Friday, 30 August 2013
Ahhh, the common car boot. Early Sunday mornings, a pocket full of change and the promise of bargains galore!
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a car boot is basically a bit like ebay, but in real life, and in a field. People gather together early on a Sunday morning to buy and sell second hand bits and bobs on the cheap. Often, depending on the weather, car boots can be pretty big affairs and I myself love having a wander, a gander and a good ol’ rummage!
I’ve found all sorts of things at car boots, but I thought I’d show you a few of the finds I’ve picked up over the last few weeks. Don’t expect much rhyme or reason in this mini little haul, simply things that have caught my eye and/or that I just couldn’t leave behind.
The Biscuit Tin - £2
Now, you know that the chocolate obsession has reached new levels when you find yourself purchasing chocolate biscuit memorabilia! But fear not, there are no biscuits going in this little tin, but instead, bracelets! I enjoy finding different ways of storing things and this round vintage tin is literally the perfect size to stack bracelets in and I love it! It looks pretty and eclectic sat on my dressing table and I know that it’s pretty unique, which is a bonus!
The Cameo - £1
I absolutely adore cameo jewellery so when I saw this necklace for just £1 there was no way I could not offer it a new home! I love the different shades of pink in this one and when I got it home I realised that I have the exact same cameo on broach form. This happy coincidence made my day, now, I’m no jewellery expert, so I really couldn’t tell you the true value or age of either the necklace or the broach, maybe I’ll take them along to a jewellers one day but for now, I’m just enjoying them!
The Books – between 50p and £1 each!
Books, books, books! I love books, I own far, far too many (as recently discovered when we moved house) but for some reason I just can’t stop buying them! Car boot’s (along with charity shops) are the perfect places to indulge my book addiction. Cheaper than chips and with hundreds on offer, I always come home with one or two (or three or four) new titles to add to my collection at a fraction of the price that it would cost me full price.
The Typewriter - £5
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the beauty shall we? I have been after a lovely old typewriter for a good while. Don’t ask me why. It’s just one of those things. I love the sound of the keys, I love the sound of the bell, I love the unmistakeable text it creates and there’s a part of me that thinks I could typewrite a novel, wrap it in brown paper and string and hand deliver it to the publishers. I know, please don’t judge me; I was born into the wrong time! This is the Imperial Safari typewriter, it’s fully functioning but in need of a new ribbon, and for a fiver, I was happy!