By the time Sunday rolls around I'm all shopped out and more than happy to leave the car booting to my blogging buddies. My perfect Sunday is pretty much how I spent today, sleeping off the weekend's excesses then lounging bikini-clad in the garden with a gripping crime novel and the sun on my skin.
Yesterday was a choice of the morning car boot sale or a Methodist church jumble sale. As the church hall is opposite the camping supply shop we opted for the jumble as we're away at a festival later this week and needed a replacement gas bottle.
Hardly exciting but Jon was pleased to find this wooden clothes horse for 40p, ours is on it's last legs and he has to keep nailing it back together every time I stick a wash on.
I'll always find a use for a vintage suitcase when they're 20p a pop.
Two more creepy kids for the Wall of Misery (the blonde girls on the right). £1 for the pair.
I replaced the original band on this 10p straw trilby with my Cher hair braid, if the weather lasts till next weekend it'll be perfect for the Big Chill. Jon's painted the front of the house this week, it looks loads smarter and that's his excuse for not shaving.
Unused 1950's Queen Egg Beater by local company, Tala. I love the colour. The old lady behind the bric-a-brac counter asked if I could afford to pay 50p.
Commemorative Beetleware lidded pot produced in 1936 for
George VI's coronation Edward VIII's accession (10p). Thanks, Miss Rayne!
Manufactured by Birmingham-based company British Industrial Plastics.
November 1929 edition of upmarket women's magazine, Britannia and Eve and a 1958 issue of Woman's Own. (10p each)
These four framed silhouettes are rather pretty. I think they're 1960s as my parents had a similar set as a wedding present. (50p)
They fill the awkward gap by the door frame in our non-dining room rather nicely and keep my ancestral portraits company.
|Unworn & tagged 1970's bikini (£1, car boot sale), vintage straw hat (50p, car boot sale), Correna sunglasses (£2.99, Oxfam), Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre (four books for a £1, PDSA)|
We're having cheesy chip butties for tea and a pal's lent us series 1 & 2 of Sons Of Anarchy so that's our evening viewing sorted.
Hope your weekend's been as sunny and excellent as ours.