Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fleamarket Finds


I've had some great op shop adventures lately. So much so that I'm inspired to put together an op shop guide to Victorian Op Shops. Watch this space! This lovely dress was found in Bacchus Marsh, at the Salvo's. They had a great range of vintage dresses and other bits so if you have the time & love vintage it would be well worth the visit.



These rods were only one dollar at the fabulous Trentham Op Shop. Hours of fun, yay!



I've just finished this ace read, picked up at the MS Op shop in downtown Daylesford. A great book, I really enjoyed it.

Finally a pair of 50c Converse from the Uniting Care Oppy in Ballarat, near Big W. They also have a great range of other cheap and fantastic items, definitely worth a visit. Rosie loves her new shoes, she can jump & skip & run so fast in them. Woo hoo!

Have you found any great things lately? Pop over to Sophie's for more treasures...xo

19 comments:

sue said...

It seems your an op shop angel finding all these wonderful wares. You should have come for a visit when you were in Bacchus Marsh and had a cupt of tea. There is another op shop in the Marsh next to Foodworks supermarket too which donates to the hospital!

Mama Mogantosh said...

Those rods are a total find. now you just need to keep a look-out for some kind of fabulous xontainer for them...

I had an excellent op-shop morning myself yesterday - kid-free, so a really leisurely wander.It made me laugh when two other women and I dug happily through a pile of old floral flannel sheets for at least twenty minutes. I'm sure many people would just not compute how that would be an enjoyable morning out!

Lizzie said...

I love the dress Beck, what a great find, it's a good shop that one isn't it?
Have a good week
Lizzie
xxx

Jemm said...

Man! I may move to Australia just for the deals ;)

Selina said...

Not a bad haul!

moose and bird said...

50c converse! What a bargain and you don't need to rub them up against the car tyres to give them that worn look. It's already done for you. xo

Vic said...

Aaaaaaaah, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Opshop guides - on one hand I do indeed love them, for they inform me of havens I haven't found, but on the other I loathe them, for telling everyone about the secret gems! I suppose I should give you a grudging 'good luck' all the same. ;)

Ooooooh yeah, pink cons! I've got me some of that action, also opped, nice.

Amanda said...

cute shoes! can't get a better price either and of course they will look way cooler already worn in

Knicky Knacks said...

I love the dress. You are definitely a good traveller - tretham, bacchus marsh, ballarat...well done. Bacchus Marsh isn't too far away so perhaps I need to pay a visit to their Oppy!

Christina said...

Great shopping! Love that dress too. Gorgeous. :)

Copper Patch said...

I love the dress - very cool.
Ab

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, those converse! so cute and your dress, so very pretty!

looking forward to an oppie guide.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Nice loot Beck! Mark me down for an Op shop guide - esp' for this region! What a great idea. So where are you off to in your new (fabulous) frock? Peta

Jennie said...

Love the dress - and those blocks are amazing!!!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Great finds! Love the dress & how about those rods, perfect for little people to use at home!!! I do look forward to your book, it must happen! Hope your weekend has been great & the start to term two takes of smoothly...

Steph said...

Divine dress...and those blocks were a bargain and a half! Good luck with your guide :)

Kate said...

You know I think you are the op shopping goddess don't you! I love that colour coded Bacchus Marsh op shop, those colourful units bring back lots of school memories and you can't lose with a pair of 50cent Converse now can you.
Ace to see you today, very excited about the new project. XX

teddybearswednesday said...

I'm with kate, you are some sort of op shopping god. Always find such good stuff, and cons for 50c just says it all.
Can't wait for this guide!xo

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Rural Victoria definitely seems to be the place to visit judging by your finds. They're great. I definitely need to visit Bacchus Marsh because Metro Melbourne is crap!