As it's the first /second day of the year I was just remembering some of my early encounters of various car boots and visits in 2010. I have a love of everything vintage and have done so for many years. I have finally realised that I don't have to spend money to have something unusual or beautiful that I can touch and feel and look at I can simply take photographs.
Sometimes it is too early and too dark to take photographs and sometimes I feel a little shy getting my camera out. I have met so many lovely people this last year and have heard so many beautiful stories of treasured items that belonged to someone loved. Of unwanted gifts from mother-in-laws, to wedding presents from great Aunt Beryl with the tags still on.
It is sometimes hard to put a value on these items and sometimes you can see that the seller doesn't really want to part with their collection of their Nan's hand knitted Christmas decorations. I wonder if my kids will want to get rid of all my treasured collections one day.
Actually they probably would want to tomorrow!
2 squirrels, like or dislike?
A collection of badges in a vintage tin.
White and Gold teapot and cups on shelf.
Oh why, oh why didn't I buy these vintage hunting glasses!
That would be because they were very expensive.
Early morning light on music paper in a red suitcase,
I did ask if I could buy the suitcase but unfortunately it wasn't for sale.
I loved that red case.
A collection of old ties in a brown suitcase.
Collection of baskets
I love this collection of old watering cans.
A broken clock, almost ten to ten,
would that be cowboy hour?
2 beautiful old red cricket balls,
I was very tempted as I already have a really old cricket set.
Can you ever really have enough balls?
I love the colour of this green vintage Singer sewing machine book.
Old green glass, I can imagine the comments if I brought this collection home!
Blue and red Bonjour book
Old broken locks that don't look very useful with all that tape.
Black and white old door knobs and an essential Drill Up-To-Date instruction booklet for every female's bedside table.
A collection of rolling pins
Vintage Wilbur's Breakfast Cocoa tin, I have been starting to collect old tins, so handy to store collections.
For my collections of lace, buttons, zips, darning threads, beads,
the list goes on......
Green Famel Catarrh and Throat Pastilles tin,
bit of a mouthful.
Vintage money box
Old wooden ratchet hand drills which reminded me of my dad.
Old wooden plane
Funny spanish glass bottles
This waving china couple made me laugh so much I brought it,
and then the ladies hand flew off. oops
Old green phone
Old money till.
I haven’t even mentioned the china collection yet. Soon!