My Week #59 – Car boots and de-cluttering

*Car boot noms *New light fixture in the living room

*New sparkly shoes *Pickles being cuddly AF

 

The rain held off long enough for Emma and I to do a car boot in peace.

Phew! More stuff gone. I might even do another one this weekend if the weather holds out. Though looking out the window right now that may not happen! I’m really getting on it now with the house. I got so sick of all the rubbish in the run up to the wedding and now I have the free time to finally do something about it. Just wait, soon everything will have a place.

I lost half a pound at Slimming World

With the mountain of crap I ate this week I was shocked that I still lost weight. But the ladies there have a theory that I’m shedding the stress weight I put on just before the wedding. Fingers crossed I keep going the right way because I’m in danger of not fitting into a couple of things I bought ages ago for the honeymoon.

Speaking of the honeymoon…

Everything is now booked and currency is sorted. Plus I found out that The Color Factory existed through Instagram and immediately signed up to their mailing list to await ticket sales for September. How amazing does it look?! It only opened this month in San Francisco and so I thought it would be a cool idea to go while we’re there. Only a few days later they went on sale and I pounced. I got tickets for Topher and I and I am beyond excited.

I also got some new sparkly trainers which I can’t wait to wear over there. I immediately changed the shoe laces to regular ones (thanks eBay!) as I wasn’t a fan of the wide ribbon ones they came with. I’m already packing my suitcase in my head. Is it too early to start packing? It’s just under a month away…

In other news of capitalism I think I may have jumped on the pin collecting train

All in my head of course – it ain’t quite payday yet! So for those who follow me on Pinterest, I profusely apologies for the pin spam over the last 24 hours. I would say I won’t do it again but I’m lying. #sorrynotsorry It all started with this pin right here:

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How was your week?

On a side note – I’m looking for guest posters for while I’m away next month so if you fancy writing on here, get in touch. 

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My Week #4

IMG_2521*Did a car boot on a Saturday which I recommend you don’t do. Who does a car boot on a Saturday?

*Luna got her cone taken off which she was super pleased about so she pulled one of her stitches out. Cone back on. A week later and the wound has healed great so she’s free of the cone now!

*I painted a sketchbook for my stationary shop. Took me ages!

*Cheeky Primark haul

*I dropped confetti

*Went to see a rugby match

*Pickles is not impressed with Topher

How was your fortnight?

 

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Car boot finds

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It’s been awhile since I’ve attended a car boot and how I’ve missed them! You do tend to find a lot of tat, but half the fun is sifting through it in search of a treasure. For the last month or so, I’ve been reading about other bloggers car boots finds and it’s had me craving a good rummage for some loot. 
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So Topher and I set off to the boots this past weekend and found some lovely treasures. First, this plate to add to my collection. The fish and chips illustration caught my eye and it was mine for 50p!
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Next this charm bracelet that had me wondering about the previous owner. With a lot of London charms, the owner must have either loved or longed to visit the city. There is also a cowboy boot and a number 7 – therefore my mind immediately thought of a Texan who longed to visit London. What’s your theory?
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I also found these Whiskey and Sherry charms which I’ve seen around online before. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with these. Maybe turn them into necklaces? They’re a bit tarnished but I think that adds to the charm of them. 
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Finally, this Eiffel Tower brooch. It caught my eye as the eiffel tower is actually 3D – it was a nice detail. Another 50p well spent.
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Have you been to a car boot sale lately?
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Car boot finds

A bit belated, but I wanted to show you the the treasures I found at the car boot the other week. 
Take a look:

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Vintage Patchwork Handbag

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Vintage wallets – I got quite a few of these!

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It’s Charlie Chaplin! He’s also a bottle of talcum powder – just lift up his hat and shake. 

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A cute jewellery box…

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which is also a music box.

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How sweet is this hedgehog brooch?

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And this deer brooch?

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This gorgeous peacock plate was only £1.50 which I stupidly chipped when I dropped the bag with it in! So clumsy. 
 
I also got a couple of vintage french fashion magazines that I will show at a later date when I have decided what to do with them.
 
Have you found any bargains recently?
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Loot from the boot

Yesterday was a very successful day at the car boot. Claire and I came aways with bags and bags! Lots of new bits and pieces (no prices as I am selling these through my vintage shop Toast Rack):

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How awesome is this glasses brooch? 

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Dapper mens suit jacket

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Bright yellow blouse

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Really pretty embroidered top

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Very cute shorts and vest set. So nineties!

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This little guy I’m keeping as not only is it cute, but it’s a pencil sharpener! There was also a globe (for Claire) and a tank (for the bf). All for £2!

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Another pair of cat eye sunglasses as the last pair I had sold straight away and this box which has the plushest velvet on the outside. I think I’m just going to use the box for display as I got it for an amazing 10p! Claire got lucky with the same seller and scooped up the board game Game of Life for 10p as well. Definitely the bargains of the day.
 
There’s also a few more other things but I didn’t get round to taking pics of it all now that I remember. Ah well, I’m sure you’ll catch a glimpse at my next fair post. 
 
Have you found any bargains recently?
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