Category Archives: antiques

Granny and Grumpa’s

Last week, my son and I visited a place that’s been on my “to visit” list for ages: Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques. Truly, dear reader, this is a place to be experienced. The most honest way to describe Granny and … Continue reading

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A Thrifting First in Steveston

  I did something yesterday I’ve never done before: I stood in line to get into a thrift shop. The Richmond Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Steveston was having its annual Curio Sale and when I got there at 9:30 they … Continue reading

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Thrift and Auctions

There are two ways to do a charity auction – live and silent – and while I’ve had limited experience with live auctions, I’m noticing a growing trend with thrift shops and Silent Auctions A number of thrift shops that … Continue reading

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The Vintage Funk Emporium

An Update: Susan contacted me shortyly after this post was written, asking if I could include some information about a house fire that happened in Victoria last week. The three victims of the fire lived just up the street from … Continue reading

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If Thrifting had a virtue…

…it would be Patience. As you know, thrift shopping is not like retail shopping. In retail shopping you go and get what you’re looking for. In thrift shopping you go and look for what’s there, see what you’ll find. But … Continue reading

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