March 10th Op Shop Tour Wrap-Up

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Apologies for anyone waiting to link up to Recycled Fashion Finds, which will be back on Friday.

In the meantime, to fill you in on last Saturday's Op Shop Tour, what a successful day we had. Not only did the sun shine down on our Melbourne Bayside second-hand shopping expedition, I walked a group of 14 op-shoppers through six op shops in Sandringham, Brighton and Hampton.

I do my best not to buy too much for myself, instead concentrating on tour guiding for others, but I couldn't resist this $4 dress, which I stripped from Gertrude (the op shop mannequin), in Biccy's Op Shop Brighton..

LinkImage c/o Laura from ALittleBoutiqueNearHome, she's written a lovely review of the tour here

We filled our day with nostalgia, friendly chat, bargains, clothes, bric-a-brac, recycled gifts for ourselves and our loved ones, and naturally, lots of fun. Some of our op-shoppers had travelled long distances to be with us. We had two friends that flew in from Sydney, and four ladies caught a flight from Brisbane, specifically for the tour. Our Brisbane companions work in an op-shop back in their home town Sandlewood Op Shop.

Op-shopper Desley posted a photograph of the Brisbanite group's finds from the day, taken at their hotel in Melbourne. So many treasures, they'd literally filled a wheeled luggage bag between them.


A few more of my own happy snaps from the day..

Lampshade skirt in Salvos, display only, recycled fashion?!


Biccys Op Shop, Brighton


The cutest little ceramic storage containers


If this were a belt, I'd have snapped it up, but it's a dog collar for one potentially fashionable dog


Guinness, Toucan?

A thoroughly enjoyable day, I'm looking forward to the next one on 26th May.

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6 comments:

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I want a whole town of those ceramic jars!!!!! Oh dear, I feel a lampshade skirt design-fest coming on:)) xoxo

Patti said...

What a fun day, and I adore the dress you snatched up!

Miss Peregrin said...

I would love to come to one of these! It looks like heaps of fun.

Christina said...

Hello, love your blog....have you been to the Carindale Family Store? Clothing is always fill a bag for $6.00 regardless of brands etc. Great prices. You can see a bit more info @ Carindale Fammily Store on Facebook....definitely worth a look :)

Christina said...

Hello, love your blog....have you been to the Carindale Family Store? Clothing is always fill a bag for $6.00 regardless of brands etc. Great prices. You can see a bit more info @ Carindale Fammily Store on Facebook....definitely worth a look :)

Erica Louise said...

Hi Christina, not been to many op shops in Brisbane, but I'll put Carindale on my list when I next visit.

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