Hello from Sunday night
Hi everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend all across the old globe.
I’ve had the best luck today at the car boot sale. I set off from home and it immediately started to rain. By the time I got to the boot sale, there was a torrential downpour. A real cloud burst. Well, the entry people who take admittance were nowhere to be found, so I pulled right into the field and parked up. Rock star parking no less.
As soon as I parked up the clouds parted and the sun peeked out.
But the clouds were gathering again and I reckoned I had about 30 minutes, so I did a quick run around.
There was some lovely stuff…
…but mostly the reason I came here today was to get some orchard fresh and local fruits and veggies. Much better quality and much lower prices than the stores.
But I couldn’t resist this lot!
Sixteen antique bottles, a vintage fish mould, a brass otter statue, a hand turned wooden bowl, a vintage oval bowl and an old bread board.
I love this turned bowl. Actually, I love wood and wood grain so very much. Next weekend on this field will be the steam and tractor exhibition, where, a few years ago, I bought a beautiful hand turned cheese platter made from spalted beech. It cost about $40, but I love it. This exquisite little bowl cost me the equivalent of $2! 😀
I know it’s probably a bit kitschy, but how could I resist this sweet little otter face? Honestly, if you look in the dictionary under “cute to the max” you’ll see this little guy.
And, at first I only wanted the white ink bottle, (middle), because I have a small collection and love them as vases, but when I asked the seller how much she wanted, she said, “Take the lot for a pound, me mam dug them up somewhere and, now she’s gone, they’ve been hanging around for an age.” Seriously? How lucky can I be today? 😀
I think I will use the larger ones for holding paint brushes and, I remember making a hanging flower door chain using some of these vintage, brown Bovril bottles. Maybe I’ll do that again this year but make a longer chain. 😀 Don’t you love the makers stamps? I’m going to try to look them up to determine how old these are.
Mostly our weekend was a quiet one. We had some friends drop by on Saturday and watched the Formula 1 race today. (Well, Robert’s looking at me sideways because I only watched the beginning and the end and ran out to the car boot for the middle)
We were planning to go for a walk but got too lazy, so I just went out to the meadow and gathered some wild flowers to try out one of the new bottles. I think I might paint some of the wild meadow poppies this week. What do you think? Oils? I feel like painting with my oils. Hope your week ahead is a shiny and happy one. And, hey, anyone feel like calling a drawing challenge for next weekend? Shall I? 😀
I know that look! Doug gives me the same one quite often.
Great boot sale finds.
Have a great day, Veronica.
The skies in southern BC are cloudy and yellow. Very eerie looking.
What a wonderful collection! Treasures…. Mx
A Lovely sale and wonderful purchases. Love the hanging door flower chain – clever idea. Great bargains and a darling otter.
i love the maker’s mark … so nice NOT to see Made in China!!!!!
You hit the jackpot! Some of my most treasured possessions I’ve found quite by accident at garage sales. You never know what you’ll find.
Oh didn’t you do well Veronica … what a great collection. I would love to know what you manage to find out about those acquisitions too. Love the sideways glance .. LOL Take care and hugs from NZ