Tag Archives: thrift shops

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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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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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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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 Gaspé 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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Sunshine Coast Thrift

My two favourite thrifting buddies – my mom and my sister – and I visited BC’s Sunshine Coast this month for a girl’s getaway that included visits to brewery, a cidery, and a really great distillery, a boat trip up … Continue reading

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Tupperware – good or evil?

This May, my sweetheart and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage. (I know, right? And mostly bliss, for which I am very, very grateful.) Lately, I’ve been taking note of all the things that I still use regularly that … 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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