TOF and I are holidaying on the mid-North coast.
South West Rocks is a town we both knew as children. In recent years my parents chose it for wintering in. It's a small town with two op-shops, both church run.
Our first frugalling foray yielded a few needed pieces of Tupperware (surprising, I know, but we didn't pack any and needed some for bait, sugar, coffee etc), some vintage Patons knitting patterns for the collection, craft materials for our mothers and this, one of my favourite finds for quite some time.
Vintage marquasite leaf pattern brooch, in perfect condition. $5. Photo taken in low light on camera phone - it's still shiny pretty.