And of course when I see a busy car boot the anxiety kicks in. Lots of sellers means lots of beauties waiting for me. Which end will I start at? Will I just scan and run or take my time at each stall? If I scan too quickly I might miss something. If I take too much time at a stall I might miss something at another stall. Oh I spy something on that stall, move out the way people! Is that person going to pick it up and buy it? Will you people just get out of my way! ...etc,etc,etc.
It's a stressful business this car booting lark. No wonder the "highlights" in my hair are ever increasing.
Just before I show off my goodies I'd like some opinions please. I've been playing about on picnik to try and improve my pics. Put on some effects and such. I've only done it to a couple of the pics, the sugar bowl, tea cup/mug and chamber pot. I really am only playing about. Will you give me some honest opinions please? What do you think of the done up pics? With effect or without?
Anyway, enough of the photography chat and let's get on with showing off my finds. My trusty Tesco bag for life was laden down with goodies.
First up a Royal Vale sugar bowl for only 50 of our shiny British pence. The seller had loads of vintage china and I think he's a professional. So I will definitely be keeping an eye out for him every week.
After a little rummage on a table, stuck at the bottom of a pile of dusty ikea plates was this gorgeous gem. It's a Royal Standard Minuet cake plate. I already own a tea cup trio of this design so I was quick to pull my tongue back in my mouth and surreptiously wiped the drool off my chin before I asked the seller the price of it. After a wee bit of haggling I got it for a mere £1.50. Cheaper than I got the tea cup trio for.
Next up even more vintage china. I really do think my vintage china obsession is getting a wee bit out of hand. Anyway, five gorgeous Gainsborough saucers for £1. The seller had apparently sold all the tea cups without their saucers. Why would anyone buy just the teacups and leave the saucers? Especially at these silly prices. They were desperate to sell them to say the least. There was no need for me to haggle as they kept shouting prices at me until I finally smiled at "£1". The teenage son even chipped in "Any tea cup can fit on those saucers". Thanks for the insight.
And to go on the "saucers that will take any tea cup", I bought a tea cup/ mug for 50p. It's sort of between the size of a mug and a tea cup and definitely not vintage. But it is pretty. I've been meaning to make tea cup candles for ages now, but every time I buy vintage tea cups to make them with, I invariably fall in love with them and they end up on display in my dresser. So this time, for sure, definitely deffo, this tea cup mug will be turned into a tea cup candle.....I think.
Next up a "tea cup" that will most definitely not fit on the saucers. It's a gorgeous chamber pot, though the seller did try to convince me it was a giant tea cup. Really, she did. I'm not sure whether she was really that ill informed or whether she thought I was. Anyway, I'm happy to play "stoopid" if I get such beauties for silly prices. £2.50 and it's currently proudly displayed in my living room waiting for a new plant to go in it.
And finally-ish a lovely new tea towel for all of 20p. The well to do middle aged seller informed me it came all the way from the former Soviet Union. He said it with pride and conviction, until I pointed out the towel actually had a "Portugal" logo on it. I think that's why he gave it to me for only 20p. Embarrassing or what?!
That's pretty much it, though I did get a new game for the Wee Man and I also got a mystery china item. More about that to follow.
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