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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Final thrifted goodies of 2011

So slightly late here are details of my final thrifting for 2011. I am playing along with Sophie's Her Library Adventure's Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday

I spent the Christmas holiday week back in NSW visiting my lovely brother and his beautiful wife.
We hit the local Penrith opshops. Penrith is a really good locale for opshops: there are 6 all within walking distance of each other: sadly the Lifeline was closed for the Christmas week so we had to content ourselves with glimpsing in the windows: apparently it is as good as the Salvo’s but not just not as chock-a-block crammed with stuff!! So a bit easier to browse and wander around.

I splashed out at the Anglicare half-price sale and got some lovely jeans, dresses and a top. Fashionable good fitting jeans seem to be notoriously hard to thrift so I was thrilled to find these skinny leg Dr Denim & Ladakh jeans. The grey dress is so pretty: the label is Sewn.

Thrifted JeansThrifted Jeans

Thrifted dress: anglicareThrifted dress anglicare label 'sewn'Thrifted tunic top
Its now 3 years and counting since I last bought a piece of new/non opshopped clothing (fraggle rock tee @ Myer sales) but I did a 4 year stretch at uni, so I still have a ways to go…

Some lovely shoes from the Salvo’s
Thrifted sandalsThrifted White sandalsPretty thrifted court shoes

Fabric & manchester love:
Red fabricThrifted fabric: cute faux patchwork in browns & yellows

Stripey beach towel: thriftedScarf/tie? Cute cassette fabric

And some bits and bobs: cute stationary, floral trivet?, jar of buttons, cute mug, vintage cards, egg cup...
Thrifted random goodies

The Salvos was pretty breathtaking: its big and full of STUFF!! I could have wandered around for hours (I did actually make a 2nd visit before I left!)
I snatched a bad photo of just half of the crockery section.
Penrith Salvos
Prices were a bit steep  at the Salvos but there were certainly bargains to be found in there (I just had to think about the suitcase space)
I put on 6 kilos over Christmas... in my suitcase!

Details of the shops we visited are below.

ENDEAVOUR RECYLCLED CLOTHING
479 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750
(02) 4722 3432

SALVOS
499 High Street PENRITH
Ph (02) 4721 7321 Fax (02) 4721 7321
Mon- Fri 9.00am-4.20pm
Sat 9.00am-1.45pm

ANGLICARE
563 High Street Penrith NSW 2750
(02) 4732 2753

LIFELINE
109 Henry Street PENRITH
Ph/Fax 4721 7603
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

VINNIES
2/144 Henry Street Penrith, 2750
Phone: 4722 3450
Mon - Fri 9am -4pm; Sat 9am -12pm; Sun Closed

SMITH FAMILY
82 Station Street, Penrith
02) 4731 3011
Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 4.45pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 2.45pm


Thrifted style
thrifted style Summer 2012
May your 2012 be full of the most delightful opshopping, thrifting, garage sale-ing, tip shops, kerbside collections, etc, etc for you all! xo




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