I am lucky in that there is a car boot sale near to me every Sunday morning apart from Christmas Day .... it is under cover in a market so come rain or shine there is always someone there though have to say some days in the winter there are some desperate souls trying to flog even more desperate goods.
Easter weekend can't come soon enough for me, I am ashamed to say not for religious reasons, for my three favourite boots start so let the serious bargain hunting begin!
Ellie and I did pop down to another small one this morning at the Watermill in Barton and we both managed to grab a few goodies. Ellie spotted a box of Baby Born clothes (I'd missed them so I am quite proud that she is learning fast and she is grasping that she can make her money go much further by spending wisely) and a recorder book. She has been learning to play at school and on Friday the two classes in her year performed a short concert .... I must admit I was expecting a bit of a racket but they were absolutely marvellous. They had obviously been practising very hard and hit every note in the right place and all looked very smart and focused.
My goodies were
These little cuties were tucked in the box in the photo below and I didn't realise what they were at first ..... the seller thought they were from the 1930s but although they are dressed in the crinoline lady style I am not convinced that the yarn is that old. I am thinking more 1950s. The little dolls all have moving eyes.
From the same seller was this hand made milk jug cover
Fine hand crochet table mat with little cotton circle inserts that have been embroidered
This little crochet dressing table mat has pale pink flowers around the edge
and these two gorgeous little baskets are crocheted in the finest cotton ..... with a little sugar starching they will sit as freestanding decorations
A vintage 1976 Blow Football game ..... only one ball is missing
and some of my favourite Art Deco glass from the 1930s ..... a carnival glass salad bowl
A Sowerby frosted green glass dish in ivy leaf stand
This time next week I will be another year older ! It will be a busy weekend as my daughter is taking me to Hampton Court Palace for the day on Saturday and on Sunday it is the first Buckingham Vintage & Handmade Fair organised by Ann & Trevor.
Do come along if you are in the area ..... there will be a wonderful array of vintage loveliness on offer from some extremely friendly sellers and of course the event wouldn't be complete without tea and homemade cakes.
I am busy making and popped to the Cath Kidston factory shop at St Neots yesterday for some fabric retail therapy .... much bargains there too as the two floral prints were only £6 per metre
One more week of school and then I have a break until the 10th April ..... much needed I must say.
Don't forget to change your clocks tonight ..... Spring is most definitely here xx