I didn't go selling at Castle Coombe Boot Sale today. Watching the wet weather reports all day yesterday I agonised over whether to go or not. (It's only held once a month so it's not like I can just go next week instead). Last month a dry day was forecast so we went, it rained and all my stuff got wet! Yesterday the weather report showed clouds and no rain, but when it started pouring about 7pm last night I decided not to go.
I got up this morning and it wasn't raining - cloudy and damp, yes, but no rain. All morning I agonised over whether I'd made the right decision. I just hate that 'agonising about something' feeling - if you're not careful it can spoil the whole weekend. Then about 11am it started to rain - hooray - agony over, weekend saved! Mind you, it might not have been raining there, 15 miles away, still, I won't think about that. (If anyone did go and it didn't rain, please don't tell me!)
Instead, Mr. Bloom and I took a trip out to Devizes to an indoor boot sale that I've been thinking I might try instead. It's in a small market hall and only holds probably no more about 20 pitches. Mostly dealers, I'm not sure my real car boot junk would quite fit there, the jury's out at the moment. Devizes also has an antiques arcade a few doors down from the market which opens on a Sunday too.
I hadn't planned to buy but just happened to find these lovely things.
A cute porcelain hand ring holder, a vintage Avon perfume bottle, a pretty lampshade and a round lace tablecloth which I've been after for ages. The weekend's humming now! Though where am I going to put them...
The perfume bottle I managed to squeeze into my bathroom cabinet.
The shade was perfect for this poodle lamp which I've had for some time.
The tablecloth - well that's for another post!