Inspiration, Op Shops

Op Shopping Interview with Middle Aged Mama

This week I’ve been in touch with Janet from Middle Aged Mama who’s a big op shop fan, here’s a quick op shop interview with her.

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

There have been so many great ones, it’s hard to say! But the ones that stand out in my memory are our gorgeous sleigh bed; a pair of leather Joanne Mercer knee-high boots; and just recently I bought an amazing retro dress.

Middle Aged Mama does retro pinup style

Middle Aged Mama does retro pinup style

 Do you have an op shop tip you can share?

 

Have patience!

 

It does take time and energy to sift through all the stuff – I know some people find it overwhelming. But to me it is like an Aladdin’s Cave – you never know what treasures you will find! And take a light handbag that you can hang over your shoulder without it becoming a dead weight, while you’re sorting through all the hangers.

 

Op shopped sleigh bed

Op shopped sleigh bed

Do you have a favourite op shop?

 

I love the Salvo’s Store in Cleveland. It’s big, and although they’ve always gone to the trouble of hanging all the clothes according to colour, now they even sort them according to size which makes it a lot easier to find something to take home!

Salvo’s Store in Cleveland

Salvo’s Store in Cleveland

 

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

 

I am instantly drawn to the clothing racks … but I love everything!

 

Who is your favourite person to take op shopping?

 

It would have to be a toss up between my nearly 18 year old daughter, and the hubster. They both love to op shop as much as I do!  My daughter is fantastic for giving an honest opinion on whether something is hot or not. The hubster loves to check out all the gadgets!

More op shop goodies from Middle Aged Mama

More op shop goodies from Middle Aged Mama

Thanks so much Janet!!

You can read more about Janet and her op shopping adventures on her website here she’s based in Redlands QLD She’s also written a Beginners Guide to Op Shopping article which you can read here

My latest find – this dress was $7 but I got it for $3.50 in a 50% off sale at my favourite Salvos store. The label says “Timeless by Vannessa Tong” – it’s not one I’m familiar with but I feel a million bucks in it!

My latest find – this dress was $7 but I got it for $3.50 in a 50% off sale at my favourite Salvos store. The label says “Timeless by Vannessa Tong” – it’s not one I’m familiar with but I feel a million bucks in it!

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