Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Op Shop Tour This Saturday

You all heard how much fun it was in the Fringe festival from those lucky few who got free tickets, however as a Halloween special Op Shop Tours Australis is offering $10 tickets at the door to anyone who mentions this blog. To secure your seat on the bus email

Meet this Saturday the 31st of October at Salvos stores 69 Bourke st, Melbourne.
Arrive at 9.15 am for a 9.30 am departure.

Bookings essential
See you there!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

my green australia

Ah, what a nice change from dry brown land! It's a great website about eco living in Australia and I op therefore I am got a mention in an article on op shops. Thanks Wendy!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A good day at Savers in Greensborough.

Some days I go into Savers and come out empty handed (but with money still in my wallet). Today was different. I went in with one purpose in mind - to buy a single bed flannelette sheet to use as backing on a small patchwork quilt I'm finishing off. I found a suitable sheet for $3, but just along the same row, I saw this patchwork singlebed quilt for $19.95, and I just could not leave that behind! It is just right for our spare room, where I had a smaller quilt which didn't cover the bed, but look at this - perfect! I've just thrown it across the bed without pulling it down over the side but you can see why I grabbed it!

Well, after that I had to keep looking, didn't I? Didn't want to risk not finding any more bargains like these two tablecloths:
A gingham-style check supper cloth with some nice cross stitch and a gorgeous hand crocheted edging for $6.

This has to be the most enormous banquet cloth I've ever seen! I think it is one of those mass-produced Chinese cloths, but nevertheless, beautifully hand stitched. You can't see how big it is in this photo where I've tried to spread it on the floor; it would have been better if I'd hung it on the clothes line, or thrown it over our QS bed, but even then. For $19.95 it was a steal! I've seen these go on eBay for about $60!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

The things that come into the Op Shop

This t-shirt didn't make it onto the racks in our Op Shop for fairly obvious reasons!  But I thought I'd share it with you all ...

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Book and fabric.

Dropped into the local Brotherhood shop today and found this book

and this fabulous material.

Don't know yet what I'm going to do with it, but I love anything Japanese, so it won't be hard to find a suitable project!