Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Op Shop Finds

one of the op shops in town, of course only open in mornings

vintage typewriter in the perfect shade of turquoise $10.00

a beautiful pink cotton bedspread hand cross stitched with roses $2.00

a vintage children's story book $0.20c

a soft crochet treasure in my favourite shade of pink $1.00

As I have said before. I love the small town op shops. They are one of the few places left where you can find a genuine vintage bargain. Yesterday I did the local op shop crawl. 3 church shops in a little town called Maclean (NSW, Australia). Here are a few things I picked up. My favourite buy? My vintage typewriter. Tomorrow I will be doing some interior styling (on a budget of course) in my caravan, hope you can join me.

37 comments:

  1. awesome finds Simone..

    & wow..what GREAT prices..Love the typewriter..

    xx andrea

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  2. Oh, your typewriter is a great find!
    But I'm crazy for anything hand-made! I think my favorite would have to be the crocheted doily or the embroidery!
    All wonderful treasures though!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  3. Looks like you have been having a wonderfully relaxing and fun beach break. I can't wait to see the caravan.
    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  4. Wow you have found some awesome bargains...they are just fabulous!

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  5. Simo9ne,

    That's my girl! I knew you'd find some op shop goodies. I love that typewriter.

    Cheerio,

    Marjorie

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  6. $2 for that beautiful bedspread!? What an amazing deal. Lovely finds, Simone. Can't wait to see the caravan styling.

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  7. Very cool goodies----
    The prices a WONDERFUL! Love the typewriter and the bedspread.
    Forgive me, but what does OP stand for?
    Can't wait to see what comes tomorrow.

    Melinda

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  8. What lovely purchases, loving the vintage typewriter the colour is just gorgeous, lucky you and can't wait to see the caravan, have fun! x

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  9. Great bargains! Well done. It is the perfect shade of turquoise too :-)

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  10. Fantastic finds the typewriter is fabulous...what a fantastic color!!

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  11. Love the illustrated book - reminds me of one I used to have in my own childhood way back in the late 60's. Also the license plate is the same that we have here in Anguilla/West Indies starting with an A.
    Great blog !
    Regards from the Caribbean ...

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  12. Wonderful finds, LOVE them all, especially the typewriter! Best wishes, C :).

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  13. I love that typewriter.The colour is fab!x

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  14. Fabulous, Fabulous, and more Fabulous!! Little country Ops are the best!!
    Hope the weather is holding out for you and your family.
    Love having a peek into your holiday :)
    Irene x

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  15. What fun treasures you found!!!! I guess we have to get ourselves down to Oz to find such cuteness!!

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  16. That typewriter was only $10! Oh my. Love it. xx blair

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  17. I am drooling over that vintage typewriter and those prices! Unbelievable! xx

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  18. I love the typewriter! Such a lovely colour and the cross stitch bedspread is lovely. Can't believe it was $2!!

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  19. lovely finds!!! the typewriter is a great color... cross stitch always appeals to me too, since I learned as a little girl :)

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  20. Fabulous finds. I think I need a trip to some small towns - you are quite right about them having the best bargains. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the typewriter.
    Clare x

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  21. Looks like you are enjoying your time at Brooms Head, lovely time of year to be getting away and enjoying the beach.

    We were there last weekend as soon as I step foot on the coast it was feels like someone's pulled the plug on city frenzy.

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  22. Yes, I've been to MacLean. We camped nearby at Yuragir National Park for 4 days. Pretty town and pretty place. And the typewriter's my favourite buy too. Well done.

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  23. Hi there, such sweet buys!I never forget my 8yr old son spending his whole £5.00 holiday money @ a village summer fete on holiday in Wales on a old type writter and being inspired to write stories! Awful spellings but he loved writing his first book!! Happy Thursday! Sharon xxxoooo

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  24. Oh, amazing! I love the vintage typewriter! xoxo

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  25. Wow these prices are amazing, what great finds! I'm so excited to see the inside of your caravan!

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  26. just letting you know i left something for you on my blog today. :)

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  27. i am so jealous!!! i want to go shopping there.

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  28. I so adore that turquoise typewriter...you lucky girl!
    -marie

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  29. Love all your finds...that typewriter is amazing!

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  30. Wow I have just been to little op shop in Caloundra. I think there are something like 20 op shops there but there is a particular one that is so wonderfully cheap. I of course almost did a little dance it was so exciting and I got plenty of bargains. Unfortunately I have managed to lose my trusty camera so I will have to be patient but one day I am going to get back on the blogging wagon.

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  31. ok, that typewriter is the find of the trip, wow! x

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  32. Love these pics and also loving what you did with your caravan.

    I'm in agreement with the op shops in little townships. In the bigger cities I'm always on the look out for ones either operated by smaller community groups or running out the back of a church building as you will still often find little treasures there.

    Hope you had a fab time at the beach :)

    Lou

    PS Had a fabulous day at garage sales yesterday so planning on sharing some of my finds soon :)

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  33. love your caravan esp as we have one the same, wish i could get it looking like yours !

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  34. That typewriter is beautiful. I have that color all over my home!

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