Thrifting with Mum

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My parents are here from overseas, spending a precious 7 weeks here with our family. Mum and I took our first op shop outing together this week, we spent an our exploring Salvos and Vinnies in Mornington East.

Our finds include:

Coloured threads 50c the lot.
Giant roll of gorgeous fabric, $5, yet to be unravelled to establish its dimensions
Two pairs of shoes $4 & $5
Singlet for me $2 and a pretty paisley top for Mum $5
Green upholstery fabric (will turn into a bag) $2.50
Coasters for another upcycle project $1.50

Lovely coloured threads

Oh how I miss op-shopping with my Mum, thankfully we have some more weeks ahead of us before she leaves.

For more flea market and op shop treasures, check out Sophie's blog.

Also shared with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday


else seven said...

Oh - how nice to have your family visit! Mine are here for 2's so great to hang out with them. Have fun!

nadine paduart said...

mhm... the green upholstery fabric is to die for. now i'm wondering what you'll do with it, bag-wise.
as to answering you question on what i'll be doing to that booklet of mine? first i will cherish, then i will put it on my shelf. one day i may actually know how to do something useful with it, but i might actually work with scanned prints, if ever i do.
this one is a genuine stayer.

zigsma said...

Now those are what I call op shop prices!! 50 cents for five spools. Good work!!

Ky said...

How fun! Looks like you scored too. I can't wait til the kids are back at school and kinder, then I'll be able to have some time to really hunt for bargains in the op shops instead of just casting my eye quickly over everything.

Cherie said...

Oh how wonderful for you, enjoy every moment, hope more finds come your way ;)

Unknown said...

I'm sooo jealous! My Mum was here for 4 weeks over Xmas, it felt like 1. :(

Unknown said...

That sounds lovely having your mum there for so long. Jealous though that she will go thrifting with you. Mine's not so much into that. But she is into sewing and other crafts so I guess I will just have to do that instead.


Ms Wanda said...

I'm glad I found your blog. I feel we might be kindered spirits!! (have a look at my blog and you'll see why).

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