Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Boot Sale Booty

I thought I would give you a quick update on my boot sale finds from Sunday but first I thought I would show you a close up of the pretty vintage felt brooch I found last week. A few people spotted it in the background of a previous post photo and I felt it deserved a photo of it's own. It reminds me of the Cath Kidston felt brooches and hair accessories that have been around recently.

Sunday morning we were up bright and early for the boot sale but we very nearly didn't go because it was so gloomy and drizzling with rain. In the end we went as we were up and ready. When we got to our usual boot sale we were disappointed to see only about a third of the usual sellers. A quick look round in the drizzle yielded just two things that took my fancy. The glass cream jug with the blue lid and the Crown Devon little sauce jug both came home with me. The little Crown Devon piece was found a spot straight away with the rest of my collection. The little pharmacy bottle was found later on.

Anyway after a rather disappointing start we bumped in to some neighbours who told us about another boot sale about ten minutes away . We decided we had nothing to lose and set off and we were so glad we did. As soon as we arrived Mr C found the Vernon Ward print which looks great on our landing with our Vernon Ward seagull print.

We then split up for a while to wander round and when I found Mr C again he took me to a stall he had found with things he knew I would like. The first thing he had spotted was the little cross stitch cottage picture. He really is getting to be very good at finding things for me, not so long ago he was hopeless. He used to be drawn to things that only a man could like, ugly, dark coloured objects with no hint of prettiness. I guess that is a bit of an unfair generalisation about men but after a little bit of training and education he now has quite a good eye.

On the same stall were piles of vintage books, games and jigsaws.

There were old annuals, Enid Blytons and a lovely copy of The Water Babies illustrated by Anne Anderson. I already have a copy illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell and it is lovely to compare the illustrations.

I also found the lovely , soft crocheted blanket and a pile of linens. These look a little crumpled as they had just come in from blowing on the line and are waiting to be pressed.

Finally I found the Father Christmas jug. These were produced by Bird's Custard in the 1950s as a special Christmas edition for your custard to go with your Christmas pud. I already have one of these that I bring out every year so this one will make an appearance in my shop nearer to Christmas.

I hope you are all having a good week and enjoying the sunshine. I feel a bit of a giveaway coming on but more news on that at the weekend. x


VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

You have trained Mr C well, could you lend him to me please. Lovely finds as usual. The little ABC book looks interesting to me and I just love the felt brooch

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You (and Mr C) did wonderfully well yet again. I do love that Vernon Ward print.

The Little Vintage Company said...

What brilliant finds! My man tends to only see rusty old mechanical parts at the car boot - you're very lucky to have Mr C!! Tamzin X

Lisa said...

Your new brooch is just lovely. I know VW rose pictures are popular but they don't really do it for me, although your new seaside print is gorgeous. I could look at that all day!
Lisa x

melanie said...

Wow, fabulous finds. Love the brooch. :) xxx

My Grannies Attic said...

Lovely finds - well done.

Kerry xxxx

bellaboo said...

Well done Mr C! Mr Boo is getting the idea too.I love your Crown Devon sauce boat and stand.I have a few pieces too...and the other day I saw a 7 piece fruit bowl set in the antique shop for £20..and am now kicking myself that I didn't buy it! Love all your finds...just what I would have gone for.Good job I wasn't there too..hee,hee!

Bellaboo :0)

Elizabeths Attic said...

I love the sauce boat and happy Father C...not going to say that word just yet.
I love booting you never know what you will find. Enjoy the sunshine.
Beverley x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The felt brooch is amazing! You really do have a great eye for gorgeousness xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

Loving for boot sale finds and the brooch is definately the highlight for lucky thing!

Debbie said...

The brooch is amazing!
And so is your husband for helping you find such beautiful treasures!
Mine, he is hopeless and can`t stand car boots! Lol


ted and bunny said...

Love he brooch, love the love the love the love the...I think you could just take everything you ever photograph and put it in my house and I would just LOVE it- same taste definitely!