Monday, 26 September 2011
They have re-organised their team of volunteers and asked me to work on Friday mornings instead of Monday afternoons, and that's fine by me. Now that I've had a taste of it, I'd be happy working in there every day; it was like Xmas opening up all those bags and boxes that people brought in! I was very good, and only pounced on two items! I took home a red jumper, a set of Aussie design coasters, a DVD and a patchwork chook. The coasters and DVD were already on the shelves, and I found them before I started working, but when the chook turned up in a donated bag, I begged to buy it immediately!
In the morning, before I went to the BSL, I had to go to a shop in Greensborough, just near Savers, so of course I had to pop in and see what was on offer.
I found these goodies:
A vintage Semco cloth, embroidered with Mexican theme designs, $3.99
Gorgeous scarf in my favourite colours, $2.99
Cute little cotton cloth which will be perfect on our kitchen table.
Two lengths of patchwork fabric - brown and cream pattern 39" wide by 90" long, $3.99
Multi-coloured pattern 43" wide, one yard long, $2.99.
All in all, I was a happy little Vegemite :-)
Friday, 23 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Well, I can speak for the Dunolly Uniting Church op shop at least ;)
It's open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, along with every second Saturday of the month while hosting the regular carboot sale/market in the car park.
If you pop up during the carboot weekend you may as well stay overnight as the Dunolly Market will be held on the Sunday.
But getting back to the op shop - they have their Spring/Summer range in stock at silly prices, all styles, ranges and sizes.
In fact all of their stock is marked at ridiculously cheap prices - hand-embroidered doilies/tablesclothes starting at $1, collectable glassware and crystal beginning at 50 cents, the list is endless!
I found some brand new Hugo Boss jeans for the hubby for $5, a pair of new women's Summer culottes for $2, 2 pairs of casual shorts (1x male, 1x ladies) for $2 each, with the usual balls of wool (50 cents) books ($1) and things that caught my sons eye (50 cents each).
The op shop is housed in the (former) Wesleyan Jubilee Sunday School built in 1887 (as seen below, click for larger view), behind the Dunolly Uniting Church in Barkly Street, Dunolly.
According to the sign, an MS (Multiple Sclerosis) shop is opening on Glenferrie Road, Malvern. I couldn't see the date, but the sign was asking for volunteers, so it must be opening soonish?
Does anyone have any more info about this exciting news?
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Op Shop Tours Australia are operating in the Wyndham Sustainability Festival so spend the day in Werribee this Saturday and find yourself a bargain or two.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Location: Meet at the Wedge Street Piazza, 90A Watton St (cnr Wedge St), Werribee
Session 1: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 1:00pm - 4:15pm
See you there,
Monday, 5 September 2011
Hubby has been after a box to store all his heart medications, instead of in the shoe box I provided! I found the perfect size plastic box for $5.99.
I found these fabrics in the tablecloth section. I suppose you can make a tablecloth out of any fabrics, but I've got better ideas for these two! A yard of black gingham $4.99. The brown (colour in photo is not right) fabric is 41" wide by 2-1/2 yards long, for $6.99.
Three ties $1.99 each. The tie with books on is perfect for a project I'm working on, that needs books on a shelf - I'd been looking for fabric like that for ages! The next tie has cats on it - first one I've ever seen, and I love the colours of the third one.
This mug is for one of my friends, who has two plates in this design, and will be tickled pink to get a matching mug for $1.
This little book was $1.99, and well worth it - gorgeous illustrations of 'calling cards' that predate our modern day 'business cards'.
For a total of $26.90 worth of goods, I paid $$21.60 - way to go!