Monday, July 27, 2009

Car Boot Sale Loot

Martijn and I hopped in the car and headed about 50 km due north of here to a car boot sale. A car boot sale, for those not in the know, is exactly the same thing as a flea market only it has a silly British name.

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A view of part of the car boot sale.

The weather was perfect, and we were right next to the beach.

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We managed to walk away with some pretty good scores too!

  • A new Fiskars paper trimmer- €2
  • An external CD burner for €3 (we had plans for this, but they didn't quite work how we were hoping... who knew that CD and DVD burners weren't a standard physical size?!)
  • A pizza pan set for €2
  • Tupperware popsicle molds for 25 cents (they're orange so they match my existing ones)
  • A Canon flatbed scanner for €6 (it's a bit older, but it works perfectly for what we need and was way cheaper than buying new)
  • A cute key holder cabinet for €5 (we'd been searching for something like this since our current arrangement of "throw your keys anywhere" isn't working very well for us)
Picnik collage

The hole in the front of the key cabinet had a clock in it- a very odd clock. It liked to tell time backwards, and not very well for that matter. So in true Martijn-like fashion, he had it whipped apart and dismantled in no time flat. We're going to install a new movement and hopefully it'll work like new!

It really was a fun day spent with the person I love and some GOOD DEALS!

In other somewhat related news- I found this Print Gocco kit a few weeks ago at a flea we went to, and I can't decide if I want to keep it and use it or sell it on for a rather tidy profit. I'm torn because I think it would be fun, but supplies are getting harder to come by... and if I sell it on I'll have more money to put towards the sewing machine I want! Decisions decisions!

Print Gocco Kit


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Monday~ I am slowly making my way through all of the comments that I so lovingly received last Thursday when I was featured on SITS. Thank you so very much for visiting me.

Amy said...

I wish I knew where flea markets were around here. All I can find is the Farmer's market, and things there can get pretty pricey. It looks like you got some great finds!

blushing rose said...

Looks like a lot of fun ... lovely beach. TTFN ~Marydon

Sonya said...

Wow you found some awesome things!!

Anonymous said...

I think one difference might be that I've never seen anyone sell fleas at a car boot sale, but a majority of sellers have a car boot... :P


Spotted Sparrow said...

Great finds! I'd love to take that Gocco off your hands if you decide to sell it. :)

Sharinskishe said...

I had to laugh when I read about the clock! I have one in my bathroom that runs backwards too. One day it just had a mind of it's own and started going backwards. I keep hoping if I leave it there that time/aging will reverse too. lol...........

Have a great day!!!

Melinda said...

Hi! So glad you found my blog and enlisted in Operation Organization! ;0) Your bargain-hunting skills may come in handy as you look for tools to revamp your home! I am very excited. Love the key cabinet. I love it when something is "re-purposed." In other words, I'm cheap! ;0)

Unknown Mami said...

I say sell it and get the sewing machine you want.

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