Hi-ho! How are you doing? Hopefully you are well and cheery and all other good things. If not, I strongly recommend you watch a kitten/puppy/turtle/monkey/goat video. Apply liberally. Stat! Okay, enough with the medical references now.
I went op shopping today. Yes, on a Sunday! Not a lot of op shops are open on Sundays, the day of rest (or the day of reading and tea-ing as I like to call it), but good old Savers sure is. If you haven’t been to a Savers before, it’s basically an op shop on crack – it’s gigantic and I love taking my time and walking through the many different aisles. I also love sending Laura photos and making her super jelly like the op shop tease I am. Don’t worry pal, when you’re over here I will have a Day of Op Shopping planned and it will be glorious.
Anyhow. Bless Savers for a) being open on a Sunday and b) for having a special student discount! Here’s what I found and fell in love with:
STRAWBERRY MUG. I did have some reservation about buying this actually, purely because it was part of a set and I didn’t want the set. On top of that, the set was in the “Collectables” section, so I felt uber bad about taking part of it. An internal debate ensued about whether or not I was the kind of person to break up a set. I decided I was. The mug was $3.99 (presumably because it’s “collectable”, though probs not worth much now without the set!). The glass jar was $2.99 and I liked it because the colours have a tutti-fruiti, 80s kinda vibe to them.
Speaking of colours, look how bright and happy these embroidery threads are! They came in a bag for $5.99. The fabric was an instant mental purchase. Any ditsy floral pattern melts my heart and for $3.99, I was okay by that. These will all help to make items for my Etsy shop – exciting!
I spied this basket sitting all the way down on the bottom shelf and may have made a small squeaking noise. It was completely involuntary. But I love these types of wire baskets and I’d been looking for one to store my (very small) wool collection so was pretty chuffed to find this one. It cost $4.99.
There are four or so massive shelves of books at my local Savers and they are my favourite section (as always) to browse. I found these two beauties for $3.99 and $2.99 each. Fun fact: inside the back cover of Noah Barleywater Runs Away was a Christmas card. It was addressed to Caitlin from Nana and Geoff. I’ve found a few interesting things in second-hand books over the years – bookmarks, newspaper clippings, that sort of thing – but never a Christmas card.
Strolling through the many clothing aisles, I saw this cardigan out of the corner of my eye – how could I not? The bright aztec pattern was calling out to me. I hesitated, a little unsure if it was a little too “loud” but when I tried it on it made me think about curling up on a couch with a cup of tea and some craft so it wound up in my cart. For $3.99, I feel that’s pretty good.
Another extremely successful op shop adventure. As usual, I really didn’t mean to purchase any of these items but when you see a bargain, you’ve gotta grab it, you know? Plus, I haven’t been op shopping in a while – my last haul was in August! – so I feel I deserved a pat on the back…in the form of more op shopping…
Have you found any goodies in a local op shop lately?