Wednesday, 25 January 2012
op shop tip offs
i've been dragging the kids around* to plenty of our local op shops lately, in search of frames for both screen printing and for a photo feature wall i want to create in our hallway. of course, i also have to peruse all the other goodies on offer. i scored big time today by finding the sugar bowl for this bendigo pottery design award set that i bought at the salvos on glenferrie rd about 6 years ago. it came with a sugar bowl but was missing the lid, i loved it too much to leave it and have been keeping an eye out ever since. and today there is was for $2.99, just the sugar bowl with lid, finally waiting for me.
and i found this hand turned wooden bowl last week for $1. seriously, does it get much better??
anyway, while hitting all these op shops, i keep finding amazing things that i can't use for whatever reason and totally want to share the news so someone can snap these things up. like the gorgeous, size 37, camper boots i saw at savers footscray last week for $9.99. i'm a size 38 and it physically hurt to leave them there. or the AMAZING, huge, hand pieced hexagon quilt top that i saw at the salvos in newport (kororoit creek rd) this morning for $14.99. so i'll be posting random op shop alerts (mostly for the western suburbs as that's where we are) on my maze & vale facebook page. go on over if you want the heads up!
*they love it anyway. mae actually asked if we could go to the op shop this morning, so we could "look at the toys".
oh and excuse the last post of NOTHING. i have no idea why it is there but suspect that sophie and the ipod have something to do with it : )