Monday, 22 July 2013
mentone salvos vintage night
Last week on Thursday afternoon I had a half hour or so to spare between an appointment in Mentone and school pickup so, of course, I went to the op shop. I pondered a bit, shall I stop here or head up to Cheltenham? Shall I go to St Augustine's or the Salvos? I decided on the Salvos in Florence Street Mentone and what serendipity - they were advertising a vintage night from 7 to 9pm, that very night!
It was so busy that it was quite difficult to do any shopping and everyone seemed to be walking by on their way to the counter with awesome stuff that they were about to pay for. And I had forgotten that eighties counts as vintage these days which scares me quite a lot.
Nevertheless, I persisted and found an undisturbed pile of vintage tea towels, a couple of which are shown above along with an apron which will be perfect for playing ballet school and a clock that ticks really loudly. It's already been banished from our bedroom.
Not pictured is an old-fashioned bean slicer, a milk jug, a floral tin, a needlepoint cushion, some Enid Blyton books and a couple of purple glass bottles. It was a wonderful night and I'm sure an incredible success. Hooray for the Salvos!