favourite booth's at the show. I picked up these pants for my guy, but I may end up stealing them from him. Booth TO8.
Always misplacing your dogs leash...front door, mud room, where is it? Never fear, these leash hangers from RUCKUSdog will ensure your leash is hung up in the right place. All breeds available. Booth RO6.
It's time to toss your Fiddle Head Fig....succulents are the hot plant right now, and they look amazing in these concrete planters from Double L Decor. Booth A08.
I always love discovering new artisan soaps and lotions at the show. This time it's the lovely Dot & Lil from Montreal that caught my eye. These very pretty and long lasting soaps would make a terrific and useable hostess gift this season. Both K57.
The Flavours section at the show is overwhelming for Christmas. Chocolate, cookies, jams and jellies are everywhere, and so many of them would make amazing gifts. My personal fave was Carolina's Box of Goodness Artisan Brownies. These mini brownies are made with the finest ingredients and are packaged so that they are the perfect gift for your hostess or as I'm gifting them...accompanying a coffee gift card for my son's teachers. Yum! Booth G37
If you're a gin fan like me, then you will appreciate 34oz's handcrafted tonic syrup. Simply mix with soda water and you have a premium mix for your cocktail. The packaging is chic and fabulous. Cola and Ginger Ale syrup mix also available. Booth F44.
The One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale runs until December 4th at the Enercare Center in Toronto. I may take a second trip down as some artisans only show for six days beginning today. Keep an eye on my Instagram @Glimmerlife for more from the show.