On Friday I went ALL the way to the other side of Melbourne! Oh, it was hard!
And while I was there I checked out some op shops. Not ALL the op shops mind you. Just four.
My super quick overview … If you love brown glazed ceramics of the 1980s variety look no further than Hampton and Brighton. The op shops are a treasure trove of casserole dishes, pots and vases. Like these little spice jars. Extra speccy with the red rust glaze don’t you agree?
Elise (my partner in crime for the day) suggested this was because they had a very obvious and easy to access drop off zone. She could be right.
Across the road was The Salvos. With clothes so overpriced I barely bothered looking. So disappointing. Op shopping is so dull when there’s no chance of finding a bargain, don’t you think?
And then we went to Biccy’s Op Shop in Brighton. It was a bit more old school. Good prices. Hit and miss stock. I did get this tea cozy for $1. Cute huh? I’ll add it to my growing tea cozy collection …
However there were some bargains to be found. For example we found two Swiss Diamond saucepans, $3 and $4 respectively. Super!
Do you live in this neck of the woods? Do you have any recommendations for ‘best op shops’? Cos I am keen to go back …