A couple of months ago I complained about the new record shelves at Goodwill. Now look what Find did in their latest reorganization:


Hard to flip through, and I’m not even gonna bother bending down to the two bottom rows. What they had before was ideal – boxes on a tabletop. I chatted with an employee and she was well aware of the problem – I guess I’m not the only customer to mention it. Hopefully they’ll do something soon. On the other hand, the corrugated cardboard signage is awesome.

Thrift Item of the Moment: The Paintings of Ada C.


This remarkable painting, labeled “Daniel In The Lion’s Den”, is by Ada C. – her name, address and phone number are printed on the back. I found it at a thift store last week and was immediately taken by the cubist/art deco style. I didn’t have my camera on me (what was I thinking?) so I had to come back the next day to take a picture. I’d love to buy it but I don’t want to pay the $30 sticker price. I tried haggling with store staff but they wouldn’t budge on the price. They said it might be marked down in a few weeks if it doesn’t sell, so I’ll be checking back.


Ada also did this painting (of a Roman soldier?). Nice, but it’s no “Daniel”.

Get Ready to Rummage!

‘cuz spring rummage sales are here even if spring weather isn’t. My rummage sale season kicked off on Saturday with the Southeast Edmonton Senior’s Association rummage sale – one of my favorites.


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What is that? A hawk attacking a seagull over a fish? I know you’ll be surprised to learn I did not buy this epic painting even though it was more than affordable at $1.


Marlena seems thrilled beyond words to have found this 32 cup coffee maker in its original box. I wonder which of those awesome 70s colours it is.

All I bought was one lousy LP:


and I do mean lousy. I was kinda excited about the sitar and “exotic” percussion on this record but I forgot how soporific Gleason’s music is.

Oh well, the season has just begun.