Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Some of my Favourite Op Shop Posts

For the purpose of this post and others like it I may do in the future, "op shop" will mean op shop, thrift store, secondhand shop, true vintage shop and any other place you may get "pre-loved" clothing, toys and homewares, including online.  I fished some really fantastic things out of the bin at a sharehouse I was living at, once, and I am extending "op shop" to include things like that, too.

This post is essentially a list of blog posts which I have found especially inspirational or inspiring.  In some cases I searched through many posts by a particular blogger to find just the right one, in some cases I knew exactly what post I wanted to feature before I even started.  I hope from here you get some wonderful, inspirational ideas!
They are in no apparent order save for the order I found/rediscovered them.

First, a little shameless self-promotion with this post of my own: Things You May Not Know About Charity Op Shops

2. This post about clothes swapping by Agy: Have You Been To A Fashion Swop?

3. Thrifted maternity wear with Erica: Human Friendly Fashion Blogger Outfit- Maternity Edition

4. This one at I Love To Op Shop, in which I quite like the ugly clock: How Ugly is my Clock?

5. This adorable collection by Op Shop Mama, as I'm a sucker for a kid's xylophone: But Wait, There's More!

6. This one by Ali, because she opens with a delightful pun: Confessions of a Serial Shopper

If you enjoy reading these, let me know.  I would love to make another list for you.  Lists are cool.
I was a bit sad that some of my all-time favourites are from blogs that have been taken down.  Boo! :-( Lots of gems here though, all from blogs that are still up and have a lot of interesting content. :-)

Do you have a favourite op shop post or thrift blog?

Signed with love,
Cassandra Louise.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking up! Wishing you a lovely new year :-)

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  2. How great that you made a list. I agree; lists are cool :) I love to op shop but haven't read a lot of blog posts about op shopping. Best wishes for a happy new year :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's amazing what you can find in an op shop! Happy New Year! :-)

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  3. Ooo I love a good op shop. I don't actually know of any op shop blogs so this is great, thanks!

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    1. Most of the op shop or refashion blogs I know I found though link ups, Thanks for stopping by! :-D

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  4. Glad you liked my post! Love a pun, love an op shop, love a list. Happy New Year, and may 2014 bring untold, preloved treats for all!

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    1. Happy New Year! Looking forward to my first op shopping trip for the year (hopefully) next week. :-)

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  5. Happy New Year, may the op shops in 2014 be kind to you :-)
    Vicky

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    1. Happy New Year! Glad you came by. :-D

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  6. Op shops are fabulous, I totally want to do some op shop fashion posts this year! :)

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    1. Oh, yay! I look forward to reading them! :-)

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  7. One of my friends is awesome at finding great stuff at op shops. We also have a shop here called trendy trash which is beside the dump where people take stuff that it's quite rubbish. My friend found a vtech innotab there and got it for $5 because it apparently didn't work. She got it home and the only thing broken about it was that the batteries were in back to front! The batteries weren't even flat.
    A blog that I love who makes new clothes out of second hand stuff is Obsessive Creative Design http://obsessivecreativedesign.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm checking out that blog absolutely right now. :-D

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  8. I never have any luck finding things at Op Shops and I have pretty much given up even trying! I just don't have the luck :)

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    1. It can be hard! All depends on donations. I hope the Op Shop Fairy smiles on you one day. ;-) x

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  9. I love op shopping - great post #team ibot

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    1. I love the element of chance in op shopping. I've picked up designer things that I never knew were "designer" for as little as 50c! I think I'm a bit addicted. :-D

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  10. These are GOLD - thanks for sharing! I have to say until we had our third child we were a bit stupid, it's only NOW I am realising the benefits of sustainable living! You'd think that someone who was born and bred on a farm in the middle of nowhere would know better! Found you via IBOT - Emily :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I've always loved op shopping but until a few years ago I thought it had to be secret! The world of blogging has lead me to so many wonderful open op shop lovers! :-D

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  11. I've actually got another blog-friend who is an op shop ninja and between the two of you I am inspired to see what I can find! There is a good one in Paddington that I want to check out plus an awesome one at Tweed Heads where I will soon be for a holiday. I will let you know if I find any treasures :)

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    1. Every op shop is a new adventure! Is that corny? Don't answer that...
      Looking forward to hearing about your adventures! :-D

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