Monday, 18 August 2014

Corbridge Fair

Don't you just love last minute arrangements to go somewhere? well this was one of those moments. When my Dad phoned me up one morning to ask if I fancied going to a car boot sale fair down in Corbridge I jumped up and down 'metaphorically' and said yes. I was so excited to go to this fair because 1. I have never been to a car boot sale in a very long time. 2. I was excited to find some antique/vintage goodies! So I decided to blog what amazing random things I came across!

When we arrived there the weather was near enough perfect not too hot or cold - it was a little windy though my hair was really frustrating me but, I was too busy letting my eyes wonder from car boot to the next to even care about my wind swept hair. Their was so many amazing car boot sales and some amazing goodies stashed away beyond it! The day started very well because just on the first car boot we looked at I found a brown, leather satchel for £1. Of course I had to pick that up because I love satchels especially ones that are vintage. What a good start that was!


If I had my own place I can guarantee I would collect tea cups I just love taken photos and admiring them..bit unusual to collect but I really love how dainty they all are! we walked by numerous car boots that were selling some tea sets but I didn't let my curiosity get the better of me! Their was also lots of retro gadgets being sold such as cameras, videos, game consoles everything! I even came across a Playstation 1 now those were the good days! I didn't purchase any of the retro gadgets but I had to take some photos of them because these sort of things bring back childhood memories so they are happy photos!


On one of the car boots I came across a little box full of different bits of makeup so the typical beauty blogger that I am I delved into the box of amazing-ness until I came across the Urban Decay setting spray. Holy moly. The second I picked it up and saw it was only £1 I was stunned. It was completely full too so straight away I give the woman the pound and wondered off very happy. But, it got better I came across another car boot that had some beauty products so I again delved into the box and came across Toni&Guy sea salt spray! I was actually going to purchase this once I got payed so to see this at 50p and still full I couldn't say no, this saves me the extra pounds. 


Now I am a sucker for anything involving elephants so I did keep my eyes peeled for some elephant trinkets - I saw some amazing ornaments which I didn't buy, I probably would if I had my own place though, My dad however did buy one elephant ornament which was really pretty! I did however come across an antique clock which I thought was a really nice sized item to have on my bed side table. I have always wanted a vintage clock so I snapped this bargain up for £1 again!


I had such a fun day out at the fair that I want to go to more! these sort of antique/vintage fairs are one of my favourite things to come to because I enjoy purchasing things that have been pasted down or have a story to tell. Once we looked into every single car boot sale (And I mean every single one) we decided to wonder through the little village and grab something to eat. I did take some photos of the town too so that will be in another post soon!


What has been your best market/carboot bargain?
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  1. I LOVE car boot sales, I would have actually picked up that tea set as I am obsessed, I haven't been to one in AGES xxx

    Blonde of Carbs

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    1. I am sure it is a hobby of mine to collect tea sets so this was a challenge! xx

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  2. I love car boot sales! What you picked up were absolute bargains and the satchel is gorgeous. All the car boots I've been to have been on tarmac so one on grass seems cute and more fun!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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    1. me too! aw they sound just as good mind. and I know was shocked to find such wonderful things! xx

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  3. Wow, everything you bought was such a bargain! Looks like such a lovely day. I haven't been to a carboot for years and this post makes me want to go and admire the gems you can find, and relive my childhood at the same time! x

    Bridie| Upon My Sleeve

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    1. I know I was so happy with the stuff I got and this was a first for me! xx

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  4. what an amazing fair! love that satchel its very pretty. A lot of this stuff is very cool

    Great post and photos
    xxx

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    1. thanks I know it fits quite a bit in too! xx

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  5. I love vintage clocks and satchels so I am extremely jealous of you right now :) I love the photos x

    books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too some of my favourite things to look out for! thank you! x

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  6. What an awesome fair! Love the tea set. I feel I haven't taken advantage of all the summer fairs, although this is probably a good thing for my purse strings!

    Sarah
    daisychainsanddreamers.com

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    1. I know I saw quite a few tea sets and wanted them all! oh these have helped me from spending excessive amounts in Topshop! xx

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  7. That looks like such a great carboot. It looks like you really bagged some bargains, and that clock is so beautiful.

    Those teacups are so pretty in the first pic. I love looking at vintage teacups too. I plan on having a collection one day.

    lexiesaurus.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was so happy with what I came across I really digged for bargains! me too they are so amazing I would love a collection! think I would be Monica in Friends though if they smashed x

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  8. This looks awesome, I've never found anything really special in a car boot! I must be looking in the wrong places because you picked up some amazing things!

    Seren x
    Terrible Thrills

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    1. This is a first for me for quite some years so was stunned on what I found! x

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  9. Car boots sales are one of my favourite things, and I one of the things I miss most about not being in the UK anymore.

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    1. I love them! I really want to go to more!

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  10. That satchel is gorgeous, what a great find! I used to go to car boot sales all the time when I was younger but I haven't been to one for years now. You've really made me want to go! I will have to find one before it gets too cold and starts to rain xx

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    1. I love it! Been using it ever since it fits quite a bit in too! yeah I know best to go now before we get snowed in! xx

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  11. Looks like a great day out - what beautiful pics! Ive bought loads of tea-sets, just need to start having people over for tea...

    Love Zoe x
    www.facevaluebeautyblog.co.uk

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    1. Can invite me! I love tea sets think when I move out I will have quite a collection! x

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  12. The teacups are so pretty, I'd love to collect them too!

    www.bellechaton.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Aren't they!? I would just have a little unit filled with tea cups that Alice in Wonderland will even want to join in! xx

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  13. I love the satchel and the clock you got. I love carboots you can find so many bargains. I am also like you, I love looking at teacups and would love to buy them all! We are hoping to do one this weekend actually because we have so much stuff that's just been piling up! I have a carboot haul post from a few months ago if you are interested: http://goo.gl/S3nqlM
    x

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    1. Both are coming in very handy the clock is on my bedside table! use the bag almost everyday! I can see me collecting them when I move out! ooo yes definitely thanks for the link! xx

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