I visited some car boot sales yesterday and early this morning and as I enjoy reading blogs about everyone's boot sale finds, I thought I'd share with you mine from this weekend.
The sales provided some fab kitchenalia. I brought a 1963 edition of Mrs Beeton's Everyday Cookery and The Daily Telegraph's Definitely Different recipe book dating from 1958 as I love their covers and the retro food photography inside. They'll soon be snuggling up to Hugh F-W on my kitchen bookshelf!
I've also added to my crockery collection with the Woods Ware 'Iris' jug, the cute egg cup (perfect for when we get our chickens next year) and the homely brown teapot with its mottled banding.
I have a long standing love of food packaging tins for which I have to thank Mr. Robert Opie as his packaging museum was my favourite lunchtime haunt when it used to be housed in Gloucester Docks. So, I was pleased to find the pretty Huntley and Palmers triangular biscuit tin yesterday. Its emblazoned with violets and even has the original paper contents list stuck onto the base, and very tasty they look too!
On one stall, a lady was selling off some of her needlework collection. Unfortunately someone had just brought her collection of vintage Stitchcraft magazines as soon as I reached the stall (gutted!). I consoled myself by buying some knitting needles, a vintage needlecrafts book and a glorious embroidered table runner and matching napkins; the level of skill in these is amazing.
However, I have saved my favourite find to last.
Found hiding half rolled up under a chair at this morning's sale was this amazing wool rug. Even the colours are still bright and its in a lovely condition. It now has pride of place in the front room.