How far will you go for a bargain......

For this past week, the Big V has been on holidays and we have been indulging in family time. It's been great and we've even had an overnight stay away. Yesterday evening we arrived back home from a day and night in Hervey Bay. We traveled up to surprise one of my best friends for her birthday and have also had some wonderful quality time with our godchildren.

Cohen crashed and burned on the way back home yesterday.

My conversations with my bestie always include some chatter about op shops and bargains, and some thrifting adventures are scheduled for our next trip as time was limited this time around. I also noticed some other locations on our travel route that will require a visit too. But all this travel got me thinking how far do you normally travel out of your area for a spot of treasure hunting? I'm fortunate to have about eight shops within a ten to fifteen minute drive from home, and plenty more than that the further I go.


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My Vintage Childhood: How far will you go for a bargain......

Friday, July 13, 2012

How far will you go for a bargain......

For this past week, the Big V has been on holidays and we have been indulging in family time. It's been great and we've even had an overnight stay away. Yesterday evening we arrived back home from a day and night in Hervey Bay. We traveled up to surprise one of my best friends for her birthday and have also had some wonderful quality time with our godchildren.

Cohen crashed and burned on the way back home yesterday.

My conversations with my bestie always include some chatter about op shops and bargains, and some thrifting adventures are scheduled for our next trip as time was limited this time around. I also noticed some other locations on our travel route that will require a visit too. But all this travel got me thinking how far do you normally travel out of your area for a spot of treasure hunting? I'm fortunate to have about eight shops within a ten to fifteen minute drive from home, and plenty more than that the further I go.


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At July 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

I see so many good bargains about an hour or so away Trudie but sometimes I just can't justify it with the price of petrol. If its a big ticket item like an antique piece of furniture or car, I'd probably think seriously about it. Other than that, I rely on my close oppies. Scored yesterday big time with a complete winter wardrobe for my daughter for $27. Can't beat that.

Anne xx

 
At July 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM , Blogger pastcaring said...

My route is all within a bus ride, with lots of charity shops very local. But it's always great fun going somewhere different to try new markets/charity shops.
Glad you had a good trip, even if it was tiring for some of the party! xx

 
At July 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Teresa said...

I'm lucky to have quite a lot of good op shops about 15 mins away but I do also travel all over the Gippsland countryside to find things. It's a good excuse for a car trip! ;)

 
At July 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM , Anonymous Eilza said...

I used to travel for op shop adventures - my favourites are on the way to visit a friend in Central Victoria. Now I have a 3 month old baby I've been hanging out at my local oppies, when I get a chance.

 

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