Flowers in the Attic saga

Today’s find was Flowers in the Attic and Petals in the Wind published in the 1980s  – the original covers. The covers look like the past 38 years have not been kind! But the spines are good and all the pages are there – still readable.


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Hospice Shop Helensville

This is a must-go to op shop. Sooo much stuff at very reasonable prices ie 4 kids books for $1, lots of clothes, furniture, household stuff etc. Easy parking beside this large op shop. It is on Mill Rd. Also visit the St Johns Op shop on the town’s main street. I didn’t have much time to go through this shop but it was clean and well organised.


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Browns Bay op shops

The Red Cross shop and the SPCA shop were both well organised and very clean. We didn’t make it to Hospice this time but picked up a few CDs and books in both shops. So easy to get a park at Browns Bay and wander around the shops.


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Vintage Swan Lake print – 1960/70s

This was a rare find at my local opshop. Back in the 1960s and 1970s almost every household had a swan lake print on the wall in the lounge.



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Loving the dust jacket art on old Mills and Boon books

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Depression Glass

Best piece of depression glass I have bought so far – love the colour but I still want to find a green vase.

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Whangarei’s Op Shops

Paper Bag Princess was very busy when I visited on Easter Saturday. Well laid out store with plenty of good buys.

The Red Cross Op shop is next-door – both are on Bank Street.


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