Car-boot sales of course - the Big one at Needham Market was HUGE and I came home from that via the Art Exhibition (photos tomorrow). The small local boot sale wasn't as big on Sunday as last week when I was there selling, I was home after looking round by 9am and they've started having sales on Bank Holiday Mondays too and that was even smaller - home by 9 again.
All together at all the boot sales I spent a grand total of £10.60p
A bright pink ceramic pot for 50p to put my money plant in on the bathroom window-sill. The plant had been in a brown -glazed flower pot (with a bit of plastic in the bottom to cover the hole) and I'd been searching for a replacement for months - it's still not big enough but better than brown.
The brown glazed flower pot now has a baby Bay tree (£2) in it. I've got a Bay tree that came here in a pot and is now nearly four feet tall so it will be too big to move when the time comes. This new one can be potted into increasingly larger pots for several years ready for whenever I decide that an acre is too big.
Someone had lots of my everyday crockery - Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz - for sale. I wasn't short of plates and didn't need teeny coffee cups, a serving dish or very small bowls but she did have one breakfast bowl, which seem to be the thing that gets broken more often- so that was 50p.
I picked up this little set of lift-the-flap books for £1. Willow loves lifting flaps in books.
Any minute now I'm about to become a Great Aunt when my nephews partner gives birth, she's a few days over due already poor girl. I found this (for £1.50) to send down to London when my sister goes to visit her first grandchild.
This, below, is a plastic "float" inside a net. I bought it for 50p in the hope I could get the net off and use it for the green glass globe I bought from an antique shop when we were on holiday. But no - there's no way to undo the net so I've hung it up outside anyway......it looks like glass from a distance!
Another Kilner flip-top bottle to use for the Limoncello I'm planning for the Christmas Hamper presents - another 50p.
I bought a big tub of strawberries for £1 - they needed eating so no picture and a large slice of banoffee cake - that's gone too so no picture of £1.10p worth of cake either. Yes I'm a greedy guts!
And then this, ahem, yes it's another bit of Portmeirion Holly and Ivy ware. Its rather large - that's a £1 coin in the middle - and should have a bowl in the centre making it a plate for things - crudities?- to dip in something - hummus?.
I didn't really intend to buy it but as it was £2 - it seemed a shame to leave it.(poor excuse!)
Problem - it won't fit in the dining room cupboard! Too wide..............
I now have 5 Holly and Ivy things, 4 from boot-sales/charity shops and one was a Christmas present............ officially a collection?...............bother!
Many thanks for comments yesterday.Smoked Paprika is now on my shopping list