Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A lovely day, and a great car boot sale !!!

Just about five minutes down the road from my house is a farm. The owners have a car boot sale around 3-4 times a year, and it's great to just be able to walk there, instead of driving miles. Their last car boot sale was on Sunday, so was perfect as it was such a lovely, warm day!
I set off with DD, and my little granddaughter, and would like to show you what I found!

First of all was a lovely cream Laura Ashley enamelled tray! It's really pretty, and as I had admired them in the shop, this one had to come home with me!
Not bad for a pound, eh?! The china on the tray above is mine, I didn't find that too.
Also I found this very pretty Vintage glass jug, and the little metal rabbit jelly mould! These two will be coming with me to the Northampton Vintage & Homemade fair on Saturday 23rd October.
I wonder if anyone could answer a question for me? Does anyone know why there's a wire handle thing on the bottom of it? (as below). I don't know how it could be used to remove jelly etc, from the bunny.

I saw some really pretty rosy fabric tied up in string....

It was a gorgeous Laura Ashley single duvet & 2 pillowcases! I love the patchwork border of small spriggy roses, check, and the larger rosy print. Would be ideal for the spare room, or I could use it as fabric. I don't think I could cut it though, it's so pretty : )
Now the next finds I had to wash. (Please excuse the creased washing on the line!!!)

I found two beautifully embroidered linen table cloths!! (The other items, are pieces of pink floral cotton fabrics, that I want to pre-shrink for a patchwork quilt.)

This was the first one, so pretty, it must have taken hours to stitch!

Here's the other, really bright & vibrant with daffodils & spring flowers. They will look a lot better after ironing. This kind of ironing, I can't wait to do!!!!

All in all it was a good day. My daughter had some good finds too, as did my little granddaughter. 
The owners of the farm are moving, so this could be the last car boot sale ever, unless the new owners want to carry it on. The proceeds were for charity, and even our vicar was helping with the hot dogs!!! A lovely village event, on a lovely, warm October Sunday! Let's hope we get more days like this!!
In less than 2 weeks it will be the Vintage Fair, so I'd better get back to my stitching! So much to do, so little time!!