I love car boot sale finds. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as unearthing a gem from a trestle table, and sneaking away knowing that you’ve paid a third of an eBay auction price.
That said, round here the trestle tables are more likely to groan with used VHS tapes than cut glass.
That’s why I was so happy to discover Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe, an online and second hand vintage shop. Imagine going into a charity shop where everything is just really, really good. Although some of the pieces are a little too retro for my place, it’s chocka block with unusual bits that would make great talking points.
Or fun presents – like these 1960′s minature pocket binoculars, only £12. Who wouldn’t want to be the type of person who whips outt their own heritage binoculars at the opera?
And you could roam car boots for hundreds of years without coming across this stash of enamelware:
I bought this great Lurpak butter dish. It was a steal at just £12 and came wrapped very securely in just a couple of days, along with a vintage postcard and lovely note from Elizabeth. The little guy looks very smug, doesn’t he? I probably would be that smug if my only job was to lie on top of butter.
There’s also a selection of eponymous jelly moulds on sale. I like this rabbit one. Although who could eat a quivering jelly rabbit? Poor bunny.
As each piece is a one off, you can’t buy my Lurpak dish – but there’s a very fetching 1970′s Hornsea Butter Dish on sale for just £13 here:
Head on over and have a mosey. The shop’s spoils have already inspired me to make more effort and go treasure hunting on a Sunday morning (or maybe I’ll just watch T4 and let Elizabeth do the hard work…)
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