Category Archives: vintage

A Tale of Two Coats

Here’s my men, both wearing coats that were thrifted. John (that’s my hubby) bought his at a flea market in Rome in December 1986, when we were there on our extended honeymoon. We were in Italy in December during one … Continue reading

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On the Receiving End

I have blogged in the past about giving thrifted gifts – something I do often – but this year, I was also on the receiving end of thrifted gifts and was thrilled! My son did nearly all of his shopping … Continue reading

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A Thrifting First in Steveston

  I did something yesterday I’ve never done before: I stood in line to get into a thrift shop. The Richmond Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Steveston was having its annual Curio Sale and when I got there at 9:30 they … 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 Vintage Funk Emporium

An Update: Susan contacted me shortyly after this post was written, asking if I could include some information about a house fire that happened in Victoria last week. The three victims of the fire lived just up the street from … Continue reading

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Tuff City Thrift

I had the wonderful pleasure of a mid-December getaway with my sweetheart to the breathtakingly beautiful Tofino, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s basically the last stop before Japan. It was a stormy weekend, so we had … Continue reading

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For Better (not worse!)

John and I had the privilege of emceeing a wedding last month for a couple from our church. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Mt. Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. The ceremony took place in the barrel room, with the … Continue reading

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Shopping in your own home

For month and months I’ve been looking for a little table to put between my two rocking chairs in my living room. I have hunted in vain. We were making due with a little teak folding table – the kind … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Downtown East Side

Last week I told you I’d share about a new Vancouver thrift shop that I just happened upon when I was actually looking for this: Community Thrift and Vintage Frock Shoppe 311 Carrall Street Don’t you love that name – … Continue reading

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