Thursday, July 22, 2010

found & delivered




There's a new op shop in our street and it belongs to the (new) local church (there are four churches on our road so we always joke that we live in Holy Land). I like church op shops. Friendly and affordable. I say affordable because some of the price tags I have seen in Salvos and Vinnies are pushing the "op-shop" label a little too far.

A few days ago me and my boys trundled down there and decided the theme of our visit would be check/tartan. Hence we came home with this hand knitted blanket (which is backed in fabric and has 30 children's names written on it, my favourite being Isabelle Tropiana - her parents were cool). Daniel scored an adorable woolen check jacket and I got a gorgeous check cotton long sleeve top which will look uber cute with denim shorts in Spring. Che got a pair of eeni meeni mini moh pants for $3...bargain. He also got a Golden Book and had to explain to the sweet, slightly nutty old lady outside that the bike was his and no, we weren't donating it to the shop.

Today I'm working from home and this is my coffee break. Daniel just came home with a new haircut and I declared him the cutest coffee delivery boy ever. It's Friday. So happy weekend to you.

10 comments:

  1. I too scored some great bargains at a church based op shop on Monday while I was visiting my parents. I love that someone's unwanted and discarded can become mine.

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  2. i suppose there must be a thing as op shop angels and they have definitely found you.

    ps. i am dreaming of spring frocks too.

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  3. I love that blanket Jodi. Gorgeous. And your man is not too bad either. Tee hee! xx

    PS. I totally agree with the Vinnies price tags. The vinnies down the road had a dinner set for over $200. That's just ridiculous.

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  4. ohh how very nice indeed. Church oppies or any small charity ones are the best :)

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  5. 大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

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  6. good scores there!

    happy weekend to you too:0)

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  7. cute photos- what a hunk you have! i love how you theme your op shop visits- makes it such an exciting adventure! xo m.

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  8. does that mean that the same lady had 30 kids... or perhaps grand kids? far out either way. I have often resorted to haggling at op shop cos I think the prices have been too inflated but even tho everything is donated as such some of the sites these op shops occupy has some pretty step rent

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  9. what an amazing find that knitted blanket was! im enjoying catching up around here. i look forward to seeing more of your sweet engagement shoot too! x evie

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