Getting back into the swing of the early starts for the bootsale after a long break can take some willpower. I paid for my late arrival last week by having to park some distance from the market. No such worries this morning. I was up and out of bed at 5.30 without the aid of an alarm clock, my only worry was that it would still be raining, it wasn’t , yipee!
I had no trouble parking this morning but also found, maybe I was a tiny bit early as there was barely a car or van on the site.
I took the opportunity to grab a coffee and a loo break so I wouldn’t have any distractions once the gates opened proper to the sellers. I always find this stage of the morning unsettling, it always appears like lots of people are delving into boots and backs of vans and making off with all manner of treasure. Once I make my first purchase I am fine and feel like I am off and running. The first purchase this morning was :
This fabulous old plaster framed picture. Obviously it was only the frame I was interested in and even in its battered state I think its wonderful ! Not even going to repair it, I know there are buyers in my shop who will also appreciate its shabby beauty and if nobody buys it, it will come home with me.
Always love a pretty stool, this will look perfect painted and also be a really useful addition to the home.
Pair of modern but pretty jugs
oh ! oh! oh! If you can’t have mason jars then these are the next best thing ! Snapped up these four La Parfait Preserve jars out from under the nose of a woman who was consulting a friend on the phone. If you snooze, you loose ladies.
New wicker bicycle basket.
Pretty yellow enamel jug with pewter lid
Time for Tee ! Must be German looking at the spelling. Love this.
I always try to find local pottery. Love this pretty jar made by a local potter in Devon.
Two old slate boards, complete with little wooden shelf for the chalk.
Yep, definitely getting back into the bootsale swing of things.
Linking up with the lovely Liz at Magpie Monday