Hi everyone, I’m taking the plunge back into posting. I enjoyed blogging while the radio programme was running, and now that the family has shifted to CHCH I thought I might shift gears on the This Mum Rocks blog as well.
I’ve followed the Op Shop Showoff for several months now and wanted to join in. Most friends and family know that I love a good op shop or garage sale. I blame it on my genes:my grandmother Margaret was a garage sale ninja! So, here are my 3 faves!:
1. Working Bakelite Radio
Found: Te Aroha ( is that in the Waikato or Coromandel?)
Source of much debate between the hubby and I, as he used to think it was a white elephant. Now that we’re in Christchurch and have better reception it is tuned into RadioNZ and is used for several hours each day.
2. Bread Bowl
Found: Jim’s Collectables, Featherston Wairarapa
Used on a weekly basis, and like every other well used brown bread bowl I’ve seen it has a crack on the inside. I think it must be a defect in the mold. Most recently used for a salt water ice bath when making mozzarella. The cheese result: for a first attempt, not bad, I’d give the 4 small cheeses a 6.5/10.
3. Orange Retro Tupperware Container
Found: Christchurch City Mission Sydenham Op Shop
Used to store food scraps that we can feed the dog. With a two year old in the house, this means our dog Brew gets some pretty mean lunches.
Have you turned an Op Shop find into one of your Kitchen must haves?
Id love to see…Share with us on the Op Shop Showoff!