My husband came too, which meant no being at the end of the queue, or getting stuck in the overflow field away from all the action. He's as good at being early as I am at being late...think it's an army thing..
Though no need to be up at the crack of dawn for our local car boot - it starts at 2. Well, that's the advertised time, but if you turn up at 2 you'd be pretty disappointed as most of the good stuff has gone by then. The regulars are doing the rounds at one.
Anyway, we were really early to set up, and the other bonus of having my husband there is he loves selling stuff. Honestly, he's like a charming, tat-selling Arthur Daley. Absolutely in his element. So, as he was very happy to get on with it, I slinked off for a wander; though didn't manage a solo slink, because the youngest wanted to come too, darn it!
Actually having her with me turned out to be quite a good thing, because she was able to try on this lovely Boden coat. Probably could have haggled it down from £4, but know how much they go for on ebay, so I was happy enough.
Not sure which of us was more excited about finding Angelina Ballerina and her sweet collection of clothes. Only a pound - just need to mend a ballet shoe.
In among the trestle tables packed with clothes and toys I spied this lovely vintage pyrex type casserole dish, also £1. I've a smaller one in the same pattern, so obviously had to buy it.. (though I've nowhere to put it..)
This was my favourite find - seven painted wooden clown skittles for 50p. They were one of those don't-hesitate-for-a-second buys. Always seems to be vintage/oldish toys with me! Or something with a fish on it.
When we eventually got back to Betty, my other half was in full flow, persuading some poor mum that her son really needed all three books of Match Attax cards...
Linking up with marvellous Magpie Monday over at Liz's shiny new place!