Category Archives: music

Record Store Day 2016

Today is International Record Store Day and all over the world, record shops will be celebrating in various ways. Here in Abbotsford it’s pretty low-key but my son and I ventured out to two local places that sell vinyl to … 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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Return to Richmond

In my last blog post, I shared the adventures of the Vancouver Airport Chapel thrift store which is actually in Richmond. It was a new adventure but that day began with a return to a few Steveston second hand shops … Continue reading

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Tunes to Thrift By

I’ve been waiting a while to put this song on my blog. I LOVE IT. But some will be offended by the f-bombs and other offensive language in it, so if that’s you, skip it and keep reading. If I … 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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Music on the Cheap

I love live music – there’s just something about watching a performer create their music right in front of you… it’s magic. I’m looking forward to attending a few concerts this summer: the iconic Canadian band RUSH, who were just … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Nation’s Capital

Happy New Year, everyone! I had the privilege of spending Christmas in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, and home to my husband’s family. We had a wonderful time visiting with family, going for walks in the snow and, of course, thrift … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 8 – Christmas music

UPDATE! Below i talked about how I love to support indie artists and I’m going to do that right now. I picked up this CD by Lance Odegard on the weekend and it is FABULOUS. It’s just great music – … Continue reading

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