Category Archives: CDs

They’re Baaaaack!

After months of closure and isolation, thrift shops are back in business, bringing in much needed funds for the charities they support. And thrift shoppers are ecstatic. Yesterday, as I waited in line to go into the MCC Centre Thrift … Continue reading

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Support for the Arts – a Thrifter’s Conundrum

While in Victoria B.C. last week I visited two of my favourite places: The Turntable, a tiny used vinyl/CD shop with a massive collection of great music and Russell Books, Victoria’s answer to Powell’s Books in Portland. I’ll show you … Continue reading

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Record Store Day – “Christmas for Nerds”

My parents used to have this huge console record player/radio that was the centre piece of our living room for years. I remember how we could stack 5 or 6 vinyl albums on the centre post and they would drop … Continue reading

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The Last Bits

The last thrift shop that my sister and I visited on our Vancouver trip a few weeks ago was the Salvation Army on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. This is an old favourite of ours – it’s fun to shop in … 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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Well, so much for that resolution

In January I decided to set myself a thrift spending limit and arbitrarily chose $20/month as that limit. Most of you immediately told me I was an idiot – well, not in those words exactly but the good-natured intent was … Continue reading

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Rummaging for a Good Cause

If you’ve read my “About” section, you’ll know that I work for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – the relief, development and peace organization of the Anabaptist Mennonite churches in North America. MCC works in more than 50 countries worldwide, … Continue reading

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Recent Finds and Resolutions

I’m back and if you want to know what I’ve been up to, take a good look at the photo above. If it piques your curiosity, then visit my other blog and you’ll get all the details. The other reason … Continue reading

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Black Friday Thrifting

If you’re a die-hard thrift shopper, you know that every day is Black Friday when you shop thrift! You also know that the secret to successful thrifting is constant visits to a thrift shop. Because I volunteer at a thrift … Continue reading

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Thrifting in Walnut Grove

Second Story Treasures Thrift Store#5 – 20349 88th Avenue, Walnut Grove (Langley)  My sister and favourite thrift shop buddy has told me for ages about this great little thrift store in Walnut Grove. First off – isn’t that a great … Continue reading

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