Friday, January 8, 2010

The Op Hopping Adventures of SupaSel and CurlyPops - Day 2



After our adventures on Day 1, SupaSel and I decided to take a road trip for Day 2.


We began the day in Clunes (a little late after I slept in...whoops), and decided to head towards the Grampians.



We drove via Burumbeet, and the first town that we reached with an op shop was Beaufort. It's a lovely little shop in the main street, right next to a little cafe that had great organic coffee and blueberry muffins.



On the other side of the oppy was the hardware store, but it still had the original vintage shop windows.... it's hard to see from the photo, but the stained glass says DRAPERY.


From Beaufort, we headed for Ararat. We knew that there was at least one op shop in Ararat.... but we didn't know that there were actually five!



We spotted the first one right as we drove into town. It's actually an old petrol station. All of the clothes and bric-a-brac were in the old shop / cafe section, and the furniture was in the old workshop.



We drove further into town and found the oppies in the main street. Unfortunately for us, Vinnies were still on holidays.



A little further along the main street was the Save The Children oppy. There were some lovely old nana's working here that were too busy chatting to serve. I think it took us about half an hour of chatting before we could pay and leave! Those ladies could have chatted all day long.

Just around the corner, we also found the Salvos (and promptly forgot to take a photo).

It was time to pop back in the car and head for home, so we decided to take a different route, and headed through Elmhurst to Avoca. We arrived right on 4PM but luckily the oppy was still open. There were no prices on anything so we grabbed our finds and took them to the counter, where the nice lady charged us a grand total of $3.

Then it was off home to Clunes via a little scenic drive around Talbot.



I was mainly looking for sewing supplies and linens, and I managed to find oodles upon oodles of ric rac and lace trim...



some tea towels....



some doilies and placemats...



and the 'piece de resistance' - a uncut original in packet pattern for MAN UNDIES!

19 comments:

The Essess said...

I forgot about the Man Undies...! LMAO....

bubbachenille said...

cant wait to see the finished product ( man undies! )

Swirlyarts said...

You really, really need to make some Super Pops super hero pants from that pattern. Super Pops to the rescue!! :D

Miss Muggins said...

what about undies made from teatowels - super absorbent and stylish too! I'd like to see that!

Rebecca said...

I'm drooling! And not at the men's undies-- I can't seem to find any good doilies at my op shops! Looks like you a nice big stash of tea towels too! :)

beck said...

Your sure know how to get a girl excited on an early Friday morning! Phew! That stash of ric rac is a winner and the doilies are delightful but that last shot...I'm all in a lather! x

yardage girl said...

Ha ha - man undies - what pattern collection would be complete without this beauty! Nice finds!

Liam's Mummy said...

Yay for man undies! You can never have too much ric-rac or lace. Looks like you got a good haul of tea towels there too.

Becky said...

More fantastic finds. Man Undies, can't wait to see what you make from that!

Jennie said...

You dare to use the words 'uncut' and 'man undies' in the same sentence? I thought this was a classy blog!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

LOL Oh I can't stop laughing at that pattern! Fabulous finds! Can't wait to see what else you find. You have really inspired me to go on an op shopping adventure!
Sophie x

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That was a pretty good effort for a road trip!! Pity about the Vinnies in Ararat. I tell you what, I will go check out it out on your behalf next week (a little detour on the way to see my sister).

I hope you are making those man undies! (Pity Frances doesn't have the legs to model them.)

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

what a lovely day, Love the T. towels and ric-rac, boy those undies are a hoot, thanks for making me laugh, and thanks for sharing this trip.

MiM said...

thank goodness for op shopping, there is no greater thrill !

Mookah said...

It's Friday night, I'm home alone....and I'm reading about your MAN UNDIES! What's going on?

Betty Jo said...

Oh Avoca opshop....never change.
(and go all upmarket and have grouchy ladies who overprice things and sort the stock within an inch of it's life, all colour coded so we feel bad messing it up and we can't just fossick.)
Keep doing what you are doing, (others may follow) because that's why we love op shopping.
AMEN
xx Betty Jo (op shop addict)

Sarah said...

That pattern's just brilliant- I wonder if theere still any men out there that wear homemade undies?

dearmolly said...

Oh Cam, when will we see tea towel undies trimmed with ric-rac? They look so incredibly high waisted, perfect for someone's low slung jeans!!! could be the new look :)

Congrats of The Weekly Times feature too!

Lx

Lauren said...

You didn't happen to pop into 'Trends On Barkly' did you? It's my PIL shop!