Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Score - Vintage Yellow Kitchen Dresser


thrift score, originally uploaded by gusseting.

Like Justin Heazlewood, who lamented the state of op shopping in the latest issue of Frankie, I too had just about given up on op shops, remembering the wonder days of rocking in and scoring stuff almost every time. The senior ladies were lovely, friendly souls, who'd often help me in my quest for mixmaster beaters, fowler bowls, or whatever fad had befallen me at the time. These days, it's more count yourself lucky to find something and get service.
Sometimes, you can win. Kitchen dressers at a decent price aren't easy to come by - Abbotsford was recently selling one for $400.00 (yep, we checked, and it was the right price). Finding a decent dresser with cute vintage typography, trashy rose print contact on the inside, and lemony yellow faux padded leather backsplash was kinda special.
The lesson learnt here (that we keep on learning...) is that any op shop can deliver the goods - it's the frequency of checking the place out that will ensure that you score.

3 comments:

fiona said...

kinda special indeed!!how much did the score cost???

gusseting said...

it was around $120.00, the higher end of the op scale, but i'm happy...

Chelzigirl said...

That's fantastic! And so true...you just have to walk in when someone's dropped off a load of gold, or before the person looking for the same summer read as you!