If it hadn’t been for the Great Glebe Garage Sale (G.G.G.S.), I would have invested in way less jewellery this past Saturday.
Cammie and I knew it was going to be a good day when we turned onto Fifth Avenue – the first street and house of the day – and I purchased faux-gold, vintage, interconnected circle earrings for $2.00 and picked out a faux-silver ring for Cammie that cost her only $1.00!
The G.G.G.S. is a sale unlike any other that I’ve walked. Most houses between Fifth Avenue to Powell Avenue – for those of you NOT from Ottawa that is about 6 or 7 streets in a row that are each about 3-4 long, long blocks long – it is a bit of a hike if you don’t plan to forego any of the streets, but it’s worth it. It begins at around 7am and lasts until people stop walking, so until about 5pm.
Yes, this sale is awesome.
Yes, I wished I was a permanent resident in Ottawa – just for a second – for longer than the rest of the sumer because I would have scooped up some antique chairs.
NO, the point of this blog post is not to promote the G.G.G.S. – even though it is impressive and people come from all over to be part of this one day event – but to promote a newly developed Canadian jewellery company called BASEMENT BEADS.
There is a new trend out there ladies, and it’s making jewellery with hardware. For example, kitchen string and washers. Yes, that’s right…these pieces are funky, unique, and edgy. You know my passion for Canadian companies and especially local business’s. Well, Kayleigh set up shop right on Bank Street and participated in the sidewalk sale during the G.G.G.S. Kayleigh currently holds down a job at Hilary’s Dry Cleaners in Ottawa, but in her spare time she has been making her jewellery, planning her business as well as her promotions for Basement Beads.
Kayleigh has yet to create a website or online forum to showcase her development and pieces. This is how fresh her business endeavour and jewellery is! I did give Kayleigh the web address to my blog, so hopefully she will keep us all updated on her progress!! We loved Kayleigh’s jewellery. Cammie narrowed it down to two necklaces and chose one that ended up matching the nautical themed bracelet I fell in love with. We have good taste, that’s for sure. The pricing was more than fair, and my purchase was only $7.00. I have already worn my bracelet plenty of times since Saturday…it just matches everything.