As you know, I work very close to the tip (Resource Management Facility); the surrounding op-shops and DFO (Direct Factory Outlet shopping) are just up the road as well, although I prefer not to drive in Fyshwick as it is mayhem (if you live in Canberra you would know).
So as yesterday was Tuesday (my designated Treasure Hunting day with the stamp of approval from the Mr) I decided to drive the other way and hit the op-shops in Fyshwick. The Salvos is a large store with a Bargain Basement underneath, details below:
Fyshwick Salvos Store
15 Mildura Street FYSHWICK ACT 2609
Ph. (02) 6239 0128
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4.30pm Sat 9am to 2.30pm
My favourite find was sitting on the counter. A vintage boxed train candle holder cake topper. It still had the original candles inside and an extra little cowboy on his horse. Its hard to see but each cage holds a different circus animal; the one above is a lion.
It doesn't look it from the picture, but it is a large oval mirror, very heavy with original chain. Can't have too many mirrors, although I don't like to look in them. $15
This cup on first glance looks like nothing special, until you give it a good look. I quizzed the Mr on the way home, I asked him to tell me what he saw. He said the following;
"Hmm....Bone china...made in Germany...early 1900's possibly earlier... souvenir piece."He is learning after all.
The mug is inscribed Andinkenan Karlsbad and was $10.
Also finding their way home a silver napkin ring engraved 'Best Wishes', a teeny egg cup 'AIB' and the biscuit barrel, although missing its lid. Priced at $6, $1, $20 respectively.
Enjoy your week, and don't forget to enter my giveaway! Closes 28th February at 11:59 PM Australia EST.