Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Salvos Blackburn & Animal Aid Blackburn S

After yesterday's mammoth op shop crawl, I really had no reason whatsoever to visit any op shops today... except that yesterday I forgot to take along the stuff I wanted to donate. So off I popped to the Salvos in Blackburn with all my donatable goodies, and of course BECAUSE I WAS THERE ANYWAY, a brief look around couldn't hurt. Well, not too much anyway. My birdlike gaze fell upon this hinged sparkly bangle for $4 that I quickly snapped up to give to my sister-in-law, who is an absolute sucker for all things sparkly.

And because I was in Blackburn, I was only a hop, skip and jump away from my favourite op shop, the Animal Aid op shop in Blackburn South, so surely it would have been criminal of me to go home without visiting this one as well? :-)

Staring forlornly out at me from the window of the Animal Aid op shop was this wee little bear on a round granite ball. Sure, he's a little battered and worn, but he won my heart and I was happy to part with $6 for him. Not quite sure what his original purpose was - a doorstop? - but I'll find a loving home for him on one my shelves.

Rifling through the racks of clothes inside, I found this super snuggly ENORMOUS woolly vest/sleeveless cardigan thingy (Jump brand) for $6. I'm sure my kitty cat will like this too, so I'll have to be careful not to leave this around for her to snooze, claw and drool upon.

And lastly, the piece de resistance, this over-the-top Mayan/Incan themed sequinned skirt for $3. I love it! I have no idea how I'm supposed to wash this without all the sequins going ping & falling off (hand wash only?), but I couldn't leave without this baby in my possession.


Silvia said...

Soon you'll have a blog called 'Confessions of an OpShopaholic'!

FrolickingFroggy said...

Ha! I know... I'll think I'll have to reign it back a bit or else I WILL become an addict!

Sonia said...

I just LOVE that bangle! What a find indeed.

I Love To Op Shop said...

I love the fact you just went to donate but still came home with theings, I do that all the time too!

Gina E. said...

Did we go to that Animal Aid shop yesterday? Or was it one that we bypassed? I was over at Greensborough today, but didn't go into Savers, as I'd already spent too much yesterday, and didn't want to be tempted.

FrolickingFroggy said...

No, we didn't get as far as Blackburn/Blackburn South yesterday. The Animal Aid shop isn't open on Mondays in any case.