Boot sale finds

Nothing like a browse around a boot fair on a Sunday morning :o) 

Alas we don’t have as much choice in Ireland as in London. 

I remember meeting my aunt for coffee on a Saturday and we would discuss which one we’d go to the following morning, I think we sometimes managed to get two or three in !    Here though, I have no choice, I only know of one that’s near to me, and that is nearly a 50 minute drive away. 
However, it’s worth it. 
Especially when I come home with these lovelies. 
Mickey & Minnie Mouse were a steal at 1 euro –
and that was for the pair, not each :O)
Then there’s this …
I’ve been looking for one of these machines for ages.  I wanted a manual one in particular as it’s really good for sewing bags and at last I’ve got one.

I love this box that came with it too … full of some rather strange contraptions but hopefully google will help me out :O)

However, it has been left in a shed so it needs a LOT of tlc and maybe even new parts.

I hope I get it working.

Oh well if not, it’s just lovely to look at and nice to see it on the Singer table which was originally my Nan’s who lived in the very cottage I am in now.
 Anyone else got any boot sale bargains from the weekend? 
I got a few more bits too but can’t share just yet as they are being made into christmas prezzies :O)
One last thing ….. comments

Is anyone else having probs leaving comments on blogs?  I can’t seem to leave any comments.  When I do I get a new window pop up asking for my login details and when I login it says I don’t have access to leave a comment – this has happened on blogs I previously had no probs commenting on and new ones.  It’s so frustrating?? 

2018-11-08T19:01:17+00:00August 22nd, 2011|Categories: charity shop finds, shopping|


  1. Floss 22/08/2011 at 7:53 pm

    Lovely finds! Sweet mice… I switched to Firefox and that solved my comments problem. Best of luck with yours.

  2. Lydia @ Twelve 22/08/2011 at 10:57 pm

    That sewing machine is a lovely find & its even nicer to read about you living in your Grandma's house…

    All the best getting it working.


  3. Michelle @ rockMYroll 23/08/2011 at 3:56 am

    Hi Michelle, I adore your machine…aren't you a lucky girl!!
    Michelle xo

  4. LissyLou 23/08/2011 at 8:15 am

    love your buys. Firefox works much better x

  5. Catherine 25/08/2011 at 7:31 am

    I love the machine. I picked one up similar to this a few years ago and it sits and looks pretty in my kitchen (it unfortunately doesn't work though). Enjoy your finds! Cx

  6. Dora, the Quilter 27/08/2011 at 2:19 am

    Lovely machine! It will clean up great (clean with sewing machine oil–water will ruin the decals).
    You may want to join the Vintage Singers Group:
    Have fun with it!

  7. A Melbourne Girl 29/08/2011 at 10:31 pm

    I've also had some problems with commenting Michelle, but only on my computer at work. No apparent problems at home.
    It seems to have sorted itself out this morning though.
    I'll have to wait and see if it's an on-going problem or not

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