Tuesday, September 21, 2010

thrifting...

I was fortunate enough to find myself child-free for an hour or so on Friday afternoon...what's a girl to do but go op-shopping!
The thrifting angels were certainly shinning their sweet light on me as I wandered aimlessly around the Salvos store.  One fabulous find after another, first a Willow canister, some lovely old sheet music, a pretty floral linen, some of my favourite golden books ever & then... the vintage laundry hamper!! I have been looking at these for a while now but have never been able to justify the price (upwards of $80!) this sweet thing was all of $10!!  and I plan on using the linen to re-cover the top... 

18 comments:

  1. I love reading about all the bargains. The material is very pretty. Look forward to seeing the finished project. Thanks for sharing Charmaine

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  2. Great finds. $10! What a bargain. I don't think you could even get a new one for that.

    I went oppying with my sister yesterday and while she picked up two cut glass vases for her wedding, I managed to find a pair of near new leather sandles for Cohen and an old sewing tape measure and bobbin for myself.

    :)

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  3. yay!! so great when that happens. I went yesterday too and walked in on a random sale. all clothing $2!! I got myself 3 great new dresses and 3 new tops for 12 bucks!! STOKED!

    what were your fave golden books? I'm currently on the hunt for a fave of mine since childhood The Ginghams go on a picnic...

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  4. Wow that hamper is a great find, love that fabric too...

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  5. Yay! I love those days.
    Its the best high.
    I found a couple of wooden buttons today so I'm a bit excited too.

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  6. I have some goodies to show soon too :-) That was a great find! Can't wait to see the covered top too.

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  7. Yay!!
    What a great find that laundry hamper is!
    I found a set of gorgeous plates/bowls at the oppy today, they had just been put on the shelf - it was meant to be.

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  8. You must be chuffed. What a bonanza at the op shop. Isn't it a real thrill when you find such treasures?

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  9. Lucky duck! I think you have just inspired me to stop my moping and go shopping!

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  10. That's a good find. I have one made with plastic that I really hate. I hide it in the shower, so i don't see it!
    bobbi

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  11. Love the Hamper!!! Our oppy has been very short on treasures lately though they do have a $1 for all clothing sale going at the minute.

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  12. I'm seriously having thrifting withdrawls it's been a while! what great finds you found.

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  13. Oh very lovely all of them, you clever thrifter you!

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  14. Fantastic finds!

    I tried the hit the op-shops today with the little people in tow. Epic fail!

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