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Friday, 4 December 2015

Op-Shop Bargains!

Yesterday we had so many incredible scores at the op-shops, I am so pleased with what we purchased. For the last couple of days I've been wanting to change my bedspread, just for something different, but I really don't like spending so much money on these items that aren't really 'necessities' in life. Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled when I found this beautiful vintage bedspread in perfect condition at our local op-shop store! And, what's even better is that I found a gorgeous knitted blanket to match! I think it's brand new!

When it comes to decorating my home, I really love either making things myself, or finding the perfect treasure at op-shops, garage sales or on line selling sites. I think it's the knowing that I'm not breaking the budget when a spend a few dollars on something beautiful. I think it's safe to say that I'm addicted to beauty and it's not so much the 'things' I love, but the beauty of them. It's part of how I make our house feel like a home for my family.


I love the different patterns in the squares, it gives great texture and an extra feeling of love and warmth!



The bedspread was only $4.00 and the blanket was $5.50! So for a total of $9.50, I have a completely new, beautiful bed that is incredibly comfortable. I felt like I was sleeping in a bed from Little Women last night; daydreaming again!

It really is possible to have a beautiful home from second hand purchases alone. Everything that comes into my home has a clean up and then it's as good as new! I actually find that a lot of vintage treasures are sold second-hand, as not everyone's taste is vintage with decorating, so if you love vintage then maybe you could find yourself some homey touches that don't cost a lot. I enjoy second-hand shopping (or scavenging as some could call it!) much more than retail shopping and ...


... I really enjoy making my bed now! 

14 comments:

  1. The bedspread looks comfy and warm. :) That's a steal! Lovely.

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    1. It's very comfy, but light, so not too warm, but that's perfect for summer! :)

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  2. It's amazing what you can find at op shops! Your bed looks lovely!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca and yes, op-shops have some excellent bargains that's for sure! :)

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  3. Beautiful cover! I love vintage.

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    1. Thanks Megan, I'm addicted to vintage! ;)

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  4. Great finds! I love treasure hunting as my kids call it. So fun to find just the right things in our budget. I totally would not be able to afford most of what we have in our house if it wasn't for thrift stores. :)

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    1. Yes treasure hunting is a very fitting thing to call it! I really love op-shopping for the same reason; finding things within our family budget! Thanks for saying hi Catherine!

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  5. Thanks for linking up at Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-It Party! Your post was pinned to our group board.

    What a pretty bedspread. I love Little Women too!

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    1. Thanks for that Hil! Little Women is one of those movies you can happily watch over and over!

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  6. Hi Elisha! Lovely to meet you. I'm a fellow op shopper and have picked up a few good bedding bargains but I am absolutely swooning over that cream coloured throw. Lucky you! Thank you so much for linking your post up to Thriving on Thurdays last week. It was a pleasure to have you. I'm featuring this post at tomorrow's party. (PS I adore your house!) Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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    1. Hi Anne, lovely to meet you too! I swoon over the throw every time I look at it! I'm just so happy with it! Thank you so much for the feature, it's a great privilege! I'll visit again for sure!

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  7. That blanket is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. You're welcome, and yes, I still love to gaze dreamily at it ... oh dear!

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