Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Car Boot Sale at Last

The horrible wet, cold and especially windy weather in the first half of March wasn't conducive to car boot sales so when at last things calmed down it was a sure thing that I'd be there.

As usual the Grandchildren  were the main benefactors. Sand  toys were £1.50 for Willow  and a puzzle for sometime in the future....£1. (I'll probably get her a sandpit for Christmas but get it early so it can be used towards the end of this summer when she's one and a half).

 

Clothes for Florence for the summer were £2 and a big bundle of mostly brand new books to share out came to £3.20p. The Emma Smith book for my WWII collection was  50p. The other book there, another 50p, is probably the oddest thing I've bought - a 2013 Diary, in other words a diary that's 6 years out of date (What sensible person buys a 6 year old diary for goodness sake!) but it's an earlier version of The Country Wisdom and Folklore Diary that I've used for the last 3 years, so will have bits of folk stories that I might be able to use in the blog and I'm thinking about cutting bits out of all the old Folklore diaries to keep before I chuck them out.

I also bought two large perennials for £2.50 each, but can't remember what they were called.One was something beginning P U L S and has purple flowers rather like an anemone and the other is something that has leaves like an Iris and began with C A L A and in late spring will have tall spikes of white flowers. Whatever they are they are new to me and the garden and I soon got them planted out. To make a bit of space I dug out some of the bluebells, which have spread like crazy and moved them down to the meadow.

Next time I'm at a boot sale I'd better look out for something for Jacob.....more cars probably.

Back Tomorrow
Sue

25 comments:

  1. Pulsatilla! They're lovely, we had one in our previous garden in the Midlands.

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  2. Car boot sales are fantastic for books and toys, although I haven't been to one since Lily was small. I'm keeping hold of a wooden ride on cow I bought, which is still as good as new, in anticipation of future grandchildren. 😆

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  3. I’ve road tested those exact books on nursery children and they love them.

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  4. Some good buys Sue. Plants are usually a good buy at a car boot also we don't have one in our village and I have not got a car, at least we usually have 3 jumble sales in the year. It look like another nice day althou we did have a frost, notice the new leaves.on several trees. I am going to Waddesdon Manor today with my daughter and grand daughter.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. There are so many plants at boot sales and so much cheaper than garden centres

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  5. The books are a great find you must have a little children's library at your house now - my granddaughter loves books but they are expensive. We usually manage to duplicate them between me and my two daughters - we must all be attracted by the same ones!

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  6. Sounds like some great finds. I love buying books at boot sales - I love buying any used books lol. They are usually in great condition and so much cheaper. My kids loved books when they were little and having them grow up with them sets them up for later in life. The diary sounds interesting and - as you say - the stories are good for any year!

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    1. I love buying books for the grandchildren at 50p each they can have a new book every time I see them

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  7. Hi Sue, just thought I'd mention that the dates in the 2013 diary match this year's dates so you could actually use the diary.

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  8. Great purchases. I like Emma Smith's books.

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  9. You have some good buys there, Sue. There is a big boot sale at Exeter racecourse on weekends without racing. Now it’s warmer, I think I’ll venture up there. It’s not a place to be in cold weather!

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  10. Picking up the challenge now to think about the Cala plant, but the other sounds like a Pulsatilla which will delight as it progresses through many fascinating phases, and the seed heads are amazing. They come in pink and white also.

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  11. Some good buys there. I was going to say Pulsatilla too, but am well down the pack with my reply!

    As I was up in Yorkshire last weekend, Keith went to the car boot sale without me but said it was rubbish, though quite a few stalls. I bet I'd have found something!

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  12. Great buys! I keep a bag of small cars - Hot Wheels and Matchbox - in my car so I can give my best friends grandson a little treat each time I see him. He calls me "Grandma Sue." He's expecting a new little brother to be born any day now. I would be thrilled if he loved books the way this little boy loves cars! We have our garage sales her in the US, and they are great resources for all things for children.

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  13. Lovely deals. I envy you being able to plant already.

    God bless.

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  14. A great haul, such wonderful bargains. I must admit to a tad of envy I love a good car boot sale.

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  15. Brilliant finds, nice when you find all sorts of goodies and for bargain prices xcx

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  16. Any boot sales on near Halesworth or Kessingland apart from big one at Africa alive pkease?

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