Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Blooming Marvellous

It was busy at the car boot sale this weekend - lots of buyers and plenty of sellers too. And I managed to find something that I have been after for a while. Not actively looking at the car boot sale, but longingly looking on line and in some mail order catalogues. And I was lucky enough to see one this weekend.

A silk orchid - one that actually looks real rather than "artificial". I looked at it, walked away as it had white flowers. Had a little think, walked back, bartered a little and then popped it in my trolley to take home.

It was one of those purchases where you just know that you are going to kick yourself and regret it if you don't buy it. So I did and boy, I am glad I did.

I was also lucky enough to spot some vintage haberdashery and various bits and bobs that I can use to make corsages etc with. On their own stalls they didn't seem to add up to much, but placed together they become more useful and beautiful.

It went from the beautiful to practical: two large new and unused spools of thread. Just £1 each. Which is less than half the price I have paid in the past.

All in all, a rather good boot sale.


LissyLou said...

A very good car boot sale!! you got some great bits! x

jessica daisy said...

Great finds, I can't wait to get to the first local car boot sale of the year, role on 11th March.

mo said...

Looks like a great sale! Love the sparkly bits. Your knitted cupcakes are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow - those orchids are incredibly lifelike. I thought they were real! Great finds - well done you