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Unearth some treasure at this fabulous community event
Are you a nostalgia-lover with a penchant for all things cute, quirky and pertaining to days long gone by? Or perhaps you simply relish the excitement of unearthing some dusty neglected treasure or discovering a super bargain at your local thrift shop or flea market. For many of us, op-shopping is a fun hobby as well as a great way to score a bargain or two, and we're always on the look-out for somewhere a little bit different and new. One of my favourite opportunity shops here in Perth is a lovely little spot in Kensington called St Martin's House, which is run by the adjacent St Martin's of the Fields Anglican Church, and whose proceeds go towards supporting the great community work that they do. Located in a cute old corner shop, St Martin's is oozing with charm and atmosphere – the perfect spot for serious op-shopping enthusiasts to spend a happy hour or two rummaging through all the goodies that are up for grabs.
In addition to St Martin's House's regular opening times, on Saturday, September 16th there will be an extra special treat for everyone who has grown to love this sweet little establishment – its September Bazaar. For those in the know, St Martin's regular bazaars are local legends, capturing all the magic of traditional church fetes, and featuring special prices on everything in the store. All stock in both the op shop and bookshop will be 50% of its usual price, while there will be plenty of other great finds displayed around the premises including household good, toys, prams, framed art, bags and shoes. If that isn't enough, there will also be a fabulous selection of yummy homemade cakes and a delicious morning tea. Not a bad way to begin one's weekend.
In a nutshell, if you're an op-shopping aficionado on the lookout for good quality albeit affordable goodies, St Martin's House March Bazaar is definitely the place to be. The Bazaar will be taking place from 9am until 12 noon on Saturday September 16th at St Martin's House, situated at the corner of Brandon and Vista Streets in Kensington. To learn more about St Martin's House, check out their Facebook page.