Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Op shop marathon - Part 2
Remember a few days ago, how I did the op shop marathon through 13 of the blessed little stores? Well here is the rest of the haul. Three wonderful tablecloths, my fave is the brown/mustard one. The shop that these came from was off the beaten track and I only found it as the lovely lady from the Lifeline told me how to get there.
It was a massive warehouse, mainly clothes but a decent amount of crockery as well. I also managed to find this plate in the same shop.
I generally try hard to not bring home crockery as I am mindful we are in a decluttering phase but I could already picture the bikkies on this one. Patterns however are always welcome.
And fabric is on the allowable list as well.
The tiny jug and bowl went straight to my dresser- one for lipsticks, one for bobby pins. Easy to justify at $1 each and functional to boot.
So, all in all a worthwhile trek. I forgot to photograph the bag of doilies for $1 each. The main street in Wynnum has no less than SEVEN op shops within one block. Quite amazing. Some looked like the good stuff had all been picked over, some you had to dig through random piles and some looked like a high end boutique where everything was sorted into colour coordinated sections. I personally find these the least satisfying to prowl in. My favourite are the big barn like ones where there is a vague suggestion of order and plenty of room for ferreting hard and finding things others may have missed. After this serious ferreting fix I am currently going through a detox phase while I plan my next hit.
Just a quick progress update. Remember this curbside find?
Well, after some sanding and undercoating in the spare room, I realized that it needed more sanding (could be slightly to do with the slapdash first attempt at sanding when I was hyper excitable and just wanted to start painting). So I took it back onto the deck for more sanding. And then Roboboy came home from school and found it. Remember how he was plotting to use it as a new bunk bed ?
Of course Liongirl then had to have the bottom bunk. I have come to the slightly disappointing realization that there is NO chance of me keeping this piece for myself. Definitely not when the favourite soft toys have already been stashed in the cupboard. I did put my foot down about him sleeping in there all night, even though he swears it's the most comfy bed in the entire world. Only 3 more coats to go before the Lego can move in.