As is the tradition now, we headed to a new car boot first before we got there. The Big Man has found that this is the only way to keep me sweet on train day outs. Very wise of him. We found one in Ruislip and headed there first thing in the morning.
What a great car boot that was. So very civilised, lots of lovely sellers and buyers and lots and lots of vintage gorgeousness. I got so much stuff I'm going to have to show you some now and some later. I had to stop myself from buying lots of things as the pennies seemed to disappear from my purse.
First up a Rawlings soda water syphon. It's etched glass and is pre 1953 as it has a royal warrant on it for HM the King.
It's all rather mucky inside and I am loath to clean it as it has an original label on the top. I'd hate for it to wash off. Does anyone have any tips on how to wash only the inside of a soda water syphon? I got this for only £2.50. I had my sweaty hands on it and chatted with the seller for ages, all the while a man was hovering behind me and when I finally said I'd buy it, Mr. Hover exclaimed "I wanted that!" It's always good to buy something that someone else so desperately wants. Ha!
Next up some gorgeous china jugs, both just 50p each. The seller was selling off her collection of china jugs as she had moved onto collecting tea pots. I think I may have to start stalking this car boot in anticipation of her selling off her tea pot collection.
This one is Paragon "Lavinia" and has the most gorgeous flowers.
And this one is Royal Adderley "Cornflower".
I also bought a load of other stuff which you'll need to wait to have a nose at as the book worm that is the Wee Man is waiting for me to read some stories to him.
I always find it difficult to get my photos bright enough to show off my bits and pieces. I tend to photograph things on my dresser which is in a corner of my dining room. Short of having a full lighting rig, I'm really not sure how to get my pics better. Anyone got any tips? I'd love to photograph them outside but my garden is more jungle than garden. If you know what I mean!
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