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..
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..
If this were a belt, I'd have snapped it up, but it's a dog collar for one potentially fashionable dog
A thoroughly enjoyable day, I'm looking forward to the next one on 26th May.