Sunday, 22 July 2012
Boot loot shoot
I arrived at the car boot sale full of anticipation, as it was a sunny morning and I'd managed to get there in reasonable time, although my friend John who has a stall there always tells me I am never early enough! At first, I could not see beyond the baby clothes and plastic toys, but once I started hunting and rummaging in earnest, a few treasures came my way. I love this vintage letters game (and the stripy Avoca scarf that I spotted for a £):
A chunky old wicker basket, which I managed to fill full of embroidered linens. I bought a large cardboard box of pretty old hankies for £1, and it included a set of exquisite white linen ones hand embroidered with the letter 'A.' I haven't finished going through them all yet, but they are lovely.
Some more pastry cutters:
Books, which I admit that I bought just for their look...(the background is a pretty tray).
Yet another tablecloth....
A large pine shelf, which needs a good overhaul and a few other bits and pieces. Then it was home to a bit of r&r on the old canvas camp bed which I bought in May and have not had chance to try out yet.
A really ingenious design, I think it's probably from the 1950s and it can't have been used, until today, that is...
I hope everyone managed to enjoy a bit of summer today. I'm going back outside for a barbecue now.