Most of the posts here seem to be about clothes and toys, and occasionally furniture, which aren't in my line of interest with op-shopping. That sounds rude - sorry, I didn't mean it like that! I still love to see what everyone has been buying! Just that I don't look for those things myself. I look for knick knacks with a chook flavour, embroidery, and craft stuff, and occasionally books. So at the risk of boring most of you, here is what I found at Vinnies in Greensborough today:
If you know anything about needlepoint or tapestry, you will appreciate the hours of work that went into this sample of stitching. The cashier said "That's a nice cushion cover" and I said "Well, it's a bit more than that to me!" I hadn't washed it when I took this pic, and it looks even better since I did wash it. A snap for $5.
I try to avoid buying other people's embroidery that I could do myself (excluding vintage embroidery, that is), but when I saw this picture for $3, I had to have it. The stitching is absolutely exquisite, and the fish design is uncommon in embroidery designs.
This little handkie won't mean much to most people, who would wonder why I paid even $1 for it. But the embroidered corner is a style of stitching not seen very often, so again, I was happy to discover it.
I bought this print for the frame alone, to use to frame a large embroidered item I have had for years, but couldn't afford to frame. It is 21" x 17" and cost me $10. Now THAT is affordable framing!
More down your alley, girls! A pair of Diane F. red shoes for $3.50 and a pair of fluffy scuffs for $1.50. I like something soft to slip my feet into when I get out of bed in the mornings!
OK, I know you are thinking "WEIRD!" Well, I just love tartan anything, so for $1 I got six different tartans!
Knick knack time. We have bantam hens, so I tend to pick up just about anything that has a chook on it. I don't know what this is used for...can anyone help me?