Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey! There's a new UpsideDive site!

We've got a new site! Yes-yes y'all! Head on over to UpsideDive and keep up with all our happenings and  adventures!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sometimes a small push can send you exactly in the direction you're looking for...

With the building scheduled for demolition, the physical UpsideDive shop located at 269 Queen St. East will close permanently on Sept. 30, 2012. We will be having a 'Farewell 269' sale for the month of September with most items on sale for 20-30% off or more.

For the next lil' while we'll be taking a break from a retail shop, but will still be hunting for vintage goods — and selling online and at the occasional flea. We're focusing more on interior design & consulting projects, and a new website with more information will be online shortly. If you are currently looking for design assistance please email us at for more info. 

We've experienced and learned so much in the last six years, and we're excited for what is next to come.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wise words of John Cage.

Was reading the latest issue of Apartmento last night and this John Cage quote from a Nick Currie comment piece resonated with me.

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful, is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."

Just something to think on.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

UpsideDive Holiday Gift Guide Part 4

Whammo. Christmas is here. With 2 more days people are a-hunting, a-running, a-shouting. But of course it doesn't need to be so stressful, try talking to the owners of your favourite local shop. I'm sure they have some solutions for your holiday gift giving problems. With that note we'll conclude our own Holiday Gift Guide, the shop is open till 3pm today and of course give us a call if you have any questions.

5 picks $25 & under
1. '70s floral deadstock tea towels - $10 each
2. Leather box belt satchel - $18
3. Caramel carved key brooch - $20
4. Worn Journal Issue 13 - $6
5. Belgium Boch creamer & sugar bowl - $15 for the set

5 picks $50 & under
1. Sage green & white metal fan - $45(SOLD)
2. Black patent '60s purse - $50(SOLD)
3. Card Suite Decanter set, made in France - $35
4. Black, turquoise and silver Barbini glass bowl - $35
5. Faux leopard box hat & collar - $35 for the set

5 picks $100 & under
1. Red, black & white loom wall tapestry - $65
2. Cobalt blue slung glass Viking floor vase - $80
3. Caramel faux sherling lined ankle boots - $60
4. Black leather & suede Danier jacket - $65
5. Sterling Silver & Green Amber necklace and earring set - $90

Close-up of the Silver/Green Amber necklace & earring set. 

Happiest of Holidays and an awesome New Year!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

UpsideDive Holiday Gift Guide Part 3!

Whammo! Christmas is almost a week away you guys! Sokay though, we've got you covered. Jewellery & accessories, kitchen stuff to lighting. We've got bunches of great gift ideas...and on that note, here's a few more!

5 Gift ideas $25 and under!
1. Brown sheepskin mitts, unisex size S/M  - $25 (SOLD)
2. Vintage pure wool argyle leg warmers, sz. S/M - $25
3. Gold tone rose sweater clip - $20 (SOLD)
4. Broadhurst Kathie Winkle Calypso cereal bowls - $24 set of 6
5. Broadhurst Kathie Winkel Autumn Glen toast plates - $24 set of 7

5 Gift Ideas $50 and under!
1. Lime green Harris Tweed Blazer, sz. XS/S - $45
2. Hornsea Bronte ceramic canisters - $35 for the pair
3. Guzzini white&clear cake keeper - $30
4. Sterling silver modernist bracelt - $45
5. Stacked filing drawers - $40

5 Gift Ideas for $100 or under
1. '70s wool tapestry art - $75
2. Bally black suede w/sheepskin lining boots - sz. 8.5/9 - $75
3. Smith-Corona Corsair 710 turquoise&white typewriter - $65
4. Swedish white glass globe & teak lamp - $85
5. West German Chartreuse pottery jug by Jasba - $75

Next saturday will be the last in the four part gift guide, be sure to contact us if you're looking for that lil' special something.
But ultimately have a Happy Holidays!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

UpsideDive Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

It's week two of December and we've had a few bouts of light snow but nothing permanent. Of course this doesn't mean Christmas isn't a-coming. So let's get to the good stuff - week two of gift ideas at UpsideDive.

5 awesome gifts $25 and under
1. Swedish black & copper taper candlestick holders - $20 set
2. Restaurantware cups, 2 styles - $4 a mug
3. Brass & tiger's eye ring - $25
4. Black vinyl doctor's bag style purse - $25
5. Flower picking girl & dopey St. Bernard dog stitch art - $20

5 amazing gifts $50 and under
1. Set of two gooseneck fiberglass shade lamps - $50 set(SOLD)
2. Soft yellow snakeskin peeptoe heels, sz. 7 - $35
3. Genuine ostrich skin fold wallet - $30
4. Set of 4 cut mold blue glass drink goblets - $30 set
5. Flora stitch linen pillow - $30

5 astonishing gifts $100 or under
1. Off-white standing nude figurine - $75
2. Charcoal faux fur opera coat - $65
3. Gold tone Monet double link choker - $55(SOLD)
4. Danish Scan-Globe on acrylic base - $65
5. Boulet brown leather ropers, sz. m9.5/w11 - $85

Of course we have Gift Certificates in any denominations and please shoot us an email if you're on the hunt for that particular gift - we may just have it.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

UpsideDive's Holiday Gift Guide Part 1.

Yeah, we've jumped on the bandwagon. We thought it might be nice to offer up our own Holiday Gift Guide, just a lil' something to remind you that we have a varying amount of perfect vintage gifts and at different price points! Each Saturday we'll do a run down of 5 picks under $25, $50 and $100.

This week starts off with some lovely pieces for $25 or less! 
1.West German brown/mustard/rust glaze plant pot $18
2. Melitta Navy and floral print cake plates 4 for $20
3. wine leather wallet with fleur de lis print $25
4. winter scarves $15 each many colours/prints
5. white enameled & pewter diamond pin $18

If you're in the mood for spending a bit more, we have many gifts for $50 and under.
1. lovely vintage wool red & black blanket $45(SOLD)
2. turquoise Dansk Kobenstyle sauce pot $40
3. black leather envelope clutch $35
4. caramel leather & faux fur ankle boots sz. 8-8.5 $45
5. Japanese mirror winter scene print with a very Marchesa Casati feel $40(SOLD)

And for $100 you can be a stellar gift giver with these picks.
1. Purple & blue Op Art print $85 
2. Brass & black '50s torch lamp $75
3. Purple West German pottery piece $85
4. Brown tartan hooded cape sz S/M $65
5. Ralph Lauren '90s tartan one-strap backpack $95

Don't forget we also offer Gift Certificates in any denominations and if you're looking for that special something, just ask! Otherwise stay tuned for next week's picks.