|Guest post by Vicky Weatherlake of I Love to Op Shop|
What is it?
It’s an online market with items submitted by op shops plus a few fundraisers, with all items under $30 and available for postage within Australia.
Where is it?
|Vintage plastic plates from I Love to Op Shop
Who’s taking part?
At the moment some of the confirmed shops include:
- Sandlewood Op Shop;
- Washed Up Treasure Op Shop;
- View Hill Bargain Op Shop;
- Children’s Protection Society Op Shop Rosanna;
- Big Heart Op Shop (Mission Australia);
- Recycled Fashion (fundraising for Breast Cancer);
- Finders Keepers Treasure Seekers (fundraising for Heartkids Australia) and;
- I Love to Op Shop (fundraising for GIVIT – a unique web-based philanthropic community where people donate quality items to people in need).
Melbourne Op Shop Tours are also offering three pairs of discounted tickets for use on any of their op shop tours in 2013.
What is being sold?
For fun and for fundraising really. I realised that I have great support, input and enthusiasm from op shoppers and op shops on my page and thought this was a great way to come together, meet and share some festive shopping fun from home.
|Vintage 70s maxi dress from Big Heart Mission Australia|
The best thing is being able to promote all the op shops out there who work tirelessly all through the year and hopefully introduce some new shoppers to them to continue to support them through next year!
Retro 50s style china plate (I love this!!) from Washed Up Treasure Op Shop in Emerton
I’m a big believer in Christmas being about a time of giving, this does not mean crazy cash or credit to Kmart, meltdowns in Myers or tantrums in Toys R us though. I think thoughtful spending is perfect and if it can giveback at the same time to those who support the community it makes me happier immediately.
Guest post by Vicky Weatherlake of I Love to Op Shop