Saturday, 25 August 2012
Two DVDs $1 each - one on patchwork and the other a movie that I hadn't seen. We watched it tonight and enjoyed it - "Fried Green Tomatoes etc".
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Roger was intent on taking this 50 year old stereo to the tip. His wife, Nina, persuaded us to come and collect it.
It has been in the shop for two weeks during which time we fired it up and enjoyed the sounds of Dean Martin, Tijuana Brass, Henri Mancini and other vinyl treats from our $2 record bin. Volunteers and customers alike felt the joy of listening to this lovely old machine. It made the shop buzz with reverie, laughter and a the odd dance around the room.
It's journey continues from the shed to the op shop to a record store where it will be restored and hopefully enjoyed for years to come.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Furniture and bric a brac varies from really modern to some old and collectable pieces.
It is well worth a trip to visit this fabulous store. It is spacious and the staff are happy to assist.
Have a great day everyone.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
It's about 2m x 2m, rubber-backed barkcloth, probably from about the late 60's or early 70's. When I saw it on the rack I just about fell over myself to grab it, but I couldn't find a price! I spread it out on the floor but still couldn't find the tag.... I was terrified of the 'no tag no sale' result!!! Luckily the very friendly lady at the counter was only to happy to price it for me (after we both had another extensive search for the tag, wherein she confided that she had been eyeing it off herself for quilting!) .... I did hesitate at the $25 she quoted me - but not for long!
I also found this psychedelic teatowel in great condition for $2.99, and a sweet 70's bathmat for only $1.99.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Lots of vintage linen - the little needlepoint mat is about 12cm long and looks like a tiny carpet.
Next is an afternoon tea cloth, hand stitched and in good condition.
And then I came upon this white cloth featuring a butterfly and another doiley.
The embroidered hand stitched doiley is pretty although not well stitched.
This cross stitch mat is lovely although it is badly stained and needs a good wash.
This saucer is really sweet.
Finally this old Royal Doulton plate.
I love the fact that they have such high quality items at reasonable prices.
The staff are always so helpful and cheerful.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
"It’s been a long time since our last sale. The cold, wet winter slowed down the number of donations and we had to cancel the last scheduled sale due to lack of merchandise.
But things are now back on track, and his sale next will be HUGE.
Blackburn North Lions Club will hold its next monster trash and treasure sale on Saturday, 1 September 2012.
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Usual place: 1st Vermont Scout Hall, near the corner of Canterbury Rd and Mitcham Rd, Vermont.
Guaranteed bargains and something for everyone."
No guaranteed lions ...