Sunday, June 29, 2008

this is... my best op shop find


I am an avid op shopper. I have been since I was a young adolescent. I love it! I've tried to cut back this year as there is only so much my house can store but I just can't help myself. If I see an op shop my body just kicks into auto pilot and before you know it I'm browsing the knick knack shelf.

There have been so many best op shop finds through out the years it's hard to pick just one for today's theme. I have decided my best find in the last couple of years has been my little ceramic cats. I nearly walked straight pass them, unnoticed. The reason why they are a winner is that I had only just decided the day before that I wanted to have some cute ceramic retro cats. They were $5 for the pair.

Thank you Lino Forest for your theme! For next I would love to ask Teacups on treetops.

15 comments:

Betty Jo said...

I'm sorry, I cheated! I love those cats. But I love it even more that you conjured up the idea of cats, and the opshop gods delivered so soon.
Thanks for the opportunity (Joke get it) to choose this is.....
xx Liz

Lark said...

These are a great find, Angela! Isn't it funny how often you decide that you 'need' something and it turns up the next day in an op shop? This is always happening to me! I think your Donna Hay mags were a good find too - and that painting you showed me, although strictly not an op shop find. Don't cut back - don't ever!

Stacey said...

I have those very same cats! When I was a kid we had a siamese cat and Mum was often given cat related presents. That pair is all that remains, unfortunately.
Such a great find!

BigCat said...

They are great Angela.

I've been meaning to let you know that you'd better take me off the This Is list as I don't seem to be participating on a regular basis at the moment.

Cheers
Cathy
BigCat's Emporium

danica said...

They're so cute, Angela! I love them :)

MissK said...

So cute,and i love how one's leaning up into the other one.

Danielle said...

These are very special! Thanks for choosing me for next week's theme too. I've had a good, hard think about it and have come up with "This is... my most treasured childhood possession". Hope everyone enjoys it :)

Kirsty said...

The cats are wonderful. We had 2 siamese cats when we were kids.

Op Shops are just like the Field of Dreams. I love hearing stories of how they deliver.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They are so sweet, and you're right, all the more special that you wanted some and found them that day, that is so rare.

Nikki said...

I remember those cats from early childhood.... from my Nan's house..? From my family's house...? Can't remember exactly where, but I KNOW them!!!

Hey, can I play next week...?

AnastasiaC said...

they are wonderful!! i would have been drawn straight to them too - FAB find!!

Hila said...

as a cat-lover, may I say these are so sweet :)

Gemma said...

Oh what lovely cats! And I am a big fan of "this is"... so much so I just had to join in this week (a bit late I realise), I hope you don't mind! Gemma

truth.be.told said...

these are so cute! i don't love cats that much but i think these are so sweet. great find xx

flossy-p said...

Op Shops are mystical like that... answering your recent wishes. I've had experiences like that too. Sometimes you have to wait a little longer, but eventually they always cough up exactly what you've been looking for... only sometimes it's a little different, but always better!

Your cats are so classic! They're brilliant!