Everything half price

Friday, January 14, 2011

With a little time to spare, I popped into a Vinnies op-shop this week, attracted by the sign outside the shop.


No, not the furniture sign, look closely....

Yes thats right, everything half price, woo-hoo!

Thrifting with a purpose, I picked up a bunch of fabric - a birthday gift for a friend. She has just started sewing, so I figured this would be an ideal gift, along with a basket to put it all in.


A task for the new year - I will be using some of the red fabric above to make one of these 60's dresses. These two sewing patterns I picked up for $1 each:


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I do suspect however, sewing it will be more complicated than I originally thought. I have cut all pieces, but now need to figure out darts, a zip, and stitching it all together...eek.

I picked up an Elmo backpack for my son, and lastly, this beautiful orange Anchor Hocking casserole oven dish; $2.50 half price, score!


If you missed my last post, I am auctioning a clutch bag I made for Queensland's Premier Flood Relief Appeal.


I am looking forward to exploring the treasure shops of Melbourne's East with fellow thrifters next Saturday 22nd January, as I shall be leading Melbourne Op Shop Tours East Route; Mitcham to Nunawading!

For more flea market finds, pop over to Sophie's.

13 comments:

PJ said...

I popped down to Vinnies at lunch - almost everything was half price there too! I have some super cool treasures which I'll brag about on Monday. Have a good weekend!

Ky said...

Very fun Erica! Have you checked out the blog, I op therefore I am? You should join so that you can post about your op shop finds. We all love to see a good bargain and where you go it.

Does that mean that all Vinnies op shops are have the half price thing?

Janelle aka AussieJ said...

Wish they would half price my vinnies lol One only opened the other still empty after being flooded (again) but I know there will be lotsa new goodies when they reopen.Cant wait.
I am also a fan of I Op therefore I am... its great,.

Erica Louise said...

Yes I am a follower of I Op therefore I am, its great! :)

Van said...

You really did score some treasures! :) Glad I found your pretty thrift blog from The Thrift Collective. I'll be back to read more.

Erica Louise said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Van, and following!

sue said...

Bargains, bargains and more bargains! Love an oppie sale - ours sometimes has an everything $1 sale and it is diabolical! Good luck with the dress - get advice re zip 'cos I have heard they are tricky ...

mylittlebirdie said...

what a lovely and thought gift for your friend, great fabric finds! love stumbling upon half priced op shops so exciting! : )

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

leading an op shop tour! now why don't i live down under? the clutch bag has SUCH a lovely print! good luck with the appeal(s)...
x

babygalah said...

What a great birthday present idea for a new sewer! Very clever! Hope you have a great week, Dee x
P.S. noticing that half price sign, we may have to start calling you "eagle eye erica!"

Erica Louise said...

hehe, thanks for stopping by Dee, the half price sign was a little hard to see from afar!!

Alyssa said...

Oh wow! Not only great finds, but even better deals than usual, too. What luck. ;)

Mogs Designs said...

I love an oppie sale, well done.
Can't wait to see the dress.

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