A rundown of some of the op shop finds reported online this week 🙂
This week’s op shop scores
Tegan’s cute Scottie dog jumper!
Melissa got two of the cutest pins.
The erstwilder dog pin for $1. And a kd Denmark butterfly pin for $3. RRP online $30 each!!
Sall is “usually one for a vintage find, I was thrilled to score a Toy Story bag a Captain Barnacle soft toy and a Lamaze play mat that folds into a carry bag. Total was $8!!! Very pleased with myself.”
Tammy Picked up this Honey&Beau beauty for $15 at Unanderra Salvos half price sale today!
Trish’s book from 1884
Nichole got This fold out sewing table with a draw full of bias binding, Velcro, buttons, sewing scissors, pins, hook & eyes, zips, cotton… just heaps! I was so happy!
Shana got an ET keyring
As per usual, random and as varied as we’d expect from out ace op shops!
Found something at the op shop you want to shout about?
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I managed a browse in peace and quiet today with my 5 year old at kinder and my 18 month old napping in the pram (a rarity).
I popped into a couple of my locals whilst doing some mundane overdue tasks.
They had some beautiful vintage teacups and sets there, so pretty but I have no where to put them and unlikely to use them (along with the one’s I have already!).
Vintage rose teacup, saucer and plate
More pretty floral vintage teacups
Hi tea would be a glitzy affair with this gold tea set!
There were about 3 more pieces to this gold tea set not pictured, $15 is a steal!
If you’re having tea in gold you have to have something equally regal for later right?
What about a silver wine glass set and matching carafe! Again there are a couple of glasses not shown here so another op shop bargain at $15.
Silver wine glass set and carafe
Now I ummmmmeeeddd and aaaahhhhhed with the vintage Nylex set but figured Mr Op Shop would give me “the look” if I bought this home!
Vintage Nylex Canisters
I will share something I picked up a couple of days ago though, well worth the $2 price tag!
Vintage 1981 Postman Pat board game
The Op Shop kids are loving this, the youngest mainly enjoys throwing the dice on the floor and irritating his brother but I figure I’ve got decades of that to get used to.
Mr Op Shop is yet to see what I actually did buy, that’s a different post…… wish me luck!
All of these items were from one of my local church run op shops. They always have some great prices but my favourite reason for shopping there is how friendly the volunteers always are.
Have you had any luck at the op shops recently? Feel free to drop me a message with some pics and I’ll add them to the site to share the love of op shopping.
Vintage is the New Black Op-Shop Stylist Tours as part of Adelaide Fashion Festival
Op-Shop Stylist Tours as part of Adelaide Fashion Festival
Sounds a fab, the Adelaide op shop tours are led by Cassandra Liebeknecht from Adelaide Vintage Expo
4 Op-Shops in 4 hours- are you up to the challenge? I so wish it was closer to me because yes I would be up to the challenge!
Relax, unwind and play show and tell with an afternoon tea to finish off your tour!
Op Shop Tours
Adelaide Op Shop Tours – The Important Bits
When – Sat 18th 1-5pm & Sat 25th October 9am-12.45pm & 1pm – 5pm
Where – Norwood Town Hall, The Parade, Norwood
How Much – Tickets are $45 which include the tour, a gift bag and afternoon tea)
How to book – Click here for more info
Their Facebook event is here if you want to join in the fun
Grand Opening VIP Night
Join the Pop Up Op Shop in celebrating the launch of their permanent store, The Shop of Op on Friday 31st October with an exclusive VIP Night and vintage clothing sale! When – Friday 31st October 5pm-8pm. Where – 110 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC Items starting from $5, $10 & $20 with all proceeds going towards Shekinah Homeless Services. Sale continues Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November
Pop Up Op Shop Grand Opening
Join the Facebook event here or follow the Pop Up Op Shop in Facebook here Their page is jam packed with op shop goodies and is updated with inspiration on a regular basis.
Pop Up Op Shop
All proceeds from the Shekinah Homeless Services
Pop Up Op Shop will go towards raising much needed funds to support homeless people in our Community. Our five partners include The Way Community, Good Samaritan Inn, St Mary’s House of Welcome, Corpus Christi Community and Bethlehem Community.
Buy Nothing New Month? Easy for me now.
However, turn the clock back 10 – 20 years or so and it would have been a different story. I shopped on a Friday lunchtime for a new outfit for that weekend and would be unlikely to want to wear it too often.
I bought cheap new furniture, thought nothing about getting a plastic bag with every purchase, my disposable income was spent thoughtlessly on disposable goods.
I did donate but I didn’t really op shop on a regular basis.
Buy Nothing New Month
Buy Nothing New Month is a fantastic initiative which began in 2011 designed to make people like me (back then) take stock of their spending habits and I like it! Such an easy concept which is why I think it has been so successful. It’s not suggesting every item has to be second hand, items such as food, toiletries and medication are exempt.
Tamara DiMattina had a vision and has made a difference, she’s inspirational and is finding a way to make people question their spending routines and have fun doing it.
Buy nothing new and afford a holiday, buy nothing new and spoil yourself on an experience instead, buy nothing new and donate the money to a charity, buy nothing new and put more in your savings…. so many options!
It’s something I’m proud to be teaching my boys.
$2 Postman Pat board game
Read “Waste not, want not and buy nothing new” here
Find out a bit more via the Buy Nothing New website here
You can also take the pledge on the website.
October seems to a great month on the thoughtful consumption front with the Garage Sale Trail taking place nationally on October 25th also. On my first Garage sale Trail day I managed 6 sales in about 3 hours.!