Saturday, 24 October 2009

Saturday 24th - Rain + Car boot = :(

Today's car boot was disappointing due to the rainy start we had to the day in London this morning, but not ones to be put off by a little rain we braved the weather in hope of treasure. The car boot was quite sparse...but after a very quick look around we returned home with a chair (which Miss R plans to transform with a re-paint and re-upholster, look out for the before and after photos in the next week when it is complete), some beautiful vintage cutlery and 2 retro Babysham glasses.
A gift for the beautiful Siouxsie from Miss J....£2
Box of cutlery: 15 x forks, 12 x spoons, 3 x serving spoons, 1 x teaspoon, 9 x knives....£11. Meant to take a before shot...ooops, you'll have to take my word for it they came up well after lots of polishing.
Bought by: Miss J & Miss R {24.10.09}

Archive Bootcar Kitchenalia...

...Miss R and I have been visiting car boots regularly at the weekends for a couple of months now. We had discussed the idea of sharing our finds with you and starting this blog for a while, now we have, we thought it would be fun to share some of our finds from previous early morning escapades.
I like this line... £1

Miniature Copper Pans, 8oz, 60z, 4oz, 2oz, £2

We heart vintage jelly moulds! £0.50 - £1 each

White Bone China T-Pot for one...£2.50

Bought by: Miss J & Miss R

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Saturday 17th - Burleigh Blue & White Plate and a sterling silver surprise...

... the start of my mis-matched plate collection, a lovely pale blue floral design £2. A surprise beaten up old box contained this hidden cutlery set, after a lot of polishing by Miss R, it's come up a dream. Still can't believe it is hallmarked sterling silver...£2.
Bought by: Miss R {17.10.2009}

Saturday 17th - Bijou Bell Jar....

... from tacky faux gold rotary clock with no hands, £2 to 'Chic Chanel Bell Jar' display. These glass domes are an exquisite way of showing off your favourite perfumes on your dressing table.
Bought by: Miss J {17.10.2009}

Saturday 17th - We heart Le Creuset...

... 20p each, brand new ramekins with labels on, the lady on the stall didn't realize what a steal these were! I think they retail for around £15.
Bought by: Miss R {17.10.2009}

Hello ...

... and welcome to the wonderful world of the bijoux bootcar blog. Let us introduce ourselves. We are twin sisters Miss J and Miss R and we hope to bring you tales of hidden treasures discovered whilst enjoying one of our favourite weekend past times; rummaging around other people's 'junk' visiting car boot sales in Britain. We hope that our love of collecting curiosities from our travels to transform and enhance our homes will inspire you too.