The end of the season

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Well the evenings are getting darker earlier and the winter coats are hung on the pegs in the hall. It can only mean one thing - almost the end of car boot season! It was a sorry state at our local car boot up by the Helicopter Museum on Sunday. Admittedly we got there late on account of a very lovely night away (well 15 minutes down the road but who cares we got a full night's sleep thanks to Granny babysitting!) so the real goodies must have been snapped up early.

There were about a quarter of the normal numbers of sellers and it took 10 minutes of bumbling around to find a stall with little boys treasures. Thank goodness for the 12 year old boy who was having a clear out. "Mama, I've found the children's section" big boy proclaimed to everyone and anyone within ear shot. 20p later we had a couple of cars to add to the collection. A Bat Mobile and a 'Sally' from Disney Cars.

On our last trip to our family beach hut we managed somehow to bury the boules set (despite digging around for 10 minutes looking) so I snapped a set up for £1.

We found an as new story book about teeth for 50p (great as we are off to the Dentist next month) and I found this sweet little ceramic pot which has a fretwork pattern for £1. I knew exactly what I would keep in it! My mini screw driver set! I use it all the time opening kids toys to replace AA batteries and tightening the back of picture frames.

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I also picked up this vintage knitting needle wooden case in an antiques shop earlier in the week. I have no intention of keeping knitting needles in it, I am going to use it for my scale rules for work! I spied it whilst I was listening in to a conversation between a gentleman haggling over this crate and the shop keeper. She wanted £12 he wanted to pay £10. In the end he got fed up and left and I ran over and hooked it under my arm! £12 - I have seen them online for £30!

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It is currently a Halloween prop but will be great for newborn photography as well as something interesting to use to add height to a buffet table like this. I have it in mind for the boy's Halloween tea party and my sister's baby shower for starters!

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