Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Oakleigh Opping

These were my finds on a trip the op shop in Station Street, Oakleigh in December. Above is a photograph album, $3. On my next visit, I may mention that masking tape does not make a great substitute for sticky labels - despite my best efforts the tape pulled off a chunk of the cover and made an unsightly mark. Sigh.

A set of gouache paints from China, barely used, $5. I'd say maybe three of the tubes have been opened. Gouache makes lovely colours :)

And lastly, a batik square from the 50 cent box. I'm not sure if it's a very small tablecloth or a scarf, but its intended purpose in my hands is fabric yardage - it will be part of a tunic top, I think.


Gina E. said...

Those paints are a bargain! Oh, doesn't it make you cross when labels tear off the cover of some nice book? I made a similar observation to an opshop volunteer once, and she said "We have to make them stick, otherwise people pull the price off and come up to us claiming the item was much cheaper than what was on the sticker". Yep, there are plenty of people around like that. Morons.

Anonymous said...

I agree with tape/stickers problem, and when I've mentioned it they've looked at me like I am stupid, as if the words are still the same so why should destroying the dust jacket of a lovely old book matter. Oh and writing prices on things in pen, grrrrr.