Sunday, May 22, 2011

Car Boot Sale

Today i went to the local car boot sale for the second time....the first time was about 3 yrs ago, and i've been meaning to go back for ages!.
I have come up with a secret project for Christmas that invloves me needing to visit car boot sales or goodwill shops, so i thought i would pop along this morning and see what i could find.
I spent a total of £7.50, with my 2 most expensive items being paintings priced at £1.50 each.
My best buy were the 5 Historic America plates for £1....seriously...5 plates for a pound!. i collect this pattern and was almost weeing myself with excitement when he said £1 for the lot!!.
heres what i got.....

in this picture are the 5 plates, a pressed glass bowl for £1, and a french jar for £0.50

this platter cost £1

this was £1.50

the bigger painting was £1.50, and now i'm not sure i like it, and the smaller one, which i love was £1

all in all it was a good trip....some items for the secret projects, and some new treasures for me.
I was alos looking out for vintage furniture because i want to try my hand at painting a piece. I saw a couple of nice side was sold but the asking price was £25...i wouldnt have paid that. the other was offers around £20, which was better, cos it was twice the size of the other table....trouble was, i wouldnt have been able to fit it in the car!.
I'll keep looking for a cheap piece to try for my first go!.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Allotment latest

well, i have been working away slowly making progress with the plot. not going as fast as i would have liked tho...theres a whole section of weeds and grass that i'm not going to get to this weekend.
have begun weeding the raspberry beds, but again, have been hampered by red ant nests. cos i sit on the ground to weed, when i open a nest, i have to evacuate the area until they have moved on, so the going is slow.
i've transplanted 8 of my tomatoes into grow bags in the polytunnel and they have survived, so thats good!.
today i sowed the last lot of beans for a swap i'm in on the grapevine.
i have taken some photos for the 'during' part of the photo post. once i'm happy to show it i'll do a photo post and show whats been done!.
hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend!.