Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Op Shop Finds

I spent a day visiting my favourite thrift shops last week, and here's some of my finds -A hand appliqued cushion cover, perfectly stitched.Another pillow case made from a panel of a very sweet little cat, surrounded by pot plants and matching backing material. Both were only AU$1.00.This is the most glorious native Australian flora folk art painting, complete with butterflies, only AU$3.00. (I must show you my flower folk art collection one day!)A gorgeous rose accordion folder with a pocket for every month, only AU$2.00. It will be perfect for storing birthday cards in! Notice the table cloth underneath? It's made of plastic for an easy wipe down, and fits my family room dining table perfectly! I bought it, too, from a thrift store not long ago for AU$3.00!A medium sized metal bucket for AU$0.50, which is great for storing all sorts of goodies!Last but not least, this sweet little egg cup for AU$0.50 which I shall soon turn into a new pincushion.

Have you been thrifting or bargain hunting recently? What's your all time favourite item that's been picked up for next to nothing?

7 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Wow haven't you done well , great buys !

Christine M said...

I really must start going op shopping! I love the appliqued cushion. I have a little bucket like yours. I use it to take food scraps out to my chickens. They know when I have the bucket, there is food! Cheers, Christine

teresa said...

Great finds Amanda... You are one good shopper!!! Love the folk art piece! So glad you came through the cyclone okay...have been thinking of you and your family. xx

Sandi Butler said...

Wowee! Great bargains!!!!
I especially love the handpainted Australian flora painting.

Joy said...

What a fabulous haul!!! I never seem to find such treasures when I go thrift shop hunting!! That painting is just gawjus!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Christy said...

i love all your finds especially the dainty egg cup!

Yarni Gras! said...

I've not done much here b/c there are no shops around....but used to go spelunking a LOT.
My fav? My First Edition Bram Stoker's Dracula book I purchased for a wee $10 back in 1993.