Hi there! So it's been a while since my last post however I have been doing some solid opshopping inbetween! Unfortunately I've forgotten to document some of it so this will be an abridged version!
My husband found these beauties in an opshop in Burnside. On the bottom they are marked Pearse Bros WA 1953 and have a metal heel and are fully nailed through the sole. The wear on them is from him as they were in new condition when he bought them.
Now I know this is technically a Melbourne op shopping blog however I received a copy of the Op shoppers guide to Victoria for my birthday (best present ever!!!) and went on a bit of a road trip recently. Are there any readers of this blog that reside outside of the Melbourne area? Or does anyone else ever go on rural opshopping weekends away?
Our first stop was Kilmore where we went to the Anglican Op shop and the Kilmore Hospital op shop. Both of these are equally as good with heaps of bargains to be had! The Hobart serving tray was 80c, the apple dishes 50c each, the pineapple napkin holder (my personal favourite from the trip) $1, and the big jar $8. The Northern Territory tea towel was 50c but it was from our next stop at the Violet Town Community Op Shop. I really should have photographed in order of purchase!!
These tins were 30c and 50c, the mug $1 and I'm not sure how much the knitting needles were in the end?
Also from the Anglican Opshop in Kilmore was this Pyrex coffee pot thingy for $2. My hubby is a bit of a coffee fan and likes alternate brew stuff so he was stoked with this find. He checked ebay later on and apparently they're quite pricey to buy.
This Annapelle leather handbag was $2 at the Kilmore Hospital Oppie. It has been nicely worn in so is super soft and supple! Also at this opshop was the holy grail of vintage tablecloths. Unfortunately they were just about to close so I didn't even see half of the shop and just picked out a few of the tablecloths that looked good without even undoing them (they were rolled up and taped). Luckily none of them had any stains and were in great condition!
This stunning retro linen cloth is unused and was $5. It's quite large and would probably fit an 8 seater table.
These other cloths were smaller afternoon tea tablecloths and varied between $1-$2 each. The one on the right is beautifully hand embroidered on very good quality heavy linen.
In Beechworth I found this cute little handknitted baby cardi (or matinee jacket) for a friend at the Salvo's for $1
and this wall hanging for $2.
Last but not least, the Salvo's in Benalla turned up this Queen sized, Australian made woolen blanket for $12. I am so ready for next winter!!I must say, I am in love with my 'opshopper's guide to Victoria' book and can't wait to start ticking off all the Melbourne oppies!!! I might go on a few trips soon to suburbs I haven't been to :o)