After a couple of weeks without my boot sale fix I was starting to get twitchy so it was only right that I headed off to the boot sale this morning. I don't think I was alone in this thought as every man and his dog turned up today, it was bedlam!
Now I'm trying to be a bit more 'selective' in what I'm bringing home as I need to begin the declutterthon so we can get out house on the market, i cant say its been easy but today I was very restrained and only purchased a couple of bits:
Large silver plated candle sticks. I'm been after some of these for a while as I love big church candles and these are the perfect size for them. I bagged them for £2 the pair.
1960's First Aid tin. This comes complete with all its original unopened contents:
I love the '1963 shops, office and railway first aid instructions' in the lid too. Obviously there weren't many accidents where this tin was kept! All mine for £1.
Vintage glass sweet jar - 50p
Vintage vanity jar and candle sticks - £2 the set.
Needle craft trinket jar - 20p. This was such good value that I bought the lot:
Now to get my cross stitch mojo on and make some cute chrimbo gifts with these :o)
So that's my buys, what about a little:
Witnessed at a Boot Sale:
The booty I go to is not too far from an army town so there is a large Gurkha population which visit the boot sale. The Gurkha's are amazing at haggling, i should be taking notes from them as they get things for crazy prices. Today however one family took it a bit far by pulling out a blanket and setting up a stall at the end of a row of all the items they had just bought! Not only making a profit they also got away with not paying for a pitch!
I was also informed today that a Fisher Price castle was "Vintage" as it was from 1992, lol! I may be a year older tomorrow but now feeling positively ancient! ;o)
A Polish couple inspecting a king size bedspread. They decided to unravel it and stretch it out...they did this across the whole front of the sellers stall and then proceeded to have a heated conversation with bedspread stretched out. While they conversed no one could get a look at the stall and I could see the seller getting redder and redder as people kept walking by! The couple then decided they didn't want the bedspread after all.
Hope you have all had a fabulous weekend, my chickadees :o)