Finding something that doesn’t stink and looks okay can sometimes be a tricky task while op-shopping or bargain shopping (two dollar stores, discount stores, outlets etc). I must admit when doing just this with lovely blogger Maria yesterday we were unsuccessful in what we actually set out to buy. On the other hand, the things we never thought we needed were actually what we bought. Maria managed to score six videos for three dollars in an op-shop, plus an interesting book about the Cottingley fairies mystery, her new obsession. I bought this cute cream metal beside table for thirty dollars, replacing my metallic-pink-and-butterflies one I had before. None of which we actually intended to buy, but that’s the beauty of op-shopping. Things you had forgotten about or never thought you could find appear and outdated items can become worthy of wearing again. So go ahead, restore your wardrobe/room/bookshelf/movie collection with an op-shop find.