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Tag: Thrifting

Instagram Thrifting: Laundry Club

A grid of photos relating to Laundry Club, a local thrifting business.

The Instagram thrift business is booming in the Bay of Quinte! Hannah Foxall spoke with one of her favourite Instagrammers about the curated thrift world.

A Q&A with Laura Voskamp of Laundry Club. H: What inspired you to start Laundry Club? L: My spare room was – and still is – overflowing with thrifted finds. I started thrifting in high school but I never had any intention of reselling. Back then it stemmed from a desire to fund my fashion aspirations on my after-school job budget. So I’ve been collecting for over ten years, and when I’d find something special that didn’t suit or ...

Instagram Thrifting: Magpie Thrift Shop

A grid of photos relating to Magpie Thrift Shop, a local thrifting business.

The Instagram thrift business is booming in the Bay of Quinte! Hannah Foxall spoke with one of her favourite Instagrammers about the curated thrift world.

A Q&A with Kylie Aucoin of Magpie Thrift Shop. H: What inspired you to start Magpie Thrift? K: After years of swearing I would never step foot into a Value Village because it was stinky and overwhelming, I finally started to see the draw for people. I started to like the unique pieces you could find and the fact that you wouldn’t bump into anyone on the street with the same outfit. It was also a great way to ...

Slow, Ethical Fashion by Heather Case Clothing

Meet local fashion designer Heather Case, who creates timeless pieces using natural materials for a more sustainable, ethical wardrobe.

Heather Case’s Old East Hill home is a gem. It’s one of those rare places that seems to suit its inhabitant perfectly: ample natural light for photo shoots, tons of hidden closet space for storage, and lots of character that makes a great backdrop for Heather’s collected treasures (and her plants!) If you don’t know Heather, the best place to start is her website, heathercase.ca, where her handmade-to-order clothing line lives. I’m wracking my brain, trying to remember when ...

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space with a dining area and pergola.

Here are five ways to transform your outdoor living space (and make the most of the warmer months).

Here in the Bay of Quinte (and anywhere in Canada really), the backyard is a sacred space. We cherish it, particularly in the warm months that just never seem to last long enough. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your outdoor living space, without breaking the bank, look no further! Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to create a backyard that is livable, lovable and kid friendly. 1. Thrift It! If you know anything about me, this will ...

Hidden Gems

Hey Bay of Quinte! Catherine here, from Charcoal and Teak. I am obsessed with all things home décor and my super power is flipping furniture. I love hitting up the thrift stores around the Bay of Quinte and rescuing ugly, unwanted gems, otherwise destined for the dump. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I took a $2 coffee table from St. Vincent de Paul and turned it into a chic ottoman. As soon as I saw ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.