Op Shops

Q&A with Chrissie Swan

Thanks to Chrissie Swan for taking a few minutes out of a no doubtful hectic day to answer a few op shopping questions

Image c/o Herald Sun

Image c/o Herald Sun

What has been your most treasured op shop find and why?

A vintage 50s electric green apple-shaped ice bucket, 6 Elizabeth Skilton prints, small cake plate featuring Sydney’s centre point tower, 50s cocktail tray… List goes on!

Elizabeth Skilton - Image c/o Mutualart.com

Elizabeth Skilton – Image c/o Mutualart.com

Elizabeth Skilton - Image c/o rpart.com.au

Elizabeth Skilton – Image c/o rpart.com.au

Do you have an op shop tip?

My top tip is take your time! Really LOOK. And don’t go with kids if you’re up for a proper forage. If you do go with kids they love it though – give them $5 and tell them they can have whatever they like. 

 

Do you have a favourite op shop?

I love them all but ones in country towns or outer western suburbs seem to be the best.

 

What department do you head for first in an op shop?

I usually go straight for the homewares, ceramics, vases, cups… Stuff like that. Also the framed artwork. I’m not really a clothes op shopper

 

Who is your favourite person to take op shopping?

I really like going on my own. It takes concentration to find good bargains and I don’t like to get distracted by conversation!
Chrissie laughing at the number of salad happy images on the web. Image c/o Mix101.1

Chrissie laughing at the number of salad happy images on the web. Image c/o Mix101.1

Chrissie’s currently on the Mix101.1 Breakfast Chrissie & Jane Show – more info here

You can also keep up to date with her on Twitter here @ChrissieSwan

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