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