Category Archives: thrift

Roots for the Win

Son says to me: Ma, next time you’re in a thrift shop, see if you can find me a new messenger bag, mine is starting to fall apart inside. Mission accepted. Same week, I head to the MCC Plaza in … Continue reading

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It’s Only Fair

My blogs lean heavily on the thrift theme but I am a Thrift Shopper for Peace and this blog focuses more on this side of my mandate. (You can learn more about that on my About page). I am a … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

I had the privilege of attending a wedding this summer. Mark and Rachel were married at the always-lovely Tanglebank Gardens in Abbotsford. It was a perfect day – blue skies after a week or more of smoke/haze and a cool … Continue reading

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Under a Dollar

This past week I revisited a thrift shop in the Okanagan, the hospital auxiliary thrift shop in Oliver BC. This is what I call a “classic” thrift shop: not huge, a little messy, bit of a ‘garage sale’ feel, super … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Outer Hebrides

My husband and I recently visited Scotland for the third time, this time focusing on the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye. I knew from previous visits that Scotland is a haven for charity shops, with even the smallest … Continue reading

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Surgery, First World Problems and Travel

Back in March, I ended up in the hospital with an inflamed gallbladder. It wasn’t pretty; I was in the Abbotsford hospital for a week, only to be sent home to await surgery which was scheduled for 6 weeks later. … Continue reading

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The Laundry, The Laundry!

Anyone remember that great Charlotte Diamond song about the laundry? So fun. I actually don’t mind doing laundry all that much although if someone invented clothes that would put themselves away after they’ve been washed, that would be awesome. I … Continue reading

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