12 February 2014

Slim Pickings

This Op Shopping Mama hasn't been op shopping much!
The times I have, I have been disappointed by the lack of stuff I'm into, 
and how overpriced a lot of it is..

I don't often experience this.
It will be a temporary thing, I know.

Anyway - here are some of my recent finds, like from the last month..

Very South Island-y photo in a frame.


Quite a few new shirts and other clothes actually in half price/end of season sales..
Framed picture book pages. 50c so I had to get them.


Cute quilt.

FAB jacket (vinyl) Very cool. Modelled by one of my boys.


And I hadn't finished sharing my new treasures from the garage sale series (they had at least 4 - I missed the last 1 or 2 when we were away for a few weeks)
Here and here are my previous posts about that lovely sale.


This little old doll has very cute knitted clothes - even undies. Her eyes open when she sits up.
I will give this to Iris in the future.

WE used to call these Swaps when we were kids - I'm sure they had a proper name!
A whole lot of them - SO awesome!!!

Just a selection - there are too many to photograph.

I particularly like the brownie ones. (top right)
I got a HUGE box full of olds mags.. ranging from 60s to the 80s. I am loving reading them. There are all sorts.


When people first got freezers, they also needed a publication to explain how to use one.. it includes what to freeze, how to freeze it, how it is safe, how to thaw etc... Fascinating stuff!


Blank albums. ONE DAY I'll fill all my fabulous blank albums with ACTUAL photos that I will have printed out!!


Fab postcard book from Disneyland. Very 'retro' photos.



Happy Days!

16 comments:

Mariela said...

Wow those Disneyland postcards are awesome!

Max said...

Ooh retro mags, you licky duck i never see those! Swaps? Cute, but must be a kiwi thing

Brooke F said...

Love the swaps - we never had those but I wish we had. Am going through an op shop drought myself at the moment - not too much on offer and what there is, is ridiculously over priced.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Hello Chook :D It's been a slow start to the op shopping season this year, I've only managed to get into town once so far! Love all the pics, I had a couple of scrap books my aunt gave me full of pics just like those. I haven't a clue what happened to them :(

Sue said...

Over the holidays the op shops were going off, I did good during those days. But I agree, slim pickings and pricey at the moment. But my op shop money is being spent on birthday supplies for the next few weeks. Not to say a sneaky op shop won't be visited.

gabrielle said...

Looks like you had great hols...I lovevthe old disneyland postcards

two squirrels said...

Oh oh look at the cutest wee squirrel in the swaps.......we called them cut outs......hmmm not sure, but they are super cute and what a fantastic find.
Love the pattern of the men's shirt.
Sending happiness to you sweet.
Love v

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Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I am a serious fan of that brown jacket!!

thimble said...

oh my gosh! those are some amazing finds! I am awfully envious of your disneyland postcard book!!!! I LOVE vintage disney - it's just too sweet and tacky! and I love the noddy paper swaps!

thimble said...

oh my gosh! those are some amazing finds! I am awfully envious of your disneyland postcard book!!!! I LOVE vintage disney - it's just too sweet and tacky! and I love the noddy paper swaps!

thimble said...

oh my gosh! those are some amazing finds! I am awfully envious of your disneyland postcard book!!!! I LOVE vintage disney - it's just too sweet and tacky! and I love the noddy paper swaps!

bonsaimum said...

Great finds. I am currently on the look out for 'out of the way' op-shops. Hoping to find bargains.

Laura Lee said...

wow, this would have to be your best bargain yet! I'm so in love with those gorgeous paper cut outs! x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Just catching up on your posts since my holiday. You know I am feeling so uninspired by my local op shops too. Super slim pickings. And anything remotely old seems to have an inflated price tag. I even lost my op shopping mojo on holidays, as it just wasn't worth the effort! Xx

Helen said...

When I was growing up in England in the late 1950s early 60s we called your 'swaps' scraps. They didn't become a swap until you were prepared to exchange them.
Helen in France