What can you buy for £1

It seems a lot of the sellers at the boot sale today thought  £1 would be a good amount when I asked the price of their items.  Take a look at some of the fantastic bargains I picked up.

Simply stunning heavy turquoise blue glass goblets.  No idea of age, but totally too die for £1 each.  My jaw hit the floor and bounced back with the beautiful bone china tureen/serving dish its immaculate and looks as if its never been used.  No makers mark and just £1 !  I got it along with the two plates in front and a pretty Royal Albert milk jug (forgot to photograph)  all three items for the grand total of £1.70p!  As I walked away I heard the chap who sold me the items remark to his Friend “its amazing the crap some people will buy ” !!! 

I’ve said before one of the things I miss most about our lifestyle cutbacks has been the lack of flowers.  I used to spend about £50 a month on them in our previous life and miss them so much.  The last few weeks I have been really lucky to have been given some beautiful ones from a friend’s garden and then to have also picked some up from Sainsbury’s on offer.  Imagine my delight when I saw huge bunches of beautiful roses being sold at the boot sale today for the princely sum of £2.50 !  I had to have some and don’t they look gorgeous.  Sitting pretty below them are another of my all time favourites, I am always on the lookout for vintage glass Christmas decorations.  How pretty are the colours, several have marks and stains but I think it just adds to their beauty.   The tray full just £1 and another box full of white glass tree toppers and dangly ones for £2.

How about this pic and me reflected 50 times in all my glory!

I couldn’t believe my luck when I asked the price of this white wicker basket.  These days all wicker seems to have silly price tags.  This beauty with a cotton liner too for £1 !  Woop!  I think the girl realised her mistake as soon as she said it.  Too Late, here’s your £1, thank you very much ….

I also found some amazing Table linen, 2 bone china tea sets, an unworn silk blouse, a set of vintage coloured liqueur glasses, a vintage wooden folding measuring tape, a vintage wooden thomas the tank engine puzzle and 2 complete sets of 1950’s serving and dessert spoons.  What a bumper morning and total spend was £25 ! 

Take a moment to pop over and see what the other members of MagpieMonday found this week, also linking up to Apron Thrifted Girl



  1. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 / 8:33 am

    Love it! Are you sure you hadn't mistakenly wandered into the Pound shop?The coloured goblets are stunning as is the tureen.Love the glass baubles too – they look great even though it's not even June yet!Thanks for linking up x@missielizzieb

  2. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    May 30, 2011 / 9:08 am

    I think I need to visit your boot sale, you always find such gorgeous things. Fancy calling it 'crap' was the man mad?!

  3. Jo
    May 30, 2011 / 9:09 am

    Wow like a pound shop but without all the tat, the basket has to be the best scoop. The tureen the most elegant.

  4. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 / 10:02 am

    grt finds and brilliant bargain with the basket al the wicker stuff i see in charity shops are so overpriced!missdaisy x

  5. carole
    May 30, 2011 / 10:26 am

    Oh Karen, you always without fail put a smile on my face…each and every one of your items are so beautiful, you certainly do have an eye for these things. I love blue china and glass and think I may have to acquire some myself. x

  6. Karen Jones
    May 30, 2011 / 10:41 am

    Many thanks for your lovely comments ladies. I think I just know how to rummage well and of course I am there at 6.30 am ! which always helps. xx

  7. lightly enchanted
    May 30, 2011 / 10:42 am

    what lovely finds, the tureen, glasses and blue plates are so pretty and such bargains 🙂

  8. Midlife Singlemum
    May 30, 2011 / 10:56 am

    I love the blue and white china. I would love to see your dining table set for dinner, or tea, or even breakfast, using all your lovely things. Maybe you could do a series of table settings from your collections? Maybe you could turn it into a meme – I'd do it.

  9. Scarlett Fontaine
    May 30, 2011 / 11:49 am

    Wow what a great haul!! I been finding a lot of sellers saying £1 for everything now – bonus! The basket was a complete steal! I also love my fresh flowers but buy them when i see them discounted at the supermarket or at the booty :o) Scarlett x

  10. Nicki Cawood
    May 30, 2011 / 11:50 am

    Well you know what they say… "One man's trash is another's treasure" – and you certainly seems to found Aladdin's Cave (again!) this week :)I adore the tureen and am VERY envious of the white wicker basket! I am a white convert and love white baskets but they are horrendous full priced.Another fab post 🙂

  11. Michelle
    May 30, 2011 / 12:49 pm

    Lovely treasures, all, at fantastic prices! I love the roses. I can just imagine how wonderful they smell. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Madison
    May 30, 2011 / 12:50 pm

    £25 for all that? Great finds. I think I need to stalk you and find this boot sale. Well done. Madison xxx

  13. make do mum
    May 30, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    Fabulous finds, I love that tureen, what a bargain!

  14. ChrisTea And Cakes
    May 30, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Beautiful bargains as usual, I'm in love with the baubles, love the idea of displaying them not just for Christmas, especially in those spring pastel shades, yum. x

  15. Mongs
    May 30, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    you are a smart and amazing thrifter, I wish I could get such "crap" here. Lovely!love~mongsmythriftycloset.blogspot.com

  16. tammylovesdishes
    May 30, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    You definitely had the thrifting fairy with you! Gorgeous items. I especially like the blue and white items, tureen, plates and goblets. Your photo of the beautiful roses in that lovely pitcher with the platter of Christmas ornaments is fantastic!Tammy

  17. Inside the Wendy House
    May 30, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    I wish I was good at bargain hunting…I end up finding expensive rubbish! What a haul x

  18. jenny
    May 30, 2011 / 7:13 pm

    You find such amazing treasures I am really jealous. Would love to go to a boot sale but hubby refuses as I always pick up rubbish 🙁

  19. The Joyful Thrifter
    May 30, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    GREAT FINDS~ and some great deals. I think people forget that a treasure to you might not be a treasure to someone else.Smiles,The Joyful Thrifter

  20. Molly and the Princess
    May 30, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Wow, gorgeous finds and great bargains as always. There's truth in that saying then about the early bird catching the worm! I don't drive so I would need someone willing to get up before 6.30 and willing to take me to a car boot sale – sadly that's a double no in this house (early rising, and car booting). Maybe you could pick me up a new and willing partner (for £1 please) next time you're there? 😉

  21. Kate Davis-Holmes
    May 31, 2011 / 9:45 am

    There are all lovely finds and I an envious of quite a few of them particularly the tureen. Tureens always bring back memories of special family days and my late mum. Just a lovely invention altogether.Wicker baskets are ridiculously priced now so well done you on that one too.

  22. The syders
    May 31, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    Beautiful things as usual Karen…Love them all, especially the vintage tree decs, lovely!

  23. Amy - Pride of Place
    May 31, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    Wow – I really miss the bargains that can be picked up in the UK. I live in Ireland and things can be pretty pricey over here.

  24. Lisa
    June 3, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Love the goblets. I may have to pay a visit, or better still I could go carbooting with you! lol

  25. Karen Jones
    June 7, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Thanks again ladies for all your lovely comments. I think it is about getting there early, having "an eye" for the potential of stuff and also luck. This weekend there was very little in the way of accessories but my hubby and I did bag 4 more chairs and a table ! Lisa, if you can get there for 6.30 at the exter cattle market you can come booting with me any sunday xx

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