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Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Hi Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Sue and I live with my lovely husband who I will call Mr V and our nine year old daughter Miss V in a small town in South Devon. Everyone who lives here talks about it as The Village so that will be my blog name- Vintage fron the Village Also in our family are two cats, two guinea pigs some tropical fish and a pond with goldfish I have always loved making things and love pretty vintage things which I hope to sell as well to fund my passion! I am addicted to buying fabric,ribbons, buttons,wool etc and love to visit charity shops and car boot sales.I love glasses of wine, gardening, crochet (easy stuff!) and I am a big E-Bay fan ! I also love to read other people's blogs which inspired me to start my own. I look foward to hearing from you Best wishes Sue

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Car booty

Hi there
Hope all is going well out there,
I have lots of treasures from the weekend, on Friday I went with my sister to a place nearby that I had never been to that sells mainly second hand furniture and electrical goods. Sister wanted to donate some items so I went along for the ride.
Well what a delight it was- upstairs in this funny old building that I think was a factory there was a huge room full of 'junk'- massive table covered with china and ornaments, shelves of books 3 for £1 and rails and rails of clothes
It was freezing cold, damp and smelly but we were the only people in there and it was so cheap !
I have so much stuff to sell I didn't get much but when I am after more stock and the boot sales have finished I will be up there  having a root around.

On Saturday I 'dragged' Mr V to Totnes to the Nostalic Mix fair. We had a job to park which is not uncommon in Totnes but well worth it. I met a few bloggers for the first time and bought some great buttons (I dont know who from) and some lovely fabrics from Sals Snippets
I also met Donna from Donna Flower and Lidi from Vintage-ish and saw some others that I didn't get chance to speak to
It was a great fair and I might pluck up courage to have a stall next time

On Saturday night Miss V went to a sleepover so I was free to get up and go to the car boot sale on my own - bliss !
It was in 'the village' and probably the last one of the season and it was the best one. The photo at the top is my haul
The best bit was a huge coffee jar and tin of buttons- there are some great ones amongst them, so pleased and I had a lovely time sorting them out and washing my favourites. They are still on the kitchen worktop spread out on kitchen paper and its almost Wednesday but I love looking at them !

I have been working lunchtimes at school every day for the lately and today I went for an interview at the garden centre for a temporary Christmas job.
Not ideal but have to pay for the washing machine and car repair somehow :(

Enjoy the rest of the week

Sue xx


  1. That is a haul and a half! Loving the buttons and the plate.

    Looking forward to The Apprentice tomorrow - aren't you?!!

    Love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

  2. I love buttons and would have been so excited to find that treasure. Sad now the car boots are finishing, Im going to try the attic sales soon.
    Heather x

  3. Ooh, looks like you got some good buys!! And the shop you talked about at the beginning sounds amazing!! Good luck with the job :-) xx

  4. Oh, I wish I could find such cool stuff at car boot sales - all I ever find is tat! Good luck with the job:)

  5. Great finds!
    I actually prefer charity shops were aren`t as tiedy... Lol
    I like to look through boxes and shelves... Where there`s no one looking over me to see if I`m putting things back in the right place!Lol
    And I love the cheap prices, too! Hi! Hi! Hi!
    Anyway... Thanks for wanting to follow me!
    But I decided not to have a followers link... Just find it too competitive!
    Although I would appreciate if you were to come and visit me every so often and vice-versa!
    Have a lovely week ahead!



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