327 Queen St. East, between Parliament and Berkley streets, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. 416.778.6608. email: info@ethel20thcenturyliving.com
Hours: Mondays by appointment, Tue - Thurs: 12pm - 6pm, Friday: 2pm - 7pm, Sat: 12 - 6, Sun: 12pm - 5pm


Ethel gets a makeover!

This is one of two groovy wall sconces we recently installed on our back wall here at the store. In a few weeks, the rest of the wall will be done, giving Ethel yet another facelift (it takes a lot of work to make her glamorous!). The wall will feature a black grid pattern similar to the logo, with turquoise and chartreuse blocking, along with some floating shelves to showcase more of the goodies Ethel is getting known for. We know that not everyone is in the market for a big sofa or dining table, but who can resist a gorgeous piece of art glass or a practical set of vintage canisters?

This lovely green fondue set features six matching forks and a groovy yellow and white crazy daisy pattern. Bring it home for $40 and have a fondue party in honour of spring!
UPDATE: Fondue set has sold
Also seen here are some sets of metal canisters, perfect for kitchen storage, or even to jazz up your messy office!

We also have a pair of these gorgeous vintage ceramic lamps with new black shades. The orange, yellow and maroon stripes give these lovely lamps a lot of class, and they match the purple sectional perfectly! They can be yours for $275 each or $500 for the pair.

This solid yellow birch buffet was designed by dutch designer Jan Kuypers for the Stratford, Ontario based Imperial Furniture Manufacturing Company back in the mid-fifties. Its new black lacquer finish makes it very au courant and looks stunning when matched with some sparkly art glass and a big orange lamp. The buffet is $695, and its small scale makes it perfect for most Toronto homes. The orange lamp is $195 and the art glass dishes are $20 each.

In other news, Ethel is losing her upstairs neighbor. Greg Perras, one of Ethel's original owners, is moving his store, named "Fred Upstairs" from the upstairs above Ethel to down the street. His new venture, called Highway 11, will focus on rustic modern design and feature reclaimed wood furniture by Sandro D'Ulisse's design studio, Loft 65, along with Greg's signature vintage collections of vintage boardgames, pulp fiction novels and lots of other fun stuff. He's aiming for a mid April opening, so drop by Ethel then take a stroll down the street to say "hi".
See you at the store!

1 comment:

  1. was at highway 11.. saw this gorgeous glass table top with a base of wood construction. loved being in there. what a great name for a store!