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Top Thrift Stalls at Antonio Park Primary School Fete 2015

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by Kate Smith (subscribe)
A young married mother of two who loves art, adventures and getting out there!! Oh, and also a good drop of red can't hurt.
The thrifter's dream
Source: David Hawgood / Wikimedia Commons

Now being someone who loves a good thrift, I can say I have stumbled across a little hidden gem.

Not only does this particular place cater for people like myself, a vintage and designer clothes thrifter, but it also caters for the entire family.

Where is this little gem you wonder? Well, let me tell you...

Antonio Park Primary School Fete in Mitcham is where!

I have attended this fete year after year, and each year is better than the next.

Let's turn our backs on the family friendly fun of the fete for a mere moment and focus on the thrifters dream.

A 'Second-hand clothes' stall with prices starting at 50c and a range of women's, men's, and kids clothes that will keep your eager eye occupied for hours, scouring the racks for that next amazing find. Not only clothes are there to be snatched up, but also handbags, shoes and other accessories. You could easily fill a bag or a wardrobe for lose change.

For the thrifter who likes a little variety outside of bargain clothes shopping, this particular Fete also caters for the trash 'n treasure thrifter. The 'Trash 'n Treasure' stall at the Fete is very popular, with people gathering prior to the Fete starting to get 'first dibs' on that next great find at a bargain price. In the past I have seen anything from electronics, vintage CD's, crockery, paintings and many more items rush out the door.

But wait! There's more!

For the family conscious thrifter. Let's not forget the little ones. An ever popular 'Second-hand Toy' stall is a great place to pick up some cheap toys and games at prices that cannot be beat. The kids can rummage through the endless piles and crammed tables of toys, their eyes wide with excitement, and you can rest easily knowing that no toy would be more than a couple of dollars.

But wait! There's STILL more!

Lastly, a lovely little place to take yourself away for a while.....

The 'Second hand book' Stall. Emerge yourself amongst all the titles, vintage classics and piles of magazines. Add to your novel collection or have the kids pick out a new night time story. Endless options, and always a bargain.

What this particular thrifter loves most about this lovely community event, is that just like all second hand stores, all the money raised from sales goes back into the community. In this case, back to the school.

And when you see the swarms of laughing children with their faces adorned in face paint and sauce from the hotdogs, running about in fancy dress, lining up for ride after ride, you know it's a well worth community to help your own little thrify way.
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Why? Bargains galore
When: Saturday 21st March 12:30-7pm
Where: Antonio Park Primary School, Mitcham
Cost: Free (thrifty, I know)
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