I’ve spent the last two weekends scouring some of my local op shops to find me some bargains. And find me some bargains I did! Some things I needed and others…not so much. But they’re all so lovely and I can give them all such a nice home. (Yes, that just so happens to be my self talk when I’m standing in the op shop with things in my hands). Let the op shop haul commence.
It wouldn’t be a proper trip to an op shop without coming away with at least one book. From a Salvos I grabbed “The Monogram Murders”, Sophie Hannah’s continuation of Agatha Christie’s series, and “We Need To Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver for $3.25 each. From a Vinnie’s I got a copy of “The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary” from the 1960s for $2.00. Because who doesn’t love an old dictionary – those super fine pages and the old book smell…
My store of embroidery thread consists of what I inherited from my nanna and has been running a little low. Now that I’ve kept my eyes peeled for it when I’m op shopping, I’m seeing it everywhere! Scored some extra sewing thread and a needle in one of the packs from Savers. Both packs were $4.99.
One thing I always seem to gravitate towards when op shopping is knitwear. Op shops are the BEST places to look for some cosy cardigans and over-sized jumpers (if that’s your thing). I found these two pretties in Savers – one for $7.99 and one for $9.99. Mmm snuggly.
I’d say that’s another super successful series of op shopping! What are your thoughts on op shopping? Have you found any great bargains lately?