Tuesday, December 18, 2012

are you an Op-Shop Show-Off?

















this sweet festive, rorstrand of sweden porcelain cup-or-sugar-bowl, and a trio of deer (i know nothing of  nana-nick-nacks, beswick maybe?) complete my christmas mantel this year, alongside clauds homemade advent calender and a sleeping elf
i'd dearly love a greened up up mantel but that soon to be replaced icky mustard wall paper makes green look bleurg so white was the only way. i'm looking to replace the mustard with a grey. it's very hard to find a grey that doesn't look either blue or purple or too light or too dark for this sunny room. but once it's done the white cup will join these other thrifted "whiteys" up there (from left: 'made in china': Arabia, Finland: Thomas, Germany) currently doing service in the craft room.

are you an op-shop show-off? or more modest about your superior thrifting abilities and luck? either way not everyone appreciates your skill, dedication or indeed finds. but we do here, and i'd be thrilled if you linked up and showed-off your second hand finds, new or old, here. (we'll be here every tuesday in the new year).

to link up just click on the blue click here message and follow the 3 simple steps to link up your blog post, and leave me a comment to let me know your here!
then if your keen grab the Op-Shop Show-Off Button from my sidebar to decorate yours (paste the code into a HTML gadget under the 'add a gadget' part of the layout section in blogger and save)

play along with us












play along with us

25 comments:

  1. One of the deers looks pretty scared :)
    Pretty show off's. I think I have never ever seen anything like that from Arabia.

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    1. it does! probably beacause i'm taking a photo of its bum!

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  2. I love op shop show offs! I appreciate their boastfulness. Great finds, you attention seeker!

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    1. :0) we are a special breed aren't we! hope all is good with you and the job is working out x

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  3. Yippee I am the first to join you! and I love the idea of doing it on a Monday as it always takes me a couple of days to get stuff sorted and photographed after weekend scouring xx

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    1. welcome, so glad you could come! the tea light holders are very festive, there is nothing like candle light in winter for cosying a place up x

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  4. I'm sure my vintage sheets and pillowcases deserve a show off ::)) must remember to photograph them as I purchase

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    1. ooh, I'm sure they do, i'd love to see them! are they quilting materials or in bed use?

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  5. This looks like fun... must play along in the new year :)

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    1. ooh another christchurch op-shopper, excellent! do join in, we'd love to have you x

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  6. Fun and cute! You are soooo good at this!

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    1. what can i say, years of practice!

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  7. I need to do a post for this - right now my only op-shop show offs are the 2 second hand towels I made into sheep costumes for our Christmas Eve play!

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    1. now those i definitely want to see! makes me feel nostalgic for the stripey sheets that were invariably made into shepherd costumes for the nativity when i was a small!

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  8. Oh, my mother has a Thomas vase like that. It sits by the phone with a pen always at hand. I like the new button.

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    1. i must look into this thomas place, i've never heard of it previously. thanks for linking lovely x

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  9. Aw - love the little deer. Thanks for hosting link-up!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. no worries, thanks for linking up Liz x

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  10. Every other blog post I do at the moment is about something I have snaffled from the charity shop! What a fantastic idea to do a link up. x

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    1. i know that feeling, i'm non an op-shop roll at the moment! thanks for linking up, some fantastic finds there, hope to see you here again in the new year x

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  11. Cute little deer! I think Beswick are marked as such on the bottom, but I am no expert. Who cares - they are adorable! xxx

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    1. nah, no mark. japanese maybe. but agreed. cute is cute no matter the origin!

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  12. Hi Max, I think a link up is a great idea - I think I definitely qualify as a show off. Thanks for hosting. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year, best wishes

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    1. you are extremely well qualified and welcome anytime!!! and merry christmas to you and yours, and may the new year bring you continued op-shopping good fortune! x

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  13. Hi Max,
    Just dropping in to wish you a Happy Christmas. Will surely be linking in the New Year when things get back to normal.
    Have a good one!!
    x

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