Tag Archives: Op Shop Finds

Aesop’s Fables

I don’t have the chance to browse Op Shops like I used to, and to be honest we are trying to get rid of excess rather than adding to it, but yesterday on a visit to my favourite second-hand heaven … Continue reading

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vintage love

We are supposed to be having a no spend month, but two Vintage dresses for $7, how could I not?

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circles in the sand

A few Op Shop finds from the past few days – I will admit to having had an extremely lucky run here, but working behind the scenes can help that situation sometimes. To start with, a stunning 1960s Venetian Glass … Continue reading

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Mid Century Love

I make no secret of my extreme love for all things Mid Century, and thought I would show you some recent delightful Op Shop finds. Over the next few weeks I am going to be working 6 days a week … Continue reading

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lovely things

A few items from the past week or so, some lovely things from the Op Shop. Vintage Haberdashery, including “British Snaps” and an amazing strip of daisies from the Carolace Embroidery Co Inc still on it’s original card, and available … Continue reading

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pinks & greens (with a few reds & blues)

It’s been one of those days, one of those “I can’t believe this has happened” days, and I still feel in a bit of a whirl from it. After an enforced month long break I finally got to spend some … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

Wonderful wonderful news for little minx – I have been accepted into the next Craft 2.0, St James Theatre on Courtenay Place Wellington, November 3rd! Yippee comes to mind, with a little bit of yee-haw thrown in there. So exciting, and straight away … Continue reading

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Op Shops

When I was a teenager my Mother used to say to me “I’m looking forward to when you grow out of Op Shopping”. This is not a comment meant in any way as a criticism, but more likely inspired by some of … Continue reading

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By Design

I find it really hard to walk past old sewing patterns when I am at the Op Shop. It’s not that I actually use them, although I do have grandiose dreams of telling Mia to simply pick what she wants and I will … Continue reading

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Feeling Yuck

Everyone has been feeling Yuck. Reuben and Mia have been at home for the last three days coughing and hacking, sniffing and moaning, and now that they are back at school I am feeling unwell. Not much has been acheived over … Continue reading

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