21 May 2013


Yesterday's finds. I only went to 2 shops, 
on my way to doing what I was sposed to be doing, of course!
After bemoaning the fact that I rarely see Pyrex at the oppies, I found these for $3 the set.

Purple beads. A bit wonky so might have to re-string them, but I am in love with that colour.

Scarves, obv.
If you've seen my chiffon scarf collection you'd know that I don't usually pass them by. they used to be 10c and 20c, but now are usually $1 or more. But are also getting quite hard to find...

I walked into my local fav (Red Cross 5X Roads)
 and saw this just inside the door.
For $1

And it was a happy day!
That is in the stash for Iris's birthday.

Table cloth. Faded but still pretty.

I adore this little set.
Immaculately knitted. Elasticated gather on the dress/vest.
The dress/top has that goose motif on the back.
Totally love it.

$4 the set. 
I went to a garage sale (True Colours charity) at the END of the sale. They were trying to get rid of everything. So I got this WHOLE box of football boots for $1. No jokes.
With my crew, this is a MASSIVE saving.. (understatement)

At that sale I also got 2 awesome wood and vinyl chairs for $1 each that I'll show in another post..

In other news, I am going to start to sell some of my stuff. I need to start reducing now, so I can continue to accumulate!! LOL. Been meaning to do it for a while.
I'm going to be really ruthlesss!!!

Happy Days!!

I'll link this up with my mate Max @ Op SHop Show Off..


Jess B said...

Those knits! Swoon! I do love a good baby knit.

Jill said...

I thought first that you had spotted some Vera's!! Hah!!

Love the little dress and jacket set, it's just sweet!!

Lynn Dylan said...

I am loving those pyrex cups!! So sweet! Yup, I would have bought those!


Vix said...

I'm sure I used to have a doll basket just like that! x

Liz said...

The little knitted dress and cardigan are just beautiful.
Great finds!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Max said...

those cups are ace and take me back. my nana and grandad has tiles around their fire with those retro cars on them-me and my cuzzies were always arguing over which was who's favourite etc!

two squirrels said...

Oh my gosh sweet I to am in love with the wee knits....I would give my two front teeth for them to fit me.....hmmm maybe not the teeth......
Oh OH where are you going to be selling your treasures???? I would be there with bells on......
Much love V

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I have been madly trying to sell off some of my stuff too...all with the intention of spending the money accumulating new old stuff, & then starting all over again. I really do have a hard time parting with my treasures, but I can only try to jam stuff into limited space for so long. I sold a set of canisters today, I paid $3 & sold them for $20 so I was pretty happy with that.

I love the knitted set, so cute. And with birds too! And well you know beads & scarves are right up my alley too. Xx

pastcaring said...

Oh Iris will love that doll's Moses basket/crib, how cute! And the Pyrex mugs are fab. I have a bit of a thing for vintage scarves too, especially silk or chiffon - I have tons!
Great to find all those footie boots - kids' footwear costs a bomb new, so I am always on the lookout for secondhand. Of course I am!
Good luck with being ruthless - let me know how you do it, cos I am CRAP at it! xxxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are some great finds! I love the Pyrex car mugs! That knitted dress is also so adorable!

Camelia Crinoline said...

I love Pyrex but I hardly see it at the op shops either. Those car mugs are so cute. The necklace is a great colour. It looks good with your green cardi.

Mezz said...

I think you should change your blog name from op shop mama to op shop QUEEN!! you really do find the best stuff! mezz x

Julie - Slice in the Life of Julie said...

Oh my - LOVE the doll crib. A friend of mine brought one for my baby girl for her 2nd birthday and she totally loves it. And for $1 - love Red Cross 5 x roads!!

Jane George said...

you find the BEST STUFF! i love it all x

stephanie said...

Hey looking at some of your posts I'm thinking, if I'm thinking of going garage saleing for some thing, I'll ask you if you have one you'd like to sell first!

e.g. current one is a thermos, we gave ours away as we thought, ah too heavy for carrying tramping... until we had two kids who are too heavy for carrying tramping! random thing we wanted it for carrying water down to park for a hot water powered boat yesterday.