One must enter an Op shop with an open mind and be willing to hunt around to find the real bargains.
I have only been op shopping for about two years but I am getting better and better at it!!!
I have been planning to blog about my op shop finds for quite a while so I'll have to split it into several posts.
This morning started out as an innocent trip to the supermarket. I bought some groceries then debated with myself about checking out the op shop. There are several places to go near us, including two in our little township, but this one is by far the BIGGEST and most jam packed full of bargains.
Now I do have some issues with op shops that don't price their stuff. At this one previously I have felt that I have been overcharged.. its like they look at 'you' then pick their price. But this morning I must have been suitably attired to score some bargains.
First up some 100% New Zealand Wool Blankets... for a project I have in mind. The Blue one I found in a Hospice shop a couple of weeks ago for $7. Its in fabulous condition. The pink ones I found today. Two are double sized, the other single... a great big $19 for all three.
A few weeks ago I also found these sheets for about $3 each
But this morning, the prize find, in my opinion, goes to these gorgeous vintage suitcases.. EXACTLY what I have been searching for!!!!
Oh MY was I excited!!! But then I had to go and ask the price.. thinking how much would I be willing to part with for them....
this one with an old customs sticker ..
The lady said,'oh man, we get so many of these, you wouldnt believe how many we get... 'ok I was thinking please be affordable!!! 'Which ones do you want?' she said, and I pointed out the three I'd fallen in love with...
a whopping.. $2 each...... WOOHOO!!!
But, does anyone know if I can get these through customs???? I know they are suitcases, but they are also very old ..... just wondering?
Finally a little find that came from an unexpected source. We recently visited my Mother in Law who was cleaning out her glory box. As well as a huge pile of towels, facecloths and teatowels I came away with these beautiful pillowcases....
So I'll be back next week with some more of the awesome finds I am having in the Bream Bay area!!!