Veganopoulous will be changing address!

joey

Ooooh, new address over there!

Hi folks, gosh this blogging break is trying my patience. I’ve got stuff to blog about (food reviews, op shop finds!) but I thought I’d wait until the new blog is up. My blog will be changing hosts so there will be a new address. Unfortunately I can’t automatically move subscribers over so when the new blog is live, I’ll post here with the details and you will have to manually subscribe to the new blog yourselves.  Sorreeeee! I’ll give you an awesome family recipe of mine to make up for it.

I’d love to see you (and new subscribers of course) over at my new address when everything is up and running! Please? MWAH!

A short blogging break: it’s decluttering time

Hi everyone, I’m going to be changing the blog up a bit (like cleaning out the gajillion pointless categories and decluttering the tags for starters) and a few other things.  All this requires a bit of a break while I move things around and make everything sparkly clean and makeovery.  Plus I need to find more time to go op shopping ;)

You can catch me on Twitter @Veganopoulous

See you when I get back!

love boat

Veganopoulous is expecting you!

 

Goss ‘n Shop Op Shop, Sunshine

Today’s op shop: The Goss ‘n Shop Op Shop at Holy Apostles Anglican Church, 100 Anderson Road in Sunshine

Goss 'n Shop Op Shop Sunshine

The Goss ‘n Shop is one of my favourite op shops.  Truthfully, I haven’t found much stuff there for me personally, but it’s such a nice bright little shop with lovely people working there who are always up for a chat. Prices are reasonable and they sometimes have specials on certain categories of items:

Goss 'n Shop Op Shop Sunshine

Last year, I picked up a nice 1970s secretary dress or two from the rack on the right:

Goss 'n Shop Op Shop Sunshine

The toys area is mostly made up of soft toys, though there are a few games and other toddler toys:

Goss 'n Shop Op Shop Sunshine

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was this gorgeous flash of orange. A second later I had to contain myself.   S C O N E   H O L D E R ! ! !

vintage scone holder

From now on I just KNOW that scones will not taste good unless they are served in my new-old scone holder.  My mum was thrilled when she saw it too, she was “oh my goodness, I have not seen one of these in years and years”.  Thanks Mum but it’s MINE.  Even though you offered to wash and iron it.

How about you?  Ever found a scone holder?

Wayside Bargain Centre, Sunshine

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

Today’s Op Shop: Wayside Bargain Centre, 30 Withers Street in Sunshine

 

I had a bit of a surprise walking in to the Wayside Bargain Centre, because it’s no longer your typical op shop.  Things have been repainted and moved around so it’s no longer as cramped and musty as it has been in the past.  I’m not sure when they completed the store update but it looks much better in there, however the upstairs area which formerly had books and games is now off limits. A worker there today told me it has changed from being an op shop in to more of a bargain centre. I must admit I felt a bit disappointed to hear this as I prefer op shops with their individual items as opposed to bargain centres with their lots-of-identical-items cheapies, but once I started browsing I saw the op shop element was still there. Womens dresses were the most expensive, priced at $6 each.  Skirts were about $5 each (in the past I picked up vintage pleated skirts for $1.50) and tops were around the $4 to $5 mark:

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

The books area is much smaller than it used to be but still good for a browse:

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

Wayside still have a selection of furniture, in the past I bought two fantastic 1970s vinyl pouffes in mint condition for $5 each:

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

The china and glassware section is also smaller than it was, previously it was all lovely and cramped and very op shoppy but now it’s more spaced out:

Wayside Bargain Centre Sunshine

Unfortunately my shopping here today was a bust in op shopping terms.  But I bought some of the bargain centre items: three ball gowns for DeeW’s dolls at $2.50 each and two pairs of socks for $1.50 (DeeW is always losing one sock). These were new ‘bargain’ items, not secondhand donated goods.

Wayside have the problem of people dumping their stuff overnight.  I’ve driven past many times during the evening and the outside is full of bags that spill out on to the road. If you want to go in, don’t be put off by stuff that has been dumped by the door.  It’s difficult for the shop to manage it.

There’s a large parking area right across the road from Wayside, and the Salvos op shop is a couple doors down. The St. Vinnies is also pretty closeby, within walking distance. Wayside also have coloured ticket sale days, where ticketed items of a certain ticket colour are half price. This half price sale goes for a week.