I didn't think I would be able to get to a boot fair on Sunday, as I had been booked to do a town walk with a group of German school kids that morning, right in the middle of prime boot fair time. 9.15 to approx 11.30 am. But it was a beautiful morning and a boot fair about half hour drive away was supposed to start at 6.30........ quick calculation, yep, just about enough time to have a quick womble about, get back and be ready for the tour at 9.15. We are early risers anyway so we took off at 6.15 and got there about 6.45. Too early! Darn. Most of the stall holders there were still setting up, and not that many had turned up at all yet. But it wasn't a wasted journey, I am happy to say, we came away with a few little treasures which made the trip worthwhile.
But what to do about the big local-ish boot fair I usually go on a Sunday? Hmmm, even though it is supposed to be a late start one, by midday its almost over, and some of the stall holders start packing up. My darling No.3 son came to my rescue. He picked me up after the tour, drove me to the bootfair, which was still going strong at 11.45 and left me there to go treasure hunting. I did have my trusted trolley with me ( son had thoughtfully put it in his car for me ), and of course it came in very handy indeed, because treasures were found! I don't care how many of you laugh at me for having a ( rather funky ) trolley, and I do get a lot of stick, but it saves my back and that I am very grateful for. Books are heavy, gals!
I honestly can't remember what I bought where, The sensible thing would have been to do a post for each one. But when have I ever been sensible, lol? I think I have to split the post anyway, because there are so many photos. Yes, yes, I know, I get somewhat carried away taking pics, can't help it.
Ok, lets get started then. The beautiful bedside lamp I had in our bedroom in France was one of the many items stolen in the break-in, and I have been looking for something to replace it for a long time. I found this lovely Art Nouveau style lamp at the first boot fair ( yay, I remembered, lol ), and it is perfect for our yellow bedroom, as it has the prettiest yellow glass shade -
I also finally found the perfect old jug decorated with roses, again to replace a stolen one. It is soooo pretty, with the gorgeous colourful roses on one side of the jug, and the much plainer design on the other side.
See that cup in the first photo? It is huuuuuuuuge, lol, and really beautiful. The guy selling it said he thought it was about 80 years old, it had belonged to his great grandmother. She must have been some tea drinker, lol -
This little trinket box was too pretty to pass up, don't you agree?
And I found another "rosy" covered vegetable dish for the cottage, yay! I love mixing different patterned china together when there is a big bunch of us eating outside under the trees in the summer
Well, those are the items shown in the first boot fair photo, so I suppose thats a good place to break off and finish this post. The rest of the finds I'll show in Part 2 tomorrow, or maybe tonight if get a chance.
Have a wonderful day/evening wherever you are xx