When I was little my mum and I regularly frequented our local car boot sale, scouring the tables for bargains. I hadn't thought about it in years until a few bloggers started posting pictures of bargains they'd found. This stirred up some nostalgia and I found myself wanting to re-visit a car boot sale in my own search for some shabby chic goodies for our new home.
It was difficult for my fiance and I to get up so early on a Sunday morning, (especially when it was so dreary and wet) but we managed it and set off on our journey. I love the hustle and bustle of car boot sales and it was lovely strolling around looking for bargains. Amongst a lot of baby clothes, childrens toys and bric-a-brac, we found some pretty things.
Here are our finds...
Bone china tea set: 4 cups & saucers, 4 side plates and a milk jug - £4
Wooden shelf unit - £7
We're going to sand this down and paint it cream. When it's finished I'll adorn it with some little tea cups and tea lights (and maybe add some lace on the shelves.)
I was very pleased with our finds and think we'll be returning soon. We also saw a wooden rocking chair which we were tempted to buy but we thought we'd wait until we've moved and have some more space. It was selling for a mere £5. With a bit of sanding and painting it would have looked exactly this Laura Ashley rocking chair with an RRP of £250! Car boot sales are the places to be!