I Wear Your Grandma's Clothes -- The Thrill of the Thrift Shop

                   Dedicated to Michelle, Laura and Dawn

This is Michelle Holt Pond from New Mexico and she bought this dress for one single dollar!

This is Laura Clarke Malcolm from Perth, Ontario and she is the Master Mistress of all things fashion-cool and inexpensive.

This is Dawn McGuiness from Virginia -- She makes beautiful things and loves the thrill of thrift shopping also.

From time to time we post our "found" second hand treasures on Facebook so others can see you just don't need to spend a lot of money to look fabulous. I like to find the beauty in something that was tossed and no longer loved. I furnished my loft for practically free after finding everything I needed on the street or in salvage shops and consider myself a part-time freegan. One woman's donation is my fashion find and joy-- and more importantly - money for charities like Lanark County Interval House.

This is As Good As New in Carleton Place,Ontario. As Good As New has been located at 33 Bridge Street in Carleton Place for over 30 years and has served as one of Lanark County's Interval House’s largest fundraisers for just as long. Twice a year they have their famous bag sales where for 4 single dollars you can fill a bag with whatever your heart desires. I bought 5 bags today for a total of $20 dollars and this is what I got.

Olive Green Jones NY blazer

Short Sleeve brown and white houndstoooth jacket can be worn with elbow gloves and faux Chanel purse that I also bought there for $1.00 last week and small faux Balmain black bow change purse

Black short riding-style jacket with pink rayon print scarf and bangle

Part of my thrift store purse collection from As Good As New. Faux Chanel-style bag!

Jessica knee-length olive-green coat in gabardine-- will look great with my bowler hat!

Jones NY plaid jacket

Camel gabardine 3/4 pants

Taffeta shirred bag

Pinstripe suit

Midriff sweat top 'hoodie" with 3/4 sleeves and still has the $45.00 price tag on it!

2 wool rayon vintage Babushka scarves from the 70's

Strand of pearls


Elastic belt

Houndstooth scrunchie.. (to match my gingham Vans shoes)

When I left I thanked the ladies that volunteer there as they had truly made my day.They had no idea that I had barely slept all night excited to go shopping with one twenty-dollar bill and quench my fashion-passion.

"I wear your grandma's clothes

I look incredible
I'm in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road"


As Good As New

33 Bridge Street, Carleton Place Ontario, K7C 2V2
Phone: 613-257-7074

As Good as New Facebook page

Bag Sale:

Aug 31 the bag sale will start and continue on to the following Saturday Sept. 7th. All the summer inventory has to go. Which means that they WILL be restocking as the week goes on. (Please note they are closed for the Sunday and the holiday)

Read Linda's column in The Humm
Books by Linda Seccaspina available on Amazon or at Read's Books 135 Bridge St  Carleton Place, ON   K7C 2V6 

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Comment by Linda Seccaspina on August 31, 2013 at 11:20pm

bay area

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on August 31, 2013 at 9:14pm
No records.. This isn't the sy area
Comment by Steve Yaver on August 31, 2013 at 8:50pm

Where are the RECORDS!?!?

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on August 31, 2013 at 6:57pm

I thought so zanelle

Comment by Zanelle on August 31, 2013 at 6:36pm

I love that bright pink scarf.  Great finds!

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on August 31, 2013 at 6:13pm

matt... I have dressed most of them in the Ottawa Valley years ago hahaha

Comment by Matt Paust on August 31, 2013 at 6:10pm

If I ever become a transvestite, Linda, you're the one I'll want to outfit me.

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on August 31, 2013 at 4:58pm

LOl no records there kevin hahaha

hmmm who?/ and yeah i was thrilled

Comment by Marsha Shearer on August 31, 2013 at 4:36pm

Oh, Oh, Oh....what finds!  What goodies!  I know the shopping spree made your day and what I wouldn't have given to have been there with you!  PS My leopard print big shirt (no iron) is my find of the week - thanks to you-know-who!

Comment by Kevin Army on August 31, 2013 at 4:36pm

You scored!!!! 

No records??


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