Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Here is my lot from yesterday's marathon.

Yesterday was one of the best opshop marathons I've ever had! I have been to some of the shops once or twice before, but not for a long time, and it was nice to be driven around instead of having to self-navigate! These aren't in the order we visited, but I do remember what I bought at each shop. These two books were $3.99 each, and the boxed set of 'On The Buses' DVDs was $24.99 - this was my bargain of the Year! My husband was a bus driver for 13 years, and this is one of his favorite shows. We'd seen this boxed set advertised for well over $100, and decided it was too much. You can imagine how pleased he was when I told him how much I paid for it at the Salvos in Doncaster!

This blouse was $4.99 at Salvos Dandenong:

At Savers in Dandenong I found a bag of laces for $4.99 and a book on Quilt blocks that I have been after for a long time, but was reluctant to pay the full price, which is about 10 times what I paid for it - $3.99.  But I actually paid even less for these two items, as it was Seniors Discount Day at Savers, so I got 20% discount - yaaaay!

On to a tiny opshop at theback of Tunstall Square, I found this book for $3,
 and this blouse also for $3.  The lady behind the counter was quick to tell me what a bargain it was, because the shop around the corner would have priced it at $100.  Apparently this is a brand name blouse...I can't even remember the name, I just liked the paisley pattern!

At Rotary Rummage (don't you love the name!) I found an unusual tie for $1,

and a gorgeous scarf for $2.

But my biggest haul was at Doncare in North Blackburn. The mug and matching tray was priced at $5 for the set, but nothing else was priced, and I got the lot (including the mug and tray) for $12!!!!!

 Cute tin, and paint palette.
 Book of sexy love letters...bed time reading, lol!
 Millers blouse.  I really like this native art print.
 FABULOUS length of Batik - I'm not cutting this one up for patchwork!  It is stunning, much better than this photo looks.  I'll use it as a table topper.  I'd like to hang it on a wall, but we've got no more wall space...


FrolickingFroggy said...

LOL - the lady behind the counter at Doncare at Tunstall Square was saying that that blouse (Fella Hamilton) was from the shop DIRECTLY behind the op shop! It looked brand new, so had probably been donated directly from the shop and the new price would have been around the $100 mark, 'cos it's quite a pricey shop catering to the wealthy senior set.

Dogstar Bazaar said...

I love On The Buses, very un PC now but up there with Only Fools & Horses and the Carry on Films! I love a successful op shop trip.