Slim Pickings !

I don’t know if its because I am no longer looking to buy stock to sell or because there just wasn’t much around today, but for the first time ever I came away from the bootsale with hardly any treasure.  Not impressed having dragged myself out of bed at 5.15 this morning !

I did find this vintage crock bed warmer that had been painted white and given a pretty decoupage heart.  Lovely condition and a steal at just £2.  I’m going to use it as a door stop for my bedroom door which refuses to stay open.

How many times have I said this “I LOVE BUYING FROM MEN” Seriously !  THEY GIVE STUFF AWAY !  Next up this gorgeous Portmeirion Botanic Blue Jug.  Absolutely immaculate and soooo pretty.  50p !!! 50p !!! What was he thinking ! 50p !  I ALMOST told him to keep the change from the £1 !

So Pretty.  Looks lovely in my kitchen and there it will stay, oh yes it will !

I am always on the lookout for baskets or wooden crates.  I have a little obsession going on.  Snatched this huge log basket up for £4 !  Great for all the apples ready for picking at the moment from the old apple tree in our garden.

Going to keep this basket in the house, not sure what to store in it as we have no open fires in our home but love the Rustic look of it.  Its, clearly been around for a while.

So that was it !  Nothing else found today.  I was a bit reluctant to leave the bootsale convinced that I must be missing the treasure and that SOMEBODY must have something.  But, no after several trips around the market nothing else appeared so off home I went.

 As I needed to go food shopping I thought I would also pop into The Vintage Trading Centre on Marsh Barton.  I hadn’t had my fix of bargain hunting and I usually find an unusual treasure or two in there.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Found this little darling.

LOVE IT ! Solid wood vintage rack with immaculate ceramic and wood canisters for Tea, Coffee and Sugar.

So, all was not lost.

Maybe better luck next week (although hubby was pleased as we have just got the house decluttered ).



  1. Midlife Singlemum
    August 9, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    Do you still sell on ebay or do your own stalls at boot sales? I hope you are still in business in some way, shape or form as you have such a great eye for really pretty things.

  2. karen jones
    August 9, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Not at the moment sweetie. Ebay has changed so much its just not worth the hassle. Ideally I would like a space in a vintage place or independent shop but as I have gone back to work full time its difficult. I have re-opened my Etsy shop and put a few things on there but agai, its hard to get sales these days xx

    • Midlife Singlemum
      August 9, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Maybe save up your coolections and take part in an antique/vintage fair once or twice a year – preferably one a bit out of your area so that the people you bought from at boot sales don't see their own stuff marked up.

  3. Jean
    August 10, 2015 / 11:55 am

    My god, 50p for that lovely vase was an absolute steal! You lucky thing x

  4. karen jones
    August 10, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I know Jean I nearly died of shock when he said 50p . Love buying from men ! ha xx

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