Car Bootin'



I'm not really in to Bank Holiday weekends, I find them so boring and pointless and I'm the type of person who would much rather be working than having to rush around due to early closing times and pushed about due to thousands of children everywhere. But alas, this Easter Bank Holiday wasn't all that bad. I went to a Car Boot Sale in Chelford (apparently the second biggest Car Boot in the UK, but actually wasn't all that big to be honest). I've not been to a Car Boot Sale since I was a kid really, when I used to go with my Grandad who was (and still is) a pro car-booter and frequents them every week during the bootin' season. I *always* have to best intentions to go to them, but there's just something about that early start which puts me off....

So, I went with my mother, waking up at 7am on my bloody day off and off we popped. I wore my favourite Hunter boots as the weather was looking a little dreary, but it managed not to rain the entire time we were there. It took about 25 minutes to drive there from where I live and I had such super high hopes. It even cost us £3 to park my car. But alas, a majority of the car boot was actually just shit. I'm assuming some people just picked up a load of random crap from fly tippers or something as 70% of the place was stuff you'd find in a skip. Considering to have a stall there you need to pay £12(!) I've no idea how they even begun to break even. Maybe some people were off put by the weather though as it did look like it was going to rain. But alas, 30% of the stalls were alrayt. There was a few ladies who were obviously selling their old clothes and unwanted Christmas presents, so that's where I picked up the Bliss Lemon and Thyme gift set up from. That cost me £3 after haggling the woman down from a fiver, because I'm a pro like that (joking, actually, I was super scared to haggle).... I did manage to pick up all 4 garments, including that amazing collared floral dress, for £10 altogether and they were all brand new with tags on! I don't know where the bloke had gotten them all from as they are all different brands and some I'd seen in Urban Outfitters and Ark. The floral dress though, I have seen on So In Fashion and they're selling it for £28! Considering I'd paid £2.50 for it, I think it makes me love it a bit more each time I look at it. I also got a cute little crop jumper (failing to see it was a size 14, whoops) and a lace jumper dress thing, as well the super cute demin dress with crochet middle part. 

So overall, not a wasted trip and it's kinda given me the urge to go to more Car Boot sales in future even though this one wasn't the best in the world! I imagine in the peak of summer it might get a bit better. Victoria always manages to pick up millions of bargains, including make up which is often brand new. So maybe I will have some of her luck in future. Still pleased as punch with those bloody dresses and top mind.

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15 Comments:

  1. I'm proud of you, well done to you and your mother. x

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  2. Lovee that dress int bottom right! What a barg xx

    http://paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I knowwww. Its actually my new favorite dress now!

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  3. Great finds. My bank holiday was a total wash out! I was so sad there was no bootsale.

    Katie
    http://prettyforpence.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The weather was so nice on the Saturday then the rest turned to shit haha!

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  4. I'm also proud of you and Ange for your car booty bargains. You should ask your grandad for some haggling tips haha.
    At least your carboot sale was open, ours didn't even open. Wait till summer.. all the 'younger' people will be selling their good stuff! Thanks for linking meeee x

    P.S. I'll have the size 14 top kthanks.

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    1. Swap ya the top for a nica bag ;)

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  5. You picked up some amazing stuff Terri! I haven't been to a car boot in ages, last time I went it was just full of knock off dvd's and cd's. I love the dress you found, it is very nice :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  6. I am super pleased with my little haul I must say! I might go again just to see if the same guy is there for his bargain clobber.

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  7. I love the dresses you picked up, I'm always amazed at some of the crazy things people try to sell at car boot sales too. I've managed to find some really amazing things too though so I think they're always worth a visit. xxx

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    1. Its like, you don't want to miss going one now incase you miss something amazing haha

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  8. I remember seeing these on Instagram, geeeenuinely so impressed with the price you got for such pretty things! xxx

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  9. I cant get enough of your hunters they are amazing!! The denim dress is so cute aswell and such a bargain xxxx

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

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  10. All I ended up with was a blooming plant....

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