Sunday, August 28, 2011

Op Shopping on Tour

always try to stop off in a town with an Op Shop if I can when we travel, but Vic's never too keen to 'do' so many stops so I was slightly curtailed.
However, i did manage quite a nice haul (funny I kept a bag in the back of the car and just added a thing or 2 here and there, surprised how they piled up).

First, a great orange circular table cloth, love the pattern. but as I don't have a round table, it will be on eBay soon.
Then in Goulburn Salvos, I saw a staff member emerge from the back room with not One but TWO genie bottles, OK, they are only in amber glass, not as desirable as green or blue, but I did like them and the price was right, so she didn't even have to find a place on the shelves for them!

talk about right place, right time.
Lots of sewing, knitting and doll books, of course, always good sellers on eBay, and a Pyrex cookery book, very water damaged but some nice illustrations of Pyrex dishes.

These two strips of embroidered linen were once shelf edging (probably on a Welsh Dresser or open pantry). one's a bit damaged and I really don't need them for anything, but I think I know an embroidery collector who will gladly add them to her stash !
.. and the little roses cotton crochet pot holder was just too cute to leave behind too.

So, hopefully now we are home, and Vic's into a routine, he's not in the best of health and doesn't look like improving either in the short term, I'll be back to Op Shopping in and around Melbourne again, with lots to show.
I need to get into a new eBay routine too, otherwise grand daughter won't be able to fit into her bedroom in the forthcoming school holidays.

I love showing my finds, and I know lots of you like looking.  If you want to see more fantastic finds for the week, pop over to Sophie's, where all the Op Shop-aholics hang out!

16 comments:

  1. that retro table cloth is just amazing. i don't have a round table either, pity!

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  2. I love that tablecloth. You'd better give us your ebay link!

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  3. haha thanks MMMC thought I'd get asked that. on eBay I am known as putney32

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  4. I love,love the tablecloth. I have a round table I could find a home for that in a flash.......it's drool worthy.

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  5. Lovely lot,love the little edgings.

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  6. I love the tablecloth too Lyndel, I've been wondering how to find your lovely stuff on ebay...
    And I'm sorry to hear that your husband's not well x

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  7. I love op shopping in new places! That tablecloth is gorgeous. Sorry to hear hubby is unwell I hope he feels better soon.

    E :)

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  8. OMG that tablecloth is divine - I'm with Carmel - need the Ebay link!

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  9. Jealous of the genie bottles, lucky you!!

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  10. I love those genie bottles very cool.Did you remember to take little miss Heart her parcel or are you saving it for her hols?I cant wait to hear what she says even tho I cant remember what was in it now lol

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  11. You did find some cool things. Don't you just love it when you are in the thrift at just the right time! Such fun!

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  12. I bought a cloth at Savers in those colours, thinking it was a round one, but when I got it home, it was oblong! Maybe I should put mine on eBay as well...
    Oh! is that blue embroidered trim for 'mwah'??

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  13. Fabulous finds, I love the table cloth!

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  14. The table cloth is so pretty and I love those genie bottles!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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