I love to scrounge. I love digging around shops for things that nobody else has. I know so many people who hate that (like my friend who refuses to enter H&M because she can't bring herself to actually search for her size amongst the piles or clothing). That's probably why I love Etsy and handmade so much. I can search and search all day if you let me. I don't want things that everyone else has. I'll dig to the bottom of piles and reach to the highest of shelves to get what I'm looking for.
My sister and I visited the Queensville Antique Mall yesterday to have a scrounge. It is one of the biggest places I've ever been for vintage and antique stuffs. I had been there once before with my Nana, where she spent the entire time commenting how "she owned one of those" or "she could have sold her collection of that". I love their slogan: "If you want it, we can find it, if we can't find it, you don't want it!". I'm always on the hunt for milk glass, an obsession I have, and there were plenty of pieces there.
So, if you're in the North Toronto area and have a spare hour or two, check out the Queensville Antique Mall. It's the perfect day trip for the hoarder and scrounger in you.