Sunday, October 5, 2008

Grandma Takes a Trip

How lucky for us Sydneysiders there are TWO Grandma Takes a Trip stores to explore :)

Gould St, Bondi Beach:

10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 7.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm

Crown St, Surry Hills: I especially liked being in the balcony overlooking the street.

Opening Hours

10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00 am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 8.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 6.00pm
12.00noon - 5.00pm

* I took this pictures from the Grandma Takes a Trip website. If anyone from there has a problem with this, I'll gladly remove them. A post is just more fun w/ visuals.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My re-worked 21st Birthday Dress

Catch of the Day, my favourite op shop in Blacktown, is where I found the top-turned-dress I wore for my 21st birthday.

After cutting from the top of the sleeves and tapering the sides, this is what became of the gold mesh top:

Though I am really petite, the dress did turn out shorter than expected. I compensated and wore a black mini skirt underneath it, teamed with black thigh high socks and dark brown knee-high boots. Who would've guessed the dress cost me less than $10? :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Port Douglas Op Shop Find

I was on hols recently and stopped by the local St Vinnies (I think it was) and my Husbie got a Wombles record and I got:

A Moo Moo (or Mu Mu)!!! The material is pretty:

So I'm sensing a refash coming on for this one as it's pretty big as is, I'll prob post the result in my blog!

AND if you wanna get involved in Pop Trashed - let me know!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Main Street, Blacktown

There are a few op shops on Main Street, Blacktown that I like rummaging through. They're not far from Blacktown station, marked in red on the map.

Some of the goodies I've found in these shops:

Bag $5.00
with nice button detail

Necklace, $2.00

Top $7.00

Jacket $25

When I first started op shopping I was surprised to find really decent second-hand finds. I think it was that bag for a measley 5 bucks that started my addiction!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Reverse Garbage

These are some pics I took at the Reverse Garbage - Addison Rd, Marrickville. There really should be more places around like this!

I must've been about 8 years old when my mum first took me and my brother to the Reverse Garbage. From memory, I had only been there once in the six years of living on the same road! Still, there was something about this place and it's mountains of junk that I would always remember.

When my brother told me he was going on a trip to Marrickville, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go to the Reverse Garbage again. It was so random - he wanted to go back just to check out the place where we grew up. It was funny 'cos I wanted to go back there so I could take pictures and blog about it here. There was something serendipitous about it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hello I'm Maria and I'm an Op-Shopaholic

Hey Pop Trashed!

I'm excited about contributing to this blog and doing the work (ie op-shopping) to keep it updated. I really do love op-shopping. There's a rush that comes with finding quality stuff amoungst the junk. Especially the quality stuff with a ridiculously low price! It's like going on a treasure hunt. Another plus is that you're buying second-hand: good for the environment and good for your conscience.

I planned on sharing pics of some of my op-shop finds, but my digicam has just run out of battery so maybe tomorrow.

I also started a design journal at
Thanks Veronica Darling for taking me on board!


Monday, May 5, 2008

80s dress to Bladerunner

Hey there Poptrashed visitors!

Here's a dress I got from SCRAGS, a fantastic second hand store on King Street, Newtown:

And here's with a little sewing, taking in, taking up etc:

More photos on my craft blog - Veronica Darling's Crafty Adventures - woo hoo!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Mini Fete

Friends of mine held a 'mini fete', rather than a garage sale last week.
I made them anzac biscuits and found some killer terry toweling material.

Friday, April 11, 2008

A visit to the old Tempe Tip

Haven't been shopping for AGES, but went to the Tempe Tip on Thurs and got some medium sized bits of material (for short dresses or tops) for 50 cents each:

I've heard people talk about the Tempe Tip, but I never really knew where it was and I've driven through Tempe a few times! One day I saw a 'Salvos' sign and jackpot, it's past all the fast food outlets and a left hand turn (if you're driving away from the city), here are the details for NSW Salvos.

I really liked it, the op shop is a massive warehouse (and the shop takes up only half of the space), but there was quite a lot of material scraps and loads of buttons that I'll go back for later.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

any shorter?

This pattern is incredible. It's the perfect mix palm leaves and parrots. It was a little long, but new with a nice hem it has that whole summer-show-off-your-legs feel.
$20 bucks!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yay, first post to poptrashed

Hey guys,

Here's a new exciting fandangled blog (although it's looking pretty daggy at the moment) for op shoppers! We love op shopping in Sydney and we love showing off our bargains to each other, so here's the place for it! Yay!