Bootsale seasons is in full swing and we’ve hit a few over the weekends. Strangely, I’ve also come across a fair number of mid-week bootsales – I always thought they were a weekend thing, turns out not-s-much. So I’ve been taking myself off on little bus and train trips to find some goodies.
Here are some of my favourite bootsale goodies from the past week or so.
The four items in the first photograph came to a total of £1.25 from the same seller. I’ve found myself starting a little collection of globes recently, there’s something about them which draws me in. This one isn’t vintage, in fact I think it is a smaller version of a John Lewis one I bought for my God Son, but for 50p I couldn’t say no. The candle sticks, ah the candle sticks. I’ve developed more than a collection of candle sticks, Mr Thrifty would call it an obsession – he can shut up. I can’t resist them, especially if they are coloured. Who doesn’t want a little forest of candlesticks dotted along a shelf?
This gorgeous mantle clock was 50p. You read that right, 50p. Utterly crazy. Sure, it needs a good clean and a new key for winding but 50p? Aaaaaamazing. Isn’t she beautiful? I shall call her Cassandra.
This slice of kitsch-y Catholic fabulous-ness set me back a hefty £1.75. Cue sucky-teeth-builder-giving-a-quote noise. It is light as a feather and I feel the need to stick magnets to the back and have it cover up our ugly boiler but Mr Thrifty – he say no.
I picked up these cufflinks for Mr Thrifty for 25p. Everything on the stall was 25p, everything. So I picked up a fist full of necklaces and got the hell outta there with a commando roll before they realised their mistakes. I’ve found some amazing clothes and revamped my wardrobe for about £4.78 too, but I’ll share them with you soon.
P.S. Have you had any good bootsale finds recently?