Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Blackburn, Australia

Travels with my Pocket camera- Thrift Magic

You’d be amazed at the things you find when you’re in a second hand store. Sometimes it’s shocking, sometimes a bit like winning the lottery (only the thing you’ve won is used and has a least one excessively sticky label on it), but just occasionally, it’s the kind of magic which makes you pause and say to yourself…

‘Um, seriously?’

That is after you’ve stopped laughing.

Below are some of my most memorable moments (alliteration intended) while in search of buried suburban treasure.

(you didn’t think I’d miss out on trying a tiger kaftan on, did you?)

(yes, Herb Alpert is topless on this album cover.)

(I can only imagine how many nightmares these children gave that poor bunny)

(passive aggressive, needlepoint style)

(there’s nothing I can say to this that you won’t already be thinking)

(wearable storybook, anyone?)

(does this look like a powder blue hatchet to anyone else?)

Well, that’s all for now, but there will be more from my pocket camera, and no doubt, more from the weird world of wardrobe wearables (alliteration intended. again.)

Peace Out.


  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    LOVE it!

  • yayzus
    yayzusalmost 2 years ago

    I like herp alpert!

  • I like him too :) I’m just worried he got cold…

    – Troy Evans

  • Tuliptree
    Tuliptreealmost 2 years ago

    Yay! Um…my children have those fairytale landscape knitted cardis, by the way…. Anyway, you have struck gold with the topless trumpet player and the nasty tiger. I congratulate you.

  • Gold indeed ;) And your children are awesomeness personified if they have those picturebook cardis.

    I myself used to wander around in an orange crochet top and pink flared cords.

    – Troy Evans

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    Oh PLEASE tell me you bought the tiger kaftan!

  • Actually, I released it back into the wild. It had a rather large rip that was beyond my sewing ability to correct. I like to think it has found a home though, as it wasn’t there the next time.

    Don’t worry Rhana, up and coming are the things that DID make it home with me and you won’t be disappointed ;)

    – Troy Evans

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    Ahhh… the good ole catch and release method ;)

  • Michael Alesich
    Michael Alesichalmost 2 years ago

    Rhana, all the items that did make it home had to pass my watchful gaze.
    If she could have bought everything she would have.

  • onetonshadow
    onetonshadowalmost 2 years ago

    You had better of bought this:

    You better had.