Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday Treasure

Sunday again which means Boot Sale! Weather is dry so was expecting a good turn out at the sale and I wasn't disappointed, even had to do two trips back to the car as couldn't carry it all!  So going to do my usual usual Sunday round up off all my lovely treasures, so sit back and relax - you might be here a while lol.

First off the stalls was this Sadler bird and flowers tankard:
Yes another posey holder for my home - but it was so unusual that I couldn't resist and for £1 why not!  I then zoomed in on this tea set on the next stall:

I love the pale pink and the duck egg blue colour of them and they look to be maybe 40's or 50's.  I'm also liking the fact I can mix and match them!  The stall holder only wanted £2 for the set so I couldn't refuse - and at that price I didn't even have the cheek to haggle :o)

Next in the bag was this vintage apron:

How cute is this!  It was also a great buy at 50p.

Now I cant resist a bit of pyrex and I found this great casserole dish in a manky box under a stall and it only cost 50p:

If anyone can tell me what the pattern name is I would much appreciate it as my Internet search today didn't come up with much.
Next bargain was a little oval planter made by Royal Winton Pottery:

Its currently made its home on my kitchen window sill and is keeping my mini daffodils comfy.  How much you ask...£1!

The next stall I came across was owned by a very young (dare I say chavvy!) man who was selling all the usual electronic gear and dvds but right next to his speakers was a large polly bag full of scrummy looking fabric, I asked him if he knew what items were in the bag and to be honest he didn't look like he had a clue the bag was there. So I went in for the rummage and found all these:

 The above is a vintage duvet cover - I'm going to use the fabric in a future project.

 Pink flower curtains - these are huge too, so I may shorten them slightly to use as curtains or use the fabric in something crafty.

 Fabulous vintage satin brocade curtains - I'm probably going to use these on a chair revamp as the design is just so classical - they are also really long curtains so plenty of fabric!

 And finally this ultra cute hand made duvet cover with 50's style print - i adore this fabric its so kitsch.
So how much did this young man want for all these...£3.50!!!! Can you believe it - I love finding those stalls whereby they haven't got a clue how amazing some of their items are and let you have them for next to nothing. He probably thought I was nuts wanting to buy old curtains and duvet covers!  I should probably thank his nan who these must have come from.

Now for another kitsch and damn right cute item:

Retro wooden kitty door stop - hehe!  As soon as I picked it up the stall holder was right next to me saying 'please take her home - she's only 50p' - so I had to re home this little kitty, she wont eat much anyway ;o)

Some people at the boot sale just want to give stuff away and at one stall the guy was shouting "As much as you can carry for £1" - now us all being British we were quite reserved in taking him up on his offer as it seemed too good to be true. I however thought I grab a few bits so I picked up there:

The red and white plates are by J Broadhurst and Sons called 'Swan Inn' - these are going to a friend who collects red and white. The Kellogg's bowls are from 1984 and I'm an 80's child myself so I love these and they are collectable in their own right, and I really cant refuse a bit of baby pink polka dot with this little bowl.  I also picked up two cake baking tins, one loaf tin and 4 baking trays - all this for the £1 - he did ask me if I could carry more bless him, I think he was willing to give me the whole stall!  I thought I had better leave some for other bargain hunters :o)

The final buy of the morning was yet another tea set ( this has also been sneaked into the house as I'm sure there will be a groan from hubby, my house is slowly being over taken with tea sets):

But its just sooooo pretty!  I think this little lot is now up there with my favourite tea cups in my home and I did have to use my haggling skills on these but ended up shaking hands on £5 for the lot.  Both me and stall holder happy :o)

So successful day today, the run of boot sale luck continues - hooray!  So if you've also managed to get to the end of this post - you deserve a lovely cup of tea in a pretty vintage cup - cheers *clink*

Scarlett x
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  1. WOW WOW WOW, I deserve a cup of tea from those lovely teacups for £5! hahaha...I am sooo envy you!!! I really really want to go to bootsale but so far none is close to my home and i dont drive nor know the way yet and hubby just dont fancy to take me if there's one hehe, I love your table red spots cover as well as the all you can carry for £1 items! lucky you!!i also loveeee your pink and duck egg teacups as well as the tankard and all the duvet covers in one bag! i must say the kitty is too cute and im afraid i also dont know the pattern name on the dish but i do love the planter and the apron! love all of them! what a treasure! thanks for the wishes, i feel better already looking at your bootsales treasures! x

  2. Ok I'm loving the first set of cups and saucers!!!!

    Victoria xx

  3. Oh Good Grief, what brilliant bargains! I haven't been to a car boot in an age. The last one I went to was so rubbish that I haven't been since. Love the tankard and the first and last set of teacups. Most jealous!

  4. Wow what a haul! The car boots havn't started around here yet,so I'm looking to the Charity shops for my treasures at the moment.
    Love the spotty bowl and the tea set! :0)

  5. Wow, what an amazing haul of treasure ! I am so jealous, I haven't been to a boot sale for ages, the weather needs to warm up a bit first. That last set of cups and saucers is really gorgeous.
    Ann x

  6. That is new to me (car boot sale). I love the rose tea what a nice haul lady.

  7. Thanks for your comment on my blog, it is nice to 'meet' you! My mum still has those pyrex dishes with the red rose on them! Might have to nab them! sx

  8. Fabulous buys! I especially love the two tea sets, both lush. I can't wait until our car boots start up again x

  9. Oh boy that is some cute Loot! I love all the happy colors too. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Have fun! XO

  10. Wow blimey you did soooooo well ;-)) I adore your bird jug and the first set of tea cups and saucers the best what gorgeous colours and those curtains to ;-)) Its great now the carboots have started again ;-)) have a lovely week, dee x

  11. Wow, you've done it again, love the green and pink tea set!

    Bee happy x

  12. Great finds! You have some good-looking vintage things. I've just become a friend and follower! Hope you will visit and do same.

  13. Wow, love all of your recently found treasures! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  14. Awesome finds...thanks so much for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  15. Ok I know I posted something just a moment ago on your previous post and then I scrolled down to see this haul!

    Please do not be scared if one day I travel all the way to your doorstep and ask you to take me along. I promise to be good and not steal everything right out of your hands! :)

    You and I are kindrid spirits. I love figuring out how much your spent on items. My husband showed me how to do that on my cell phone! I am not a math wiz, so he helps me out!

    Keep up that fabulous treasure finds!!!!!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  16. Wow, what great finds! Love the teacups. I also really like the kitty doorstop. Am looking to replace the rock that is currently holding my door open. :D

  17. Reading through most of your past boot sale wonder your house is groaning. Love the brocade curtains


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