Sunday, 13 June 2010

Car Boot Finds and a little extra.........

It was an early start for our household this morning as I dragged the children and my husband to our local car boot sale. I was in search for more china to add to my collection so that my little business venture can finally get under way. I didn't hold out much hope to find much as I only normally come away with one or two items. Luck can sometimes be on your side though and mixed with an early start magic can materialise.......

What better place than on my new kitchenette to display all of my morning's treasures. I just adore this piece of furniture and when my dreams finally do come true I have the perfect place for it!!! Just look at this that I found on the inside of one of the doors:

Everything else you can see inside is from the CB this morning.......and here it all is:

A set of six trios and a milk jug by Crown Staffordshire. It was only £4 and is in perfect condition and is perfect for my collection.

Two English Rose Dinner Plates by Royal Doulton - only £1 each. These are so pretty and will look beautiful mixed with some of my other china.

These two cake plates are adorable and have such beautiful patterns. Again they are by Royal Doulton. I have lots of cake plates but could not resist these two especially when I found out they were only 50p each!!

Everyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for Shelley China, so I couldn't believe it when I saw this sat among clothes and toys with a price tag of £2. It is an original Old Foley Shelley Cake Stand complete with handle - beautiful!!

Now a girl can never have to many Jelly Moulds - the more the merrier!!! I found these on the final stretch of the CB and couldn't help myself. I have ideas for them though so my purchase can at least be justified!!

Now I am not quite sure whether this piece of fabric is 'old' vintage or 'new' vintage but at 50 p for over 6 ft I surely couldn't go wrong. It has a little tiny floral print all over and is perfect for some crafty sessions.

Now I know I have mentioned that I have the most wonderful husband in the world but even I couldn't have expected this when it turned up on my doorstep along with my kitchenette:

It is a 1950's Medical Cabinet. Isn't it just gorgeous and comes complete with it's original key. It will be perfect to display some of my more precious china - all I have to do is decide which ones.........

I hope you have enjoyed my post and I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of my followers. I follow all of your blogs every single day and cannot imagine life without you all.


  1. Hej Kerry
    WOW!!! It just gets better and better...looove the medical industrial... love that look.
    Wonderful finds at the CB too lucky you!
    Julie x

  2. Oooh you lucky thing! After yesterday, I was too shattered for the booty today (and I am wondering where to put everything!) so I have enjoyed seeing your booty items instead. The china in the first photo is lovely and the fabric, well...
    Hen x

  3. Ah jelly moulds I love them, some lovely finds, we didnt get much this morning just a bit of fabric and a brooch it was only a tiny bf though.
    Cate x

  4. I'm so glad that someone had some CB luck - ours was pants this morning. I wish I'd stayed in bed... The china is so pretty and such a bargain.xx

  5. wow! that silver cabinet is fantastic! i'm in love.

    thanks for joining in the giveaway fun at my little blog. hope you're having a happy day!

  6. Love all the cups and saucers and such - I especially love the cake stand and if I had been at the CB I would have fought you for it... only kidding lovely piece though.

  7. I love the kitchenette - it is gorgeous!

  8. great finds love the handled cake plate and the medical cabinet, all such bargains x

  9. Wow you are lucky ! The medicine cabinet is lovely, it's great that it still has it's original key. You did really well finding so much lovely china at the CB too.
    Ann x

  10. You picked up some wonderful things and I just love the fabric vintage or not!

    Victoria xx

  11. What wonderful CB finds!I never find such lovely china when I go to the local car boot.That Shelley cake dish is gorgeous. I have to keep away from them at the moment as the house is bursting at the seams with all my finds! It's hard to resist though.

    Bellaboo :0)

  12. Oh lovely CB bargains, love the china and the fabric is a real bargain.
    Your hubby is a lovely bloke bringing you that wonderful kitchen cupboard & medical cabinet.
    Have a lovely week.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  13. Thank you for your lovely blog comment. I am sooo jealous of your maid saver & medicine chest. You are a lucky gal!

  14. You did well with your purchases, and what a great hubby to know that the medical cabinet would be right up your street!

  15. Thank you for following my blog, I have now found you and following your blog too.
    I have loved reading about you finding all your treasures, they are gorgeous, and you have been very lucky - the prices are so reasonable.
    Your little Gabby is beautiful - how old is she? My Purdy is three in August. Cockers are such lovely dogs - Purdy is my shadow!!

  16. Just find your blog-LOVELY!!!!
    And those goodies -very,very nice. I am lately getting lucky with some great findings too. Will need to do post just about them : )

  17. How gorgeous!!! Love your cups and saucers. I like to use mine to serve desserts in for my friends when they pop over! Great finds!!!xx

  18. What an amazing stash of china, oh and that beautiful fabric! You must have one good car boot!! Lovely cabinet too - needs some more treasures on it though if you ask me! : )
    Tamzin X

  19. Oh my, I am completely green with envy, lovely, lovely finds.