Saturday, 19 September 2009

Boot sale treasures…

I’m sat on the sofa, laptop in hand, watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and I’m so tired! I forgot how exhausting car boot sales are – especially the huge ones. We went to our local sale at York Racecourse this morning and it really is big.


Within the first 10 minutes I saw a million things I would have bought if money were no object (c’est la vie) but it’s important at these things to keep your hands in your pockets until you find things you love or need! Having said that, we did have to make a trip to the car after a couple of hours but this is why…


This galvanised bath about 3 feet long and 2 wide. I had seen one earlier much smaller for which the vendor was asking £15 – too much for me. This one was being perused by a buyer and my ears pricked up when I heard a much smaller price being mentioned. £5. I hovered just in case. The buyer was wavering, he wanted something to bathe the dog in and this bath has had holes drilled in the bottom so it can be used as a planter. He walked away and I pounced! After all, I wanted it as a planter.


This lampshade was 50p. It has a tear in the back but I don’t care, look at that fabric, it’s gorgeous!


This fabric was £3. Apparently it used to be a curtain, but it must have been big as there are a few metres here. I loved those spring-time daffs even though I don’t really need any more stash. It’ll be added to the mountain anyway!

Remember this (what I decided was a) sugar shaker:


I found this cheese dish to match, and excitingly it has a maker’s mark so I can find out more about it. More excitingly it only cost £1 – that’s less that the shaker!


Well, that’s a few of today’s finds, I’ll have to post more tomorrow!



  1. Great to see your finds. Love looking at other peoples treasures.
    The galvanised bath will make a great planter -even for veg if you don't like flowers.

  2. I can't believe your bath! £5!!!! You got so many bargains, I need to get myself there!