This is my first post for I Op Therefore I Am. I am an avid op-shopper but, like most of us at some time, have had to curtail my purchases over the years. While I am always looking for clothes it’s crockery and pictures I love the most… and scarves….and anything with Peanuts characters on it. also have a thing for dressing gowns. Oh, and wooded bowls (it’s an evolving list).
The pictures are of my wonderful purchases almost a year ago from trip to Lakes Entrance at the Uniting Church. I love this dinner service and use it all the time. I am unsure if there are pieces lost or not. I don’t care. I find it endlessly cheerful and stylish.
It is Sunflower by Ben Siebel. I did not know anything about this designer when I bought it but I knew I loved it as soon as I clapped eyes on it. They were some ridiculously cheap price of around 50c or $1 a plate and all in excellent condition (I gave a nice rounded price). I have since done some research – via the internet.
I bought the lamp as well which I have since given away to a very happy friend. But the wooden bowl has stayed.
The op-shop is connected to the church, in fact I think it used to be the church and was big and clean and well ordered. My sister, niece and I stumbled on it on our way out of town to head over Mount Hotham on our way to Bright. We loaded up! Then we hit Omeo and I found all sorts of goodies. But will leave that for next time.
I volunteer once a month at my local op-shop and will include some pictures soon.
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