Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Op Shop Finds

This is such a fun post for me to put together - all my favourite op shop finds, most are new-ish (last few months) but there are some super old finds I've thrown in because I'm not sure I ever shared them.

My most recent and possibly favourite find was this silver tamagotchi. I was checking out the board games section and notice some familiar looking characters on the spine of a box and huzzah a tamagotchi! I'm kind of scared to start him up because I remember I used to kill my pets due to neglect when I had one in high school. 

Anyone else remember teachers being all concerned about tamagotchis and banning them from the classrooms? I guess they were just precursors to mobile phones (or is that too much of a stretch!) ahh kids like distractions :)

Some cute ornaments - I just can't resist! I'm really wanting to build up my collections of cats but its seems to be such a slow process probably because I'm too picky (though I'm sure others would disagree when seeing how much stuff I own - slight hoarder here!).

Measuring spoons, I realised you can just pick these up at a homewear store but I thought it was a good find, brand new, for two dollars. I honestly don't know what I ever did without measuring spoons - well actually I do, a lot of inaccurate measuring went on :p A normal tablespoon is really not a tablespoon measurement!

Continuing on with my lucky camera finds, a flash that I really needed, I love that it has the person name stuck on with a dymo maker - I honestly don't want to take that off :) Tell me why did you got rid of your flash C. Sumner? I'm going to do a little review on it soon too.

Tap shoes! I bought these as I was recovering from my broken ankle and made it a goal that I would learn a few steps as my ankle got better! I still haven't but I will :)


I've picked up a handful of "new" board games over the last year and this was a favourite find of mine. Perfect Match used to be this awesomely cheesy Australian dating show that aired in the 80s. I finally got all my room mates to play the board game the other week and although it isn't ground breaking everyone said they had fun playing :)

The board itself has the best graphics and there's pink love heart tokens!!

I got this mug last time I was visiting Ben's mum. Expo 88 was a huge deal for Brisbane folk, being born in 1984 means I was only four when I visited but I do have vague memories. The mug crazily had never been used but I have since rectified that with many mugs of chai tea (super addicted).

This is one of my super old finds, I picked this up at a Brisbane op shop when my friend Emaya was visiting from Melbourne - we actually got matching ones! I love this watch but I also love my pink watch I got from the little drom shop in Singapore - it's a hard decision which one to wear :p

Just incase you really want to see (or maybe I just really want to show you) a shot of the front of the box :)

And my last find, a flower press, actually it's the exact same flower press that I had as a kid, I still remember that box too! It had it's original price still on $4.99 and I picked it up for $3. I just need to start collecting some flowers so I can put it to work :)

18 comments:

  1. oooh great finds! I used to love tamagotchi's! no idea what happened to mine, I must have thrown in out :-( that board game looks so great and cheesy! the little pink bear is way too cute- is it made in Japan? I love seeing what other people find- thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think I had an orange or yellow tamagotchi from memory but I also have no idea what happened to it. The little pink bear is made in Japan :) I too really love seeing what other people find, makes your blog a definite favourite of mine :)

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  2. Seriously fee I can't get over the cool stuff you find op shopping!! I never have any luck lol. Tamagotchi yay! Oh and I definitely put my hand up for a game of perfect match hehehe :D
    Xxx

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    1. I am totally booking you in for a game - weeee! And op shopping, yikes I think it definitely takes consistent visiting, I often come away with nothing :(

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  3. You found some great little items! I had a Tamagotchi when I was younger, but mine always died too. Those things were so cute but so damn needy!

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    1. I know that's why I'm scared to start it - I bought it batteries today so will see, otherwise it might just live happily on my keychain collection :)

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  4. OMG! That tamagotchi is bringing back so many memories of my childhood. I think mine was a dinosaur one and I killed it too. The heart measuring spoons are gorgeous!

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    1. Ahh yet another tamagotchi killer - from memory they were pretty easy to neglect or maybe we were all bad owners :P

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  5. omg the tamagotchi brings back so many memories. they were all the rage when i was in high school!

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    1. it's funny after all these years I was still remembering the characters on the box - burnt into my brain that one :)

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  6. Wow, that's a real blast from the past! That Tamagochi thing really broke my heart, it remindd me of my amazing childhood. Good old times I guess!

    Your blg is great!
    I'd be very happy to see you in my blog sometime too.

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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  7. oh, wow, a blast from the past :)

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    1. I know, a good blast hopefully :)

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  8. I think the only time i tried to use a tamagochi i killed it in 5 seconds ahaha
    love your finds,that board game seems so great :D
    and the flower press,i hope i can get one soon!

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    1. I started up the tamagotchi yesterday and when I saw the gg on the screen I freaked out and took the batteries out again - ha ha ha - oops!
      I hope you find a flower press too :)

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  9. Tamagotchi! I must admit I was a horrible parent with them, I either got them killed or I took the batteries out :P hahaha, but it was fun! However my favorite of the pst are the ornaments, ooh they are so so so cute, love retro looking ceramic figurines, you can't never have too many of them (don't worry! hahaha). Btw, what was the game board about? I'm guessing you had to find which was the mysterious perfect match to some character? It came to my mind a board game I used to play a lot when I was a teenager called Dream phone; quite cheesy but hours of fun with my girl friends :P

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    1. Guess who put batteries into the tamagotchi - saw the egg on screen - freaked out and put a plastic bit underneath the batteries to turn it off after googling there was no turn off button :P lol lol

      The board game is about collecting, a head, middle and legs of your "perfect match" or an awesome 80s picture of a random person that you get given at the start of the game :) You collect the cards by being able to guess personality questions about those who you play with! I proudly won our first ever game of perfect match :)

      he he

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