Ahhh falling asleep under the stars to the sound of crickets, the pure northern Ontario air after a full day of great music. The bug bites, bathing in baby wipes for three days, that root jabbing into your ribs as you sleep. But let’s not forget the music, the food, art, friends, THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
If packing for WayHome hasn’t been keeping you up at night already, then it’s probably time you gave this some thought. WayHome is going to be a totally immersive festival and yes, that means camping. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s all part of the experience and trust us, it’ll be worth it.
Now I love camping as much as any proud, nature-loving Canadian, but for times like these, a little comfort (and style) goes a long way. Etsy, the internet queen of all things vintage and handmade, is partnering with WayHome to bring you WayMarket: 20 local vendors offering unique items perfect for festival season. Here are 10 glamping must-haves from WayMarket vendors to take your glamping experience to the next level.
DAMASK DECORATIVE PILLOW ($35) from Classic By Nature (Montreal, QC)
Have the cutest and comfiest campsite in your row and toss a few of these handmade pillows on your fold out camping chairs to make for the best WayChill ever.
WOODEN CHEVRON PARTY FORKS ($8.29) from Tam’s Corner (Montreal, QC)
Whether you’re eating the quinoa salad your friend insisted you bring (cause health) or scarfing down a can of Zoodles, dine in style with these hand-stamped, eco-friendly birch wooden utensils.
VINTAGE WOVEN RUG ($95) from Violet Crown Vintage (Toronto, ON)
Lay this vintage beauty outside your tent for the ultimate welcome mat. It may come in handy when your tent turns into a sauna at 7 in the morning and you need a quick escape.
BIRD CAGE LANTERN ($40) from Joyful Habitat (Toronto, ON)
Encased in hurricane glass (just incase you have to brave extreme elements in Oro-Medonte), this robin’s egg blue lantern will add a homey abidance to your campsite.
CREAM CROCHET THROW BLANKET ($120) from Make it cozy crochet (Waldheim, SK)
DON’T skimp on comfort. You’re glamping, remember. This blanket is pure luxury. And guess what! You’re most likely arriving in a car and have plenty of room for this cozy campsite addition.
BIRCH TREE-INSPIRED PAPER STRAWS ($4.25) from A Whirl of Whimsy (Edmonton, AB)
Straws are just fun. AND don’t feel bad about the garbage; these adorable sippers are FDA-approved, biodegradable and compostable. Stay hydrated y’all.
VINTAGE ‘70s DINING SET ($89) from West Coast Modern (Vancouver, BC)
You’re going to want to start your morning off bright! Designed by Andre Morin, a pioneer of Canadian industrial design, eating out of these is basically like eating out of a bowl of sunshine, one can only assume.
LINEN SCREEN-PRINTED COCKTAIL NAPKINS ($25) from G & T Design (Vancouver, BC)
Expect things to get messy. Add a little Canadiana flare to your campsite with these machine-washable napkins.
FAIRY LIGHTS IN MASON JAR ($7.99) from Electric Crowns
Find your WayBack to your campsite with these awesome battery-operated mason jar lanterns. Mason jars not included. But glass at a festival is a party foul, so get creative with these pretty string lights.
Main photo by Magalie L’Abbé via Flickr