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Record Store Day 2016

Today is International Record Store Day and all over the world, record shops will be celebrating in various ways. Here in Abbotsford it’s pretty low-key but my son and I ventured out to two local places that sell vinyl to … 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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Return to Victoria

I had another chance to accompany my hubby to the provincial capital last week and scored big at a couple of thrift shops in downtown Victoria. I’m always amazed at the number of thrift shops that populate the tourist area … 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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Return to Richmond

In my last blog post, I shared the adventures of the Vancouver Airport Chapel thrift store which is actually in Richmond. It was a new adventure but that day began with a return to a few Steveston second hand shops … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 8 – Christmas music

UPDATE! Below i talked about how I love to support indie artists and I’m going to do that right now. I picked up this CD by Lance Odegard on the weekend and it is FABULOUS. It’s just great music – … 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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