Thrifting in the Junction

March 16th, 2010

Our day off yesterday was a bit of a mess but near its end, we took a walk in the neighborhood and happened to pop into World Headquarters where we picked up this Cathrineholm black enamel plate. I think it’s the first time we haven’t had to compromise on colour.

Then the boys started talking about guitars (boring!) so I took some iphone pics of the shop for you (sorry for the quality):

There isn’t a sign so look for pelle-melle interior and the random signage up top.

Hmm, upon actual consideration, that wooden boat is pretty rad.

Retro pop machine anyone?

Resident kitka.

We kind of dig this weird Norway painting but we’re not sure if we love or hate the viking sword and shield. Love the text and moody backdrop for sure.

So if you’re in the hood, check out World Headquarters and say hello to Mark. He has a high turnover of goods, often holds auctions and has reasonably thrifty prices.

2885 Dundas Street West
416-333-8078

He has no designated hours but tends to be open any time I walk by. Often he is just hanging out jamming away on the guitar…

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  1. Wow! That Cathrineholm plate is an excellent find! I never see them in thrift shops. And I love that Norway painting, too. Such amazing kitsch factor! I definitely have to check this place out next time I take a trip into Toronto. Thanks for the tip. :)


    Sheila

    16 Mar 10 at 10:53 am

  2. I spy Frank Baker in the window reflection!


    Taylor

    16 Mar 10 at 5:35 pm

  3. I love his shop. Bought a couple of things from him before. Love his cat too! Very adorable cat. I kinda wish I stay around the junction area so I have a good chance of find more treasures at his store.


    tong

    17 Mar 10 at 11:06 am

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