The problem being it was now 11:30am, we were three hours too late.
A field half empty and not a steward in sight, we did not let this deter us, as after all there was still a slim chance of finding something.
As predicted, most stalls were packed up and driving away as we were coincidently driving in, but there were still a couple of dozen stalls still standing and I held out a little bit of hope...
Discarded on a stall, I found this cream ‘sweets’ jar which looks to be unused, I couldn’t quite resist its shabby charm and wondered why nobody had failed to snap it up all morning at 50p. As tempting as it may be to stash it full of sweets, I will probably rehome it in my craft room.
I then approached a woman in midst of packing up her stall, and knew she would be more than lenient on prices. I picked up this empty picnic basket, straight away I began thinking of ways I could put it to use. So when she told me I could have it for 5p, it would have been rude not to take it off her hands.
It may have been a flying visit, but the wise lesson learnt here is that you don’t always need to be the early bird at the boot sale. Those bargains you think will be snaffled by sunrise, are sometimes the ones sadly overlooked and left behind.
Total spend: 55p