It's my birthday today and what better way to spend it than with a little op shopping trip. I always find an op shop treasure hunt to be a fun and relaxing exercise... and finding all those old things with possibilities really gets your creative juices flowing. Today I was on the hunt for vintage linen, fabric and funky bric a brac. My new found passion is collecting old craft books from the 50s -70s so was on the hunt for these, seems like it's me and everyone else as they were scarce.

I visited my fave op shop first and walked out with 3 huge bags of goodies including 70s dresses, a flowery thermos which will come in handy for the Ra Ra Bazaar cake stall this Sat. In the dress up box I found myself a gorgeous 70s navy/red/white wrap skirt and a red and white 70s rayon smock dress. Perfect addition to my summer wardrobe.

Nannas handmade knitted beanies look so cute!

Something comforting about a daggy non done-up old fashioned op shop. You don't see them much anymore but whenever I find one I am always excited as these places hold history and treasures. The old ladies are always happy to say hello. It's like stepping back in time:)

My flowery thermos purchase was almost missed as it was hidden behind everything.

This pic was taken by my 5 yr old daughter right before the battery died. Can't believe how good it turned out:) 

This is just the beginning of Ra Ra blogging... we have heaps of posts planned to keep you inspired. Next up I will be posting a little tips & tricks article on the humble art of op shopping. As an avid op shopper (since before I can remember) I will attempt to share some secrets with any of you novices out there (might even give away a few secret spots)... we also have some fun sewing and remaking projects in the works....so stay tuned:) 

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