Sunday, June 14, 2009

Car boot loot!

This afternoon I spent wandering round in the sun in a huge field near Falmouth having a great time buying stuff at a car boot.  And it was a very good one for me today.  Look at all the lovely stuff I got!

I absolutely love  the old photo of the young 1930s girl her dress is so pretty.  The old print of the victorian ladies is French the mount is a bit marked but hopefully will clean up a bit.  Little tins, always a fave of mine.

I dont know if this basket is supposed to be for a picnic or just storage as it has no handles and no sign there ever was any?  But its lovely with all its different colours of plastic woven in.

My best haul today was old childrens books. I love em and only usually find one or two but today was brill and these are just a few of them!  The illustrations inside are great.

This little collection of old cards was another gem.

Home spun News...... Preparations are in full swing now and we only have a few spaces left so if you are at all interested get in touch ASAP. I will be putting up the list of stall holders as soon as the last places are taken and giving final details to you all.  Christine is on her yearly holiday on the Scillies this week so we will not get the posters and postcards printed for a week or so, but in the meantime if all you who are coming and any one who wants to could paste the poster from my side panel onto their blogs please do.  Also if you can distribute postcards and put up posters let me know so we have an idea of how many to get printed.  
We are getting a lot of positive feedback about the fair and it will we hope be a great day.

Have a good week everyone.


A time to dance said...

I cant breathe with excitement and my face and eyes are a very very deep green....I have never found such treasure at a car boot, well not all at wonderful jane...such beauties...I love the ictures best..if it wasnt for this hayfever I would be out there too...its so bad I cant wear make up for work...without the familiar heavy dark eyeliner the kids wont recognise me!!!

hens teeth said...

Hi Jane
What fantastic purchases, good for you.

Clare Wassermann said...

I discovered your blog today and wish I could be with you at Portscatho. Although I live in the Midlands we come to Portscatho every year at least twice and have great friends there. We plan to retire there eventually! In fact Sea Garden is a real favourite shop of mine. Just looking at your pictures has given me a warm glow and a desire to get there before the end of August when we are next scheduled. Anyway you are on my fave blog list and I'll follow you.

Jess said...

What a bounty! I have a little money box like the one you have there and the books look lovely. You've inspired me to go to the next car boot sale now!:o)

Diane said...

What top quality bootylicious goodies.

Sam said...

Thought I would pop over and say hello!
Brilliant Booty finds - I have never been to a car boot!

Seeing what you found has made me want to go!

Sam x

Sam said...

hello its me again (Sam)
WOW your blog is lovely!!

I'm also an illustrator..I work for a publishers in Bath and I Love all things vintage, vintage toys especially!

I'm going back for another look!
Happy Blogging!

Sam xx

Primchick said...

lovin' the children's books....


Great booting trove! Love the basket:) Looks as though you have some older Beatrix Potter books. I seem to recall that there is a good website to hep you to identify the age from the style of cover?
Lesley X

Linda Jo said...

You found great stuff. I love the old children's books, too. Children's textbooks are my favorites!

Cowboys and Custard said...

I love the fact that bootys across the country all have their own treasures to be discovered..
It is still possible to find lovely items amongst all the lurid plastic tat that makes up 90% of our local sale...
Love those books..

Michele x

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

What great finds,I like the tins. But the basket has to be the best for me, great for storage. best wishes Julie.C

Carolee said...

What wonderful finds!

Your Homespun Fair sounds like such fun - wish I were closer....

~ Carolee

salty pebble said...

hello jane ;0)

thank u for ur lovely message!
i love ur blog! really beautiful piccys of all ur creations! love all the car booty treasure's! ur cutie pets as well.
i love old vintage finds--love the framed pictures!
look forward to seeing more of ur posts ;0) xx

sarah - Jane down the Lane said...

Hi Jane, I am glad your sweet peas are going in! They are just the loveliest cut flower ever.
Glad you had a successful treasure hunt! The books are gorgeous. Last time I was in The Sea Garden I bought loads of cards my favourite by a long chalk was Fuzzypeg from the Little Grey Rabbit!
I will definately say hello at the Fair and will advertise on my blog with great pleasure x x x

tamara said...


I'm new to your blog however I have just come across this lovley little gem, they are not in your neck of the woods but right up your street me thinks, and some of your readers I thought would be interested too.

I'm in Falmouth in September so I'll keep an eye open for any news you post on local fairs.

Heather said...

wow! these are AWESOME treasures!~