Tuesday, 14 June 2011

garage sales and mirrors

What a strange weekend. I don't feel like we achieved much, but it was busy, nonetheless.

On Saturday we dragged ourselves outside and went for a walk around Rutland Water.

Not the entire 20-odd miles, mind you. Just four miles around the Hambleton Peninsula (which I always want to refer to as an island). Followed by lunch at the pub.

Sunday morning was spent at the local car boot sale, followed by a village-wide garage sale a few miles away. There are a couple of these sales in the area each year, and I always look out for them. You come across all sorts of strange finds - things that people wouldn't bother packing up and taking all the way to a car boot sale.

The big purchase was a bike. I was tempted by a couple of vintage bikes, but they weren't in great condition, so I ended up with a newer bike. Now I just need to remember how to use it!

And the thrifty finds for the day:

A little handbag mirror. My mum used to have a plastic version of this - it fold over and creates a stand for itself.

Flashcards! I've wanted some of these for ages. They are from the late-1970s.

And more tins. The collection seems to be getting out of control.

The weekend was rounded off with the fantastic, although extremely long, Canadian Grand Prix.

Linking with Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl.

1 comment:

Heidi Jo said...

Fabulous finds! I definitely would have bought all those things too. I'd love some vintage flashcards and am attempting to start up a tin collection but they are harder to find in thrift stores around here.