Vinnies Belconnen will be having a Craft Sale on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April. Further details will be posted when I know them.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
The winter stock is out, so if you're keen to snaffle a kid's snowsuit, now's the time. As we all know, they'll all be gone when it's actually cold. There was a nice Size 5 kids overall number at Dickson today.
Monday, 23 March 2009
I found this little gem at Aussie Junk in Mitchell yesterday.....there only seemed to be one which is a shame so npow finding it a friend is added to my ever growing things to look out for list - if anyone sees another chair to match let me know.
We had actually gone to Aussie Junk in search of some terracotta pots but couldn't find any! So if anyone saw any over the weekend I'd love to know where.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Oh, and the knitting magazine and patterns are pretty well picked over. Sorry.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Our car is in for repairs this week, so I made the most of clearish day last week to traipse around with traps with my 2 yo for
We went to the Salvos and Aussie Junk in Mitchell, to the YMCA in Kingston and the Salvos in Fyshwick. I had an appointment in Belconnen in the afternoon, so we finished up with a lightning raid on Salvos at Jamison, which confirmed its reputation (in my house at least) as the most "dreamin'" overpriced op shop in Canberra. I ended up with a most satisfactory haul that I think's a pretty good reflection of my particular op shopping fetishes - cookbooks (especially the Time Life Good Cook and Foods of the World series, some vintage and modern Australian cheffy type ones - here a TL Foods of the World folder with the Middle East volume), weird stuff about cats, cast iron cooking pots and pans, ($13 for saucepan, frypan and lid that fits both) vintage melamine (50 c), mystery kitchen appliances, some kids' videos (50 c each) and the occasional clothing item (a very nearly new pair of size 10 1/2 shiny patent boots for $25 from Salvos Mitchell).
Score of the day was the mystery appliance, which was $5 at the Fyshwick Salvos upstairs. It turns out to be the Benriner Cooks' Helper, $79 new at the Asian supermarket at Belconnen Mall. Even better, the manual's on the web, so my older son's been having "vegetable spaghetti" in his lunchbox. I love the internet ; )
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
The prices start at $10 and average at $15. Example - a cheap fleecy knit cardie originally from BigW was $15. The equivalent on the other racks - $7. BRICKBAT
Monday, 16 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Rumour has it the old 250 sqm shop will move into 800 sqm premises up the road in Hoskins Street.
Op shops - the only recession growth industry?
Friday, 13 March 2009
I never thought I'd see the day when I was front row at a fashion show, but last night it finally happened. It was only a little fashion show but it was my kind of fashion show: Re-Loved, a fashion parade with sustainability in mind.
It was held in conjunction with Salvos and here's Ken giving a speech at the beginning of the night:Handbags by Hanny Dewar
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Aussie Junk and Revolve have been added. Not really op-shops, but second-hand bargain hunters paradises, nonetheless.
There's now a master list of all shops known and lists for each of the districts. We've included Yass, Goulburn and Cooma, but only the Yass list is populated. Anyone have knowledge of the op-shops in the surrounding district? Also, are there fields of information you'd find useful on the spreadsheet that aren't there now?
We'll update the map as time permits, or you could volunteer to help out with that - just ask TSS for an invitation.
It's back, but not in the shopping centre itself. The new Retro Rack is adjacent to Cooleman Court on Brierley street, in between the NAB and Flight Centre. It is roughly opposite The Garden Nursery. It's on the same side of Cooleman Court and a couple of hundred metres from Salvos.
Hours are 9.30-5.00 M-F and 10-2.00 on Saturday.
It's still a small shop, but well organised and clean. The stock is of reasonable quality. Prices - not as dear as Vinnies, about $5 for a blouse and they had 7 balls of Patons Totem for $10 which is not too bad and certainly not as expensive as Vinnies.
The men's shirt rack is too high to comfortably reach but if you ask they'll lend you their hook to take items down.
The shop only accepts cash - no EFTPOS or credit cards.
It's certainly worth a look and fits in nicely with a Saturday morning run to Salvos at Weston and the little Anglican op-shop at Chapman shops (and then it's not so far to Salvos and Vinnies in Phillip).
Friday, 6 March 2009
I walked out much later with two pairs of pants and two shirts (well there goes my 7 things for this week).
I have no idea when it finishes so if you are in the Belconnen area, stop in.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
My picks of the day were 10 metal folding chairs that went for $72, or $7.20 each, and a bedroom set of a Tallboy and Nightstand for $100.
Monday, 2 March 2009
It might be worth asking if you're in the market for model kits etc.