Another compact for the collection - this one is diddy at only 2 inches in width and comes with a needlepoint rose on the top. I've never seen one like this and was chuffed to get it for £3! The lady I bought it from said she had a lot more compacts to sell and that she was doing an antique fair that afternoon, that is how I ended up visiting an antique fair too!
Love these little china name place settings. Just use a wipe off pen and your all set for a dinner party! Alas not being the domestic goddess my hubby would like me to be these will be used for labelling other things. I got both the sets for £1.50 :o)
Love this altered art style hinged wooden box, even more excited to open it and find this inside:
Zippo metal advertising sign
It made me chuckle seeing this glamour puss doing the zippo 'fan test'. I haggled hard and ended up getting it for £3.
Baby blue casserole dish £2
Large mosaic plaque, very shabby chic and for only £1 I'm tempted to put it in my garden :o)
Little mismatched yellow set. The cups are Jasmine Woods Ware and the saucers & side plates are Johnson Bros but they look cute together. I only paid £2.50 for the whole lot (4 cups, 6 saucers and 8 side plates).
So that's the booty what about my eavesdropping:
Witnessed at a boot sale
Skinny lanky guy talking to a person buying some clothes from his stall
Guy: "I used to work full time behind the bar in the pub"
Customer: "oh yeah"
Guy: "Yup and I used to wear a different tie every single shift"
Guy: "Yeah and we used to get customers come in firstly to try out the pub and then I realised they were coming in regularly to see what tie I was wearing"
Guy: "Yeah they just couldn't wait to see what tie I had on...."
(Nothing to do with the plentiful alcohol and cheap food then)
I had a bit of fun with one ladies stall. Every time anyone picked anything up and put it down she would pick it up and rearrange the position. She did it for every item touched so of course the little devil on my shoulder led me to have a good old nose on her stall making sure I picked up nearly every item .....
The boot sale I go to also happens to be on a steep hill, I cant count the amount of times I've seen a cheap Ikea clothes rail go crashing to the ground. On this occasion, the clothes rail and contents fell on a bloke who had been walking around like he was 'the man', the clothes rail hit his back making him lose his balance and slip on the grass. Man hit the deck and was promptly covered by last years ladies fashion must haves.
Lady picking up a pair of mens trousers:
Lady " What size waist are these?"
Seller "There a 42 inch i think"
Lady "Blimey me old man is fat but not that fat"
Sellers husband appears from the van "Oi cheers love, those were mine"
Lady "Oh yeah he definitely isn't that fat..."
Have a fabulous day