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Love to op shop.

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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Karen Walker skirt – buy of the day

The Kowhai Tree opportunity shop (charity shop) which supports Women’s Refuge is a must-visit store in the old Silverdale shopping centre – Hospice also has a store nearby, When I visited the shop at the beginning of April, it was … Continue reading

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Never been a better time to Op shop

Every charity/thrift shop I have been into lately is overflowing with stuff. I admit most of it is junk and should never have been dumped at the shop in the first place but there are plenty of great bargains to … Continue reading

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Op Shop Buy of the day: Ekenas vase made in Sweden

Amazingly this beautiful glass vase has no chips or cracks. It was probably made mid-century. I paid $2 for it so it was an awesome buy. Love it!  

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Unusual finds: Yamajl, Rosengold etc

It’s been a week of unusual finds: A very nice Yamajl vase made in Japan for $1, a black Japanese female figurine for 50 cents and ¬†two tiny tea cups – one decorated in butterflies (made in China) and a … Continue reading

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Buy of the day – Tams pottery tea cup

  Tams pottery made in England.

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