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Angela, the Manager on duty, praised my choice of All Souls Op Shop as part of the tour. She tells me it is the op shop with the most reasonable price tags in the area, and I have to agree. Many items can be found for a dollar or two, with volunteer staff so friendly. All Souls Op Shop is run entirely by volunteer staff, including the Manager who dedicates so much of her time to this little thifty gem.
:: All Souls Op Shop Brighton ::
Interestingly, not all money raised in All Souls Op Shop is used for the church. Money is distributed to charitable causes around the world, as much as $10,000 was donated to Haiti's earthquake disaster appeal a few years ago, and an equivalent amount more recently to the the Premier's Queensland Flood Appeal, with many more donations given to causes around the world. I wonder if all op shops attached to churches do the same? It is something I ask in future parish op shop visits. I took some time for a little browse, it would be rude not to, and picked up a few delights:
Two lovely pieces of fabric for $1 each, a kiddies material; black with flouro cars, which I have already put to use in a craft project. The other, a gorgeous fabric of perhaps Balinese print? Two cute greetings cards, including this little bird card.
But the ultimate find, was this simply irresistible salt-cat & pepper-dog ceramic shaker set, complete with matching saucer, still in it's box for $7. All Souls Op Shop only takes cash, so imagine my disappointment to have only $3 leftover in my wallet. I found the remaining $4 by rummaging for spare change in my car!