Category Archive: Thrift Club

3 A.M. Eterna

I found this well-loved Eterna watch this weekend. Eterna is a brand that’s prized amongst the watch people, but not so well-known by ordinary Joes. Like Omega, it is a “high-value” watch —… Continue reading

Burro Time!

Another find from the Kitchener Mennonite Central Committee shop — Three vermeil matching burro brooches, signed Sterling SB. I’m guessing that they date from the late 1940s or 1950s, as these kind of… Continue reading

Finds For A Crappy Day

It’s a poopy day and I’m feeling under the weather. Maybe sharing some recent finds will lift our spirits. Pictured above is some Liberty of London fabric I found a couple of weeks… Continue reading

Hit The Bars

The folks at Olay sent some samples of their Sheer Moisture Ribbons Moisturizing Bar and I realized that I haven’t used soap in a cake form in years. I’ll do a review of… Continue reading

Classics of Fashion: Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress

Look what I found at Courage My Love today. That’s right, a vintage Diane von FĂĽrstenberg Jeanne wrap dress! And only $16. It’s missing it’s label, but I’ve ogled enough of these babies… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Givenchy Silk Chiffon Blouse

Check out this sunny yellow Givenchy blouse. I picked it up at the Goodwill on Roncesvalles for $8. They had all kinds of good things like a Max Mara camel coat, but they… Continue reading

… And Then There’s Mod

Remember when I when antiquing with my friend Jane in Hamilton a month ago? That time I found the Rolex? Well Jane got a little sterling 3-D charm of Finnish architect Viljo Revell‘s… Continue reading

Locket To Me

I got this pretty locket in a jewellery lot I won on eBay. It’s enamelled front uses a technique called guillochĂ©, which basically means a machine etched pattern. I could see the locket… Continue reading

Wakmann Braille Watch

On Sunday I found a braille watch. As you can see, the crystal flips open with the touch of a button. The dial has raised bumps for markers and unusually shaped hands so… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Rolex Standard Official Service Watch

It certainly has been the greatest week, watch-collecting-wise. First there was the the fancy 14k watch. Then the hypnotic Ernest Borel Cocktail Watch. On Friday, I picked up an old gold pocket watch… Continue reading

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