A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

It was a beautiful day today, the birds were chirping, the sun was shining and I was in the mood for a Sunday drive. It took me only a moment to decide that I was heading out to McHaffie Flea Market which is less than 30 minutes from my home and not far from downtown […]

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Canada’s Second-Hand Shocker

Did you know the second-hand market contributes 34 billion dollars to the  Canadian economy? I was astonished to hear this number today and quantify how our economy benefits from recycling second-hand items. People are really starting to tap into the practice of buying and selling their items. I remember growing up in a time where everyone wanted shiny and new and buying used was not super marketed […]

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Read all about it – The 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

Howdy on a Monday, I came across this article today on the 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S. and thought I would share. For those of you who may be from some of these “mentioned towns” I would be curious to know your thoughts. Is the relayed town a must visit? Is it time […]

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Smart Shopping and Dropping Weight with the three R’s

On the one hand, we’re constantly told about recycling and cutting back, and on the other hand we have to buy the next gadget that comes along three weeks after the last one you bought. It’s absolutely insane. We’ve been suckered into buying and buying and upgrading and upgrading. We’re being given two very different […]

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Where to shop for antiques & vintage this holiday season

Treasure-filled Thursday presents, The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. ~Charles Dudley Warner   Holy macaroni! Christmas is just around the corner! Are you looking for that truly original gift for that someone special this holiday season? Within the Ottawa, Ontario area there are a few gems – stores […]

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