Sunday, February 6, 2011

Boot Fair Bargains

Here's what I picked up at car boot sales at Ford and Fontwell Park over the weekend.

A Ridgway Homemaker plate! The Ridgway Homemaker design is more or less definitive of 1950s atomic era illustration and I've been after some pieces for a while but it always gets too expensive on ebay.

A late 50s / 60s lemonade set. I've been coveting one of these since seeing one on someone's blog (that they picked up for a song), and finally found this one yesterday - check out the cool atomic design! I've started a fabric print based on it - thought it would also make a cool fabric as a companion print to the Bird-O-Rama repro I finished recently. This was actually the second glassware set I bought that day - I also got a nightstand set of water carafe and two glasses, all hand painted with a design of yellow roses.

Padded hangers - vintage clothing doesn't like to be hung on hard, narrow hangers as it can stretch the fabric and distort the shoulders. These will go with the wooden advertising hangers already in my wardrobe.

Vintage enamel roasting tin. Every kitchen needs a roasting tin! We actually already have one, so this will be headed to my ebay shop.

Vintage marcasite and rhinestone jewellery. I recently decided I wanted some dress clips, but they're always priced high on ebay and etsy. These look Art Deco to me - what do you think?


  1. Wow, what finds! I haven't seen any signs that our boot fair season has started yet. I love it.
    They do look quite deco, maybe 1930s...
    Well done you!!

  2. Blimey you did well!! I haven't been to any this year & am itching to find some things even 1/2 as gorgeous as you did. That plate would look lovely on my wall!!! x

  3. Great finds! I especially love the plate.

  4. Terrific--sounds like you also were very lucky in the prices--love when that happens!

  5. Fun stuff! I need to get back to my estate sale shopping...

  6. A fabulous haul! I love the jewelery.xx

  7. Fab finds! Jewellery most certainly looks deco to me :)

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  9. Love the earings will make lovely dress clips


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