The first Sunday of every month sees the mammoth car boot sale at Chiswick Community School (click here to view details). It’s one of the largest in London, and it’s an absolute treasure trove. I haven’t been for a couple of years (and when you see what I bought today you’ll understand why!) but this morning I went along and picked up some fabulous bits and pieces.
First up is this shirt (originally from Next), which is going to be perfect for wearing in my studio. £1.
Next up we’ve got a selection of vintage magazines, comics and books (all £1 each)
I always end up picking up some DVDs whenever I go to a boot sale, and today was no exception (£5 in total for these)
Then we got to the bigger, heavier stuff… like this set of filing drawers, which I couldn’t resist at £8
… and this old crate, which I think is beautiful (and was a bargain at £5)
… and last, but certainly not least, this fantastic old trunk. It’s HUGE, and I intend to use it as clothing storage once we’ve finally converted our loft (where I’m going to put it in the meantime is a bit of a puzzler…). I let my mum do the haggling for this and it cost me £10 and a kiss. Perfect.
A lovely morning and lots of lovely bargains. It really is a huge car boot sale and if you have the time and inclination it would be easy to spend most of the day there just rummaging through everything. I was quite restrained and didn’t really look at the clothes and wotnot (the shirt jumped out at me, I hadn’t intended to buy clothing at all!) but there is SO much to see and buy. First Sunday of every month, try and pop along if you’re free for the next one