A Few Boot Sale Treasures
I firstly found this utterly lovely butterfly tin, my eyes instantly swarmed towards this, I mean I’m a girl who loves butterflies after all. You might remember a few months ago I found a similar tin, which has become one of my favourite things to have on display. Well this one is of a similar theme, but shaped a little deeper and wider, and will be perfect to store all my (messy) paints in.
It wasn’t until I turned it over I realised it was dated, another added bonus of course. It is from 1962 and believe it or not originally stored biscuits. It cost me 50p.
I then saw this purse in a cardboard box on the floor. I was instantly drawn to the quirky elephant print. I wasn’t quite sure whether I really needed another purse so we carried on walking around the neighbouring stalls, when I convinced myself in my head that I actually really did need it after all. So I made a mad dash back within seconds, and it was nowhere to be seen. The seller had moved it on to the table. I was so relieved!
I was unsure of how much it was going to be, for some reason I always seem to exaggerate in my mind the price the seller is going to ask. So I was surprised and pleased when she simply said 50p.
I must admit I didn’t instantly recognize the name Jim Thompson, but it is really of good quality. This is the perfect little purse; I may well have to transfer some bits and pieces right away so I can start using it.
And lastly I’m still hugely on the hunt for Beatrix Potter books. I managed to snaggle two more for 20p each. My collection is coming on nicely, I know these books will last a lifetime and are such loved classics.