Category Archive: Thrift Club

Find of the Month: Woody the Artisanal Woodpecker

I came across this beautiful pin whilst visiting the parents in K-W. First of all, I cannot resist a bird brooch. Secondly I have, of late, become quite interested in the art of… Continue reading

Watch Week: Old Waltham

There’s something about a watch that looks its age in a distinguished way. Like this nine jewel 1936 Waltham that was part of a lot I won on the eBay. I think its… Continue reading

Watch Week: The Tudors

It looks like a pretty unexceptional watch, does it not? Except that the Tudor brand is Rolex’s more modest sister. Tudor was introduced by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946. The most important… Continue reading

Watch Week: Seiko, My Seiko!

I actually just got rid of a whole bunch of watches, but in the last week I seem to have acquired four news ones. So I hereby declare this Watch Week just so… Continue reading

Rainy Days

If it’s gonna be rainy outside, you should have a pretty umbrella, such as this 1960s-era ombre number with a bamboo body and lucite handle that I found at the Value Village on… Continue reading

Arc of a Diver

Check out this crazy Westclox Diving Watch I picked up on Wednesday at the Salvation Army. It’s a 17 jewel, handwound movement set in a plastic case. I also learned that a polishing… Continue reading

It Came From Outer Space!

Yesterday I went a-thrifting in Leslieville with Jessica. We found too much goodness — a Liberty of London silk scarf, Victorian Pebble jewellery, a cute Uniqlo Kids winter coat — that we had… Continue reading

Nanoo Na…No, is it That Late Already?

A character watch I found this weekend. And below, its original advertising. I just wanted to share. Photo below via My Retrospace.

Witch Heart? This Heart!

Last week I wrote about the Witch Ring that I found at St. Lawrence Market. Well, on Friday I found a Witches Heart (pictured above) whilst out and about with Tiffany. What makes… Continue reading

Thrift Club: Blanket Statement

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Happily, I was able to find a nice wool point blanket at the Value Village. It’s gold, warm and — best of all — has… Continue reading

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