When it comes to second hand shopping, I definitely have my favourite places. I never leave empty-handed after a visit to the charity shop where the volunteers know me by name and there’s always a bargain to be found at the big car boot (which is why I went every week last summer). But part of the fun of thrifting is discovering new places, so when a friend recommended a different car boot sale I had programmed my sat nav and set my alarm for 7am before she could say ’50p in’.
The first bargain of the day was this leather suitcase. I’m building up quite a collection now, much to Rob’s dismay/amusement. This was £2, and I picked up a blue plastic number for £1 too.
It’s such a blogger cliché, but I did squeal just a little bit when I spotted this typewriter. And I think I downright choked when I was given the price – £2. When I got it home I discovered this amazing letter of complaint, dated October 1972. Amazing, but not quite my best find…
I’m not 100% certain of the authenticity of this Hermès purse. It’s made from a beautiful, rich leather and the craftsmanship is stunning. It came in a dustbag too, which is always a good sign. My only niggle is the zip, which looks slightly cheap compared to the rest of the purse. At £4 it was worth the risk though, and the quality of the leather alone earns it a place in my handbag.
I also picked up a ridiculous number of mismatched photo frames for the photo wall I’m creating in our living room, two heart-shaped plates to match the one I bought at a boot sale a few years ago and some old advertising posters that I’ll frame and hang. I think it’s the best second hand shopping trip I’ve ever been on.
Did you find any bargains this weekend?