Op shop addictions, you know you can't help yourself.....

Tell me what is on your list of op shop/thrift store items that try as you might and as many as you have you can't pass up. Come on you know what I'm talking about. We're not talking frocks and clothing because let's face it, that's a given, what are those other little buys you can't let go, like the chocolate you sneak into the weekly grocery shop.

My list is varied and maybe a little surprising....

So that's just some of the items I just can't leave alone, try as I might. I don't think any of them are a nasty habit. But I know there must be some of you out there that just seriously can't stop yourself with certain things even if they serve no practical need at home. Now's the time to fess, come on tell Trudie.

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My Vintage Childhood: Op shop addictions, you know you can't help yourself.....

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Op shop addictions, you know you can't help yourself.....

Tell me what is on your list of op shop/thrift store items that try as you might and as many as you have you can't pass up. Come on you know what I'm talking about. We're not talking frocks and clothing because let's face it, that's a given, what are those other little buys you can't let go, like the chocolate you sneak into the weekly grocery shop.

My list is varied and maybe a little surprising....
  • Old wide blade and or bone handle butter knives, the Ben loves how they swipe his bread in one go. He is forever reminding me if I see them to grab them.
  • Padded crocheted coat hangers, well nice ones that is. Why? Because they keep your vintage frocks hanging so much nicer than wooden, wire or plastic hangers
  • Vintage print sheets, this one is kind of a given to any op shopping mad vintage lover. But I've got quite a collection and I'm convinced I need more to put together gorgeous mismatched sets for Sarah's room. I have two of several prints, perhaps I should do a swap with someone.

  • Vintage print scarves, I turn these things over like no ones business. I have been known to have loads of them and then I'll spring clean them. I gift a lot of them. Sell some then re-donate others. But I always have a drawer fall of them, I just can't pass them up, I wear them on my head, tie them to a bag, use them as belts and more. But I can't stop buying them.
  • Lego, if you've been a Lego kid, have kids or in my case have a husband who grew up with Lego being their main choice of toy of entertainment, one must purchase any random bags of Lego. Apparently by the Ben's standards there can never be too much Lego.
So that's just some of the items I just can't leave alone, try as I might. I don't think any of them are a nasty habit. But I know there must be some of you out there that just seriously can't stop yourself with certain things even if they serve no practical need at home. Now's the time to fess, come on tell Trudie.

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14 Comments:

At February 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Terri said...

For me, it is aprons and then the scarves.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Me said...

I love bone handled knives - my absolute favourite - if only they weren't so expensive when I see them !!!!
Have a great week !
Me

 
At February 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Rachel Retrogoddess said...

I love the bone handled knives too.
I can't pass up vintage tea towels - the souvenir ones.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

I'm a teacup hoarder and I can't pass up knitted baby clothes, even though I'm not planning a pregnancy any time soon! Since moving out of home, I've also started a Pyrex collection :)

 
At February 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Lyndel said...

my name is Lyndel, and I'm addicted to vintage knitting patterns, scarves, and souvenir TeaTowels (if linen). there, I've said it!!

 
At February 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Vix said...

For me it's funky fabric to re-purpose, vintage tea towels (I gift wrap wine in them as a thank you gift to dinner party hosts), tooled leather anything and of course clothes, hats, boots, shoes, sandals, bags.....the list never ends! xxx

 
At February 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Terri yes aprons I go through phases with them too.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

The knives are popular answer. I've just never got into the tea towel love, perhaps I haven't found the perfect ones for me yet.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 9:06 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Lol well having an emerging vintage children's business I can't pass up old vintage baby goodies either or any old baby clothes and items when and if I come by them.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Lyndel you made me laugh out loud. I too go through phases with knitting and crochet pattern books even though I can't do either. I do have a lot of knitting and crochet friends so they are often gifted.

 
At February 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

You are the queen Vix so your list I can imagine is wild and long. I'd love to see how you gift wrap the bottles of wine in tea towels.

 
At February 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Sarah Why said...

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PS. I adore op shops. I like old clocks, in particular. Especially the alarm ones with the bells on top ^_^

 
At February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

Hmmm, my op shop addictions (at the moment at least!) would be Johnson (duh), tooled leather anything, kitsch royal family souvenirs, vintage sheets/fabric/teatowels & pillow cases. I think that's about it for now haha xx

 
At February 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM , Blogger rachel @ idlepines said...

Vintage sheets, linen tea towels, sweet aprons, retro crockery, cute tchotchkes, 60s/70s children's picture books...

 

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