Monday, May 14, 2012

5th birthday sale day

Hi again!

Just letting you know that our sale went well, in spite of rainy weather and other obstacles, and we have now sent $30,000 to the ACRF since we started Two Bucks 'til Wednesday in 2007.

Thank you to everyone who came down in the cold/rain to support us- we really appreciated it!

Stay tuned for more news about our next sale, something a little different and pretty exciting.

Much love,

Friday, April 20, 2012

here's to lives well lived

When we started this 5 years ago, our aim was to start something that could give ongoing support to something or someone that needed it. We didn't want to just give a one off donation, which would be useful, but to really give of ourselves to a cause we felt strongly about. So, we put in hours and effort and now it is what it is. We get busy and the time between sales stretches, but we always come back to it because it's something that matters to us dearly. Supporting research to cure and treat cancer means a lot to many people, because cancer is weighty. It's not just a disease, but there's a fear that goes along with it and a battle ahead, and hopefully a victory.

Death is often talked about in numbers and, to explain the extent of the damage that cancer has on a population, this is possibly the most effective way of discussing it. Plus, it's easier to say 5 deaths than a life is gone and a life is gone and a life is gone and a life is gone and a life is gone. But for those of us who have loved someone who now isn't there and isn't coming back or for those who are in the midst of loving someone who just might not make it, a statistic is cold and empty.

And when the fragility of life is thick all around, it makes us question what we're doing with the lives we've still got. That person doesn't have theirs anymore, but we still do, and possibly we'd do anything to trade ours for theirs, but then they'd be in the same position as we are now. So, all we can do is live our lives well while we have them, possibly in honour of that person, or for something greater, or out of a sense of duty. We do have one life, truly, and the ability to effect others for the better. So, here's to lives well lived. Here's to loving and serving people unconditionally, not just because they love us too or because they're healthy and fun and exciting. Here's to not just living for ourselves. Our hearts don't break when someone dies just because they're gone, but because they shared their lives with us when they had one.

My many words are just to explain something of my heart for what we do. The thoughts arose after hearing the news from Hannah that Cameron's Aunt Bernie died from T-cell lymphoma this morning, peacefully and without pain. She had 54 years of life and now no more. She was very brave throughout her time of illness, and now she's at rest. This next sale is dedicated to Bernie and the life she lived.

Monday, April 16, 2012

now we are five

Hello folks!

Well, I'm a terrible person and haven't written a blog post in a year. To be honest, you've only missed out on one sale and hopefully you've been following us on facebook. Our last one was a part of the Re-Style Perth Fashion Festival event and was lots of fun. Here's a pic of Hannah and me from the sale day...
Thank you to eveyrone who made it along on the day to help us raise $3200 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. We received a letter from the ACRF in October letting us know that since we started Two Bucks 'til Wednesday in 2007, we've sent them over $28,000. Bit by bit it adds up!

So, now we are five. To help with our photoshoot for the next sale we enlisted lots of friends to be our models. We used the All of the Above Creative studio in 140 William for the shoot and, with a backdrop of wood and leaves, Cameron took some pictures of the best looking people you've ever seen.

So, our next sale is on Saturday the 28th of April, 2012 at the All of the Above Creative studio in 140 William. Doors open at 2pm and, as usual, we will have the loveliest dresses, shoes, bags, skirts, tops, jackets, scarves, belts and more all priced between $2 and$20. All money raised goes to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation so support their work to find treatments, preventions and, ultimately, a cure for cancer.

We know that nowadays there's a vintage sale every other weekend and you can get your vintage fixes online, in stores, at flea markets and more, but we'd LOVE it if you could make it along to support us on the 28th. It would mean so much to us and, more importantly, the ACRF.

Much love,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

two bucks goes fourth sale day

Hello Ladies and Germs,
I thought I'd give you an update on how our last sale went, just in case you don't follow us on facebook. It was a crazy hot day, 38 degrees or something awful, so we didn't have very high hopes for a big turnout. With the help of Emma, Patrick, Alicia, Cam and my big brother, John, we had everything set up for doors open at 2pm and Bobby the Baker brought us our two bucks cakie pops- strawberry and marshmallow- to sell for funds. What a nice guy!

The actual sale was quite cruisy and pretty warm. Lots of lovely things were taken home but lots of lovely things were left over too. All in all we raised about $2200 for the ACRF, which is certainly better than a punch in the face.

So, thank you to everyone who came along in the heat and put their money towards finding treatments and a cure for cancer. Keep your eyes open for news of our next sale.(some pictures of Hannah and I with some lovely customers, Evie and Emily)

Until next time, keep being nice to people.




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

two bucks goes fourth!

Hullo Folks!

I must apologise for the cheesy name of our next sale, but we're really just massive dorks so it can't be helped. We decided to celebrate out 4th birthday with a little bit of a party for Two Bucks 'til Wednesday. We invited along friends who've helped us as well as friends we just love, and dressed them up in two bucks gear. So, here's a bit of a peek...
The sale will be at Mt Hawthorn Community Lesser Hall on the 26th of February. Doors open at 2pm and close when we've sold out. Please bring a friend or two along and remember it's cash only. Every dress, skirt, pair of shoes, bag, scarf, sweater, blouse, t-shirt and jacket, etc., is priced under $20 and remember that ALL proceeds go to the ACRF.

For more pictures and to R.S.V.P. to the event, check out our facebook page here.

Please come along and support us and pick up some pretty wears whilst helping out a very worthy cause!

Much love,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

so much op shopping

Hello Friends!
I realised that I haven't written a post in 3 months so I should let you know what we're up to and that we're very much still alive and two bucksing. We just got back from a trip down to beloved Walpole and did so much op shopping that I couldn't see out the back window when we drove home- safe! We visited the Walpole op shop and the lady remembered us from last time. We filled up two huge black garbage bags with clothes and she asked if $20 would be too much. Ridiculous! I made her take $50 and we left very happily.

We stopped in Denmark for a little bit of op-shopping but the Red Cross shop wouldn't let us in because we got there at closing time. Little did they know how much we would've bought! Assuming they were well stocked, that is.

Albany proved to be very worthwhile too. The boys got bored and drove themselves back to the shack while Anna, Hannah, Dani and I scoured about 5 shops and came home with about $200 worth of stuff. At the RSPCA shop we met Oscar the op-shop cat who kind of runs the place and was a pretty handsome cat, for a cat.
So, now we're preparing for our birthday photo shoot at Dani's on Sunday. We've planned a little bit of a party for our friends to celebrate our 4th birthday! Lots of stuff to do and still lots of op-shopping to be done to make sure everyone can find something to wear on the day.

So, keep your eyes open for the photos and your ears open for the sale date that will probs be at the end of February.
Much love,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This is just a post to let you all know how our last sale went. We got quite a few people along, not as many as we'd thought we would, but that's ok as it was a bit more relaxed than usual (which is a good thing). We still went home with a few lovely pieces (and some size 24 maxi dresses, Hannah) but we raised $4300!
So, thank you to those of you who ventured out of your lovely warm homes into the chilly spring weather to support a good cause. We've sent the ACRF about $24,500 over the last few years so I feel like bit by bit we're making a difference. Also, a bit cheers to Cam, Martina, Gordon, Emma, Bobby the Baker, Transit Clothing in Mt Lawley and Dee from Winifred & Bance for all of their help.
On the Thursday night before the sale, my Mum got off the phone with her brother and told us that the Non-Hodgkin's he'd had years ago, and beat, had returned. Fortunately, thank God, they removed all of the tumour and the results are looking very positive. It's absolutely amazing what doctors know and can do now thanks to the help of researchers. Without funds, research into cancer treatments and prevention isn't possible, so we thank all of you who support what we do so that we can support what they do.For Brian Brown, David Etchells, Keith Evans, Jill Selley, Gwen Symons, Taylor Bassett, and every mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather, wife, husband and love that has gone.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

dream of sky

Dear ladies and gents,

It's time for our spring sale! This time round we dreamt up fields of flowers, blue sky as far as the eye can see and lots of pretty floaty things for our photo shoot (all taken by the wonderful Cameron Etchells). Here's a peek at some of the pics...
For more, check out our facebook page here. The sale will be held at the Mt Hawthorn Lesser Hall on the 18th of September from 2pm until we sell out. For more info and to R.S.V.P., go to our event page here.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

and now a word from our sponsors...

Or vice versa. We got a lovely post on our facebook page today from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Some nice person gave us a bit of a write up on their website telling people about Two Bucks. At the end of the article it said that we've raised almost $22,000 since our first sale in 2007, a fact that I found pretty encouraging. I haven't really kept a close track of what we've sent to the ACRF over the years but it's nice to know that the little bits have added up to something worthwhile!

So, thank you to all of you who support us so that we can support these amazing people and the work they do.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

thank you!

Cheers to everyone who made it out in the yucky, cold weather on Sunday. We raised $3800 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation!

We've already begun collecting for our next sale that will be on in a few months time as we're hoping to make this one bigger and better than the last. In the meantime you can still get your vintage fix from local sales around town. There's a sale coming up in a couple of week's time, on the 6th of June, that you can get the details for here.

Until we meet again, take care and keep warm!

Two Bucks 'til Wednesday