Niagara-on-the-Lake dinner and fancier shopping than I usually do

Wednesday night in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the summer brings Wednesday Supper Market at the Village. The Chamber of Commerce website says “this fantastically fun event features food trucks, prepared foods, oysters, cheese, fresh local produce, artisans, live music, Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, local breweries, and more.” Yes, indeed it does!

fish taco truck

Fancy a fish taco? Cuppa joe? You couldn’t go wrong with any of the food choices.

pig roast

This little piggy went to Market wearing a cowboy hat.

meat pie truck

Even more culinary temptation! And everything we tried was delicious.

I’m not even showing the other food vendors or the desserts, including to-die-for maple bacon donuts. That’s because I got fixated on the coffee vendor’s setup.

coffee served from a vintage trailer

How could anyone resist a cup of coffee from this vintage-equipped trailer? His tow vehicle, an old van, was painted the same chartreuse-y yellow.

vintage coffee service

I loved the lighted turquoise sign and vintage serving pieces.

lighted coffee sign

The pièce de résistance? The foil wrapped coffee sign.

After dinner and coffee we wandered across the parking lot to Refuge Antiques & Giftery. The first thing that caught my eye was an apron made from a vintage sheet.

apron made from vintage sheet

I’ve got an identical sheet in my hoard–it’s one of my favorites. The jewelry is created right in the shop. And check out those wooly blankets in the background!

Then there was the chandelier made from teacups and spoons…

teacup chandelier

My poor photo doesn’t begin to capture the colors and whimsy of this piece.

and a huge etched mirror.

big etched mirror

Love! Love! Love! But a bit too big to pack in a suitcase.

I fell in love with a vintage plaid blanket. It’s double bed sized, but, but, those colors! How could I resist?!

plaid blanket

It’s got a new orange binding and a new Refuge label, but it’s a vintage Woolrich blanket. Now I’m looking forward to cooler weather!

The most fun part of the shop was a long worktable in the back where you could create your own jewelry from a large assortment of fun findings. We didn’t have time to linger. Maybe you’ll have time to sit play when you visit.

3 Comments on “Niagara-on-the-Lake dinner and fancier shopping than I usually do”

  1. Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage says:

    Interesting that they put a new binding and label on that blanket. I frequently see old blankets with the satin bindings in shreds but it never would have occurred to me to just put on a new binding. Duh! Too bad I can’t sew. 😉

    • janeray says:

      Do you know anyone who can sew? Maybe they’d be willing to help you out. Adding seam binding is a fairly simple project. Good luck!

  2. Emmy says:

    Love all these bits!