Today’s booter

“Mom, I need a wee!”

Not everyone likes carboot sales. Firstly, they’re usually held in fields so are covered in cow shit. Secondly the snippets of conversation you get to hear are rough.

You get the picture.

This is just my cup of tea though. And at the Stafford Common Carboot Sale a cup of tea costs 50p, comes in a polystyrene cup and is designed to take the enamel of your teeth. Beats Starbucks.

There’s lots of crap for sale too, but I managed to come away with:
A baby blue lambswool Hackett sweater for him, 50p (will sell for £1.99 on ebay)
Penguin Classics (4 for £2.50 – all brand new)
Mapp and Lucia by E.F.Benson
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

Psychics & Mystics by Margaret Nicholas (The World’s Greatest series), 25p
The Runes – a set of runes complete with book, bag and rune stones, 50p

I gave 50p to the woman whose photo I took.

I took breakfast there too – a burger and burnt onions rammed into a tiny white bap. Bit overpriced at £2.50 but it filled a hole.

There were a few things that I didn’t buy but would have liked too. But I don’t like to spend more than 50p on any one item at boot sales. There was a (nicked?) Iceberg suit for £10, a brown and orange 70s tea set, boxed, £3, an onion cutter from the 70s, £1 and some very very fake and plastic Chanel mules for a whooping £10.

All in all I’m pleased with my buys and am off to do my runes now… after I’ve been for a wee of course.


Carboot bargains!

The last virtual carboot sale was a great success. So I’ve decided to host another one! Some older pieces are on second chance offer and here’s what’s new…

Love is… mug with heart shaped handle
Love is… cute animation mug from Made in 2007 but mint condition.

Vintage 70s real suede/leather camel pull-on boots with toggles
Lovely vintage boots with a Camden feel and comfortable wedge rubber heal of 2 inches. Feature faux sheep skin lining, to the knee style and leather toggle to the front.

Vintage 60s gold lurex cardigan in cable knit
Original 1960s, long line cardigan with gold metallic buttons and cable knit in 100% lurex. Perfect for throwing over a LBD or to glam up your favourite boyfriend jeans

Pink cherry blossom and bamboo tea set
Inspired by Japanese cherry blossom art, this pretty tea set features three cups and saucers and tea pot with bamboo handles. Each piece is decorated with pretty cherry blossom flowers which will make for extra delicious tea at 4pm on a spring day.

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My carboot sale!

Here’s what’s on sale…

Banksy Girl with Red Balloon print 31.5 x 23.5 canvas 1.5 inches deep. Pretty and cool, this is suitable lounge material for boys and girls alike. New and in good condition.

Pretty clown girl by Japanese artist Mariko. Print on hardboard original 70s/80s mass produced art for the people. 27.5 x 19.5inches. Scuffed edges. Reluctant sale.

Kate Moss “Lost the Plot” The Face promo poster. Original promo poster from iconic magazine The Face. 21 x 29 inches. Good condition. Comes with £30 frame – also in good condition – white wood with glass.

Black patent Betty Jackson shoobs/shoe boots
Made in Italy, real leather size 5, wear and tear but generally okay to wear. Features quirky detail such as curved wedge heels, button detail, modern round toe and red leather lining. Bargain.

Gold leather sequin flower pumps by Friis Company.Size 5, leather inside and sequin exterior with gold lurex pearl and flower detail to the front. Worn just twice, good condition.

Vintage original 60s Leather Ks shoes
Charity shop find, real leather two-tone tan and black patent mary Jane shoes. For all vintage lovers and wannabe Carrie Bradshaws. Perfect for work or play.

The Complete Maus A survivor’s Tale soft back book.
Pulitzer Prize winning book. Very good condition RRP £16.99. Unsuitable gift.

Brand New Hardback V&A exhibition book
Published to coincide with a major V&A exhibition, “” RRP £30 edited by Jane Pavitt

Transculturalism: How the world is coming together bookBought in East Village NY, soft back. Okay condition slight wear on the corners.

Vintage/retro 1970s plastic silver clock
Original seventies clock. Comes with pink face and alarm. battery operated. Good working order. By Coral.

Wooden spring-operated Reflexology board
By “energise”, this reflexology massager will help relieve aches and pains throughout the body. Comes in box.

You can visit my Ebay store at ibelievemydreamsarepsychic