Tuesday, July 10, 2012

bags of bargains

The past week has seen me in more op shops than usual.

Of course I did my usual Tuesday shop and then I popped into the Salvos  in Mornington on Wednesday because I had some things to donate.  While I was there I picked up this little bag for just $8.00.
 It is a very smart bag with a very fashionable label but best of all it is a bag I am happy with.
 On Thursday I met up with Gina E who also loves to op shop.  The glass pictured on a previous blog was bought on that outing.  We met at the RSPCA op shop in Burwood which was a place we were both familiar with.

There are two op shops side by side and I great coffee shop next door so it was a perfect place to meet.  It was the first time we had met (in person) but we were like old friends: we share a love of crafting and op shopping so have lots in common.

While there I bought lots of things;  a pack of kids activity items (for school hols),  an apron (so I could cut a pattern from it), tea towels, an Irish linen handkerchief and lots of other bits and bobs.

As if that wasn't enough for the week, we went to Bendigo on Friday and I shopped some more.  I picked up this frame for some needlework, a pack of transparencies (for stiffening the insides of boxes and book covers) and some unusual beads.  

On the way around I added to my ever increasing stash of hankies and scarves.

This week I am busy with my grandson Ben and the twins which will keep me busy.  No shopping for a while.



Doreen G said...

You sure have been busy at the op-shops Dian.
I will be in Melbourne soon and I am going to the craft show with Gina so she will be trying to get me to spend my money as well.

Gina E. said...

LOL you two!! I refuse to be blamed for encouraging anyone to spend their money!

Judys Lace Creations said...

What fun Dianne, and there's a coffee shop between the Op Shops!!
Love that red bag.

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time, and managed to find some bargain bits as well. So nice to make like-minded friends via the net. Pity more people wouldn't use the net for such purposes. Love that bag!!!

margaret said...

just shows one persons trash is wonderful for someone else, how I miss the aussie charity shops, rarely find a bargain here ours are so pricey these days and usually can not find any thing worth having. Another good reason for my hoped for visit to Melbourne next year.
You will have great fun sorting photos for the frame.
Like Linda said it is great to have found new friends on the web, all thanks to SF

Anonymous said...

What a haul!!!!! Good stuff. Now we will see what's what when you make somethong with all of it! xox