Car boot sale treasure

August 10, 2015

What a treat it is to find unexpected treasures at a thrift store, flea market, or here in Oxfordshire, car boot sales.

Come see what I found on Sunday.

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I bought a peaceable kingdom of sorts.

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Actually, I bought 19 lead farm animal toys from a company called Britains. Wow, I never knew about these fantastic little things and now I want to find more!

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There are sheep, and cows, and pigs, and dogs with a dog house, and a farmer, and the farmer’s wife, a goat with half of a horn missing, some horses; I love these little guys. Imagine children used to play with them.

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Peaceable kingdom because, for some reason, my set includes a lion, (and a giant rooster). I’d like a farm like that. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I bought a set for four silver fish knives and forks. Now I need more fish knives and forks like a hole in the head, but then, I couldn’t leave them there for .50 pence, could I? Especially when the lady threw in the wooden handled pickle fork for free.

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I actually set out to get a milk/cream jug for tea, and found this beautiful green depression era glass one, and then found more green glass…which I obviously had to buy to keep the creamer company. (Also bought a little vase but at photo time it was unavailable because it’s doing its duty in the pantry holding a bunch of wildflowers)

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There was this intriguing little tin at a table where everything was .50 pence, and it was full of these beautiful vintage buttons. Elsewhere, I found these lovely scissors.

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For the doll’s house in Vancouver, there was this beautiful little chair and coffee table, with a Turkish wine decanter plus four goblets. Won’t the dolls be thrilled?

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And the last two things I bought are one more ceramic ink bottle, which now makes three this summer, (and seven together between the two houses/countries), and this little oil painting. I thought it was incredibly charming.

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So there you go. Total spent was about ยฃ5, amount of pleasure from the ยฃ5: unbelievable! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love me a good treasure hunt! Anyone unearth any treasures lately?

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9 Comments

  • Reply Ariane Reichard August 11, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Oh my, dear Veronica,
    I thought I am cured from falling in love with such beauties like the silvern forks and knives… the buttons, ah the green glass… But, no. Thank God, I am not ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well done, Lady! Pretty images…

    Love, Ariane.

  • Reply Marian August 11, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Wonderful! I love car boot sales too… searching out and finding things I didn’t know I wanted lol… or seeing things I used to have and they remind of times gone by… some of which I buy, again! lol mxx

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson August 11, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Wow- some lucky finds, there, Veronica! I especially love the green depression glass…

  • Reply Carole Reid August 11, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Boot sales are the best! You did well, Veronica.
    I found eight 1960s BC forest maps at the SOS thrift shop for .49 each. There were ocean current maps as well but I’ve already got 25 or more of those!
    Happy hunting! xo

  • Reply tsdwords August 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    You did really well! My personal favs are the green glass and the miniature furniture. So lovely! I’ve always been a miniature fanatic ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm August 12, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Really! That’s amazing. What an array of goodies. That oil painting is wonderful, but then I love the buttons and scissors, the set for the doll’s house, the peaceable Kingdom and and and … Well done V!

  • Reply Tammie August 12, 2015 at 7:27 am

    such wonderful treasures, each and every
    that painting has such charm and a wonderful display of light and shadow

  • Reply Ida P. Krause August 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Wow you found a bunch of great stuff but I have to say those farm figures are my favorite. Those are really cool.

  • Reply daryledelstein August 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

    no treasures found .. in fact i havent been to our greenflea (combo green market/flea market) in too long to recall … but when the weather is cooler again i might need to go see what $10 buys me … isn’t your 5 = to our 10?

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