Today, for the first time in weeks I made it to a Car Boot sale and I didn't do too badly at all. The one I went to isn't on all that often but I have a bit of a soft spot for it as the first time I ever went I got a 1970s Sun Lounger (£3!), a vintage print, a load of Grindley Petalware and Johnson Brothers ware, a few vintage Ladybird books, a vintage tray and some vintage storage boxes - all for around £11. I might even have gotten more things but I can't really remember. It was epic.
Anyway, here's what I got today:
|Meakin Jug and 3 Bowls - £1 |
Yes, that is our couch used as a background - it looks ace with the new throws on.
I love Meakin Pottery. This pattern is called Topic and I already have a couple of pieces... somewhere. I've definitely got a cup at any rate.
|Mark and Mandy Helping Mother - 20p|
Look at those colours! And those tights! This was 20p, so there was no way it wasn't coming home with me. The illustrations look quite 1960s, but it must have been published later as there's an ISBN number on the back cover.
|This is the endpaper|
I love pretty endpapers and this one is adorable. I want her outfit!
These last few items were all from the same seller and I paid £7 for the lot:
|Irish Linen Tea Towel|
Isn't this weird? I don't really have anymore to say about it than that. I think at some point I'll frame it up.
|3 Pairs of Clip-on Earrings, Matching Bracelet and Necklace and a Russian Doll Brooch|
I don't really do clip-on earrings - I find them quite painful to wear. I have a lovely set of 1950s clip-ons that I never wear because they've been known to give me headaches. I had to get these ones though because they're all amazing. And huge. The little leaf ones are Mother of Pearl. The Russian Doll brooch is so cute and the necklace and bracelet were just so sweet and sparkly :)
|Big Pastel Doily and Little Pansy Doily|
Now I don't actually have any doilies on display in our flat and I have no idea where I'm going to put all these but they were all too fantastic for me not to buy them. I love the colours in these two and the pretty pansies.
|Doily with Gold and Silver Embroidered Palm Trees - gold looks much brighter in real life|
|Sheer Doily with Pandas|
Do I need to explain this one?
Also, at the Boot Fair I saw lots of Portugal Souvenir items and more Margaret Atwood books - I'm being followed again!
More Treasure Hunting planned for tomorrow - yay!