To gain the attention of the op shopping deities I have found it is important to adorn oneself in
pre -loved, op shopped finery so that the gods may recognise you as a true disciple and reward you accordingly with more vintage and second hand treasures.
So, with my polyester plumage, new favourite pink hand bag, my fingers crossed and hope in my heart I set forth on a bargain hunting mission.
How could the op shop deities resist a pussy bow of such perfection?
With me on my mission I took bags of my unwanted threads as an offering to the gods.
And I shopped and worshipped at the altar of the charity shop and was rewarded with lots of beauties to love and covet and wear.
Hurrah and hallelujah!
I found this poor ripped 50's frock that I am hoping I can rescue. For $4 I am definitely going to try and bring her back from the dead. Its funny though, because I fell for the gorgeous autumnal tones and yet my hubby actually shuddered in revulsion and loudly exclaimed "that's hideous!"
Poor tasteless man!
You can never gave enough cropped black jackets, I reckon.
I spotted this fabric in amongst the boring beige and dived for its happy bright pattern, squealing in glee. It is just so fun! It was also very sack-like but a quick nip in at the sides did the trick.
And did you notice? More pussy bow action!
How fabulous are these vintage bathers? And in pristine condition, I just couldn't resist despite the fact that I rarely go swimming. I might just have to make myself just for the sake of these lovelies.
I am always totally amazed by what others do not want and donate. One mans trash and all that. Like this brand new (still with tags on) Bettie Page bag. As much as I would adore to keep I,t I already have it in mind for a friends present. That's how much I love her!
And finally, this seriously stunning retro wall unit was spotted on my op shopping frenzy.
But lack of space meant I merely looked at it longingly, sighed and then walked away.
But I just couldn't stop thinking about it! It haunted me all night! So I shuffled some furniture and now this honey is mine. And I love, love, love her! What I don't love is trying to get sticky tape and price tag goo off. Any tips?
That's what a day of bargains and beauties will do to a girl!
What lovelies have you found lately?