The rain has hampered my treasure hunting for too long! Finally the sun came out today, so I indulged my addiction for finding vintage goodies at Oakington Car Boot Sale.
Here are some of the items I couldn't resist!
This Harrods Brexton picnic is uncomplete, but it was too good to miss. I love the hamper design and the stacking cups. We're teaming up with members of Cambridge Carbon Footprint to create inspirational images with second hand stuff and one of our ideas is a family picnic shoot, so this will be perfect.
I love this Tams vintage trio. Each item has a different picture - a boy with a lamb, a girl with ducks and a woman feeding chickens. I did buy two of these, but sadly the man I bought them from must have left out one of the cups...
I like my vintage games. Usually we sell them before I have a chance to play them though! I think this lotto is quite old, it even has sharp edged glass squares for covering the numbers - clearly that wouldn't pass Health and Safety nowadays! I better try and have a game before someone buys it off us...
I am sorting through a load of old family photos so this Walkers embossed floral album appealed. Does anyone use photo albums anymore? I think there is something much more satisfying about going through actual pictures than looking at them digitally.
As a weaver I was drawn to this retro brush. I love the crammed and spaced woven back and the faux wood effect!
On impulse I bought this red hat, which came in very handy when I was picking raspberries in the sun - I think I might like to hang on to this one for a while! The man I bought it from thought it was 50s, which would make sense as the other items he had were from the same era. I'm still building up my knowledge of vintage and fashion accessories so I'm wasn't sure. Do you think it's 50s?
I have a sewing basket like this from my Nan and I've been looking for one for the stall for ages. This one needs a little TLC but I love its retro style. It would look great in someone's craft room.
As a bonus the box was full so I now have more haberdashery and sewing notions to add to our collection. Isn't that tin hilarious!?
I was also thrilled to get these coronation mugs. We have a regular who collects royal mugs, so I'm hoping he hasn't got these unusually shaped ones.
The final thing I picked up was this vintage tape measure. We're doing an event at Duxford Imperial War Museum on the 5th of August so we thought we'd expand our range of vintage items that appeal to men. All men like to measure things, right...? It will sit nicely along our selection of vintage tools.
Well that's it! You may be able to tell I was quite excited by my first shopping trip in ages...
Have you picked up any good vintage finds recently?