And yea, the op-shop shall provide

A Frifty Friday visit to the second hand shop, resulting in a rather good haul from my local Savers this afternoon. 

I to-ed and fro-ed about buying this one, but as I’d been coveting a Teasmade for years now (being the tea fiend that I am) I knew I had to buy it…in it’s original box and appears unused, but alas, no instruction book.  Of course, Savers stuck their crappy impossible-to-remove sticker on the top, and put sticky tape over the service label on the underside, and charged way too much, but I still knew I had to have it.

Next to the Teeboy, also in it’s original 70’s box was a GE(?) hair dryer with pink and purple packaging – one of those hair dryers that had a hose attached to a shower cap-like bit that you put on your head.  The shower cap thingy had a wild groovy purple and pink pattern on it. Sometimes I feel a pang of regret that I don’t collect 70’s things and Pyrex and ceramics, as nice examples always present themselves to me, and the expensive prices Savers charge (and the fact that they sell cups and saucers separately) mean that I can’t snaffle them all up as pressies for friends. Today I saw some rather nicely kitsch casserole dishes and also a set of cups and saucers that was white Pyrex with teeny green daisies around the top rim. I did find (and buy) a couple of pillowcases for this nice chick though.

Also in my shopping basket:

  • 4 pairs of knitting kneedles
  • 1 patons pattern book, circa 1985
  • vintage printed "sewing" apron
  • vintage printed tea towel (bit faded though…might become a cushion)
  • embroidered doiley featuring a snoozy Mexican and his burro
  • a couple of bags o’ sewing bits,
    • one of which contained this pincushion* [pic to come]
  • an Art Deco plate (Alfred Meakin, I’ll save it for next Thingy Thursday)
  • plain white pillowcases for embroidering
  • a fabulous late 50’s/early 60’s book called ‘Woman’s World’ which I’ll share bits of with you in future posts, as it’s a wealth of useful information (and cute illustrations)
  • a vintage thermos

So tomorrow I plan to give my Teeboy a test drive and wake up to a cuppa.  Only problem is, what to do about the milk?

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7 Responses to “And yea, the op-shop shall provide”


  1. 1 Christie Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 9:35 am

    wow- what a good shopping trip!

  2. 2 CurlyPops Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Sounds like you took home half the shop! Can’t wait to see some pics.

  3. 3 libby Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    A gorgeous tin and great finds. I wish I had a Savers near me! I’m keen to hear how your finding typepad.
    Happy Long weekend

  4. 4 libby Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    A gorgeous tin and great finds. I wish I had a Savers near me! I’m keen to hear how your finding typepad.
    Happy Long weekend

  5. 5 Hannah Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 11:56 am

    “Frifty friday”? Love it! Sounds like you did well too, nice work x

  6. 6 Kirsty Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Oooh – you’re very naughty but nice too. THANK YOU!

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