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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Does $9 Buy You These Days?

Not blooming much these days. Perhaps two cups of coffee, if you are lucky.

BUT perhaps if you shopped at the oppies at Padstow, you could get REALLY lucky, like me and $9 could buy you this:

Shop X
Bag of Books $6
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes
To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette
A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
Constance by Rosie Thomas
Freedom Land by Anna Jacobs
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Longmans 1963 ed)
Cordon Bleu Memorable Meals (1971) (I'll be checking out the china)
Kings Go Forth by J. D. Brown (1957) (my husband may like this one ... cover is good)
Wild Brother by Mary Patchett (Collins London-Sydney 1954 hardcover). Reminds me of The Call of the Wild, but Australian, with dingoes. Just looked it up. Listed on some collector sites as up to $A61.
Coffee Pot, Sugar Bowl and Creamer $1. (Made in Japan) I kid you not. Perhaps the person that served me was as disgusted as I at the person who rejected the donation. I said "Are you sure?" and she said "Yes."

Padstow Community Bargain Centre (41 Howard Road, Padstow)
 Creamer (pattern matched sugar bowl I recently bought)
 Made In New Zealand Mug for $2.

 If you live local and have donations, take them to Shop 2.

Have a great day!

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  1. Don't you get a great sense of satisfaction with thrift store finds, I know I do.

  2. Hey! Stop rubbing in all the fantastic second hand stores where you live. All I have is a Goodwill that charges too much for used items.

  3. OMG, that coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer

  4. Then whispers louder "Try and find anything that is made of china these days that is not made in ... welll .. China!"

  5. Thank you for leaving your comment on my blog. I too love books and that sixties style china, stacking cups etc.

    I'm so with you about everything made in China, that's what I love about thrifting or antiqueing.

    Lil Bit Brit

  6. Fantastic haul! I really love the creamer in the last picture. I've one that's similar in color and style, though it's a fat round little guy.


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