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Something Old, Something New , Something Borrowed, Something Blue

So I’ve got wedding, marriage and anniversary on the brain. It was so lovely watching the wedding this morning. Loved the greenery in the cathedral, Kate’s dress was absolutely beautiful and the groom looked pretty spiffy too, eh? The rendition … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures

I’ve rediscovered a thrift shop in the last few weeks: Hidden Treasures, on West Railway and Hazel in Abbotsford. I first visited this shop in 2007 and while I loved the price point (super cheap) I didn’t like the atmosphere. … Continue reading

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For the Record

Two things that my son, Aaron, has ‘inherited’ from his mom are a passion for music and a love of thrift. Truly, this warms my heart. Lately, he’s combined these two passions by starting a vinyl record collection.  “I remember … Continue reading

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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month – Volunteers Rock.

It’s been two years, three months, 8 days since I made my New Year’s Resolution to volunteer at the MCC Abby East Thrift Shop in Abbotsford. It is probably the only resolution that I’ve kept, certainly the only one I’ve … Continue reading

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Thrifted Gifts – No foolin’!

No this is not an April Fool’s post. I really do buy gifts at thrift shops. I’ve bought wedding, birthday, Christmas, Mother’s  Day and Father’s Day gifts at various thrift shops and all have been received with joy – and … Continue reading

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A few of my favourite things #2 – thrift shop finds and a blog

A few recent purchases  I took my own challenge to see what cool thing/s I could buy this week for either a loonie or a toonie. Here’s some of my best finds: The Beach Boys “Spirit of America” double album … Continue reading

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The ABC Thrift Shop Adventure – a thrift activity for Spring Break

When my parents were children, thrift wasn’t a luxurious option, it was reality. As immigrants to Canada, they had to work hard to make a better life for me and my sister. We were raised with an attitude of frugality … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Picked up these sweet Vans for $3 at the Salvation Army in Abbotsford this week – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll have a “real” post tomorrow, ‘til then, here’s an Irish Blessing for you all:  May those … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

We have entered the season of Lent, a time when, traditionally, we give things up for a season. As I pondered doing without, I had an unusual thought:  does thrift shopping actually encourage consumerism? Consumerism could be defined as “too … Continue reading

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What Makes a Perfect Thrift Shop?

I’ve shopped in dozens and dozens of thrift shops across North America and have discovered the obvious: all thrift shops are not created equal.  It’s true that thrift shops have a lot in common: they all offer used goods at … Continue reading

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