I didn't get to go to a car boot yesterday. Instead we went on steam train rides with Paddington Bear. So I thought I would show some loot I've bought in the past but never blogged about.
I got this lovely mug from a flea market in York. It's a vintage mug commemorating the Queen's coronation. After all the tat that's been around for the recent Royal Wedding it's refreshing to see one that's more elegant than tat. On a recent visit to Liberty's in London I saw one of these mugs made into a very simple pin cushion and selling for a whopping £30.00. I had planned to make my £1 mug into a profit making pin cushion but I have rather fallen in love with it. I am by no means a Royalist but is rather pretty, don't you think?
I got these teacup trios from a Car Boot sale over the winter. They are marked Queen Anne and if I remember correctly they are from the 50s or 60s. They were bought for £3.50 and were the remains of a an elderly couples wedding china.
A teeny tiny Minton dish for £1. I am always tempted to buy these but I have no idea what to use them for. They're difficult to display and I am ashamed to say it is currently used to store some of the Big Man's endless screws, nuts and bolts "collection".
And my best "buy" from a carboot recently was this...
...a simple Royal Vale tea plate that is currently my favourite, purely because I got it for free. The lovely seller gave it to me because she had no other matching pieces. I thanked her and ran away before she was given the chance to change her mind.
Bargains are great but Freebies are better!
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