Sunday, March 27, 2011

$3 Well Spent

Yesterday morning I made a quick visit to the local op shop and much to my surprise found this original Thonet chair. It has the label under the seat. And it only cost $2:


Two days ago I found these two original oil paintings:

They only cost 50 cents each. Less than a tube of paint. Now they form part of my oil painting collection (which admittedly two days ago consisted of one painting):


So, for the price of a cup of coffee, I now have some lovely additions to the boatshed.

12 comments:

beachcomber sydney australia said...

sounds like a great op shop down there...love your bargain finds!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

wow ! what a great find !! lovely lovely lovely !!

Junk-it Junction... said...

Haha, thats usually how my collections start...you did well!

michelle said...

Beautiful finds!! I love your header, what a perfect spot to sit and enjoy. :)

My Notting Hill said...

That's an amazing find! How wonderful to own an original Thonet.

Desire Empire said...

Great finds. Love the chair.

I am blogging about living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia. I would love you to stop by for a visit. I have added you to my blog roll. I am trying to create a one stop shop for coast lovers. Hope you will stop by to visit.

Best Carolyn

Desire Empire said...

Sorry that comment about the Northern Beaches of Sydney was posted as anonomous. It was me at www.desireempire.com

Best Carolyn

Melissa said...

ok massive envy at my end!!!!!

love that chair and your little gorgeously covered seat next to it!!

melissa x

Camille said...

I'd say three dollars VERY well spent. Wow.

Andrea said...

I need your op shops!! You could set up a re-sale shop on line. Buy the good stuff from oppies - and re sell it. Cheaper than elsewhere and still make a profit!

That chair would have been upwards of $100 in Bangalow!!

Norma said...

$2 for that chair!!! You should definately be crowned the Queen of Op Shopping!!!

{the hort couture gardener} said...

Fabulous find!! I've had some similar luck, but an original Thonet - now that takes the cake! My Mum and I called them our 'special shops'. Definitely true someone elses trash is anothers treasure!

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