Sunday, January 9, 2011

flea market find

Some evidence that I am officially an op shop regular...



I spied this doll basket a bit over a week ago at one of the few op shops open between Christmas and New Year... but it was out the back in the staff only zone... I wasn't brave enough to ask the staff if / when it would be for sale, and instead went back a few hours later, when it was nowhere to be seen (you get a pretty good view of the staff only zone from the carpark).


Fast forward seven days, and to my surprise it was sitting there waiting for me. I carried it around on my hip while checking the rest of the store, then waited in line to buy it. The op shop manager saw me and said - "oh, that is SO you!"

OK, so I'm enough of a regular to be recognised not just by face but by buying habits. At least I now have her express permission to ask about items out the back!

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16 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

wowwweeee i LOVE it and WANT it..oh so LUCKY you!!
love your story, a perfect happy ending :)

Fritzi Marie said...

Meant to be. I love that. It makes it that much more special.
hugs,
Fritzi Marie

melissa said...

I love it , what a great find! At one of the op shops here ive spied lots of goodies in the staff only zone, somehow they never seem to make it out into the store! (funny bout that)

Christina said...

How sweet! Great find.

:)

Erica Louise said...

Aw thats really sweet, and a funny story too - nothing wrong with being an op shop regular!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

great basket! is that a play thing, or big enough to fit a baby? 'cos i was frowning, and just wond'ring if you were with child, is all.
x
happy new year, catherine.

teddybearswednesday said...

totally meant to be!! It's utterly gorgeous Catherine you have superb taste. Don't the toys look happy too?
By the way was Enid a success? xo

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Yippee!!

Miss Muggins said...

Well you could be known for a lot worse things! Love your story!

dogsmom said...

It gets worse when you have not been in for a week and are welcomed back with WHERE were you? We missed you and were so worried!
But then you know you are welcomed to ask about things in the back room.
Such a great find I am surprised it was not snapped up by a worker, no matter the price.

Cindy said...

Oh you ARE a regular. That's great. No harm in asking, I say.

felix and lily said...

I often spot goodies in the 'staff only' areas i wish i could grab hehe. One time at one of my regular oppies, one of the lovely workers let me go 'backstage' (lol) & go through a massive amount of fabrics they just got in...i was in heaven! Could have stayed there all day.

Great find by the way :)

- Krystal xo

zigsma said...

Gorgeous - almost matches my pram find. Though yours looks in excellent condition!

Alyssa said...

Oh that's sweet! I don't have a little one, but it'd be great for storing fabrics.

Kate said...

Great little story!
It looks so cute filled with the little friends.

The Clip Cafe said...

You were lucky you got it! Glad now you can ask freely :-) if you see something. It is very nice!