Why I Love a Car Boot Sale
Although car boot season isn’t quite in full swing just yet, there was a good chance of unearthing a bargain or two. The field wasn’t at its usual summer capacity but on occasions like this it gives you that little bit of extra time per stall, meaning you aren’t going to miss or overlook something.
This year I am trying to adapt a new attitude to my buying, my main aim is to only buy the stuff I have a real purpose and space for, and restraining on those of the mad whimsical variety.
Steiff Bear 20p
I’ve always had a desire to own a real Steiff bear, that elusive yellow tag and button is a sure sign of a good thing, and when I spotted this tiny fella in a box full of tat, I couldn’t help but feel a little excited. The stallholder didn’t really have much of her stall organized, instead everything was scattered over several boxes on the floor, which may be why he was hidden amongst the other soft toys.
He’s a real traditional bear, and the fact he’s small means he doesn’t take up too much room. And of course his Merci sweater ties in perfectly well with my love affair with all things Paris. After a bit of a rummage online, I’ve found these bears usually cost anything between £12-£30.
Ladybird Books 20p each
I’m a Ladybird girl through and through, I’ve had Ladybird books in my life for as long as I can remember so I am always on the lookout for ones to add to my collection. The stallholder had a pile of these, I left behind some titles I wasn’t so familiar with, but quickly snapped up the ones that appealed to me the most.
They add to my growing collection well, and are in perfect condition, which is quite something considering there age. The stallholder joked that we would have plenty of bedtime reading, but for me it’s the collecting part that attracts me the most and of course these books are so beautifully bind together, each cover so enticing.
Total Spend: £2.40