Hello Pip-Life Rad People

:: The Frankie + Friends Garage Sale



I’ve had some awesome finds at garage sales, but my super-best-find-ever was when someone sold us a box of second-hand dolls for $40 or so when we still had our shop in Richmond. I didn’t really look at them carefully, because they looked like an awesome job lot of shiny-haired plastic ladies, but later we discovered an original Blythe doll hiding in the bottom of the box! How cool is that? I know!

Later I had to sell poor Blythe to pay the rent, but it was nice to look after her for a while and be reminded of how amazing and helpful thrifty finds can be!

Maybe YOU will find the amazing and helpful thing of your thrifty dreams if you come along to the Frankie and Friends Garage Sale?! Yep, Frankie has invited a bunch of creative types (ahem, like ME!) to share their super awesome garage sale digs and hock their cute wares.  They’re hoping you will tag along and snap some things up as part of the Garage Sale Trail!

Please do come, because not only can you do us a favour and buy some of our stuff so I don’t have a nervous breakdown when we move house next year (arghhh!), you can buy the ace stuff of other interesting types too! Shazam!  Maybe you’ll find something to help pay your rent too?!

It’s on Saturday 25th October in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia, The World, The Universe!

Find out who the other friend are and grab all details here!

What’s your best-ever thrifty find?!

xx Pip

  • Noelene Neil
    October 16, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    I once picked up what I thought was a silver brooch with crystals, it had no markings, I had it for about 5 years always thinking I would put it on ebay. Anyway one day I looked at it with different eyes and thought perhaps they may be diamonds. Took it the valuer and they put a value of $10,500.
    They told me to sit down before they told me :-)))
    I purchased the brooch for $8.

  • Linda
    October 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Times like this, I wish I lived closer to Melbourne.

    That photo made me want EVERY SINGLE thing on there. hahah

  • mandi
    October 8, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    I must admit a major happy dance in the isle of savers a couple of weeks ago when l stumbled across a queen size Orla Kiely doona set and pillowcases still crisp and unused for $13. Such joyfulness when I put it on my bed. I always have a list of things that l am on the look out for, but the box of crystal dishes for $30 that are destined for soy candles for Christmas pressies was a pretty great buy this week.

  • Karen
    October 8, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    I’ve come across a few beauties but the strangest one was a World War II knitting pattern book for military looking balaclavas, gloves and jumpers that I picked up at a garage sale for 20 cents. I ended up selling it to a War Museum for about $50. x

  • Jenny Bowman
    October 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Well I think perhaps your Garage sale is a bit far to ‘pop’ over from dear old Blighty, but I wish you good luck in clearing out some of your ‘treasures’. My best find ever was a pearl and garnet ring set in platinum which I picked up for £8 and was then valued at £150. Not a fortune but quite a find and it was so pretty I still have it today!

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