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Thrift Mentors and Fun in Victoria, Part One

I don’t know about you but my sister and I learned to thrift from an expert: my mom. If you google what it means to “get blood from a stone”, you’ll find her bio. This is the woman who always … Continue reading

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Success on Salt Spring

My sweetheart and I recently visited Salt Spring Island for the first time. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on nearly every other gulf island but not the biggest one! It’s a beautiful place that lived up to its … Continue reading

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To a Tee

For the last several weeks, I have been on the hunt for a white t-shirt. That’s all, just a plain, white t-shirt. Should be easy, right? Wrong. So, wrong. First of all, finding one in a thrift shop that is … Continue reading

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A Small Wonder

When I first started blogging several years ago, I was motivated by other bloggers who make a living as re-sellers: people who find treasures at thrift shops and then resell them to those who don’t care to do the hunting … Continue reading

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The Marketplace

The Marketplace by MCC CE is the latest venture from MCC BC. For the uninitiated, Mennonite organizations LOVE their acronyms: MCC CE is Mennonite Central Committee Community Enterprises. The BC is British Columbia. (The reality is that no matter how … Continue reading

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Saints and Salvation

My sisters-in-law love to thrift as much as I do so we always manage to take in a couple of thrift shops when we’re together in Ottawa and always score some gems. We visited the St. Vincent de Paul shop … Continue reading

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Ottawa Mission Thrift

I had the privilege recently of volunteering with my sister-in-law, Kim, at the Mission Thrift Shop in Ottawa. I also realized something while I was here: this thrift shop is exactly the same as the one I just blogged about … Continue reading

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