Monday, 22 April 2013

Sunday Harvest

I did get to the Car Boot on Sunday morning.  It's quite large and only on once a month so I was quite keen to go.  Not keen enough to get there for the start though.  I have enough early mornings on my days in the shop so we (trusty friend Jayne and I) got there about an hour after the start. Downside - we had to park a long way away.  We went back to the car for a tea break at mid-morning when some people were leaving and moved the car a lot closer to the gates!

I didn't have a particular shopping list and this was more a day out than a buying trip, but all in all I was very pleased with my harvest.  I tried not to think about what I might have missed out on by not getting there earlier!

pretty petit-point on the travel alarm clock case

Fortunately the weather was kind this time and we spent a pleasant morning wandering about and making a few purchases. On the way home we saw a sign for an Antiques and Flea market, naturally we had to check it out. 

Not as exciting as the car boot - it was small and not at all busy.  I did feel sorry for the stallholders, they had to be there for another 3 hours and it didn't look like they were selling very much (been there, etc!). 

This was my weekend off and mainly it was spent making, sorting, organising, tidying, the usual stuff that seems neverending.  Our washing machine is out of action at the moment (ongoing dispute with the appliance company I won't bore you with) so all washing must be done by hand (fortunately the spin dryer still works).  Whilst I don't mind hand-washing anything that's vintage, actual clothes to wear are a real chore, not appreciated how much until it has to be done.

Devon violets perfume and soaps in original box - how long did that sit in someone's drawer!

Some four-leggged friends amongst my finds.
These two my particular favourites.  I'm not quite sure what the grey one is meant to be - a mouse maybe?
Finally, a whole teaset including pot, of violets china.  I only photographed a few of the pieces.  All came in a lovely blue painted basket which I plan to line and show another time.  Violets china seems harder to find these days (as do most vintage things!)
Well, back to the shop tomorrow so I must get a few things ready.  Enjoy your week.


  1. Oh what a fabulous haul Mrs.Bloom!
    I love the cheese dish and the violet tea set,in fact i love it all,With building and decorating on a weekend it has been forever since i visited a car boot or a charity shop so it is nice to see my friends are out there having fun.

  2. You really did find some lovely things. I am particularly liking the green "vase" with flowers on it. I am hoping this Sunday will be a nice day so we can go to one too but I agree with you, it's a bit too early to be the first there. I will have to accept defeat and be a bit later.

  3. i love all of your treasures but i am partial to anything with violets on it. violets remind me of my dear grandmother and i have started a sweet collection of my own. i have actually successfully grown a patch of viloets in my brisbane back yard, just waiting for a cold spell so that it will flower.all the best, xxxrosey

  4. Well Violet was my Grandmothers name and she always wore Devon Violets perfume! Can you still buy it?


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