Sunday, 26 April 2009

bootsale bargins

What a lovely sunny morning to spend a hour or two wandering around a boot sale and pick up some bargains along the way
This random collection of stuff was £1 and has lots of zips (It is years since i put a zip in anything and this may make me face my fear!) also has some nice vintage fabric flowers some sewing cotton and a mini flower press, complete with flowers!
The red glass was £2 and I already have some the same, so I now have enough to use them when we have people for dinner. The 2 cut glass pits cast 20p and I will put them in the sewing room with buttons or beads in.

This collection filled a large tin and includes lots of vintage buttons, ric rac, bias binding, ribbon, pins, needles and poppers. The little old man charged me £2 for the lot and included the Royal Doulton swan with flowers tucked on the left of the picture. I think he was just delighted that someone was going to use some of his late wife's sewing bits, he was very sweet and we chatted for ages.

I was very excited about the next bargain as I have wanted some wooden shelves to paint cream and put in the bathroom to house my ever growing collection of glass candlesticks. I have bookmarked lots of them on ebay but they always sell for more than I want to pay. - these cost me the grand sum of £1 - I was a very happy lady I can tell you!

I always keep one eye open for any Cath Kidston stuff but have never been lucky until now :-) (I am 90% sure this is CK fabric but you may know better)

These curtains have been hand made and are fully lined, but have never been used - we are planning an extension so I may end up with a room to put them in or if not I will cut them up and use the fabric for something else

What a successful morning, and now I am off to sort out my seedlings - hope you have some of this lovely sunshine were you are.

MM xx


  1. Ohooo my kind of post Mitmot :)

    Gorgeous pretties there, I adore everything, you did so well. The curtains are beautiful I reckon they are indeed CK, would look lovely in your new extension :)


  2. Wow you have a serious eye for a bargin there!
    I really have to look out for some car boot sales !

    Love sam x

  3. Looks like Ottoman Rose to me ... what a find ... lucky girl x

  4. I love the pine shelves. I can't believe you only paid £1 for them.

  5. Wow, is your local car boot always that good?! Fab finds, and it must have been a lot of fun to sift through everything. I almost went to the car boot, but hubs made pancakes instead so I couldn't resist the lure of sitting down to such a tasty brekkie with the kiddies.
    Have a great week. xxx

  6. Ooh lovely bargains Mitmot! and well done on the CK :) lovely!

  7. Ooh I love all your bargains, and how fab to find some CK among it all!

    Mel xxx