Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Car Boot Loot #16

Well I'm back from my hols in Wales and the Wee Man had a fantastic time.  More of our Welsh Adventure at a later date.  But today a quick - ish rundown of all the loot I have gathered since the last Car Boot Loot Post.

I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get to go to as many charity shops as I had hoped to on hols, but I still found some treasures during my travels.

First up a vintage Oxo cube tin.  All for a mere 10p.  The tin design was the winning design in the Oxo Graphic Design Award for schools and colleges in 1992.  It was designed by a very talented Martin Sanders age 19 and the theme shows that OXO can be enjoyed by everyone throughout the day.   (I write this as if I am knowledgable about all things Oxo tins, but really I'm only copying it from the tin!)

My favourite part of the design is the circus lion licking it's lips.  I wonder if he's eyeng up the cup of Oxo or the lion tamer.  

Next up some serious vintage china porn.

Four very gorgeous Johnson Brothers tea cups and saucers.  I love the bright Spring colours and the lovely floral detail. 

My first ever handled cake plate.  It's an Old Foley one bought from a charity shop in Porthmadog for a very reasonable £1.99.  The price sticker said £2.99 but the lady behind the till gave it a look and said it was only worth £1.99, so that's what I got it for.  And of course I put a little donation in the collection tin at the till.  

We found an attic sale in a church hall and amongst all the toot there was this fine example of a stately tea pot poking it's spout out of the chaos.  It's Royal Albert Inspiration and is currently looking lovely and serene on my dresser.  

And lastly a "little" something I picked up on our last day on hols.  Two lovely and very heavy red enamel pots.  The colour reminds me of "Keep Calm and Carry On" and I'm thinking of either stencilling the logo on to the pots or using a decal.  Not sure yet.  Bought for a meagre £1 each from a vintage steam train station platform.

That's my lot today.  More holiday adventures to follow.  I hope you all had a fabbo Easter holiday.  Not sure what your weather was like, Wales was wet!

If you've enjoyed gawking at my loot, why not gawk some more at my other Car Boot Loot posts here.

This post is shared on Magpie Monday Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Flea Market Finds Time Travel Thursday Vintage Thingie Thursday Thrifty Things Friday


  1. Didn't you do well, obviously I'm shopping in the wrong charity shops.
    Especially love to oxo tin.

    Beki xx

  2. Wow - so all the good stuff is in Wales then! I'd say thats a good haul for one holiday.

    Off to investigate camping in Wales!!

  3. Gorgeous finds and 10p for the tin :0

  4. I am in love with EVERYTHING!
    Especially those divine tea cups, they are the most lovely I've seen I think and I have a huge collection myself.
    Love your blog!

  5. The cake stand is my fave! I've found some good charity shop stuff on holidays in Wales before now (I always seek out the charity shops when I go on holiday in the UK!)

  6. Oh good grief, what a wonderful haul. And so godamn cheap too. Ooh do show the pots if you decide to stencil them. xx

  7. Love the tin and great finds! I think I need to get to Wales!

  8. I love the pretty teacups and the lovely cake stand. What great finds :)
    The stencilling on the pots sounds like a great idea, do share a photo of it, when it is finished..I would love to see how it turns out.
    It's rainy here as well..looks like it is going to be staying for at least the end of the week.
    Magie x

  9. Sadly whenever I go home to Wales I find the charity shops in my village and Swansea truly are full of just terrible old crap. Cowbridge has some better ones but they're more expensive too.

    We were in Scotland over Easter and had everything from sleet to sunshine!

    Faith Hope and Charity Swap 2012 Sign up now OPEN!

  10. Lovely tea cups and the RA teapot! We would be hard pressed to find any of these treasures here in the states as inexpensively as you found! I'd love it if you shared at my new Tuesday link party starting April 24th!

  11. Enjoyed my visit and seeing all your vintage goodies.

  12. Oh you found a lot of wonderful treaures! I love them all. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a great day!

  13. I have a similar OXO tin that I bought from a jumble sale for very little. At first glance I wasn't sure how old it was, but when I got home I discovered it was from the 1992. It's a different design to yours but equally as charming. I do love a good tin xxx


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