Sunday, 20 May 2012

OP SHOP TOUR: WATSONIA, ELTHAM, FAIRFIELD

Remember when I was saying I should try to visit other op shops, you know out of my general living area? Well come Saturday morning I dragged a friend and fellow op shopper - out in the rain to see how many we can fit in before they all closed for the day.

First stop was the Watsonia Rd trifecta.

Salvos, Red Cross and BSL all in walking distance of each other. I picked up this tiny tiny leather bag @Salvos for $5.99. I was a little unsure at first but the lining on the inside pushed me over the edge!



@BSL I picked up this gorgeous scarf for $3 this really cute golden rose statuette for $1. Its actually a bell and it still works. I can imagine using this when I am sick or bedridden, ha. Also a Frank Sinatra cassette @ 50c for my car because tape decks are so cool doncha know? j/k.



Next we visited the Vinnies in Eltham. Here I picked up the woven storage box for $2 (above) and some bits and pieces for my diy projects on the go @ 50c each.


My favourite thing in the world: BACON. So when i saw this i had to get it, if just for the vintage packaging. What a hoot. It seems to be in working order so will give it a test run soon. Stay tuned.


Then Eltham BSL which gave us an excuse to explore that little shopping area. Very lovely. I didn't pick anything up here this time but did stop to buy a jar of homemade jam. I will have to get her name next time (how rude of me!!!) because these jams are BEAUTIFUL. I bought the blood plum. yum.

I am in love with Eltham by the way. The streets are beautiful and the houses are so lovely. I didn't mind the undulation which most people seem put off by - it gives it a sense of authenticity. And I had the best coffee I had for a while there. Can't wait to go back.

The last stop of the day was Fairfield, it was close to 3pm which is closing time for most oppies. We found the Salvos on Station street and I bought some lionel ritchie tapes @ 50c because I wanted to hear ballerina girl again.

A glorious day despite the weather. Next on my list: Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and Rosanna.

7 comments:

Scarlett said...

Great finds! You will have to show us a pic of your bacon after its been subjected to the Bacon Wave :o) Scarlett x

FrolickingFroggy said...

"World's best bacon cooker." Ha - a bold claim! But wait, there's a picture of a medal behind that text, so surely it MUST be the world' best bacon cooker? :-)

I too am interested in seeing the results. I'm predicting the bacon will come out chewy and looking NOTHING like that picture.

Kelly Wayne said...

Hahaha, love the bacon tray!! And I can certainly see why you grabbed the little bag. Too cute. Fabulous blog by the way! Kelly :)

Gina E. said...

Eltham is rather nice...having lived here for 30 years I must admit I don't really want to move away any time soon!
Love that bacon thingy; I've got a different thing to microwave bacon in - a sort of tray with divisions that the fat drops into. But yours looks better!
Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and Rosanna are on the list for Froggy and me next time she's over this side.

kim said...

Hi There Next time yu are over Eltham way and its late in the week theres an opshop in Hurstbridge open thurs to sat and on your way out there there are two op shops in diamond Creek that are always worth a look

Silvia said...

Looks like you got some great bargains - My husband and I did Watsonia, McLeod, Eltham and Templestowe last Friday. Looked for Gina E at BSL Eltham but missed her by a couple of hours. This week we are venturing out Vermont way - can't wait for some more bargains.

Gina E. said...

Oh BUM Silvia - what a shame I missed you!!! My hours are 9 am to 1 pm on Friday.