Monday, 26 April 2010

Car boot finds and Dunster castle

Another weekend is over - wasn't the weather great on Saturday.  I'm actually going to do my post in reverse today, only because I was extremely excited about going to my first 2010 car boot sale yesterday so wanted to share my finds with you first!  We woke to slightly disappointing weather but thought we may as well go.

After spending the first half and hour finding goodies, it gradually fizzled out, but nevertheless I wasn't disappointed with my finds.

Already having a jug full of coloured knitting needles, hubby did wonder why I would want more, but heh, you can never have to much of anything!

Jack in his quest to find pretty china for me was rather disappointed there wasn't much that I liked, however he did find this -

how did he know I wanted one?  At only £3.00 I couldn't argue.  I've seen similar ones at antique centres for considerably more.  I think I'm going to paint the surround as it's looking slightly tired, but for now I'll leave it alone.

Don't ask me why I like this picture, but I do. You know when some things just jump out at you - this certainly did.  The boys and hubby didn't even think it was worth the £1 I paid for it........

My last buy were some pretty cowslips at 50p per pot so we've planted them under our trees in the garden.  I wish I had got more - maybe next time!

Now, back to the start of the weekend.  We went off on another National Trust day which seem to be a regular thing for us, and as we are members it makes a reasonably cheap day out.  Dunster Castle was our destination.  A bit of a journey for us, but we drove through some pretty villages on the way, and we stopped off at Dunster Village before heading to the Castle.

It's a piccie overload I'm afraid as the grounds were so pretty.

Hubby's away all week with work, so I'm hoping this week will whizz by ready for the 3 day weekend!



Pink Milk said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

Great car boot finds - I adore your fire screen, what a bargain. Do show a pic of it when you've painted the frame.


Andi's English Attic said...

I think the picture has a 3d quality to it, particularly the tree on the left. The fire screen is a great find and coloured knitting needles are fun.
Our car boot on Sunday was a washout. It was supposed to be my first car boot this year and I was so excited, but ended up not going. :( xx

marigold jam said...

Lovely post Sarah. It's years since I went to Dunster but I guess it doesn't change much. I love your picture too and can imagine sitting in the foreground planning a long ramble over those fields!

Jane x

harmony and rosie said...

I remember having a weekend in Dunster as a child and that first photo brought it all back to me. I love the little bridge too. Lucky you finding the screen, it is gorgeous - and what a bargain.

Kate x

Felicity said...

we used to go to dunster all the time, i used to see lovely fire screens like that in a big charity shop by us, they had loads but they were about £15 - £20 which i thought was too much but i never found any cheaper so i went back but they'd gone and i regretted it! fliss xx

Tabiboo said...

I'm still waiting for my first bootie of the year. I'm not too sure if I keep missing them or am just too lazy to get up on a Sunday.

Maybe next weekend!

Nina x

mad about bags said...

i love Dunster Castle too we often visit there when i stay with my friend in Minehead, lovely car boot bargains by the way!!!

A Country Girl said...

Great boot bargains, well done! Looking forward to a 3 day weekend too.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. I love the picture you got at the carboot.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Thats it I am going to a car boot on bank holiday monday come rain or shine.... you have wetted my appetite! lol

love the picture... those hay ricks are so much more appealing than the big round bails you see these days...

I am not sure if I have ever been to Dunster? and its not far from us... what a dreadful local I am!

x Alex

Annie said...

Your fire screen is lovely, great find by your hubby. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of Dunster.
Ann x

GardenofDaisies said...

Such beautiful scenery on the way to Dunster Castle! And all your "finds" from the car boot are marvelous!

bellaboo said...

I headed off on Sat morning to our nearest car boot,full of anticipation,only to find it wasn't on!
Love your could almost say 'giveaways'.. they were so cheap!I've been on the lookout for a firescreen and the ones I've seen havn't been nearly as pretty as yours.I would have bought the picture too,a lovely country scene.

Bellaboo :0)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

You lucky, lucky girl!

KC'sCourt! said...

You should have let me know you were coming this way. I live about half and hour from Dunster!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Julia said...

Well done on those amazing finds!! The picture has a certain nostalgia about it that I find really appealing so I can see why you bought it - we went to a car boot recently but I think we must have missed the best bits as there wasn't much to be had. Your day out looks beautiful, that little bridge in the photo is stunning!

Thanks for sharing your day with us
Love Julia x x x