Category Archive: Thrift Club

Paisley Underground

Nancy was in town from New York, so we went to Little India for some shopping and eating. I picked up a some cheap and chic paisley printed garments — a shift (pictured… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: Olivetti Lettera 25 Typewriter

Look what I found on the corner of Manning and Queen the other night. An Olivetti Lettera 25 Portable Typewriter. Designed by architect Mario Bellini in 1974, it originally retailed for $109 bucks.… Continue reading

More Irish: Irish Horn Rosary and Connemara Marble Bracelet

More Irishness: Another Commemara Marble souvenir piece. This time it’s a shamrock themed bracelet that I found at the St. Lawrence Market last Sunday. I also found this very old Irish Horn Rosary… Continue reading

Thrill of the Find: Vintage Lanvin Dress

Here is some insight into my writing process. Specifically, how I keep writer’s block at bay. Sometimes when I am very busy work-wise (like I am right now), I need to step away… Continue reading

Find Of The Month: Edwardian 10K Seed Pearl Bar Pin

I found so many fabulous things in June that it was very hard to come up with just one Find of the Month. But this pretty little bar pin wins because: 1. I… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Wounded Loon

First let me say that the only reason I’ve been frequenting the Value Village and Salvation Army this week is to drop off donations. I am trying to be getting rid of things,… Continue reading

Even More Value Village Finds!

It was a great weekend for vintage finds. And I haven’t even started taking pictures of Saturday’s garage sale booty yet! Here is the last of my discoveries from last Friday’s trip to… Continue reading

Another VV Find

When I was about 9 or 10, I really wanted a Tiffany Taylor doll. She was super glam in her lurex body suit and chartreuse overskirt. But the main thing was that with… Continue reading

I Learn Something New Everyday

Part of the fun of finding cool vintage stuff is researching it. On Friday, I picked up this pretty panel bracelet, stamped with a Japanese-style scene of cranes in front of Mt. Fuji.… Continue reading

Golden Years

Gold prices hit an all-time high last Friday, breaking the $1250 US/a troy ounce barrier. Which is making it harder to find fancy jewels at places like the Value Village or Goodwill. Unless… Continue reading

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