August 11, 2010 at 4:44 am #252890Lady BeeKeymaster
Been a bit slack and should have got this off the ground before now. Sorry about that.
You may remember back earlier in the year we voted on swaps for the year; we’ve already tackled the first one which was a home-made item, so now it’s time to take on the second choice which is:
OP SHOP SWAP
This swap was very popular last year and some excellent bargains were unearthed. Details you need to know are:
If you want to participate, send me a PM including your postal address, no later than Monday 16th August.
I will assign swap buddies by Friday 20th August
You will have until Monday 20th September to purchase and post your swap.
Normally for the op shop swap, we try to stick to around the $5 mark so that it’s affordable for most people.
Once you’ve sent your PM to me, post on here a few details about yourself, things you like, colours, etc. to make it a little easier for your swap buddy to find something.
So, who’s in?August 11, 2010 at 5:09 am #473216mudhenMember
Can you tell us more, Lady B? I’ve been doing a reasonable amount of op-shopping, esp now in the city with lots more choice, but wonder about what exactly we’re looking for, and what sort of prices? Do people specifically ask for things (eg clothes, crockery, books etc?). Sorry, just want a bit more info before I decide whether to be in it or not. Finally, what sort of time frame?
Thanks again and thanks so much for taking the time to do these swaps!August 11, 2010 at 7:36 am #473217Lady BeeKeymaster
Good point, Mudhen, forgot to mention the price. I’ll edit my post accordingly.
People don’t specifically ask for things, that’s not really in the spirit of the surprise, just mention a bit about themselves, you’ll get the idea when some of the long term swappers do their posts. The person who is assigned to purchase for that person can completely disregard what the person has mentioned if they so choose, but most take it into account if they can.
As for the time frame, that’s mentioned in my post – you’ll have till 20th September to post.
The more astute of you will realise that I was looking at the wrong calendar originally, so I’ll edit that to get the days and dates to coincide.
BAugust 11, 2010 at 8:22 am #473218redhen2Member
i’m not astute at all, but i’d love to be in the swap. will pm you with details.
thanks for organising another swap.
and for my swap bud:
i like finding new things to do old stuff with. utensils and tools and books about lost skills etc.
i don’t really like ornamental stuff, or stuff that is not likely to be useful for long.
hope that helps.
kathyAugust 11, 2010 at 8:52 am #473219HerbmanMember
I’ve sent the relevant PM.
To my swap buddy – check my blog for information about me. I sew, preserve, cook, read, garden, am size 32-34 bottom or size L top, am open to the playful or silly or sensible, travel, spend heaps of time outdoors but also like to chill out indoors. That is – I should be easy.
Am excited about this because love finding bargains at the op shop and I totally LOVE giving presents. Is it 20th August yet so I can start shopping? 😆August 11, 2010 at 9:28 am #473220shadowdancerMember
I love old farming books! My house is “earthy” in the decor, by way of wood and greens, purples, burgundy’s and browns. Im a bit of a hippy. 😀
Im not into ornamental stuff, but do like baskets that are useful, or things I can use for soaps 😀 (seeing as I make heaps of it 😀 )
I also cook quite a bit, baking, and such. I have my new happiness out in the garden, with my chookies! and my vege patch.
Swap buddy, Im relatively easy. (but don’t say it out loud!!!) and Im sure I’ll absolutely love whatever you find me! :hug:August 11, 2010 at 10:48 am #473221Shangri LaMember
I’m in. hmmm i like books on interesting things…. lost skills like redhen suggested – that sounds interesting, i like fire king crockery and earthy things and like Herbman – I love giving pressies so this should be great fun.
Have sent my pmAugust 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm #473222NeataMember
Oh, count me in too please.
For my swap buddy, i like books on old or lost skills or gardening, bright / colourful clothing (size 16-18), unpowered hand tools and practical things. i’m not into stuff i have to dust, iron, de-clutter or collect.August 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm #473223epiphany_Member
Love op shops & this gives me the perfect excuse to go visit my local shop which always has some wonderful finds (like I need an excuse to go there!).
So…hmmmm…something about me…
I’m very into sustainability, permaculture, homesteading, all that sort of stuff. I *adore* those little cookbooks organisations sometimes do (especially older ones) where they get everyone to submit favourite recipes – I find they’re often better than ‘test kitchen’-type ones (& I love to bake & cook!). My fav colour is purple. I knit, sew, embroider, etc…so I often repurpose nice wool from old jerseys or interesting fabric from old clothes to make new ones for my kids. I’ve been known to buy old, manual tools, vintage jewellery, board games, unusual glass serving dishes, etc, from op shops in the past (but please – no ornaments…I don’t have anywhere to put them). And I also have two small children (3 1/2 year old boy & 20 month old girl)…plus a teenage daughter who might also provide some inspiration.
But, having said all that, I’m pretty easy going & I’m sure whatever my swap buddy finds will be fabulous!August 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm #473224ErthgirlMember
I’m in! I just lurrrrrve op shopping. I love the colour green… not really into knick-knacky things. My favourite things to source from op shops is anything earthenware and cute little weeny glass/crystal bowls for dips and condiments etc…. I felt, knit sew, cook, grow. I love sourcing natural fabrics/wools etc from oppies to make lovely little waldorf inspired toys for my wee folk. I collect old tea cups and saucers.
And that’s about it….
Having said this, I’ll be happy with anything. :tup::hug::wave:August 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm #473225GrethMember
Books on old skills very welcome.
Currently looking for spinning/ bonsai information, revegetation and native plant books, but other practical books too. I sew, embroidery mostly, knit, crochet, cook, and garden lots.
Attractive small jars for herb/ bead storage would be welcomed.
Size 12 is near enough for clothes, have a taste for floral print dresses and blouses Cotton or poly/cotton, not nylon please.
Greens and browns suit the house. Like candles, unbreakable vases (small children around!)
Children are boy 16 (into camping, lurves dragon statues) Girl 5 (anything girly, crafty, garden gnomes/statuary) Girl 2 (mostly toys, she is overloaded with clothes and books at present!)
Whatever you find will be enjoyed!August 11, 2010 at 11:49 pm #473226TamandcoMember
I’m in too please Lady B!August 12, 2010 at 3:37 am #473227HerbmanMember
I knew you’d be into it Pam 🙂 😀 🙂 … You’re going to love this one, aren’t you 🙂 🙂August 12, 2010 at 8:15 am #473228GiannaMember
I’m in. I don’t mind what I get really although I have too many gardening and cookery books now. I like country themes. I make soap and so am always looking for soap dishes in op shops. Surprise me. :hug:August 12, 2010 at 8:50 am #473229MuzzyMember
I love earthy, rustic natural fibres, colours and pottery. I love gardening and cooking home grown produce. I also like practicle stuff, the only real ornaments in my house are pictures of my family and my boys art stuff. The last swap was fantastic so I a surprise would be great. :)M
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