Category Archives: thrift

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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A Fresh Start

I’ve been somewhat remiss in maintaining this blog and have been trying to figure out why. I think there’s a few reasons: I do not thrift shop as often as I once did and I think that’s because my work … Continue reading

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Misses Clause

You’ve certainly heard about Santa Claus but have you heard about Misses Clause? I learned about this from the folks over at WIN thrift shop in Victoria. The Misses Clause states that: Any gift given in good will around the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Clothes Pin

Yes, there is such a thing. I spent this week in one of my favourite thrifting places – Victoria, BC. There are tons of thrift shops in this city and many of them in the downtown core, within walking distance … Continue reading

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Room to Fit

One of the most important rooms in any (thrift) shop that sells clothing is the fitting room. A fitting room can actually make or break a sale. If the room is too small, or doesn’t have enough hooks to hang … Continue reading

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