A 36 hour lightening fast visit to NZ’s West Coast & I managed to do some speed thrifting! Op Shop stops on the itinerary: Reefton, Westport, & Granity.
Unlike my recent trip to the Wairarapa where I only saw the closed sign in the 2nd Hand Shop windows, I managed to visit a craft/thrift shop in Reefton and an Op Shop in Granity during their hours of operation. A fluke really, since we visited the Coast smack dab in the middle of the Whitebaiting Season.
- 1st town in the Southern Hemisphere to have a street lighting system
- Awesome Skate park & tidy public domain for kids to run around
- Great Craft Shop, that also op shop/thrift items…yes, I found Tupperware 🙂
- Epic Mountain Biking
- Several good cafes, tea shops, & galleries for those who need a pit stop before reaching the West Coast
I could start a whole blog on the Granity experience. Hmm, maybe one day I will…
Previously, I’ve written about stuff I’ve saved from the Granity Op Shop.
This visit, I was spending up (a whole$6):
The ice block molds in the top picture, plus…
Parksville, my hometown, is a holiday destination with an epic thrift shop: The SOS. I’m sure people visit my town specifically to stop in at the SOS.
Do you have a favourite holiday Op Shop? Have you started picking up picnic & beach goodies? Maybe you’re after Thanksgiving, Halloween or Christmas treats.
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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