12 Oct 2012

Battersea Boot Sale

Where? 401 Battersea Park Road in the school playground.
When? Every Sunday from 11.30 (£5 entry at this time)
Battersea boot is one of the bigger sales in London, attracting a queue at 1.30pm when the public, as opposed to traders, are allowed entry for 50p. Every week different stallholders peddle their goodies. This week-end, there were a lot of second-hand clothes, some vintage. I found prices here a little higher than the usual car boot sales, but most stall holders were happy to haggle & there were some collectible pieces that deserved more premium prices.
My favourite find - 3 jam jars full of amber & green fake gem stones for £1. Perfect for embellishing clothes and crafty projects. These are normally quite expensive from traditional haberdashery stores!
I love buying dirty scraps of lace & doylies for 20p...then laundering them! Miniature green glass fishing float!
Still deciding whether to wear this 50p apron or cut it up to use the floral fabric!
I'll need a new dresser soon to house my crockery collection!
The size of this sale and variety of different stall holders each week, means there are always potential bargains & hidden treasures to be unearthed!