Monday, 7 October 2013

Blackpool bargains!

Yesterday me and mine took a trip with the Gramps to Blackpool. We normally go to 
St Annes but the weather didn't seem quite right for shoes off walking on the sand. (As it turned out it was glorious, but the tide was in so no good anyhow!)

On the outskirts of Blackpool we came across a boot fair. I haven't been for a good rummage for ages and was very pleased when I came away with a couple of proper bargains.

The first stall I stopped at had some really cool stuff like of ration books, stamps from the US, old kitchenalia and then I came across the item pictured below. Always on the look out for anything special to do with Christmas - there will be no apologies from here on in about December and the associated festivities - I thought this was fantastic and it cost just £3.50 and in mint condition; sorry there are so many photographs but I just love it!

I'm watching Jamie Oliver's new TV prog at the moment and was given the accompanying book for my birthday. In it is a recipe for steamed pork dumplings that I really wanted to try  so how pleased was I when I picked up a bamboo steamer for 50p?

The last thing I found just before we left was this fantastic plate. I love old crockery and really enjoy picking up really cool platters, turines etc as they make displaying food so much more interesting.They asked for £1 but before I had got out my peggy purse they said 50p - super bargain!

After this lovely mooch we drove into Blackpool, parked and after a nice lunch, but with service which left an awful LOT to be desired, we had a lovely walk around, the boys spending a little in the penny arcades and the Gramps spending a lot! We had ice creams and doughnuts and a ride on the tram and then headed for home - tired but happy.


  1. These are fabulous finds Louise!!!! Love the dish and the book. Link up on gone junkin' friday. the girls would love to see.

    1. Hey, Connie. Thanks for your comment. Will look at what goes down at Goin' Junkin on Friday!x

  2. Thanks Louise was linking up~these are fabulous finds girl!!!!


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