Boot sale buys

April 26th 2011

The icing on the cake of a lovely Easter weekend at my parents’ was visiting the local Chelford Car Boot – second-biggest in the UK, apparently – and picking up these bargains.

Boot sale buysBoot sale buys
A super8 cine camera, complete with original case and instructions – no idea if it’s working but it’s a pretty object anyway. Plus two fabulous huge beer jugs and some cute matchboxes (still full of matches).. the whole lot together barely broke a fiver! I dread to think what they would have cost at one of London’s vintage markets.. time to start wheeler-dealering, perhaps?!

The rest of the weekend was a happy mix of food, family and going for meanders in Tatton Park. Nice times. And it’s only a 3-day week before another bank holiday! Behold the fake Holga efforts from my phone camera..

Easter weekend
Easter weekend
Easter weekend


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Comments (8)

  • sophiewearing

    April 26th 2011 at 10:35 am

    WHat absolute bargains! I love it when you not only find complete gems at boot sales,but that they are boot sale prices!

    Looks like a great weekend :-) xxx

  • Helen

    April 26th 2011 at 11:11 am

    I really want to visit that car boot sale now! It's not too far from me. I wonder what the biggest car boot in the UK is though? I haven't been on a day out in the Cheshire countryside for a while so this may be a good excuse :)

  • tamsin

    April 26th 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love that car boot! I've been to it with my dad many a time (although it's not totally local for us). I haven't been to Tatton park in years :( I had a picnic there for my 17th birthday and we got a bit tipsy and chased some deer x

  • Natalie

    April 26th 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Loving (and jealous of) that super8 camera. Keep wanting to get one but being put off by silly London prices. Clearly I need to get out of town!

  • Rachel

    April 26th 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I hope that camera is working – it looks absolutely fantastic!

  • Carolyn

    April 27th 2011 at 8:32 am

    Great finds!
    looks like a fun weekend.

    Silver MLM

  • Lady Cherry

    April 29th 2011 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful photos. Funny how there are so many largest and second largest boot sales in the UK, huh?

  • BootMan

    March 3rd 2013 at 11:38 am

    Great finds, like the super 8, in great condition.

    The other Chelford boot sale at the cattle market is good also and parking is free.

    Let’s hope the weather is better for the boots this year.

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