Car booty

August 19, 2012

I love a good car boot. This Sunday, the sun was shining, and I managed to sneak off, on my own(!) to our local car boot for an hour-yay!

This was my haul:

  • a vintage/retro suitcase, £2. I will use this for transporting stock from Shouty Cat Makes to various craft and vintage fairs, and then as a display prop when I’m there

  • a bunch of old keys-10 for £1! I’m not sure why-they just looked really cool and I’m sure I’ve seen some projects with old keys on Pinterest…

  • a box of silver cutlery-£10. I have several projects in mind for this-curtain tie backs, hooks, clocks….

  • 2 old Fred Basset comic books, £1.50-I might use the pictures to make some cards, but mainly, it was pure nostalgia-I used to have a Fred Basset duvet cover (am I showing my age?!)

  • and a cheapo clock, £1. I want to try and see if I can get the clock mechanism out undamaged, so that I can re-use it to make a ‘new’ upcycled clock – I have a Pinterest board, Tick-Tock, Make a Clock, where I have pinned all sorts of ideas of clocks I want to try and make one day!

So there we have it, a quite magnificent haul I think! Let me know your greatest ever car boot finds.

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  • Reply The Great Gift Exchange-the Big Reveal « My Make Do and Mend Year December 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

    […] I have to admit to having become a bit of a hoarder over the last year or so. I had seem quite a few things on Pinterest made from board games (see my Board Games board here), and so when I see some in charity shops, I snap them up (much to hubby’s delight…) A couple of months ago I saw a Monopoly set in a charity shop for the bargain price of £2.50, and when I got it home, there were nearly 2 whole sets squeezed into one box-yay! I also had picked up a couple of secondhand clocks at car boots as I have yet another Pinterest board with loads of ideas for cool and funky homemade clocks (you can see the clock in this post here) […]

  • Reply Claire C August 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Do love the clock, it’s wonderful! As for my best car boot find… I’m not sure if it counts, but when I was eight years old I discovered a VHS of The Princess Bride at a sale and it’s become one of my favourite films ever! 🙂

    • Reply Jen August 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      I must have had a deprived childhood-I have never seen (or heard of!) The Princess Bride-should I try and track it down?! Have just checked out your blog-it’s great-will be following you and your finds.

      • Reply Claire C August 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        Thank you! Ooooh, if you like fairy tales, adventure and true love then I would definitely recommend The Princess Bride. It’s wonderful!! x

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