Friday, 16 January 2015

Super Grovedale Op Shops

If you are down Geelong way head on down the Torquay Rd as far as Grovedale, there are several excellent op shops. Firstly the Brotherhood super store has everything. Recently bought a great red leather retro office chair for my shed/studio, just needs the leather on the arms replacing (2 screws) $10. Then back this week I found a great old preserving pan, no thermometer, so I can have a go at India Flint's special natural dyeing technique Also had a big box of jars and lids for $40, but I selected 6 of the biggest jars from anther box for $2 each. Dress patterns for 20c, mostly 80's, lots of old knitting books. Next Op shop was the salvos, lots of as new designer clothes, some not so cheap, but probably okay by Melbourne standards. Will take the teen daughter here for a browse. There is also a small vinnies, good for odd bibs and bobs.

11 comments:

Gina E. said...

Wow! Well done! My hubby bought a ute last year, so it will come in handy if I find anything too big for my little hatchback ;-)

Katie Writes Stuff said...

Those are some great finds! I love the op shops in Geelong and I think it might be time to pay them another visit.

Hollie said...

When I go home (Bellarine Peninsula born and bred here!), The Salvos on Torquay Road is certainly one of my favourites!
The Salvos on Barwon Terrace, and St Vinnie's on Fyans Street are also pretty good too :D

Running Amok With An Ax said...

Great finds! Might have to find time for a day trip down that way some time soon :)

Melinda said...

I was at the Salvos in Belmont (Barwon Terrace?) last week and they had all books at 50c. I filled a bag for $6.

Anonymous said...

You missed a great little shop just off Marshalltown Road, on Dendle Street, Called 3216 Connect.

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