The Other Goodies from the Opawa thrift Shop:
Aprons: It seems I am amassing a small collection of aprons. I’m a bit messy in the kitchen, but that’s not all that surprising. I blame it on being a lefty. This red apron reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood, & was just one of 4 aprons I picked up. The other aprons are deserving of their own post, perhaps worthy of a link up to Op Shop Mama’s collection linky.
Books: Some childhood faves
The BOOK: I was pretty excited to find this book in the thrift shop. So much so, that it warranted a video Skype call to my parents. I LOVED A Very Young Gymnast…In fact I think there was a period of 2-3years in the mid 80s when I pretty much had it on permanent loan from the Winchelsea Elementary School Library Flipping through, I showed my hubby all my favourite photos.
Must’ve been the day for Little Red Riding Hood! I’ve got a pic of me & the little one dressed as LRRH for the Featherston Christmas Parade somewhere in the saved photos. If I find it, I’ll update the post and add the pic.
Opawa Op Shop Highlights: The volunteers at this Op Shop take real pride in their wares. The place is clean, tidy, organised & very reasonably priced. They have lots of clothes & accessories (Nin came home with a fab pair of ‘date night” heels/stilettos, definitely deserving of an Op Shop Showoff Post!) The linen section is fantastic. The linens are priced a little higher than some of the other shops I’ve visited in Christchurch, but I feel its $$ well spent considering the presentation and cleanliness of the shop. Lets not forget, these volunteers are there to raise funds for various charitable projects.
I’d love you to share your thrifting strategy or your own op shopping experiences in the comments below. I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re an Op Shopping Ninja who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!
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