Category Archives: used furniture

By the Side of the Road

The thrifting ethic runs deep in my family – I think we may actually have developed a gene (which sounds so much better than “addiction”, doesn’t it?) My niece, Alivia, may actually put most of my family to shame. I … Continue reading

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Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia is defined as “miscellaneous articles” making it a great name for a newly opened used furniture shop in Abbotsford. Paraphernalia, the shop, is located on the corner of S Fraser Way and Hilltout and is owned by Mark and … Continue reading

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Arizona Thrift

We had the privilege of helping my mom cross off a bucket-list item: a visit to the Grand Canyon. My sister, hubby and I really got the biggest benefit because mom paid for nearly all of it. (How’s that for … Continue reading

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Thrift and Auctions

There are two ways to do a charity auction – live and silent – and while I’ve had limited experience with live auctions, I’m noticing a growing trend with thrift shops and Silent Auctions A number of thrift shops that … Continue reading

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The Littlest Thrift Shop

Every once in a while you get that wonderful opportunity to witness a dream come true. I got to witness that today with the grand opening of The Littlest Thrift Shop, 305 Cedar Street in New Westminster, BC. Brooke Young … Continue reading

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An MCC Thrift Shop Mall? Yes, please.

So I don’t know what else Souderton, PA is famous for but in Mennonite circles it’s famous for the MCC Care and Share Thrift Shoppes. This is a serious thrift operation. There’s a thrift furniture shop… A thrift book store… … Continue reading

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If Thrifting had a virtue…

…it would be Patience. As you know, thrift shopping is not like retail shopping. In retail shopping you go and get what you’re looking for. In thrift shopping you go and look for what’s there, see what you’ll find. But … Continue reading

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