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!