Friday, 17 June 2011

Linen Sale -- 50% OFF -- Ashburton Op shop

I can never resist an Op Shop Sale.  Today (Fri), tomorrow (Sat) .. and apparently next week too.. is 50% off all Linen at the Ashburton Support Services op shop, in High St Ashburton, right on the corner of Welfare Pde at the Railway Station.

I picked up a pair of embroidered pillowcases, a lovely Irish Celtic Design linen tea towel from the Ulster Weavers, and a terry handtowel with granny crochet top to hang from my towel rail in the kitchen.... perfect !!
There were no 1960s floral sheets for me, unfortunately, but there were 2 huge racks of sheets / doona covers. . . all individually measured and priced and neatly hung in rows ..  if I needed more sheets (I DO NOT!! LOL), I could have come home with a car full at their prices.
The Shop is open ALL DAY Saturday now. So that's 10am to 4pm six days a week.... (closed  Sundays).

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Dandenong Salvos Haul

Called in to the Dandenong Salvos store today and picked up a book for $1.99 and a bead bracelet for 99c.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Bollywood glam in Brandon Park

I haven't been able to do much opping lately but I did find this cushion cover at Brandon Park Salvos recently.

I would never use it as a cushion cover because the burgundy base colour it's on is one of my least favourite colours in the world, but it was only $5 and is made up of patches of amazing embroidery that could be taken off for a crafty project, so of course I had to buy it!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Daylesford Vinnies

A few weeks ago I called into the lovely Vinnies store in Daylesford... I managed to pick up this pair of Witchery cargo pants with a gathered ankle for only $6 or $7! Apologies for the terrible pic!

A bit out of the way for most Melbourne readers, but the store is worth a look in if you happen to be in the area.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Savers 50% off clothing

Monday 6 June 2011 - Savers is taking 50% off the marked prices of all clothing. One day only sale! Always very popular so make sure you get in quick to avoid missing a bargain! :)

See for more info and store locations.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Vinnies, Briar Hill.

I should ask the people at this opshop if I could take some photos - it really is a delightful opshop - clean and spacious, a good variety of stock (MILLIONS of books!) all very reasonably priced. I was driving past yesterday and decided to drop in, as I remembered there was a box of cookery magazines in the boot of my car, waiting to be given away at the first opportunity. They seemed happy to receive them, as the guy who took them from me remarked that they were getting more craft magazines than anything else. Whoo hoo - did my ears prick up! I shot over to the magazine shelves, and there they were - boxes and boxes of quilting, patchwork, embroidery, cross stitch, scrapbooking, etc. magazines - all at 50 cents each!

I sat on the cold concrete floor for about 20 minutes, rifling through them to try and find ones that I don't already have. That was most of them, so in the end I just bought a dozen. I've gone through these and decided which ones to keep, and I'll take the others back in a day or so, and grab another armful to take home. If there are still heaps left when I go back, I might buy a box full. I just love looking through those magazines, and it would be worth $20 to get 40 magazines on the offchance I might find a project that I would actually make!

While I was there, I had a look at everything else of course, and was delighted to find two items that I do actually need! A pair of women's leather boots for $6 which are a perfect fit (the cat didn't come with the boots, by the way).

Not for wearing out and about - no, these are going to be my garden boots. My old rubber garden boots finally fell apart and I have been searching for another pair for about a year.
These two glasses for 50c each will replace one that I broke recently. I keep this style of glass in the kitchen for day to day use, rather than use the better quality glasses in the crystal cabinet, as these are easier and cheaper to replace!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

New Op Shop in Melbourne suburbs. . opened June 1st

Well here's a turn up for the books!! The Lions Op Shop in Box Hill South / opposite Wattle Park in Elgar Road closed down at Christmas because the building had been sold.

[the Lions moved to Toorak Road, at the end of the Burwood Village shopping strip, where they have great items at very reasonable prices]

Today, the ROTARY Club opened a new op shop in the old Lions shop !  I popped in for a quick look (without a camera, sorry).  Was blown away by the pricing.  A rack of RETRO clothing, $20, $25 up to $45 for a red tartan Kilt Skirt !!! and $45 on a lovely 1960s nylon party dress..

They had a few racks of more reasonably priced clothing, a few books, and a few bits of bric a brac (not much), but I doubt they'll do much business with their clothing.

Will check back in a week or two, take my camera and have a better look.