Op Shop Finds: Retro goodies & Macklemore

Lorde, Lorde, Lorde! This op shopper is a bit behind on her posting schedule due to preserving & the Grammy’s (yay Lorde!)

…However, I did discover Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song.

(its been out how long??? and you call yourself an Op Shopper…SHAME!)

Retro vintage thrifted thermos orange gold plaid op shopped

Definately a Milo kind of thermos…or hot chocolate for those in the northern hemisphere

Blue thrifted retro vintage pottery Denman Island Hornby island

Reminded Mum of her Denman Island pottery. Denman Island : famous for pottery & it’s pot

The Thermos & the pottery both come from the Christchurch City Mission Sydenham

Mirror retro vintage round

Know how hard it is to take a photo of a mirror & get the lighting half decent without your own reflection!

This house we’re relocating was partially furnished when we moved in. I’ve searched high & low to find an ideal replacement mirror, thinking I’d have to return it.

 After coming up with nothing, I simply asked the owner if I could add it in with the other chattels we’re buying she said yes.  Score!

Preserving Season:

Aside from thrifting, I’m also into the whole urban farmer thing.  Am just getting into preserving.

This week: shredding & freezing courgettes (zucchini), making Gin, & toothpaste

Next week: Tomatoes, more courgettes, & maybe some apricots

Lynda hallinan damson gin drunken plums

Drunken Plums or Damson Gin courtesy of…looking forward to mixing with tonic. Recipe from @lyndahallinan

Homemade toothpaste quarteracrelifestyle

Actually works pretty good and whitens teeth…but I’m the only one brave enough to try it in this house. Recipe from Quarteracrelifestyle


Warning: this song contains the “F” word

Hmm “I’m gonna pop some tags…Only got $20 dollars in my pocket

Might need to wash my mouth out with the unsweetened version of that toothpaste after singing that song (I added peppermint to make the toothpaste more palatable)

Got a favourite thrifted drinking vessel? (my Fire King Mugs are my fav), but this thermos is definiately in the running.  Have any op shopped pottery that you connect with? Is there a thrifting theme song running thru your head

(quite like Max’s Rebel Yell)

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!

Linking with the lovely hosts of:

Op Shop Show-Off,   The Nifty Thrifty,   Thriftasaurus,  Remnant, Thrift Share Monday, Magpie Monday

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14 responses to “Op Shop Finds: Retro goodies & Macklemore

  1. LOL! At least you found it!

    Don’t go poppin’ tags – it’s not actually a good thing. The actual meaning.

    • Hi Lucy, the whole preserving thing is kinda fun…like a mini experiment. Helped my grandparents and an Aunty quite a bit when I was young. Growing up in summerfingers &hands changed colour by the week depending on what we were jamming/bottling/pickling

  2. visiting you from the Op Shop showoff. Love your finds and it looks like you are super busy!! I too am doing heaps of the zucchini shredding to freeze for use in winter

  3. Hi Karen thanks for visiting! Have loved your op shop finds too (esp. The one where you decluttered your pantry with retro/thrifted Tupperware). Actually really like this time of year. What do you use your zucchini for? I make a choc/zuchini cake and a choc/blueberry zucchini muffing. PS you have the same name as my fav childhood neighbour 🙂

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