Sunday, 29 August 2010

Car booty!

Thanks to the lovely Naomi of Vintage Secret fame I have recently discovered a fantastic local car boot sale.

Over the last few weeks I have picked up the following:

  • two 4 yard pieces of wool fabric £4
  • various vintage sewing patterns - total £3
  • 4 babycham glasses - £1
  • working 70's superhot Carmen rollers that might actually work on my recalcitrant barnet - £3
  • Art Deco depression glass cheese dish - £3
  • 40's / 50's deadstock patchwork quilt - £25
I absolutely love a bargain and couldn't be happier, though my home is slowly illing with my new found treasures.  A couple of pics of the quilt below.

It's darker than the pictures suggest and really stunning.I'm fairly sure it is either deadstock or kept in a bottom drawer and never used as its absolutely mint condition with no fading.  It could be new, hard to tell but I don't think it is, the faded paper tag on it looked old.  It even bore a label reading £150, much more recent, but it must have been for sale in an antique or vintage shop at some point.

Pretty, pretty thing.


  1. Where is this treasure trove of a car boot sale?????

  2. Sunny Stoke Newington, just 10 mins from my flat - very handy. I managed to get there at just after 10am today - go me!

  3. Ohhhh!!! I'm Dalston based so I will have to check this one out!

  4. Super close, we should meet up.

  5. I'm up for that. Well let me know if you are going to this car booty again and that would be a good start!