This gorgeous looking sewing machine was (maybe still is?) for sale in Carlisle Street, Salvos. It is a beautiful machine, but in all honesty I think I'd be too afraid to use it:
:: Vintage Sewing Machine ::
It is not uncommon to find lemon's for sale in Australian Op Shops, but chilli's are certainly not found as frequently!
:: Fresh Chilli's in Sacred Heart, St Kilda ::
The finale of the tour ended with a quick tram ride from St Kilda to Windsor, reaching a section of Chapel Street renowned for its second hand treasure shops.
A brand new Melbourne Op Shop has opened its temporary doors in the strip where thrifty stores are in abundance; the Pop Up Op Shop.
The Pop Up Op Shop has a good vibe that exuberates through its three rooms, attracting new shoppers and bringing former shoppers back. When a shop has a good feeling, not only is it one that you wish to return to, but also one that you recommend to others.
:: Second Hand Baby Clothes in Pop Up Op Shop ::
Second hand stores that do not conjure up the same feeling still serve their purpose, but do not hold the same attraction that make a shopper want to stay a while longer then they usually would.
:: Men's Shoes in Pop Up Op Shop ::
You may be able to relate to what I am talking about, or think I’m completely bonkers, but I find there are certain thrifty shops that make me want to return to, purely based on a feeling. If only one could bottle the good shop vibe and sell it! I'll be back to the Pop Up Op Shop, and hope to write a little more about it next time.
Readers, are there certain stores that you choose over others, purely based on a feeling they conjure up when you shop there? If so, I'd love to hear about them.
How was your weekend? Did you find any treasures?