Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"tinny" Op-Shop Show-Off Feb 5th 2013














"tinny"=kiwi for good luck/a lucky person. 

we did a wee bit of day-tripping over the christmas holidays as opposed to a holiday, as pregnancy does not like a strange bed. one of our outings took us in the vicinity of  probably the best second hand shop in New Zealand. though in Mayfield-in-the-middle-of-nowhere, none the less it is always bustling when ever we arrive, the owner invariably re-stocking from the latest auctions in the district, multiple unsorted boxes to rifle. foraging is the funnest way to find, and as op-shopping goes, rural plus high turn-over is always a good recipe for a fresh find, i find.

to date i have always found one of these tins in this specific design, of varied size and colours for my collection there, this visit was no exception. one of them proved my previous theory, that the tins were produced for the New Zealand choysa tea company wrong... perhaps instead a tin-specific NZ company making them for all and sundry?

now we're finally back in our home, post earthquake repairs (actually they're still working on it, around us,. don't ask,it might set off another bout of thwarted nesting/anti-EQC rage) i'm going to get stuck into displaying them. between unpacking the room of boxes to the ceiling behind which the collection lays, and giving birth (I'm 36 weeks now) hopefully!


so, what are the hallmarks of a truly great secondhand shop for you (and spill, where is it?)


and, are you an op-shop show-off?




it’s charitable, green, cheap, exciting, fun, nostalgia inducing, potentially lucrative and often just plain necessary. whatever your reason for op-shopping/second hand shopping we’d love it if you joined us on Tuesdays here at blackbirdhasspoken.blogspot.com for Op-Shop Show-Off day, a linky open to all, all week, to link up a blog post about any aspect of your second-hand shopping life.

tell us your op-shopping philosophy, or divulge your secret hunting techniques. let us know about your wants, or skite (English translation= “show-off “) about your amazing finds. review the best op-shopping spots in your town, or request or give information on your fascinating finds, you’ll always be talking to an appreciative audience here.


How to link up?

1.   post your blog post. 

2.   
link to Op-Shop Show-Off in your blog post, so your blog readers can come over
      and peruse or post in the linky too

3.   scroll to the bottom of my latest Tuesday Op-Shop Show-Off post and click on the    
      linky tool, then follow the 3 easy steps


4.   don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you linked up


5..  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)




















26 comments:

  1. Tins are awesome! hope things are settling down around you xx

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    1. Thanks leonie! I hope they are too!

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  2. Hi max...dont know if its just my side but the linky tool isnt showing to link up. Is it me?

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    1. Oops, forgot to load the linky, i shall add it this afternoon as soon as im home, apologies x

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  3. I can't wait to go there it's going to happen in March

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    1. Miriam, you will be in heaven there...take a trailer!

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  4. i finally have something to share! not an op shop, but second hand from an estate sale! I love seeing other people's finds.

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    1. anything not new is the rule of thumb around here, no matter its source. the teddy radio you found is awesome-can you imagine the orginal kid-owners face when they opened that on christmas or birthday morning-once upon a time high tech!
      thanks for linking up Rae x

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  5. I have a thing for tins too! So lucky that you always get the right ones for your collection. Ive linked up some finds from a trash n treasure stall i went too!

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    1. a trash and treasure stall? i like the sound of that!

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  6. Wonderful. I love to find out where and why things came about. Let us know if you ever find the elusive tin maker.

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  7. I couldnt resist :) Im a HUGE opper, and its great to see what everyone else is discovering and giving new life too. yahoo!

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    1. resistance is futile, just op! lovely to have you linking up, lovely blog you have there x

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  8. yay I finally got it together and have linked up!. I had so much fun this week at the oppies...may have something to do with being able to go child free!
    36 weeks!...let the countdown begin!
    Allison x

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    1. yay! i had my first child free opping experience in 3 years this week too, as claud is at the quite happy to be at kindy by herself stage. very relaxing-didn't find anything tho!

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  9. Thanks for hosting! Your NZ bloggers get together sounds wonderful - pity I'm in Scotland!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. yes, it is rather a long trip for a short weekend! thatnks for linking liz, the tea set is just beautiful x

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  10. Eek, I can't believe how close it is to the big day. Other people's pregnancies always speed by. Hope you're feeling well and are not too stressed out by everything going on around you.
    xx

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    1. i cat believe it either. i could do with another month or two to get organised and have a rest!

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  11. Mayfield is amazing! A bit more pricey than it used to be but still worth a visit. I got some nice op shop stuff for my birthday, just been a bit lazy and haven't taken any pictures. I will make an effort to link up to this again soon!

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    1. the pricing is rather random there, but the amazing stock more than makes up for that (and the tins are always cheap!). looking forward to seeing your gifts x

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  12. Hi, I'm late to the party, but hey better late than never! If you ever need any op shopping tips for the Nelson region just ask me! But have to say my favourite is the recycling centre/dump shop/or Mitre 11 (to those in the know, because it's just around the corner from Mitre 10!) S:)

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  13. mitre 11 heh heh heh. thanks for the insider tip. i used to get up to nelson several times a year every year, love the place, but not for the last two years for several reasons, i am LONG overdue a visit. thanks for linking up, gorgeous photos as always x

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  14. Awesome max i will be sure to show off my finds next time I go treasure hunting.
    Leax
    Ps 36 weeks! Wow!

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