I am sure that the Indian Summer we are currently experiencing has brought out some great sellers to the local boot sales. I can go weeks without anything much to show but at the moment the things I am finding are great, the kind of thing I want to keep! I am all too aware that the bootsale season is coming to a close and I will miss it. I like nothing better on a summer Sunday than to wander around a field, with a view of the sea, rummaging through other people's stuff they no longer want!
This week I found this wonderful wooden box. It had old bits of ironmongery, boys stuff, and I had to persuade the man on the stall to sell it to me. He thought I was a bit bonkers for wanting it and I had to find him another box to put his bits before I got to carry it away.
It was a good day for textiles too and I found lots of curtains, fabric and vintage clothing.
These bookends are beautiful, reminiscent of the Clarice Cliff era.
I love this Alfred Meakin pottery with its' kitsch cacti. I bought lots of this but have pictured just one of each.
This beautiful hand embroidered apron came from the same stall as the bookends. I love the florals on this.
I bought a whole box of Practical Householder magazines from the 1950's and 60's. These can be really good reference for fabrics but I just love looking through them anyway. I love the photos, just look at the last one, the clothes and hair are fab, pure mod!
I can see exactly when the rot set in as the magazines from the late 60's show couples putting in aluminium windows and they also show how to clad those 'horrid old fashioned bricks' in lovely stones, wood and pebble dash!
Some lovely vintage toys including some very old flash cards, an old Sindy soap (fab box) and an old doll's dress.
I also found buttons, peacock feathers, more pottery, painted glass, vintage boxes and two cute, kitsch budgies!
So, all this buying has me sorting, washing, pricing, getting ready for my Open House.I shall be back with preview, as requested by some of you girls who can't make it. Pin It