One of my favourite things about op shops is that you never know what you're going to find. It's like a lucky dip. I went into the NCJWA op shop on Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield Nth (near the corner of Glen Eira Rd) just on a whim, as I was driving by.
What I've been searching for is a set of funky retro bowls. Do you know how difficult it is to find a full set of interesting or retro bowls?! Very.
I did find one beautiful, very old fashioned creamy white bowl, made in Germany so of course I scooped it up. I figure I'll get a full set of bowls eventually, all completely non-matching!
I did find this set of gorgeous little plates though. Even though I don't need them, I couldn't resist. The gold edging is still completely intact, they're made in Germany and the colouring and pattern is quite different. The flatmates and I have been busy using them for eating treats like custard tarts, brownies lathered in cream and upside down pineapple cake. The plates are so nice that they make everything taste more delicious!
I'm not actually sure how old they are, although I'm telling myself they're old and therefore very valuable. :) But who knows, they could have been made in 1988! If anyone has any suggestions on how to find out, let me know!