Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
I bought this one, "Thunderbird Trail" for the gorgeously aged cover and lovely creamy paper inside, intending to use it for drawing on. BUT! I get books home and make friends with them, and then don't want to use them for the intended purpose. Instead, they take up residence on my bulging bookshelves.
This has a wonderful Coles library sticker on the inside cover - 6d a loan! - and the cover art pasted inside, as well as the cowboy graphic on the title page, makes me swoon.
To accompany the cowboys, I also bought the heart shaped card box below, to make into a case for a heartshaped book I'm planning on the theme of - guess what? Yep, hearts, but not the love and kisses Valentine sort. Anatomical hearts, broken hearts, jealous hearts, hearts of darkness...
From the Salvos in Oakleigh. Grand total for book and box: $2.85, because it was pensioner's day and 20% off for bearers of a health care card :)
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Do you long for the old Salvation Army 50 cent bins? Do you miss the thrill of the chase in those cluttered old op shops?
Australian Animal Protection Society
22 Station Road Cheltenham
Cheltenham Opportunity Shop
Across the Street!
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
At first, we merely thought of them as lovely rose-strewn panels of fabric.
Perhaps to cover a chair? Perhaps.....
Then recently Herself quietly took down the venetians that were there.
She snuck off to Bunnings and purchased some curtain hardware.
Got going with her trusty little drill and...
Hey presto, beautiful curtains for the kitchen at The Trad Pad.
She robbed my stash for the flowers and the ribbon.
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
You see, Herself is a gal who does judge a book by its cover - as well as its contents.
She loves old books -
she doesn't read much outside the Victorian and Edwardian periods of literature.
And I do try, I really do,
to keep an eye out for stuff that I think she will like but I rarely find anything.
But does she!
And it's not the first time she has found the books she likes at the Salvo Store in Boronia.
To see what she does with the books once they are home at The Trad Pad
then pop over here.
BTW, Herself paid $3.75 a pop for the books.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
It all started with the lovely Miss Eagle, I actually blame her entirely, you see her gorgeous ramblings about this op-shop forced me into action. So two Saturdays ago I loaded the oldest child (you may remember him as the child who will sit in the corner and play with toys whilst I shop) into the car and we took the long journey from Boronia to Upper Fern Tree Gully (UFTG) via Fern Tree Gully (FTG).
First stop was the Vinnies shop in FTG, you may recall that this was the place where I scored the lovely Mr Imperial for a friend. But before Mr Imperial there was these lovelies:
Be still my beating heart these Dri Glo sheets are to DIE for, they where BRAND new, never been opended before. Most likely a wedding gift from long ago shoved into the back of the linen press only to be dug out and sent out into op shop world.
When I got home and opended them (had to break open the packet) I found TWO double size flat sheets and two pillow cases, all starchy and fresh and I do mean STARCHY!!!!!!
Then there was this lovely LACE, two cards one almost full and unused!!! They are both "Liberty Fabrics of New York Inc" and the stamp on the cream lace one reads "Nov 27 1979", 6 whole yards of such loveliness!!!!
So sheets + lace + Bob the Builder torch (not shown as boy child likes to sleep with it) = $8.50.....yes thats right, the princely sum of $8.50!!!!!
Next stop was the PWP Op Shop in FTG - but story will come in PART TWO - stay tuned folks!!!!
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
The undoubted highlight of the trip (seeing the parents notwithstanding...), was the second hand book sale at the Foster Arts Centre. This annual event is really popular, and the crowd was quite thick, even at 9.30am on a Friday morning.
Welshpool is a tiny little village 25klm further east again and counts an op shop amongst its five or so shop fronts. I was very surprised to learn that my Dad is this shop's best customer as it has a great book selection. Best second hand books in the area, according to Dad. And you think you know someone.....
Monday, 7 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
My name is Jodi, 30-something, mother of three: Lochie 3yrs, Josh 2yrs & Cait 10months, (yes those ages are correct), sewer, some-times knitter (i'm learning), wanna-be photographer and scrapbooker (wow that's a lot of titles). I live in Melbourne's outer Eastern Suburbs (Boronia) and I try to op-shop at least once a week.
That's enough of the boring introduction stuff, on Wednesday I went to one of my favourie Op-Shops.......