On Sunday, I did a Car Boot fair with my Dad - he was hoping to shift some of my Nan's stuff from when we cleared her house and I was hoping to get rid of some (non-vintage) books.
After paying for half the pitch I made a measly £2 profit before the heavens opened and we had to pack up quick sharp. My Dad did better but I think he only made about £20.
My main reason for going was of course to buy stuff. I usually do well at this particular boot fair, but hadn't managed to get there this year so far. I didn't go to it last year either so I was expecting lots of treasure from my first visit in over a year.
Well I didn't get much. I went round once, starting before they let the public in and had to play a game of 'Stay-One-Stall-Ahead-of-the-Vintage-Dealer' for some of it. Unfortunately I only spotted her as she was coming to our stall, so she'd done most of the other stalls by then and maybe that's why I didn't do too well.
Anyway, I got these:
|Vintage Wall Plaque - £2|
|Vintage Wall Pocket - £2|
These two ladies are pretty chipped/scuffed but they're so fab and kitsch I couldn't leave them behind. The lady with the hat is a wall pocket, with her hat being open at the top. The first lady was made in Italy and the second in England.
I also got this lovely children's book which I'm going to guess is from the 40s/50s (please feel free to correct me):
|Time Goes By Book - £1.50|
It has a few short stories in with lovely illustrations:
|Illustrations from 'May-Bell's Gifts'|
And it has some vivid colour plates too:
|Colour Plate for 'Happy Days'|