Category Archives: travel

Friperie – Thrifting in Quebec

My mom wanted to see fall colours in Quebec this autumn, so we have been exploring a bit of New Brunswick, the Gaspé Peninsula, and Ile d’Orleans. We also took my sister-in-law, Kim, along who is also a hard-core thrifter … Continue reading

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Thrift Mentors in Victoria Part 2

I already mentioned last time how much my mom has mentored my sister and I in terms of thrift shopping. She just instilled in us a desire to find great quality products at a fraction of the price and made … Continue reading

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Thrift Mentors and Fun in Victoria, Part One

I don’t know about you but my sister and I learned to thrift from an expert: my mom. If you google what it means to “get blood from a stone”, you’ll find her bio. This is the woman who always … Continue reading

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Success on Salt Spring

My sweetheart and I recently visited Salt Spring Island for the first time. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on nearly every other gulf island but not the biggest one! It’s a beautiful place that lived up to its … Continue reading

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Saints and Salvation

My sisters-in-law love to thrift as much as I do so we always manage to take in a couple of thrift shops when we’re together in Ottawa and always score some gems. We visited the St. Vincent de Paul shop … 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 on the Isle of Skye

I have to confess that I seem to have inherited a bad traveling habit from my mom: buying books. Last year when we traveled with her to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, she bought so many books we weren’t sure that … Continue reading

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