Tag Archives: thrift lifestyle

Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Local

There is no doubt about it, this is going to be an unusual Christmas. It will be a season that can either bring out the best in us or the worst in us, in every way. For those of us … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Thrift

CBC Books recently announced the winner of their 2020 Nonfiction Prize. Writer, editor, and communications specialist from Burnaby, Jonathan Poh, won for his piece titled ValueVillage. Naturally, the title piqued my interest! What begins as a story about his distaste … Continue reading

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Revisiting a Comox Gem

Last month, my sweetheart and I took a much needed break to beautiful Vancouver Island. We spent time hiking in forests, walking on beaches, trying local beers and spirits, and, of course, thrift shopping. I revisited a little shop with … Continue reading

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The Force of Thrift

Our family cannot understate the influence that Star Wars has had on us. I clearly remember seeing the film, back in the 70s, at the old Fraser Theatre in Vancouver. It completely captured my imagination. I wanted it to be … Continue reading

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They’re Baaaaack!

After months of closure and isolation, thrift shops are back in business, bringing in much needed funds for the charities they support. And thrift shoppers are ecstatic. Yesterday, as I waited in line to go into the MCC Centre Thrift … Continue reading

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Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, Give If You Can

Friends, we are living in weird times. The COVID-19 virus has basically put a halt to everything, including thrifting and this is NOT a blog post to complain about how a virus has cramped my shopping options. This is a … Continue reading

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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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Refresh!

I love revisiting familiar thrift shops and seeing what they are doing to keep customers engaged. I recently went back to the Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop in Abbotsford, which supports M2W2 (a prison visitation ministry). I love this shop for … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink!

When I first began this blog in 2011, I had a few goals in mind. I wanted to share my passion for thrift shopping for a variety of reasons: support for charity, support for volunteerism, keeping things out of the … Continue reading

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Friperie – Thrifting in Quebec

My mom wanted to see fall colours in Quebec this autumn, so we have been exploring a bit of New Brunswick, the GaspĂ© Peninsula, and Ile d’Orleans. We also took my sister-in-law, Kim, along who is also a hard-core thrifter … Continue reading

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