Saturday, 30 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
I have parkas and jackets of all kinds, but no actual rain coat, so when I saw this for $6 (reduced to $3) I thought it was worth while getting. It's a bit like a Drizabone, big and floppy, but great in a heavy downpour of rain.
My key ring is getting knocked around, and I don't want to lose any keys, so this brand new leather key wallet for 50c was a bargain. Problem is, I can't figure out how get the keys in those holders. The MOTH couldn't even get it, so I'll have to take it to our local key cut bloke - hopefully he will know. Otherwise it will end up back at the opshop; I'm wondering if that's why I found it there!
Suzannegrae top in dark chocolate brown for $1 (originally $2). Most of my summer tops are pastel colours, so this be a change now and then.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I got some black nylon ribbon at the Lion's Den in Forest Hill a few weeks ago but I think the ribbon has been around for a very long time, judging by what its manufacturers suggest it is used for... fashionable handbags! natty (yes, natty!!) coat hangers! and warm tea cosies.... I'm surprised dolls to cover toilet rolls are not mentioned!
I used some of it to make daisies and pom poms to decorate a racewear outfit, more details and photos here and here if you are interested.
Friday, 22 October 2010
|'The Farm Theotime' - pub. 1949 (50 sensis)|
|I have a bedspread similar to the one on top R|
|Dolly - 1972 (50 sensis)|
|I want a Pot o' Gloss for Christmas|
|I really just want to scan the entire magazine for you|
|$3 Mental Illness oppy in Kew - to match my...|
|oven mitt - had this for years|
|1951 National Geographic map o' da woild - 50 sensis|
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
I must have been very good a few weeks ago because my mum bought me this gorgeous cabinet from the Salvos in Keysborough, which I am yet to visit but of course am now dying to get to. She wouldn't tell me how much it was as it was a present so I don't know how much of a bargain it was, but, well... I love it!
This is a view of the top...
and a detail of one of the sides...
...and here are some ladies who I'd love you to add captions to.
I'm thinking something like "See, I warned you this is what would happen if we had that facial peel!!"
By the way, if any of you are into crochet (totally off topic, I know) check this out!
I always seem to get my necklaces and earrings all tangled up, so when I saw these two items I knew they'd come in very handy!
Note: delay in posting this up because my internet has been playing up :)
I got this lovely belt for only $2 on Saturday at the Mornington Vinnies. I'd never been to the op shops down here and I must say I was very impressed. Both the Vinnies and Salvos stores were quite big and had a great range of items for sale. The Vinnies in particular had quite a few antique-ish pieces of furniture (chairs, tables etc)! I also loved the window display that the staff in the Salvos store had done with their stock.. a Spring Racing inspired display with outfits and racing items (boots, riding crop etc).
The white singlet underneath is a Witchery number I got for $3.99 or so, and the grey/silver Esprit wrap top for $5.99 both from Dandenong Salvos a few weeks ago.
Also, if anyone is in the Mordialloc area, the Lions op shop on the main street is having a sale, 50% of some of their winter stuff (scarves, jackets and jumpers from memory). I managed to pick up a Pyrex glass lasagna dish for only $5 at that shop so would definitely recommend a trip down to check it out!
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
So today was awful weather in Melbourne (cold and rainy!) so I am snuggled up at home with my textbooks in a nice warm wool Banana Republic sweater that I picked up for $5.99 last week at the Dandenong Salvos. Didn't think I'd get to wear this before next winter, but it definitely came in handy today!
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
I got an H&M denim top for $12 from the very pricey Vinnies in Malvern and a 70s necklace for $5 at that little op shop just up the road from the station in Oakleigh, the one that never seems to be open when I go past but miraculously was yet to shut its doors when I rocked up there today (and guess what I found there.. velcro, which I was looking for in op shops for the past week and then gave up and bought brand new... grrr). I'm wearing the necklace with this beige jumper from the Oakleigh Salvos which was $7 and has a label in Chinese which says "cicada brand" (thanks to my dad for the translation).
One of my favourite things about op shops is reading some of the brand names. I think the best so far is "Alive Girl"... well, you'd certainly hope they design for alive girls!!! I'm also quite partial to those ones that call themselves things like "Trendy" or "Top Fashion" ... because they generally are the complete opposite. Are you a label lover too?
By the way, you can see different pics of these here....
Monday, 11 October 2010
I have been looking for a nice trench coat for ages... and finally was in luck today. Found this Liz Jordan number at Dandenong Salvo's for $8.99. It is in immaculate condition and fits like a glove! Perhaps it is good karma (I ran a half marathon yesterday to raise funds for a charity as part of the Melbourne Marathon festival)
Sunday, 10 October 2010
I found them in the Dandenong Salvos (near Vinnies) on Friday, which is also where I found these boots (I seem to have luck finding black boots at this particular Salvos!). The sales lady was very impressed that they were so cheap, and so was I! I asked her about Buy Nothing New month which is a campaign/competition the Salvos are running but she did not know anything about it. Are any of you oppers taking part? I don't buy new stuff as a rule, but I've already bowed out of the competition as I've had to purchase a few haberdashery items to finish off things I've been making for friends' babies... you can see one example on my blog... I know you can buy haberdashery at op shops and I quite often do, but this past fortnight I've needed quite specific things (like 2cm wide elastic, velcro, a purple zip...) so haven't been able to just take what I can get at op shops unfortunately!
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Silver lame (?) $2, Cliques brand. Never heard of them myself, but I don't know anything about brand names anyway.
Giordano tee $1.50. I HAVE heard of them, because I bought two long sleeved tops from their shop last month.
Suzannegrae top $1.50...I've seen the brand name around.
And a set of four plain napkins for $1. Great for patchwork.