Sunday, 4 May 2008

Show and Tell Sunday

Today's topic for Show & Tell Sunday is your favourite place to go thrifting and I think for me it has to be Boot Sales and I love it when the season starts.
It gets me out of bed on a Sunday, driving round my home town to various sales and you never quite know what you will find amongst people clearing out their homes and dealers.
I also find the prices to be better than the charity shops which seem to be getting more expensive every time I look in them!
I was pleased to find a new boot sale for this year being held on a Saturday so took myself for a visit yesterday and wasn't disappointed!
How gorgeous is this bed?
This was the state of my poor car - I need something more practical for boot sale season I think!
These were the treasures I found....
Some ribbon for 20p
This letter rack which will be perfect painted white for £1 and basket for 50p
The collection of photo's was a steal for £1.50!
I loved this picture for it's Marie feel... some bling and one of the dolls I've admired from afar of many blogs I've visited!
I visited 2 boot sales this morning and these guys greeted me at the first on the list
Here's some boot sale photos for you...
And my treasures, bundles of ribbon
More alphabet cards for crafting
Bling!
an old button card and scrabble tiles
So all in all a successful weekends thrifting and that was without thrifting all day due to family committments.
For more bloggers joining in today, pop over to Cerri's site for a list.
I know I said I would pick my giveaway winners today but I'm going to hold off until Tuesday 6th May. You can leave your comment here but any comment left since Sunday 27th Maywill be included!

10 comments:

cindy said...

wonderful, wonderful finds.

Mya said...

I have never heard of a boot sale it looks like fun. Great finds but I have to say my fav pics were of the Llamas. They are so cute
-Mya

just being crafty said...

That looks like so much fun!! Love the buttons and the bling!!!
Thanks for sharing

Kathy

Karen said...

Wonderful items and I love the country side views! Gorgous!!! Great antique photos you picked found. ~ Karen at Ciderantiques

Melissa said...

I...want...that...bed. I love your pictures and finds, so fab.


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Little Pink Studio said...

Thank you so much for joining today! I loved your photos!
The scenery looks so beautiful! Boot sales look fun, I hope to be able to go to some one day!
Great finds!
~Cerri xo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That bed!!!!!! Wow, love it!!

I think I need to go to a "boot sale".

The Apron Queen said...

Wish they had boot sales in the States. What fun! :D Thanks for taking us along. Come join me on my road trip: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/05/vintage-antique-shopping-in-southeast.html

Cami said...

Boot sales. In the Eastern part of the United States they have tag sales. In our area (Texas) they have garage sales. Yard sales and estate sales abound as well. You found some lovely items.

Adla said...

Boot sales are such fun, you've collected lots of great treasures along the way!

cheers, Adla