Last week I had a perfect day. I took a lieu day from work, drove into Richmond with my hubby (who, sadly, had to work… okay so it was a nearly perfect day) and spent the day in Steveston. I walked along the dyke in the glorious sunshine. I ate fish and chips by the water. I sat on a driftwood log and wrote in my journal. And, of course, I checked out their thrift shops!
The Richmond Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop – 3731 Chatham Street, Richmond
This is what I call a “Classic” Thrift Shop: completely volunteer run, a little messy, you need time to dig, super friendly. The funnest thing about the shop is the building – it’s housed in an old church, built pre-1900, and oh my gosh, do you know it when you go in. The floors slope towards the walls so that all the clothing racks along the walls are actually leaning on the walls and you have to really push the clothes uphill in order to see what is on the rack! You have to be quite careful where you walk because the floors are so uneven you tend to stumble – I felt like a bit of a drunkard.
I tried on a bunch of stuff but was not successful in the clothing department. I did score big in the vinyl area though. My son was thrilled to get these:
But what really got him excited was this:
Admit it, you’re all dancin’ now, aren’t you?
And I also picked up this fun fridge magnet for my 70-year-old aunt who just got re-married to a super nice man who will take really good care of her. If you know my family, you’ll understand why she would appreciate the humour in it.
What’s your favourite 80s tune?