Thursday, 1 December 2011

Recent oppy bargains.

At our BSL shop I couldn't pass up this cup, saucer and plate set for $5.

This giant cup and saucer (I placed the egg next to it to give you an idea of the size) is actually a pot plant holder! I bought a pot of basil to put in it and gave it to a friend for her birthday. She was delighted!
I grabbed this book for $1 to give to a friend who loves all things British, but found it so interesting, I decided to keep it for a while.

Today I was passing the Salvos store in Ashwood and naturally had to go in to see what they had on offer. An un-used pack of 24 watercolour pencils for $2 is a huge bargain! OK they aren't Derwents, but Mont Marte art stuff is still okay.
Two Homespun magazines for $5.
Packet of old fashioned iron-on transfers, $1.
New socks $2.85. Salvos have a line of new stuff as well as the second hand stuff, and these socks are made of bamboo. I use bamboo wadding in my quilting; it is incredible what people make from this plant!
Length of cotton fabric for $1, ideal for backing a future patchwork project.
Huge roll of lace $3. They had bags of laces there, and I had to stop myself from buying the lot!
Tape measure for $1. I have several tape measures already, but every time my husband borrows one, it ends up down in the garage and I never see it again. So this one will go into hiding in my sewing basket.


british girl in norway said...

I'm not sure how exactly I came across your blog (endless clicking on blogger just sort of drifted me there I think...) but I am so envious of your finds! Especially the cup and saucer, such great bargains!

Anonymous said...

I love the pot plant holder. I have a collection of plants in broken cups and bowls... pretty ones of course, with intereting patterns.