Category Archives: vintage

Rare Kilt, Great Seamstress

About a year ago, my mom bought me a kilt at the MCC Centre Thrift Shop in Abbotsford. Because she is a faithful volunteer, she gets a discount so this beautiful, vintage kilt came to a whopping $7.50. A quick … Continue reading

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Pop Up Thrift Shop

Yesterday, I visited a unique thrift venture by Generous Clothing – a pop-up thrift shop focused on vintage clothing in plus sizes. They took over an empty store-front in downtown Abbotsford and filled it with carefully curated clothes that the … Continue reading

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I Went for Lunch and…

One of my new favourite places to visit in Abbotsford is Marketplace by MCC CE (which stands for Mennonite Central Committee Community Enterprises. We’ll just call it Marketplace.) This is a new-ish venture for MCC, which tends to be known … Continue reading

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A Small Wonder

When I first started blogging several years ago, I was motivated by other bloggers who make a living as re-sellers: people who find treasures at thrift shops and then resell them to those who don’t care to do the hunting … Continue reading

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Spruce Collective

There’s a couple of great little shops in Abbotsford called Spruce Collective and The Market by Spruce Collective. The Spruce Collective is actually that: a collective of women who met as vendors at vintage markets and together opened up a … Continue reading

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Granny and Grumpa’s

Last week, my son and I visited a place that’s been on my “to visit” list for ages: Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques. Truly, dear reader, this is a place to be experienced. The most honest way to describe Granny and … Continue reading

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Invaluable Advice

After reading some of these antiquing tips from  Invaluable  I decided to share some of my  my best tips when it comes to vintage/thrift shopping. (They have a pretty cool website, by the way, you should take some time to … Continue reading

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I Can Do That

My friend Julia is a creative person with an old soul. She has done a number of creative things over the years including scrap booking and card making. She’s always loved thrift shopping, looking for vintage things and antique furniture. … Continue reading

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Big Score, Little Shops – Thrifting in Ontario

I recently visited the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for a very special purpose: to remember my mother-in-law, Vivian Dawson, who passed away in February. I won the lottery when it comes to in-laws: James and Vivian were the best second set … Continue reading

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Record Store Day – “Christmas for Nerds”

My parents used to have this huge console record player/radio that was the centre piece of our living room for years. I remember how we could stack 5 or 6 vinyl albums on the centre post and they would drop … Continue reading

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