Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Car Booty

I was back in my old stomping ground at the weekend for an appointment and took the opportunity to visit my favourite car boot market. There are lots of good markets in Sydney but I like this particular one a lot because it has a great family atmosphere, most of the stall holders are so friendly and willing to haggle, there's a jumping castle and sausage sizzle to keep the kiddies happy and lots of the sellers genuinely seem to WANT to give you a bargain. Other markets I visit are full of sellers who are only too aware of how much their goods could fetch on eBay and price them accordingly, so while you may pick up a dream item it won't be at the jaw-droppingly low price you could get at a market like this.

I found a few lovely pieces...

I am in love with this lamp and can't believe I got it for $3!!! I think it's really elegant but with a slight industrial feel.


I have a thing for antique filing trays and this is definitely my new favourite - $3! I love the tarnished old drawer pull.

This lovely rusty blue spice rack is perfect in my eyes. The jars unscrew from the holder - $2!


This cute grey enamel pot was only $1!

I also picked up a fabulous vintage scooter which my kind friends M & M took home in their car (thanks guys) - usually such items are out of my reach as I don't drive so I was delighted they could transport it for me - it's pretty special and will be featured in a post all of its own :-)

13 comments:

The Queen of Clearance. said...

love all your find! esp the spice rack! looove it!

Grace said...

Love tha lamp...it's fantastic!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

you found some awesome things!! i love it all...but my heart did a 360 flip when i saw the little wooden filing tray! i love those drawer pulls, too...and that price is incredible!!

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Thrifted Treasure strikes again. Great haul. How do you do it?
Erin

. said...

That lamp is deadly! I plan to pick up some cool stuff in charity shops for when I have my own study someday.

J. said...

I love the spice rack!

Missa said...

Always love seeing your utilitarian gems! That lamp is wonderful :)

Kim said...

Giggle, love your title.

My favorite find this time is the wooden file...just love it.

fortheloveofthrift said...

OOOOOh the lamp is fabulous!

Laura said...

Love it all! That spice rack really gets me though!
Take care,
Laura @ 52Flea

Lindy lou said...

Hmmm. Does G know about the scooter yet? I saw it today. Hope he doesn't know about the blog!
L

Leigh said...

I love the spice holders best I think! I'd put buttons in them if I had a craft room.

CrowNology said...

The lamp!
Beautiful find!
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