Regular readers know of my / our love of second hand and thrift shopping, we never buy new. After a long period of making do or going without we decided to go in to a car boot sale which is a regular Saturday morning event in town…..to treat ourselves our version of retail therapy 🙂 And we needed vegetable plants, this is the cheapest way to buy them. While Roger is far more likely to buy things that we are needing I tend to be rather more emotive in my buying – I like old or interesting things we don’t need. He comes home with useful bits and pieces, I often just come home with cheap but exciting “treasures” I can’t wait to put up somewhere.
This is what we got for $53, along with vegetable plants, coffees and a couple of hours entertainment poking around, wandering in the sunshine listening to lots of good music and chatting to lots of people we knew. I also saw a very elderly couple drive right through someones stall then attempt to back back through it, turn around in a confined space right next to me and park to go and help clean up….they reminded me somewhat of Mr Magoo lol.
A cow milk jug to replace one we lost in the quakes for $1
Two painted wooden spoons – $1 and two old enamel folk art painted spoons $2
3 oven dishes to replace some broken ones, $11 for all
A framed dry flower picture, not perfect but done by someone with care $6
We were rapt with these, 4 very large jars for $10. This photo is quite deceiving, they are 12″ – 14″ high.
A $5 beanbag for Bob which has never been used, I think he likes it 🙂
A pluggy thing? for the workshop and another sprinkler for the garden, $1 each
These sprinklers are $30 new at least, we have 4 which we only paid $1 or $2 and all were barely used. I know many people who wouldn’t dream of buying secondhand stuff but this sort of buying suits us just fine. We can get old and charming, original stuff no one else will have and we can buy what we need on a low budget without stressing over how much it cost.