Sunday, 1 May 2011

Magpie Monday..I've given in!

I have a confession, I love a bargain..and when I say a bargain, I actually mean..I love shopping for things which are pre-loved...!
I have for several years loved charity shopping, but i must confess when Mr G first suggested us going to a carboot sale..I cringed..I had visions of well..junk...how wrong I was! I think however, Mr G wishes he had never introduced me to car boots..as they are now a staple part of family life!

I didn't know quite what to show you first...so here are just a few treasures I found this morning:


 This is most definitely an amateur oil painting, but I loved it and could see it hanging happily in my hall reminding me of a childhood growing up in the forest. At £5 I knew instantly it was coming home with me!





Ok I'm showing my age with this one....a 1984 cake tin and 'carebear topper mould' in more or less perfect condition..I loved the Care Bears! and as soon as i saw this I did a weird little hopping dance! and even more so when the lady wanted 50pence!!

Boo sometimes gets quite spoilt at car boots, and today was no exception! I picked this up which I will put in the rainy day box:




 They are brand new, still sealed the box is immaculate and still ELC labelled £6...I paid £1!

I also picked up a Le Toy Van construction set with workers for £1.50 and a big basket of ELC play food (most of it looked new) for 50pence.

Mr G is rarely impressed with my bargains these days, as he complains I clutter the house up...(I do..and then i carboot them again so someone else can enjoy a bargain!) But he was delighted with this purchase which is very useful:





A post box! Hoorah! In need of a little TLC but at 50p I can live with it!