Category Archives: Op Shopping

Tie-dyed doily stone door stops

I have vast quantities of pretty vintage lace doilies, and I keep buying more without the faintest idea what I’m going to do with them. But I came across a crochet-wrapped stone on instagram and realised I might be able … Continue reading

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More boho decoupage tins

After the success of my paisley decoupaged tea tins (which you can find here), when I found more gorgeous Indian wrapping paper from Ishka and they had a 50% off everything sale, I figured it was fate! So I headed to the op … Continue reading

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Thread Wrapped BraceletsĀ 

I don’t do a lot of embroidery, but when I found a massive bag of embroidery threads for $4 at the op shop, I wasn’t going to leave them there! Some months ago I bought some small 12cm embroidery hoops … Continue reading

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Air Plant Wall GarlandĀ 

So today I was in Bunnings and couldn’t help but succumb to the Air Plant trend! I bought two little air plants that grow pretty pink flowers. I got home and thought “how the heck am I going to display … Continue reading

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Latest Op Shop Finds

This table runner just makes me glow with joy! There were two more in more neutral brown colours and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t buy those too, but I was trying to behave myself. šŸ˜† Four new brass vases … Continue reading

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Latest op shop treasures

Another cute little brass vase for my collection. An adorable leaf plate (sadly a bit damaged/loved) Some lace doilies… the top one is an odd shape….I’m thinking maybe an antimacassar? These two sweet brass cats- perfect for the Boho CCL! … Continue reading

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A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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A love of AfghansĀ 

It’s no secret that I have an addictive personality, and you may have noticed that one of my obsessions is crocheted or knitted afghans. I can’t crochet or knit, something I lament regularly. Despite every crocheter telling me how ridiculously … Continue reading

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Embroidered Tablecloths and Vintage GlasswareĀ 

Naturally when I bought that little wall cupboard I didn’t walk out of the op shop with just that!!! I found all sorts of other pretty bits and pieces, including these gorgeous vintage glasses, which will be perfect for the … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard MakeoverĀ 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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