Here’s some bargains I’ve grabbed at a few bootfairs over the past couple of weeks.
Pretty vanity set (brush and mirror)
I brought the set in perfect condition but accidentally smashed the glass in the mirror so will need to get this replaced. I love the floral vintage design its so pretty and cost £3
Sweet silver heart trinket 50p
A very sweet decorative trinket that is ideal to store little bits in. Mines on my dresser and is a current home to a few rings.
Metal magazine rack
Love this. Its just my style and fits in well with other furniture I own. Plus it was a real bargain at £2
Stirling Silver Rose Pendant
One of my best buys of the week (well, few months if I’m honest)! The pendent is 925 Stirling silver and really nicely crafted into this pretty rose design. The pendant is on a black leather cord that is finished with a 925 Stirling silver clasp. Can you believe this cost me just £1.50. To be honest I don’t think the stall holder knew it was silver as she informed me it was a costume piece of her daughters.
Basque Style Jewellery Holder
I usually find that these holders that have been created to hold jewellery are usually really cheap and tacky looking (especially those with the butterflies etc)! However, this is quite the opposite. Its manufactured by a brand called Two’s Company which seems to be more known to the states. This particular holder is for necklaces and its really heavy in weight. I love the colour and detailing. The shoulder area has this stunning metal detail and the body that is this pretty pinkish gold colour has pretty detailing that is really subtle and delicate. I paid a fantastic £1.50 for this piece and was more than pleased with that.
Vintage Jar (maybe mustard/sugar jar) with silver Plated Lid
I found this rather nice glass/crystal jar with a silver plated lid. The lid is marked EPNS and although very pretty needs a little cleaning to remove tarnish. The jar was a bargain at just £1
Branded hair and beauty bargains
At another bootfair I grabbed this Toni & Guy travel selection consisting of straight and sleek shampoo, conditioner, heat defence spray and a rubber shine styling product. These haven’t been opened. They came in a tony and guy straighteners zip holder so am guessing they were once part of a straighteners gift set. I paid a reasonable £2 for the lot.
Other items I brought from the same sale included
New- Micro Injection Lift Fusion
New- Lancôme self tan lotion
New- Mou- Hair texturizer
New- Lancôme nail polish
New- YSL Lisse Expert
All for £20
Check out this weeks bootfair finds.
I grabbed some fantastic bargains with most of it being costume jewellery with a few pieces of Stirling Silver. Some of the costume pieces are made from really good brands with some even being vintage pieces. Here’s a few snap shots of just some of the pieces I brought…
Stirling Silver and Bead bracelet
Heavy Stirling Silver Ring With Embedded Stones
Selection of Vintage and Modern costume Jewellery
Beautiful Daniel Swarovski bracelet on leather clip strap
Random Jar of Costume Jewellery
Can you believe that I got all the above plus loads more (half a carrier bag full) for just £15. Now that’s a true bargain, wouldn’t you agree?
Saturday I had an awesome time bargain hunting over at a newly discovered Rummage Sale that took place at “Foal Farm” located in Biggin hill Kent.
The rummage sale is a cross between a bootfair and jumble sale. There is absolutely loads of bric a brac to look through, plus toys and collectables.
Foal Farm is actually an animal rescue sanitary so they also have there own pet shop on site selling reasonably priced items.
There is both stalls inside and outside to explore. I really did found some great vintage treasure for very little money at all.
Here’s a round up of just some of the items I brought…
Stunning silver plated candle stick holder Marked “E.P Zinc Silver Plated Made in England”
Sadly I only got the one, though I’m sure I spotted two of these when I first approached the stall. I didn’t buy this right away and that’s why I probably missed out on bagging the set. However this didn’t cost much at all. At the end of the sale we were told to fill a bag for a £1… Yes £1! This was one of the many items I added to my pound bag.
Crystal tray and miniature crystal bottles…
I’m unsure if this crystal dish is meant for serving snacks etc. I however thought it would be great for my dresser. Different items of makeup or jewellery can be placed in the different dividers.
The two glass bottles I brought in my bag for a £1 bargain, where the dish cost me 70p.
Vintage Hand Mirror For Dresser…
This mirror is really pretty and I was only charged a £1 by the stall holder.
Paris Style Sweet Tin…
This cute paris style sweet tin was a steal at 30p. Its great for sewing materials or simply just storage for all them little odds and ends.
Tiny Vintage Trinket
I don’t know why but I love this very tiny little trinket. Its big enough to fit just one ring but its beautifully designed and was one of my favourite buys of the day.
Shabby Chic Oil Burner…
A very cute little oil burner that I again loaded into my a bag for a quid.
Small Crystal Decanter…
I don’t know what it is about decanters and glass bottles but I’m really ending up with a tidy collection. I think its all down to a book I own on creating Vintage gifts. One section has this great idea on using pretty decanters to store bubble baths and scented powders. Again this came in my bag for a pound stash.
Shabby Cream Box…
Not like I haven’t got enough already, I couldn’t resist this cream wooden box that I brought for 50p. The lid lifts up for storage, plus it has a spacious drawer. A perfect jewellery box painted or left as it is.
Vintage Bone China Soap Dish…
What can I say, it was 25p and its very pretty indeed. Its bone china and has all the markings on the back.
I’m unsure why I brought these as I’ve been trying to downsize my book collection. I just found them really sweet. Simply full in your name and stick to the inner cover of your book. They are old, though I’m not to sure just how old. Anybody else seen these before? These were added to my bag for a pound (I actually ended up filling 3 bags for a £1, hence the reason why I can’t share all my items here today)!
Small Decorative Porcelain Perfume Bottle…
This is a miniature perfume bottle that’s really decorative and looks great on a dresser. It was just 50p and I love it! Not to sure what the last part of the markings indicate but like it all the same.
I also got a beautiful shabby chic wooden chair and a lovely little shelf unit for £4, that I plan to refurbish with some Annie Sloan chalk paint. I will be sure to share once I get started.
I always get a bit overexcited when I hear an auction is coming to town, especially one with big lots of toys.
Last week I attend a jumble sale and auction. Both running via the same organisers on the same site, just different rooms.
Boy, did I have my eye on a lot of treasure… Some I won, others… Sadly not!
I bagged a fantastic lot of toys. These were in one lot and included…
Two limited edition bears ( one called Hayley and the other named Bailey). These are in mint condition and I’ve seen them fetch a few quid on eBay recently.
A very cute but cool Noddy that speaks a few words when his tummy is pressed.
A large Upsy Daisy from “In The Night Garden”
A soft bodied “Bob The Builder” rucksack.
As mentioned all the toys came together as one single lot. However, during the course of the auction, there was some mix up with the toys located next to those up above. The guy had announced the two separate lots as one. I actually won the biding at £6 and it was only following my win did a buyer point out the mistake. I was asked what lot I thought I was bidding on and I explained that I thought that I was bidding on both as one.
Because of the mix up I was asked if it would be ok to sell the other lot and I could keep the above for FREE… Yes, FREE!
What a result that was.
The other items were not really of interest and I would have only passed them on and kept these anyhow.
Nonetheless, I did spend a little money as I also brought a beautiful bike for the toddler which I won for £7, a whole box full of lamps and shades (including vintage and crystal) for just £1, and lastly, a stunning shabby chic vintage tea set, that I’m in love with.
I’ll be sure to share some pictures of those over the coming weeks.
I love it when the charity shop is housing some little gems for me to purchase and then shout about!
Charity shops have become pretty clever places when it comes to pricing. What I mean is what you used to be able to pick up for 10p is now £10. I’m not stating its wrong that they’ve done their research I’m just stating that for us it tends to be a tad harder to find them hidden gems.
Nonetheless, they do still exist and I have evidence within my latest buy…
Your eyes do not deceive you, this is two pairs of converse in a child’s size 9. One blue and one white pair of ‘Converse All Stars’ priced at the remarkably low price of just £1 each… Yes, thats… One serious bargain!
I’m yet to wash these, but anyone who own a pair of converse will know how amazingly well they wash up. I recently washed the toddlers and my daughters ‘High Tops’ that as a result look brand new again. I actually brought the toddlers lime green high tops from eBay for 99p. They had been worn just the once but I guess the fact the listing title contained a typo as well as it ridiculous ending time of the very small hours meant luck was on my side! Oh, and if your wondering how on earth I managed to find it then check out the fat fingers app which is simply genius.
Well, the toddler is currently wearing a comfy size 7 so I can even make a profit on eBay or keep them for the toddler. I could even spilt them keeping one for Harley and selling the other. I think he will most definitely keep one pair and given his a boy the second is a big possibility.
Did I find anything else? Well I did get a new pretty saucer which I’ve added to the collection. I’m planing on making a pretty vintage inspired jewellery holder with these and some pretty miniature vintage style sherry and shoot glasses. This was a steal at 20p especially given its bone china too. I won’t show you all as I’m planning to crack on with the jewellery stand In the coming days so I’ll just show you then.
Would love to hear of any readers charity shop finds…. Have you found any hidden gems lately?