The Bank Holiday Monday car boot in Swillington, Leeds is one of my favourites, so at 7am I jumped (crawled) out of bed, slipped on my wellies and made my way over to the muddy fields. Halfway round, with nothing in my canvas bag and a purse full of pounds, I began to write the morning off and was already dreaming of my bacon sandwich back home. And then, in the corner of my eye, I spotted something…
The bearded man on the stall said £20, I haggled him down to £15, handed over my money and lugged this beauty back to the car. Thanks to advice from Fashionista Barbie, I used the serial number to look up the year this model was made – 1896! A real piece of history.
She’s missing her box and the wooden handle that turns the wheel, but she still looks the part. I’m not much of a seamstress (although she does work perfectly!), so for now she’ll sit on my desk. Definitely one of my best boot sale buys!
Did you pick up any bargains this weekend?