Tuesday 14 July 2009


Okay, I know this is primarily a place for extolling the virtues of Canberra op shops. However due to working full time (doh) and a lack of Sunday opening times, I haven't had much opportunity (sorry bad pun!) to be thrifting in my home town.

I just had to share this great score though that I picked up on my way into Sydney last week. Out of the corner of my eye on the highway I spotted a big blue and red Salvos building. Hastily turning off I just managed to catch the last 20 minutes before they closed and quite politely but firmly asked me to leave. It wasn't nearly enough time, however a lovely crystal bowl set was my prize for only $8.00. The bowls are quite heavy and haven't been used much - they even have gold "Made in West Germany" stickers still attached. I am thinking they will look lovely for serving up some summery fruit salad.

The store is in Canley Heights: 136 Torrens Street CANLEY HEIGHTS NSW 2166. Ph. (02) 9724 0017.

Funnily enough as the guy helped me load my purchases into the car, he saw my number plates and mentioned that there had been a succession of Canberra people that day buying up big in the store!


Eilleen said...

oooh beautiful!

I'm actually going to Goulburn tomorrow to check out the op shops there. Wish me luck!

Taphophile said...

Good find and such a bargain.

perempuan said...

Love those apple bowls.