so I went op-shopping again…

Yes, you can take the clutter away from the girl, but you can’t keep the girl out of the op-shops. To be fair, where I used to op-shop weekly (even daily when I had a small baby I needed to walk to to sleep in the pram and we lived two blocks from an excellent op-shop) – I’m now go perhaps once every two months. I enjoy it a lot more for going a lot less, too.

It had been so long since I went, I had a great time. I saw an old mattress base with this incredible 50s fabric on it, which I didn’t buy but photographed for your enjoyment:

I bought some very useful work-clothes in the op-shop’s half-price sale and I also bought these sweet, and useful Agee jars. I’ve never seen the little lidded ones before. I have a soft-spot for Agee jars – they were always what bottled peaches and plum jams came in when I was a kid and people used to preserve more. I love the old-fashioned font – it might say ‘Agee’ but it says ‘Happy’ to me.

& they make sweet vases, right?

7 thoughts on “so I went op-shopping again…

  1. I love Agee jars! They’re not always that easy to get hold of, I suppose because everyone loves them. That fabric is amazing, I would’ve found it difficult not to buy it, even though I have no space for a mattress base!


  2. Taking photos of mattress fabric is such a great idea because they have the best fabric and it’s all I can do at the op-shop to stop myself buying them to unpick it. That pattern is incredible! Also the green jar lids – I got a little over-stimulated from all the green in this post.


  3. My friend Nicola has two crates of agee jars she’s about to put on trade me…. I love that swirling font. And that is the most excellent fifties pattern! Like the ones you find in books.


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