Friday, 31 October 2008

Opportunity Knocks

Steph and I felt the need to escape the office today, so we drove in to Ballarat and did some essential op-shopping (for work purposes, of course!).

We found lovely vintage fabrics, buttons, children's books, blankets, colourful doilies, old packets of confetti, wrapping paper and a few housey bits and pieces. I am giving a whole pile of our own stuff to the local op-shop tomorrow, as I think it's important to keep the shops well-stocked and spread good oppy karma!






When we got home we piled everything up on the verandah. The pouffe needs a few repairs but I am very taken with it, I think this was my favourite find today!

13 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I'm planning a Ballarat oppy trip very soon....I'm hoping there'll be lots of treasures to find.

Annie said...

Glad you're keeping the "oppie karma" alive. great haul.

Jodie said...

oh you should have popped in for a cuppa !
Great haul - well done, especially that pouffe

Donna said...

Oooh love that pouffe Allison, great colours.

Kitschen Pink said...

Love the idea of op shop karma! Perfect! And I thought it was that you had an exceptional eye - now I know it's just karma! t.xxx

Swift Jan said...

I'd love to go op shopping with you!! If you're ever in Brisbane, give me a HOY! :D

Gingham and Flowers said...

Oh love that pouffe too! Looks like you had a great shopping trip. I never do that well at our charity shops.

vanessa said...

I love your haul...it looks just like what I like to buy! In December I am having a stall at Newcastle's annual Art Bazaar and I am launching my new business taeto selling handmade vintagey stuff. I am starting very small but if it goes well I am thinking of a website or etsy. It is hard to be sure as none of my friends do the same so I love to read people's blogs for inspiration and advice. Thank you very much for your blog.
Vanessa

Lark said...

Thanks Vanessa and good luck with taeto, I'll look forward to hearing more about it!

Allison xx

vanessa said...

Awww...thanks Allison..I'll try to post some photos of the stall when the dust has settled! Just bought some gorgeous lime green and white spotty fabric from Spotlight yesterday for the tables...hope to have it looking as cute as your cake stall :) x

claire Maraldo said...

I love your pouffe.

do you say "poof" or "poof-fay"?

Not wishing to offend anyone but i always have to stifle a chuckle.

Such a 70's word, straight out of the Dick Emery show.

your cake stall looks wonderful. I'm not surprised you sold loads.

But there is always someone who gets a bit uppitity about new ideas! Bah!

Michelle said...

love yor haul amazing work...
love the pouffe can't stand the word ottoman...pouffe is so much better...

fringe_face said...

It's official, I'm adding you to my blog roll. May not be a huge deal for you with many lovely adoring fans, but I insist on having access to your beautiful ideas and discoveries!

You make me so excited to one day have a family and decorate our house and make clothes for them :)

Oh, by the way...I have that owl mug (pictured up top)! Except it is colored in grey and orange. It is my most favorite mug and I can't wait to drink tea from it again one day (it's back in Aus, I'm temporarily living in Holland)

xx

(my blog if you're ever curious about life in Holland :)
http://fromhollandwithlove.wordpress.com/ )