Saturday, June 07, 2014

Margell magic

As promised, I popped into town this morning to check out the op shops.

It's a small town, so there's only two, but I came away with treasures:
Collection of miniature items including a 1950s-style chair, a tea towel, a stack of old National Geographic magazines, a white plastic tub, a 'Be a health Kiwi' poster and an old biscuit tin.
A 1950s-style chair ($30: perfect for reading by the fire until I decide on what I want there in the long term), a stack of old National Geographic magazines ($5: because every holiday home needs old National Geographic magazines!), a white plastic tub for doing dishes in ($2: I'll get plumbing and a sink installed eventually but in the meantime I can get water from the toilet block taps), a 'Be a health Kiwi' poster ($5: a surprise find in an Australian op shop but stranger things have happened) an old biscuit tin ($2) and a tea towel (50 cents).

Did you notice what the tea towel was?
Close up of a 1950s-style miniature chair, displaying a 2011 fund-raising tea towel for Margell Public School and a stack of old National Geographic magazines.
How perfect is that?!

8 comments :

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

I think I've said before, your op shops leave my locals for dead! Nice haul, specially the chair, love that.

m1k1 said...

chortle

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Susan: ah yes, but It's easy to have great op shops when you create them yourself ;-)

jodie said...

i looked, and then I looked agin... Totally gorgeous.

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Created or RL, still leave mine for dead ;)

Mad for Mod said...

Nice finds!

Mini Dork said...

Those National Geographic mags are great. That tea towel is perfect. Did you draw all of the people? Just perfect.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Mini Dork: No, I used my super-doper search skills to find an image of a fundraising tea towel with about the right number of kids on it, then popped it through Photoshop to rejig the centre section to suit my school.