Saturday, January 1

Op Shop Bingo & TVM

Going to op shops (thrifts) is rather like playing bingo. You can go every week, regularly, but really you never know when your number is going to come up.

Opshopping, as it's known here, is something I rarely do. The shops in my area are terrible, and on the odd occasion they do have a vintage dress,  it'll be priced from $40-$60, which is more than I sell them for (my average price is from $32-$39). So it ends up a big waste of time, and I end up quite annoyed at having wasted  effort and time that could have been directed elsewhere.

Having said that, I will look around an op shop if I'm dropping off a donation or have time to kill, both of which has happened recently.

I found these beauteous egg cups the other day, in a Lifeline shop, of all places. This may be the first thing of note I've ever found in a Lifeline.

I think these are 60s, I've had a couple of pairs before, which I've sold, but I've never yet seen a harlequin set of 4. These are going straight to the pool room! the saying goes.

I also found this fabulous 50s ashtray last week. Love it!

Pink probably wouldn't be my choice of colour, if I could choose, but it does match the 'wheelbarrow' one below, which I showed you not long ago.

I'm having quite a good run with 50s collectables lately, cross fingers it continues.

Tomorrow I'm off to TVM again, yay! It's the only outdoor market I'll do, even though I have to get up at stupid o'clock and drive over an hour to get that tells you it must be pretty darned good.

Founded on 'frustration and a need for fashion' on the cultural wasteland that is the Gold Coast, the 2 young organisers have built TVM up to a massive 60 stalls, selling a variety of vintage, jumble & emerging designer fashion and retro/vintage homewares.

I'll be offering a FANTASTIC special on vintage costume rings, which is for TVMers only, a great vintage fashion sale table plus heaps of new stock, including some fabulous vintage hats just in from the USA, tons of sterling marcasite rings and a selection of 1970s tooled leather handbags.

Open 8am-1pm at Burleigh Heads State School Oval on the Pacific Highway, drop in and have a look if you're close by....because everyone finds something they love at TVM.


Vintage Vixen said...

Happy New Year, Kitty! I love those egg cups, how fab to have a whole set. Loads of luck for the market. xxx

Miss Emmi said...

Those are a really great find! Sometimes it gets disheartening to go to the same op-shops and see nothing special, but I have to keep reminding myself that I won't discover anything if I don't go!

Zootsuitmama said...

Good luck in the new year! Zootsuitmama

Helga! said...

As you know,I freakin' love opshops,but it can be a labour of love sometimes! Great scores,darl,hopefully they'll encourage you to go a little more often!
Nah,I didn't get too pissed on New Years,but not from lack of trying!!! A bit knackered from so many people and parties,though!Having a quietie tonihgt!
Happy New Year,blossom!XXXXXX

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh Kitty - I love all of those goodies! Those eggcups are super cute.

I hope your market was marvellously successful and Happy New Year to you and VB!

Sarah xxx

Calamity Jem said...

Dear Kitty,
Happy New Year to you & your loved ones, I hope that 2011 will bring you lot's of happiness....and lot's of fabulous vintage goodies too ;)
Thank you for being such a tremendously entertaining & inspirational blogger.
Lot's of love,

delia hornbook said...

Fab finds i love the egg cups there super cute, i have never seen anything like those before. Dee x