country road

thrifty finds #9


Country Road demin shorts. $4.

In my humble view Country Road makes the best shorts.  I like their short shorts.  I like their long shorts.  And as an unwavering fan of denim shorts (and denim skirts) these are like, the best find …

Thanks Greensborough Savers.

i don’t want you to be jealous but …

So, North Fitzroy Primary School fete was on yesterday and I CLEANED UP!  In the world of second hand shopping I have to say I did pretty well for myself this year.

I don’t want to go on TOO MUCH.


But …. I got this great Sisken handbag for $3. It costs $350 new.


AND I got this Marimekko backpack for $3. It costs $150 new.  So that’s $500 in value for a $6 outlay.

And I got a great pair of Everybody shoes for me ($5),and this Sparkle and Fade 3/4 length sleeve t-shirt that matches ($2) and is a great colour for me, and an excellent shape, and also this stripey Lush t-shirt that I could wear with the shoes as well ($2).


I got Jemima a pair of Country Road velour trackie pants (I love trackies that go in at the bottom like these) and a pair of Campers sandals.


I got Scarlett a chunky jumper, Big by Fiona Scanlan, and pair of navy Sun San sandals (that have covered toes so she can wear them to school).


And continuing the blue theme (I really did buy a lot of blue didn’t I) I bought India a blue Country Road long sleeve t-shirt and a Polarn O. Pyret denim skirt.

This is why I LOVE primary school fetes.  And the chicken souvlaki was delicious yet again (thanks Georgie).

country road cushions

Cushions are a fun thing to look out for when out second hand shopping.  Recently I have found some very lovely Country Road cushions.  My first purchase was a cream cable knit woollen cushion – a style I have been admiring for a while in home magazines (being a dabbler in knitting myself I have vaguely considered hand knitting a cushion … ).  This cushion didn’t have an insert, and was quite bally (as wool sometimes gets) when I found it and it was very cheap (only a couple of dollars).  I washed it and gave it a once over with a fuzz remover and put in a feather insert.  It looked great.

Then, about a month later, on the way home from my daughters gymnastics one Saturday afternoon, I spotted a garage sale and stopped.  I picked up the linen Country Road cushion with the blue stripe.  I was very excited as I really love it as well!

And the lady running the garage sale told me she was an interior decorator and had the olive and cream striped linen cushion custom made.   I couldn’t resist this either at $5 including the feather insert.

So now I have a great new (to me) collection of cushions!