Op-shop gods

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As Kirsty always says, let the op-shop gods know what you want and eventually it will come to you. (Or something like that.) Yesterday whilst pottering around Savers, I picked up a ceramic salt cellar with a wooden lid for HP, as he’d been wanting one for a while now. As luck would have it, there were two there waiting for me, so I picked my fave, and toddled home with it. “Just like Nanna’s!” said HP.

I was also looking at my “op-shop will provide” list again in the sidebar, I’ve got down there “78 records”…well I also picked out a few yesterday out of the stack that had recently been donated to Savers. I got a Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and a couple of others which I might blog tomorrow. Yay!

So in that spirit, oh op-shop gods, I’m after a vintage perpetual calendar, sort of like this one I found on Flickr. I’m getting a happy little collecting of vintage desk stuff going, and I’d love to add one of these. Please?


3 Responses to “Op-shop gods”

  1. 1 nomes Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:36 am

    i’ll keep my eye out this end

  2. 2 Levin (and Emily) Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    oooh i love op shop finds. i scored an old portable typewriter for my daughter – she loves it. now i just need to find out where to get ribbons from…….
    hope you op shop dreams are fulfilled!

  3. 3 CurlyPops Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I’ll add it to my hunting too!

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