Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tea Cosie Christmas

Some of my favourite op shops are already closed for the Christmas break, but the Salvos were still open as of yesterday. I dropped by my favourite Salvos on High Street in Ashburton and found a collection of tea cosies retailing at $2-3 each:

I didn't buy them, so they're probably still there if anyone's looking for a last minute present.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Thrift trip.

I went op shopping a few weeks ago at St Vinnies in Altona. I found a great selection of clothing which I will someday wear/alter. Otherwise, they will end up on Ebay or Etsy. Here are a few of my recent purchases.

The cream number is my fave!


Op Shop Closure

Unfortunately, the Fairfield SPACE / St Paul's op shop has closed.  It's the one in the church building on Station Street in Fairfield.  Thanks for everyone who has supported the shop over the years.

Monday, 21 December 2009

best furniture op-shops?

I was wondering which are the best op-shops for second hand furniture? I have been a keen op-shopper for years but have been more into clothes and pretty things (rather than practical things like table & chairs).
Advice from veteran op-shoppers would be much appreciated!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Funky finds: old telephone and dressing table stool

Visited the Salvos (High Street, Ashburton) again today and found a dressing table stool in good nick for $10. The phone I found for $4 at Kindilan op shop (Mont Albert) a few months back now lives on top of it. :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Burwood RSPCA finds: pony books, tea cosies and a suitcase

I visited the Burwood RSPCA op shops today, and found a couple of goodies in the posh bric n brac shop:

Pony novels for tweens. $5 each. So much more cooler than Saddle Club. I've stopped reading pony novels but I'm sure someone out there wants to read Rebel Pony.

Hand-embroidered tea cosies for $10. The second one was prettier but it had a couple of stains on it, so I left it behind. :(

White suitcase in good nick for $12. This one's put on hold for a friend. I hope she likes it.