Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Looking For Antiques On The Car Boot Sale.

Hope you had a good weekend?  

We went to a car boot sale on Sunday morning.  Didn't see any car boots for sale though.

I did spot an old tarnished brass kettle.  It looks Victorian or Edwardian.  Made before we got the leccy connected and when the lady of the house would say:

"More tea vicar?  You've ate all the bloody cake!"

I blame my dear dad.  He got me into collecting old stuff and even now I am like somebody looking at a puppy with those adorable "puppy dog" eyes saying:

"Please take me home!"

So I gave the man the money and he put the kettle in a plastic bag and here it is before and after its clean:



Do you remember this song from the nineteen nineties?  It's always playing on my mental jukebox, sadly!




You got any car-boot bargains/treasure lately?  Are you a collector?  What do you collect?

16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed car boot sales but never had one myself. I do remember a neighbour buying an old kettle which she then turned into a floral display. It was admired by many as it hung outside her bungalow.

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    1. Hi Valerie. Carboot sales are a good way to spend an hour two browsing and buying on a Saturday or a Sunday. I prefer buying than selling. The kettle floral display sounds wonderful. Thanks.



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  2. That kettle came up really well. You've obviously got plenty of room to show all your treasures! Is it teapot houses or china houses that you collect?

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  3. Thanks Linda. We are like Wombles. I have boxes of stuff that I won't get rid of. Copper, brass, books, cups, plates, pictures...? You name it. You can't leave a bargain can you? We have several porcelain cottage tea pots. Think we should be in one of those hoarders programmes. We're not bad. But we're on the way there. Thanks!

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  4. That teapot looks good Dave, a real oldie. I have never been to a car boot sale. Around here they tend to be regarded as outlets for stolen property.

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  5. Thanks Rachel. There are some great ones in England. Some can take an whole morning to get round. I go looking for plants, paintings, old kettles and anything to do with gardening like old gardening books. Thanks!

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  6. I just Googled carboot sales in Norwich Rachel. There's a big one at Arminghall on Wednesdays and Sundays. Have you heard of it? Wish there was a midweek one over here.

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  7. Yes. I have a friend who lives for carboots. She goes to that one I pass the it on the train. It is big on a Wednesday morning. I have never been. They don't interest me. I don't what to acquire goods more than I need.

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  8. You should go there just to people watch Rachel. You do find paintings too. Thanks!

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    1. No thank you. Not my scene at all. Sorry Dave. Each to their own.

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    2. Fair enough. I love visiting car boot sales. I am not so keen on selling at them.

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  9. Our season starts on May 5th; I shall be there.

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  10. Hi Cro. You're in the right country for finding antique bargains. Thanks!

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