Monthly Archives: August 2015

Well after a few months of nominations and voting I can am thrilled to announce we have a winner in the Australia’s best Op Shop competition. I have loved reading through all the nominations hearing about how fantastic you think some of your local op shops are across Australia. I have to point out how […]

Can you help Cassandra find her Grandma’s wedding dress? It was accidently donated to the Salvos Store on St Georges Rd, Shepparton a few weeks ago after Frances began reorganising, she laid the dresses out with other items that were later donated. Cassandra tells us the Salvos store “couldn’t have been any more helpful but unfortunately haven’t had any […]

RSPCA Victoria are giving you an even greater reason to “op til you drop” this National Op Shop Week by offering up a Village Cinemas Gold Class experience valued at $159. What does it involve? Op shopping thankfully. You can head out to one of their 15 Victorian stores, buy a fashion item and share it […]

Another Chance Op Shop in Scullin is joining in the fun of National Op Shop Week which runs from the Sunday 23rd of August to Sunday the 30th across Australia.  What better excuse to shop, donate and support your local charities and not for profits. Throughout the week something will be on sale and not […]

Op shop fans in Mornington Victoria you’ll be pleased to know you can add a new op shop to your itinerary this month! On the 22nd August the New Peninsula Baptist Church opens an op shop at Unit 6 179 Mornington Tyabb Road in Mornington. The official opening ceremony will be at 10.30am and they […]

As part of Op Shop Week Anglicare WA are putting a pop up op shop together where you can buy some great quality items for an equally worthy cause. Anna Presser said, “Our two new Op shops are a great opportunity for people to come find some treasure or volunteer their time to support the community […]

The Collectorville Retro Fair is new to Brisbane and holds its first event on Sunday September 6th at the Rocklea Showgrounds. They promise hectares filled with retro, vintage, preloved and antique collectables including Antiques – Antique bottles, vinyl records and automobilia Bric-a-brac – Fine china, dolls, retro fabric and kitchenalia Curios – Musical instruments, clocks […]

The Garage Sale Trail is now live for 2015 registrations!  Yes I’m excited, especially considering they have asked me to be a Victorian ambassador for this years nationwide rummage. By registering your sale on the website here you’ll be one of thousands of people buying and selling because of this eco-friendly initiative all across Australia on […]

I’ve seen some really ugly clocks in op shops, donations from ex Bieber fans, unwanted Barbie clocks, Nemo, Wiggles, Thomas, One Direction, Twilight timepieces….. the list goes on.  I wonder if they get reunited with new fans or if they sit in a tub marked at $1 for months gathering dust. If they work there […]

Little Golden books have a place in a lot of our hearts but what can you do with them when they are finally past their best, when two or three generations of babies, toddlers or children have been a little less kinder than hoped.  Maybe like the time you leave your two year old alone […]