Category Archives: Records and CDs

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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Big Score, Little Shops – Thrifting in Ontario

I recently visited the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for a very special purpose: to remember my mother-in-law, Vivian Dawson, who passed away in February. I won the lottery when it comes to in-laws: James and Vivian were the best second set … Continue reading

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Return to Victoria

I had another chance to accompany my hubby to the provincial capital last week and scored big at a couple of thrift shops in downtown Victoria. I’m always amazed at the number of thrift shops that populate the tourist area … 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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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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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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