Weather never puts a dampener on op shopping though, as we travelled in search of second hand treasures dressed in raincoats, umbrella's and hats.
I wore my new neck warmer scarf, made with felted merino wool and the cutest deer fabric, purchased from a talented friend.
I also made myself another recycled t-shirt tote bag the day before, which is huge; perfect for a day dedicated to op shopping. Here it is, filled with my loot from the day (more on my purchases later):
Being a group of 14, we engulfed some of the smaller op shops, but not without success and good cheer from the op shop staff.
The day ended in blue skies and happy spirits, as 14 op shoppers walked away with plenty. As always, I rarely go looking for treasures when I'm leading an op shop tour myself, but sometimes, I just can't help it, temptation is too great.
My first find, a beautiful canvas Mediterranean scene oil painting for 50c, that I can't wait to get into a frame:
I can't help but feel sad for the artist, how did her/his fabulous piece find its way into a small church run op shop? A similar thought with this little piece of artwork found a few years ago.
A couple of skirts with elasticated waists, perfect for an expanding waistline, here is one:
A $2 woven leather fabric belt with a distinct South American feel, and a lovely piece of fabric for $4:
Fabric found in this trolley in Vinnies:
My next tour will be Saturday 13th July.