Thursday, 30 April 2009

On line oppy

Not sure if this qualifies as an op shop buy, but I saw a link on a blog to the Brotherhood's online secondhand books site so I went on for a browse. I ended up buying Constance Howard's classic embroidery book in absolute mint condition for $3 (but then $7.50 postage). Still a great buy even with the postage as it's listed on other sites for $20 and more. This post won't let me add a link ( so here it is.

Yours Now Mine

Looks like this weekend in Melbourne is going to be a rainy one. Ah.. winter is upon us my friends. So to cheer us all up, here’s another Op Shop for our lists! Checking this place out could be a lovely, rainy day activity for Saturday!

Yours Now Mine has been running for the past 10 years and is run by the Scalabrini Brothers, who use profits to look after the elderly.

From these pics they look stocked up with shoes, handbags, bric-a-brac, kitchenware, machester, prints and paintings, jewellery and books. They also sell European and local brand named clothing.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm

321 Doncaster Road, Greythorn Victoria 3104

The inside scoop for checking this place out on Saturday is that because they need to put new stock out and tidy up, volunteers are still there until about 2.30pm.

Much more at my site :) . Come and say hello!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Super cute dress

Hello, long time no post!

Hope everyone is having a great easter filled with chocolate and food.
I found this lovely cute-as-a-button dress the other day, it's just adorable and I love the colours!

More at my blog: forevayoungvintage

Friday, 10 April 2009

My finds over the past week

Trish here from Trish Hunter Finds

Its been a while since I've posted here so thought on such a day off, with no opshops open and nothing but cleaning the house to do, I'd share some of the things I found in the past week or so.

No idea if they're genuine or not, my thought is 'not' but they could be.... Chanel shoes probably 80's era.

Pretty doll


This belt is so so rad. It is made similarly to those snakes that bend and look real when you move them!

Glomesh bag.

Boxed NES.

1950's harlequin cocktail glasses. There only appears to be two different colours, but they're actually all different. They're lovely. I use them for icecream :)

The left orange mouse was from my Grandma's fridge. Then last week I found two more which I thought was kind of cool so now he has friends.

These brooches are just lovely!

Lots of jewelery to report on today, these pieces came from one of the ladies who works at the opshop near my work. She knows what I like and brought these in for me from her personal collection as she was doing a clearout. They were hers as a teenager. I feel so special that she thought of me and I'll treasure them. Today (If I had have gone into work) She was bringing me in a box of her grandma's clip on earrings that none of her grand kids wanted. I am a lucky girl.

My Mum is also a lucky girl. She has a good relationship with her opshop ladies too, and every time she goes in she says, "don't forget to tell me if you find diamonds or gollies!!" Half joking but mostly serious haha. Lucky she said it though, because a lady pulled her aside and said these had just came in and Mum got first dibs.
It's a beautiful set including necklace, bracelet, and screw on earrings (ouch) They're soooo heavy and just amazing to look at! Mum gave them to me to possibly wear for my special occasion I mentioned above. I've tried them all on so many times and always feel like Carrie from Bedknobs and Broomsticks when she's at Portobello market with all the jewelery on. A kid trying on her mums jewels!

I hope she doesn't expect them back!

Mum also bought me the following

A Dior scarf

These are gorgeous. Cute brass figures of little children. I'm not big on brass things, but I do like these.

Best book ever. It's so so thick full of great photos and patterns from the 70's!

And lastly, I received this brooch in the mail because Mum was too excited to wait for me to visit to give it to me! Little diamonds for eyes, this is the cutest owl brooch I've ever seen! :) You have to touch it to understand. And its not Diva... it's vintageeeee yum.

That's about all from me today!

To check out my other finds head to

Have a great opshopping week :)

Thursday, 9 April 2009

happy easter

A little while ago I found this lovely tin in my very favourite Op Shop, Tempcare in Oakleigh.
I find that the independent stand alone Op Shops are the best and if they are a little untidy and disorganised, even better. You just never know what is lurking under that pile of net curtains in the corner.

I love the tin. I don't know if you can see from the photos, but it is embossed as well as coloured, so that each little coloured section stands proud of the tin, to give it a mosaic like effect.

It has sat empty for these last few weeks as I wasn't sure what I wanted it to house. But then, inspiration hit. Of course....

Happy Easter everyone.