the singing lady consignment moves & expands
I’m always thrilled to find a new place to thrift and thrilled I am to have discovered The Singing Lady at her newly opened and expanded location in Toronto on the Queensway just west of Royal York Rd. I understand this shop, “a treasure trove of gently used quality home furnishings, decor, accessories, and fab finds”, had been in a tiny spot at Burnhamthorpe and Martin Grove for the past couple of years. Now her new home (which just opened on Feb. 1) provides a huge space to explore the vast selection of consignment furnishings (along with a bit of jewellery).
Not only is the large selection well displayed at the shop but also on their extensive web site – I’m told that each and every piece is catalogued, with each posting including the price reduction scale: after 30 days – 15% reduction; after 60 days – another 10%, with nothing staying on the floor longer than three months to ensure variety and turnaround.
And yes, owner Tammie Cancelli is the resident singing lady who will sing you a song if you consign or buy something.
While a lot of the current selection is a bit more traditional than my current tastes, I did spot a few pieces with cleaner lines, such as…
* Made in France for TELEFLORA glass ice bucket – $19.95
* Unique corner bookcase of oak and glass doors – $459.00
* 5′ tall vintage teak floor lamp – $149.00
* Mod rolling bar with laminate top and rattan front – marked down to $246.75
*Mahogany dresser with eight drawers, including two tiny handkerchief drawers – $572.00