Sunday, 21 September 2008

sunday morning................

..................and as last night's sky predicted the sun was blazing. Now, a good mother would have taken her offspring for a swim or to the park to enjoy the sunshine, but I'm not that selfless. No, I bribed my children with promises of old Beano copies and plastic tat and dragged them to the car boot, knowing it would be huge. It was! After nearly two hours the children were beginning to droop and I only had £2 left which I handily spent on a gorgeous rosebud duvet set on the way out. I hate running out of money only halfway round, I have to be dragged away whilst looking longingly at the stalls I haven't visited and imagining the treasures I may have missed - think I may have a small addiction problem here! Fortunately I'm normally with Andrea, my own personal banker who can sub me until Monday - problem solved!

So, what c**p have I added to this already bulging house? - here, have a look...........

................now I'm not claiming that this writing is original but I couldn't pass up this table and chairs, forgetting momentarily that I'd already purchased 4 garden chairs only 2 weeks ago, I snapped up this little set. Possibly more shabby than at all chic, slightly wobbly and with only three chairs, thus guaranteeing a fight every time we sit at it, I think it was a good buy!

Something else we almost definitely did not need were cake plates, we are overrun with them, but c'mon £1.50, I couldn't resist! They'll be brought out this Friday morning for the Macmillan coffee morning so I can at least partly justify them.

They will be added to my ever expanding china collection, some of which is here......

...........lovely fruit bowls

................part of a dinner service

................my favourite cake stand

.....................and Ians' parents wedding present dinner service which is so beautiful and is onlu used for very special occasions.

Finally let me show you this fab fabric I found at the car boot in summer, in the form of two curtains. I've unpicked them and it's an old Liberty print, now I have to bring myself to cut it up - gulp!

Have a lovely week all xx



19 comments:

Summer by the sea said...

Great Car boot finds - we have a car boot near us, but its turned into more of a market with proper traders, selling stuff that shouldn't be at a car boot sale if you get my drift! - Natalie x P.S - thanks for the comments re: Bo Bo's room!

MelMel said...

Oh lovely finds....especially the Liberty print curtains....fabby!
The table n chairs are great!!xxxx

Andrea said...

Oh hadeha do they have Nunneries in heaven?

prettyshabby said...

they are truly fab chairs Julia..and you have the prettiest collection of china! x

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Lovely couple of posts. Very evocative of autumn and winter. I love the comment about dead people'stuff! Love Emma xxxxx

. said...

Such wonderful china!
I like so much car boot sales. I used to go with my mother in law so many years ago, every time I went to England.
I miss it a lot. Now, when I go there, I only can go to charity shops, which is not bad.

Alfazema

funkymonkey said...

Wonderful plates that you've found - I never manage to find such lovely things. Enjoy using them.

Country Bliss said...

You sound just like me at a car boot, buy all the china and only come away when your purse is empty! I'm sure you can never have enough cake plates. Yours are so pretty as is the fabric.
Yvonne

SweetPeaknits said...

I love your china, especially your favourite cake stand.

claire Maraldo said...

Well you look like you've bagged more than a few bargains yourself. Love the Saint Tropez chairs -tres chic! (best schoolgirl french)

i couldn't possibly show my bargains. I have squirrelled them away due to over stuffed house and moaning partner syndrome. Hope you understand.

Miss sew n sew said...

Lovely car boot bargains I particulary like the table and chairs your so good at this car boot thing you always come back with lovely finds.
Sarahx

saraeden said...

We actually did a car boot sale on Sunday to have a good clear out but some how we managed to come back with more than we went with !!
I love the fabric , i bought some curtains too with the plan to make bags from them but im not sure i can cut them up ;0)

Sara x

Andrea said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the plates, how come I never get finds like these at my Car Boot Sales?!! x

Katherines Dream said...

Very pretty plates - how could you resist them, I never manage to get to many car booties, i must make more effort. The chairs a great too, wrap up and make sure you use them even in the winter !
Carol x

Skatan said...

Hi!

I just can't leave without saying hallo and write a couple of lines...

Love all the happy pictures with the inspiring colors!

Good night,

Anna

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Suzie Sews said...

oh oh that cake stand.....

Garden Girl said...

One day I am going to stalk you around the car boot sale!! I think I will have to start getting up earlier on Sunday mornings.
Love your latest dead peoples china..;)!x

Sondra Behne' said...

hello, so nice to meet you and to of found your lovely blog. I just love old dishes and platters and could never pass up one no matter what. They are lovely.

Do stop by some time and check out both my blogs....we are having a contes right now at one of them.

Sondra