25 Jun 2011

Rummage heaven!

One of my favourite pastimes is having a good old rummage at antique fairs, markets, charity stalls, house clearance shops and carboot and garage sales for old glass, china, buttons and curios...in fact anything that takes my fancy! I particularly recommend the Capitol Carboot sale in Pimlico, held each Sunday and the International antiques and collectors fairs held across the country throughout the year. A small selection of some of my finds....
Vintage cheese dish and soup serving bowl from house
clearance shops in Shoreditch and Islington
Vintage celery vase and apothecary jar, £1.10
Capitol Car boot sale, Pimlico
Charity shop find for the bathroom, 50p

OT examining the loot from a Garage sale in Ealing, June 2011, which included bone
 handled knives, an antique vase  and a Victorian glass castor cup - all for £4!

Vintage foot stool, £2, from an antique fair
 in Somerset. OT now owns this!

Antique baguette box, salvaged from a french
boulangerie when it closed down. Bought at an antiques fair, £5.
Now used to store wrapping paper and wallpaper rolls!