After finding this blog- "Melbourne Vintage Guide" and regularly spying every ones bestest thrifted finds on their blogs, I am more convinced than ever that it's not where you op-shop, how good an op shopper you are, or how many country op shops you can peruse in one outing.......It's all about the timing!
If you didn't stop for that vanilla slice in Rosebud, you may have got to the Tootgarook op shop before that darn person bought the vintage Sunbeam Mix Master in great condition.
You know your timing was out when you got to Greensborough Savers and saw a familiar Camberwell market seller with a shopping trolley full of cool stuff.
With more and more people trawling op shops for secondhand goods to sell on eBay and online vintage stores, the pickings are getting decidedly slimmer.
So please, just leave me some buttons, a doily or two, and on the odd occasion a special score to keep life interestingP.S. It was actually me that got the Mix Master!