In more positive news, I said in a previous post that I'd be uploading photos of items in my wardrobe to sell - and I finally did it. Check out 'WEAR MY WARDROBE' for pics and prices. I have added some descriptions, but otherwise if you are interested in anything please email me and ask questions. Postage is extra - cost price for a 500g or 3kg satchel and registered postage if you'd like.
Since it is Sunday, the original intention of this post was to share my recent op shopping experiences and link up with Sophie. After my experience at the Mugga Lane Tip, I decided to visit the Mitchell Tip so that I had experienced the whole gamut of Canberra tips or "resource management centres".
The Mitchell tip shop is much better organised and tidier than the Mugga Lane one. It also seemed a bit smaller, but maybe I was imagining it. Unfortunately I didn't find an exercise bike, which is the main reason I visited, but it was still a fun experience.
Outside at the Mitchell tip - plenty of rusty bikes
These would make great planters - I would buy these if I planned to stay in Canberra for any decent period of time. They're still for the taking!
Corner cabinet - another nice piece.
Vintage wooden toy truck, would look great as a planter too! I can picture it with lots of colourful flowers :-)
I found a few books to read for $1 a piece, and apart from that managed to resist buying. The tip shops are DIY heaven - there are plenty of things like old window frames, building materials, lots of furniture... there are also things like bird aviaries, aquariums, kids toys, plenty of CRUTCHES if you break a leg (LOL... I paid $40 for mine from the hospital!), books, kitchenware and bric a brac.
Nothing is priced, you can either ask a staff member how much something costs (for large items) or take it to the counter (smaller items). From what I saw, things seemed to be really cheap. Best of all, proceeds go to charity like any other op shop.