Boot Sale Bargains

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We fancied a mooch around the local car boot sale a couple of weeks ago; I was on the look out for vintage china tea-sets and cutlery, and my sister asked if I would buy some Peppa Pig toys for my niece (I bought LOADS!) I don’t know about you, but we love a good rummage at a boot sale – you never know what gems you might find! We’re likely to pop to a few more boot sales over the coming months, so this may well turn into a little series of posts.

On our walk back to our car after a wander around all the stalls, I spied this old camera for sale. I picked it up to have a look and enquired about the prize – “a fiver” – the guy said, “I’ll have it!” I said. What a bargain!! I’ve been after a vintage camera for a long time, and after searching online, we worked out this was from the 60s! Not only that, he also threw in another lens (does fit this camera though). I’m over the moon with this find!

This parrot mobile was a silly purchase really – I saw the parrot figures bagged up and asked what it was – I figured I could use them for crafting. The lady wasn’t sure, but it was 50p so I bought it. Unbagged it when we got home and realise it was a hanging mobile. It reminded me of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Walt Disney World and it’s totes hanging up in the living room now ^_^

I picked up this old fashioned corkscrew for the grand price of 20p. A great prop for any food photography, which actually is what the next few items are all for too. The cutlery was in a pile on the floor of one sellers table – she wanted 50p per piece; I asked how much for the lot, she said £7, I said £4, we had a deal :P The old fashion hand-crank whisk was a bargainous 10p!!

I do love baskets – and bought this stockpile from a few different stalls – all for just a few quid in total. You can’t really tell from the photograph, but the round one at the back left is HUGE!

And finally, this little metal teapot – it is probably about lifesize in this pic, was thrown in free when I bought the parrots! I thought it was cute ^_^

Do you go to car boot sales, or jumble sales? What treasures have you found?

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