Thursday, April 3, 2008

Transcending The Pond!

It's one more check mark in my book of "Things To Do Before I Die"...yes, I have attended a "Car-Boot" sale in Scotland. This may be considered the epicenter of great and fabulous Scottish junk. Nestled ever so picturesque in the rolling hills of beautiful landscape, every Sunday morning is a Car-Boot Sale...an American equivalent for flea market.
The universal mantra of veteran junkers is the same in all lands. Neither brisk wind...rainy weather...or what I call, out right cold temperatures will stop the need to pilfer through the former used goods of another. In Scotland they back into their designated space...raise the hatch roof...place a fold able display table at the bumper...and let the trading begin.

These photos are some of the many things I purchased for virtually nothing. If I had only had seven miles of bubble wrap, a shipping container and one small boat I could have had a whole lot more. At times I was breathless. The stunning glass bead necklace and rhinestone brooches were one of my favorites.


This beautiful platter was only one pound in Scottish currency...which means it cost $2. Yippee!! The ancient Ensign camera was outstanding. And there is nothing better than layered antique dominoes!




Yes, Scotland and America have their differences...yet, when it comes to the art of junking...it makes no difference what country in which you stand.
Isn't it nice to know some things transcend no matter how big the pond in-between?

6 comments:

Whitney Johnson said...

How FUN! It must be flea market season all over the world...so many people are talking about it. The dominoes are fabulous! Well...I wish there were a great flea market in Phoenix...
Sounds like you had a great time - welcome back!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sounds like my kind of yard sale! I guess a bargain is a bargain no matter where you shop.
:)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have been to Paris but at the time was on a different kind of mission....next time it's my dream to go to the French flea markets or fairs. ~ Lynn

what's in a name? said...

I am dying for that platter!

Rowdy Style said...

All those mornings watching Bargain Hunt before work on BBC america would have served me well, FINALLY!! hahaha

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a beatiful brown/white transferware platter!!