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 http://blognow.com.au/makemyheartsing
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.