Friday, 12 February 2010

High Street, Ashburton.

There is a run of good opshops along this road. Vinnies, the Salvos, and another which supports a local charity. I dropped into each of them yesterday while I was over that side of town (I'm not often over there), and bought these few items:

Wrist watch marked at $20, I paid $10. The metal on the band of my old watch has gone strange, kind of gritty, and is uncomfortable against my skin, so I thought it was about time for a new one. I like plain clear faces on watches, with numerals instead of dots, so this is ideal. The Salvos were having a 'everything is half price' day, otherwise I might not have paid $20 for it.


This is one of those cards that has digital sound when you open it - this one being kookaburras laughing. They are one of my favourite birds, so for $4 I grabbed it, just for fun.


I've been looking for something cool to swan around the house in on hot days, and would have preferred cotton, but it is very hard to find 100% cotton clothes these days, so I settled for this shift thingy for $6.


I've lost some of these hooks from our curtains over the years, and have never got around to replacing them, so when I saw a box of these for 20c each, it was finally time to fix those darn curtains!

6 comments:

Doreen G said...

Ah Gina but did you buy the right hooks because the hook part is different on them depending on what type of curtain you have.

Gina E. said...

I found that out when I got home, Doreen! There was a variety of them in the box, so I just picked up a few and they did the job well enough. I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to hanging curtains, and if it holds them up, that's good enough for me! I've been known to buy curtains at an opshop or garage sale, and when I get home, I hammer a couple of hooks into the wall, get a piece of dowl and slide the curtains over the dowl, and hang them on the hooks. When Ken sees what I've done, everything has to come down, while he does it 'properly'. Oh dear, smack on hand...

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ladydi said...

That's my kind of shopping! Our local Goodwill store has Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow when everything is 35% off. Who knows what I'll find?!

running thread said...

Good hunting!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

great find for hooks whether they fit or not .. always good to pass on to someone else if you can't use them yourself.