Tag Archives: thrift shops

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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Thank a Woman for Thrift Shops

It’s International Women’s Day today and it occurs to me that the thrift shop movement owes its existence to women. I once worked for Mennonite Central Committee, the relief, development and peace organization of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ … Continue reading

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Happy National Thrift Store Day

I don’t know who decided that today is National Thrift Store Day and it’s not like any of us thrifters need a special reason to thrift shop but heck, if it gets someone new into a thrift store, all the … Continue reading

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Thrift Mentors in Victoria Part 2

I already mentioned last time how much my mom has mentored my sister and I in terms of thrift shopping. She just instilled in us a desire to find great quality products at a fraction of the price and made … Continue reading

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