Monday, 7 June 2010

Car Booty

Hello there. I hope that you have had a good weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts in the past week or so, things have been rather chaotic around here but hopefully we are back to normal now.

This week I didn't have much luck with the charity shops so I decided to bite the bullet and do something that I have never done before. I went to a car boot sale! In all my years on this planet (all thirtyodd of them) I have never been to a car boot sale. I now know what I have been missing. I can't believe that with my love of vintage and thrifted items I have never been! 

We went armed with a list of "things to look out for" so that everybody knew what to keep an eye out for. The list wasn't very helpful because we only found one or two things off it but we did have a good time and came home with lots of goodies. 

Here are just a few....

A beautiful hand embroidered antimacassar which needs a good wash but I'm scared it may not survive.....

a fabulous bashed old suitcase......

a whole set of six cups and saucers, with side plates, sugar bowl and milk jug....

three small glass bottles....

yet another plate.....

a little floral vase....

a 1970's ornament that looks just like my littlest one...

and this chap who I absolutely fell in love with....

Thanks for stopping by. For many more thrifty finds pop round to Sophies


  1. great finds! I especially love the little girl ornament - very sweet :)

  2. The teacup and saucer is so beautiful! Great finds!

  3. I love the old suitcase. Which reminds me that we have one of those in the loft gathering dust. I'd be interested to know what you'll do with it. Glad you enjoyed your first every car boot sale. BW.

  4. It looks like you had lots of fun! That pretty plate is such an unusual shape!!

  5. just had a read of your blog and thought I would say hi I love your sunflowers very unusual. Boot fairs are addictive be warned :)

    Cate x
    ps I used to work in Manchester, we had to visit a few weeks back, we got lost, its so different,we have been in the south now for a long time though.

  6. wow - you got a really lovely selection!!
    you should go to car boot sales more often!