I did get to the Car Boot in the end yesterday, and the rain held off until later in the morning when it sent me scuttling home from the allotment. The Car Boot was not as busy with sellers as the previous time, but I came away pleased all the same.
Here's most of what I found...
A vintage nightie pattern - not sure how with four and a half yards of material this is an 'economy' design, though. I'm quite tempted to make this but know that Mr U-t-B would laugh his head off if I wafted into the bedroom dressed like this.
Then another pattern, for a 1 yard set of aprons.
50 p each pattern!
Next I spied these sweet coffee cups (on the stall of the lady I bought the 'Herb' book from last time I went)...
The jug matched and it did seem a shame to separate them!
The tray was only a pound, and it is good and solid. I think the Annie Sloan paint will be out shortly...
Then I saw this sweet little doll.
Her face is ever so sweet, and look how bright the colours are! (Even if she does look like she's got a nasty case of 'slapped cheek' syndrome.) Her eyes are the prettiest of blues, and they work properly.
Her dress looks original, though rather faded, and she has her nappy and slip too. She's a 'Pedigree' doll. She has lost her voice though!
I think she has spent most of her life just sitting there looking sweet as she shows very few signs of having been played with. But she does have one problem. She had a plastic bag of hand-knitted clothes...
..and out of the bag (in a rather gruesome way) fell...
...one of her fingers!
I don't know what happened to her - maybe she put her hand in a fire, but she has a discoloured stump for a right hand...So she had to come home with me!
(It's true - up until the point when I spotted her problem,
I was just looking out of interest
(I'm not really a 'dolly' kind of person)
but once I saw her poor hand, a wave of sympathy swept over me
and I found myself asking 'How much?'
And the young man obviously wanted her to find a home,
as the answer was 'One pound, please!')
Mr U-t-B had better get better soon, so he can accompany me on my Car Boot trips and restrain me!