I visited the 3 op shops in Mitcham this morning.
First stop, ADRA in Enterprise Way (near Coles). I found this op shop a bit ho-hum on this visit; nothing stood out or tempted me, so on I went on my merry way.
Second stop, Rotary Clothesline in Mitcham Rd, next to the train crossing. I really liked this op shop. It was small but a jumble of this 'n that - my eyes never knew where to look next. The prices here were reasonable, and I ended up buying three things:-
Large print - $10
Moschino handbag, as modelled by my weedy driveway - $6. I have enough bags, but couldn't resist. I really like the zebra print lining.
Mug - hippos arguing! - 50c
My third and final stop was at Vinnies in Whitehorse Rd. This is a large shop and I was impressed with the layout and the quality of the stuff. There was some groovy furniture which I might have been tempted by if I didn't already have all the furniture I need. I would have bought more clothes, but the pricing on most of the clothes was a little steep. ($12 for pants, $4/5 for t-shirts.) Did however manage to find a nice 'special occasion' dress at a reasonable price....
Ojay dress - $10. I don't wear dresses but really liked this one and justified it by saying to myself "You might get invited to a wedding and need to wear something a bit dressy." The photo makes it look more purple than it really is - it's actually more of a brown colour with a hint of purple. Please note, if I ever do wear it, I don't plan to sit on any stove tops like this!
Small print - $5
Another smallish print (the kitty in the corner sold it for me) - $2. It was actually priced at $12, but mistakenly rung up at $2. The angel on my shoulder said "That's not the right price - you should say something", but then the devil on the opposite shoulder piped up with "$12 was too much anyway, just keep your trap shut." The devil won out and my lips remained sealed.
And one medium sized painting - $5. I think this one is my favourite. It's an original painting and you can see the pencil marks where things were erased, which I like.
The reason I've been buying so many pictures is to cover up some plaster patching that my husband has done on our walls. I can't be bothered repainting the walls and figure it's easier to cover up the patches with pictures!