Saturday, 15 October 2011

Savers in Greensborough.

You might wonder why I'd go to another opshop when I now work in one, but did any of you ever stop at one opshop??? A friend wanted to buy some plates to smash up for a mosaics class, and I suggested Savers as they have a huge range of crockery. Naturally I had to go with her to supervise - lol!
Here is what I found:
Sunglasses, $5.99. I needed a spare pair to keep in my car in case I forgot to take the ones I have at home.

Craft mags. $1.99 each, which I thought was a bit dear; most opshops sell them for about 50c, or $1 at the most.

Gorgeous butterfly scarf, $2.99

Three ties, $3.99 each - also a bit expensive compared to other opshops, but these are such beautiful fabrics, they will come up well in a future patchwork project.

Two pieces of fabric. The light floral cotton is 36" wide, 2.75 yards long -$4.99.
Dark blue batik is 43" wide, 2.25 yards long, $2.99


Anonymous said...

you can always try your local library for old magazines. we debit them regularly and sometimes they'll be on the sale table

Jem said...

The floral cotton you found is just gorgeous - I love the pattern :-)

Jem xXx

Erin said...

Of course you can never stop at one!! My dad was in town last weekend and we spent our whole day just going from Goodwill to Goodwill and it was so wonderful. I don't understand how people can go their whole lives without shopping at secondhand stores.

Gina E. said...

Thanks for the comments!
Anon: Our library used to do that, but doesn't any more, I don't know why.
Jem: So do I!
Erin: I agree with you - I know we all have to buy new things much of the time, but it's great to pick up good barely used stuff!

valuespotters said...

My library have old magazines. Sometimes you can have better quality with second hand shopping than brand new one. Not every time though.

El said...

I love Savers in Greensborough! Thanks for reminding me of the fabulous things that they have, I have meaning to head over there for a while :)