Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Another Boot Sale Obviously

This time it was both of us who wanted to go to the big Saturday boot sale. Col wanted some wooden posts to raise the sides of the new raspberry bed. There's always a man there with a trailer load of cheap wood and trellising, and I just wanted to spot possible bargains.

The boot sale was HUGE, I think everyone was trying to make some cash for Christmas, so many toys as always. I really see no point in going and buying new toys for grandchildren at the ages they are when I can get 5 times more for my money at a boot sale.....it might be different when they are older.
My finds this week were 6 small storage jars, some birthday candles shaped as cupcakes, a little glass lantern that holds a nightlight candle, a dolls buggy for Florence ready for when she's walking properly and a bell with a wintery picture ready for the winter mantle-piece (after Christmas). I also got a couple of small trailing ivy plants for planting in the pots on my shabby-chic ladder ........................so it was a big spend day......... totaling £9.50.......... the jars were new and 75p each and the lady wouldn't drop the price - meany!.................although goodness knows why I'm moaning as they are over £2 each from a shop. 😊

Col got the wood posts and has added them to the edges of the new raspberry bed so it can hold a bit more soil and compost and to stop the grass creeping in over the top. I'll be ordering some raspberry canes soon. Summer fruiting for this bed and then autumn fruiting for half of the old fruit bed when it's cleared and after the tree people have been and cut down the overhanging Ash branches........this week we hope.


Back Tomorrow
Sue

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    1. Yes more lovely Ash - they will be for winter 2018/19

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  2. The storage jars I would have snapped up.

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    1. Always handy, I'm swapping them for jam jars currently being used for spices

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  3. You are so right about second hand toys. As a baby, DS was often more interested in the boxes.

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  4. The storage jars are a good bargain and always useful. X

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    1. I've got spices in jam jars so swapping them to these jars so I won't give these away!

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  5. Great bargains Sue, I will definitely be venturing into Suffolk next year for car boots.

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    1. We don't have anything as big as the ones down the A12 near Colchester!

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  6. Once again you did very well at the boot sale. Those jars are perfect for storage.

    God bless.

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  7. Glad Col got the posts he wanted. I like those jars. They come in handy for all sorts of things!

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