I got some good news today from Centrelink (I'm eligible for a pension) so with a few hundred extra dollars in the bank, I figured what better way to start spending than at an opshop! Actually, it wasn't quite like that. I broke the glass carafe that goes with our coffee maker, and haven't been able to replace it. So I thought I'd start looking in op shops, as I have seen them there before. However, Murphy's Law prevailed today, and there was not one coffee carafe to be seen. Well, I was there, so I may as well look at everything else. So glad I did! At Savers in Greensborough, I bought two pairs of NEW sneakers for $7 a pair, and a pair of lovely soft slipper/shoes for $4. Second hand, but in good nick, and sooooo comfortable on my aching feet tonight!
I wasn't going to buy any clothes, but found these two blouses for around $5 each, and decided to get them to put away for summer. I've already got a black teeshirt, but these are a bit more dressy than that, although these photos don't do them justice.
The watch I have been wearing for the last 5 years or so is an Avon watch, and for $12 it has done really well; in fact is still going. But the face is scratched and it has never been easy to read, so I lashed out on this nice big watch with figures instead of dots, and a moon phase thing as well, for $15. The little cat ear rings cost $10, more than I realised, until I'd paid for them, bearing in mind that I don't wear ear rings! I bought them to use as embellishments on crazy patchwork and other craft stuff.
I'm always on the lookout for bias binding. I've got a box full of it already in a variety of colours, and I've got plans for most of it! This lot cost me $4.
I also bought two embroidered pictures at Savers, but have put them on my Linens blog here.
Down the road at Vinnies, still looking for the elusive coffee jug, I found these:
Some more stunning ties to add to the bulging bag of ties in my craft cupboard, $2 each.
Two glasses to replace the ones that have been broken lately (50c each), and a Pyrex dish ($8) in exactly the size I've been after for ages! I have a pottery 'lasagne' dish like this, but it has a huge crack, and I know one day, a casserole will end up all over my oven when the dish breaks.
This cute coin purse ($1)will be offered to a friend who loves anything British. If she doesn't want it, I'll be happy to keep it.
The guy at Vinnies asked if I wanted a bag for the glassware and ties, and I said yes please, so he pulled this one out from under the counter - much nicer than an ordinary plastic bag!