Artisans: Walkabout at the Bazaar of the Bizarre

Silvery Draco Photo by Ayo

For me, Canadian Thanksgiving Sunday would not be the same without a visit to the Bazaar of the Bizarre in Toronto!

The brainchild of Hamilton-based clothing designer Adriana Fulop (Plastik Wrap), the Bazaar of the Bizarre always attracts an eclectic collection of artisans. This past Sunday was no exception. My companion to the event was my young friend, Ayo.

Ayo, patiently waiting for the doors to open. Photo by Louise Peacock

While we were waiting to get in to the event, Ayo spotted this lady wearing these gorgeous Doc Martens, see n below. This young lady follows the band Depeche Mode around. She says she spends all her money on getting great seats to these musical events. But she says she could not resist these rainbow boots.

Glittery Rainbow Docs — AWESOME!!! Photo by Louise Peacock.

We only had one hour, so had to check out vendor tables on the run.

It was nice to see Adriana’s long time friend, Gabrielle Neveu helping out. We really miss Gabrielle’s clothing store, The Trap Door.

Nerissa Hutchinson was there looking lovely as always, with a nice assortment of her jewelry. You can check out Nerissa on her website

Nerissa and Ayo. Photo by Louise Peacock

We met the notorious Dr. Charlotte Tann of The Mental Floss Sideshow Show. Professor Archie was missing because he had been sent off on a Wild Goose Chase searching for her cell ‘phone, according to Dr. Charlotte. You can check out these two outrageous individuals on their Facebook page. floss sideshow

Professor Archie with Dr. Charlotte. Taken at a previous event, Photo by Bruce Walker

If Natural soap is your thing, and it is definitely ours, I was pleased to find a nice supply here with the fragrant assortment of handmade, natural soaps. Sadly there was no information about the vendor on the packaging, and she was busy so I couldn’t ask her. If any of you recognize this product, please let me know so I can give her a credit.

By extreme good fortune, this morning I came across a business card for the soap people! If you want to find out more about their products, visit their website.

Handmade soap. Photo by Louise Peacock

A really fun display was Le Petit Chapeau which was being looked after by the lovely Sara Czech. Hats are awesome and they had tons of super nice ones for sale. Sara told me that they will make hats to order (including top hats). Just let them know what you need, if you can’t find what you want on the site. Le Petit Chapeau is owned by Meaghan Armstrong, and has a bricks and mortar store in Barrie Ontario. Check out their website

It was nice to see that Natalie Vegas was there with a lot of her wicked and provocative artwork and saucy adornments. She told me that she is planning trip to Mexico in the near future. You can check out Natalie at her website.

It was nice to once again visit with lovely and talented Silvery Draco. She surprised me with her new line of merchandise. These funky new pieces are ideal for those of us that do not like to pierce our ears. Silvery told me that lovely as the scale mail pieces are, she finds they just don’t get the buying attention needed, so hence the change of line. You can check out Silvery on her Facebook page.

Our good friend Adam Smith was there with a great display of his leather craft. You can checkout Adams stuff at his website.

As we were leaving, a lady with a dazzling smile said hello and offered me some candy! Her name is Laurien Rowan and she is a psychic reader. You can visit her website for more information.

Lauren Rowan, Psychic Reader. Photo by Louise Peacock Sorry for the bad photo Lauren!

There were so many lovely things there, I was glad we had made time to visit.



Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.

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Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.