Today was shopping day. First I went to the new big hardware barn that is in our area: hoping to find a bargain I was most disappointed and as the wallet was still in tact and I was already in Tyabb Rd I made my way to Vinnies where I picked up some treasures which I shall share some othertime. Just a little further along the same long road is one of my favourite Salvos stores and more treasures made their way into my car: again I will save these for later. My next stop was at the local recycling centre, just around the corner from the Salvos. Residents drop off things they no longer want and they are sold to the public a little cost. This is not like an op shop where everything is clean and working and displayed for sale. Goods are just on tables, the floor or in trolleys. The up side is that everything is sold very cheaply.
I initially went in there today because I needed a little basket for the twins to play with and I knew they always have plenty of these. Of course I had to take a look at what else was on offer and came home with several doileys (which need a good wash), a tiny Noritake dish which is in perfect condition, rain boots for one of the twins, (I had picked up a pair earlier in the day for the other twin) handkerchiefs of course, some paper rope, a merino and acrylic dress (which I will shorten) and of course a basket.
All of these cost me the grand total of $6.00.
As you can see there is a wide variety of goods available, you just have to be prepared to rummage around and find what you "need".
I am having trouble with editing and placing the pics in this blog but I hope it is not too annoying.