Hello again my lovelies. How was every one's weekend? Mine was a bit of a mixed bag. I had high expectations of bargain successes when I saw another jumble advertised in the paper for Saturday. I turned up (along with about 30 other people) to find that the hall was closed up and not a peep of jumble anywhere. I did think it was a bit off doing this as a couple of frail ladies with walking frames had set out from their homes and walked all the way to the hall expecting a bit of bargain hunting and a cup of tea, they looked as disappointed as I did.
So it was up to the boot sale today to make up for Saturday. The sun was out and so were the cars of sellers but alas it was the same old rubbish from the last few weeks. I only picked up a few bits so thought I'd show you them in with my buys from last week too.
So here's the booty:
Stratton compact complete with original compact pouch - £2. The seller also had this compact:
which she gave for for free when I said I collected them - bonus!
I found this rather unusual loose powder compact in a pile of junk on a stall. It still has original powder inside so needs a bit of a clean up but it was 30p!! One of the cheapest I've found (except for the free one above).
Now for something that always finds me...
...vintage playing cards! I cant seem to stop buying them, my reasoning is that I will do something crafty with them in the future.
Look how great these vintage cars cards are.
I also found this vintage 'Counties of England' game. The pack seems to be all the southern counties and my nearest town in the pack being Reading.
And while showing card games - hows about happy families flower style! Full of beautiful illustrations, however not sure the males in my household will be queueing up to play it. All the card packs were 50p each and not all from the same seller, so the cards are certainly following me.
I rarely find smellies at my local boot sales, if i do they tend to be half used and crusty round the edges, but this little set was brand spanking new:
Ideal travel size for throwing in a bag for a weekend away and at 50p it would have been rude not to buy this little set.
Now for a bit of glass:
Lovely large glass bonbon dish. Was covered in muck when I picked it out of the box but its cleaned up a treat. Most impressed with this one and ideal for the Christmas sweet treats (yes I did just mention the 'C' word!).
While we are on the theme of edibles, hows about this vintage styled cheese dish:
I don't eat cheese myself (cant stand the taste of it) but live with a household of cheese eaters so this will be used over the festive buffet season.
Now a rockabilly girl loves her jeans and a belt is the finishing touch so I love this:
Dragonfly belt buckle. A complete bargain at 50p.
I also have an eye for the pretty little things:
Vintage engraved pill pot. I love the detail around the edge and on the base:
I found it on a rather antique looking stall which looked expensive so I was very surprised when they said they wanted 50p for it.
And for a bit of fun, I cant resist novelty plasters. Yes I am the person who will have a hello kitty plaster on her finger after a paper cut. So I love these cowboy plasters:
....I found $6 in the bottom of the tin! If you are interested the free toy was a miniature cowboy hat that had "choking hazard" written all over it ;o)
So that two weeks of boot sale finds, how about a bit of:
Witnessed at a Boot Sale
A stall full of manky soft toys all of which had their own cardboard label around their neck with their name on. As much as I felt sorry for Harold the balding orange monkey, and Randolf the felt tip pen marked horse, I was not going to pay £1 to put them out of their misery.
A stall full of Playboy merchandise manned by a rather orange 40 year old wearing a pink velor tracksuit with 'BABE' printed across her arse. I hate to say it but her stall was one of the most popular there.
Woman smoking a cigarette picks up a pair of shoes from a stall:
Buyer: "How much for these shoes"
Seller :"Fifty, they are new and come with their box"
Seller: "err no £50, they are designer"
Buyer :"Who makes them then, the bloody queen?"
Seller: "No, they are by Irregular Choice"
Buyer: "Should be called "Bloody rip off choice!"
That's enough from me for today, well done if you got all the way to the end of this massive post!
Big love to you all