Monday, 4 April 2011

...a start to the Car Boot season.

I'm lucky in that there is a car boot sale near me all year round.  But yesterday was the start of the biggie car boot sale that's held in a local leisure centre playing field.  It's been featured in the Cath Kidston mag and is always full of very interesting vintage finds.  That plus the usual tat you get at car boot sales.

Yesterday was Mothers' Day and unfortunately the Wee Man has been poorly and I woke with a surprise vomit present.  Such love!  So my surprise steam train ride with cream tea was cancelled for a trip to the out of hours GP and a bottle of anti biotics.  By the afternoon the Wee Man was well enough for a trip to the car boot sale.  He's been stuck indoors for five days and was climbing the walls as I was.

What a treasure trove there was yesterday!  It was heaving!  There must have been over 100 sellers and the sun brought out a huge crowd.

I got so many gorgeous, lovely bargains.

Royal Albert cake plate for £1
A pair of Windsor coffee cups, saucers and side plates for 80p.

A pair of cake plates, no marks

J & G Meakin milk jug

Royal Vale milk jug

Paragon sugar bowl 10p
I got the two milk jugs and the two cake plates for 50p.  So in all I spent a grand total of £2.40 for my haul.  What a bargain!  It really amazes me what people sell things for.  I do wonder whether they actually know what it is they are selling or whether they are just getting rid of things to gain space.  I'd love to think that if I were to sell my treasures on I would make a very tidy profit.  But that isn't going to happen because these treasures are destined for my dresser (if I ever get to finish revamping it).

Linking to Thrift Share Monday and Magpie Monday  and Newbies Party 


  1. Great finds - sort of things I was looking for but failed to find :(

    Hope little man is feeling better today.

  2. Wowo I need to go to your boot sale! I had a good day at the bootsale too on Sunday - roll on the rest of the bootsale season :o) Scarlett x

  3. Love your vintage plates. Thanks for joining my newbie party!~

  4. Love the plates and the coffee set, beauts. Well done!


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