Welcome to this weekend's haul.
First up, a bear with a very large appetite...for small change. He's wooden and very cute. I haven't dared to try and open his back in case I can't get the coin compartment closed again. I suspect that with encouragement and a nail file he could be persuaded to give up his cash from the front. Plans: to leave him exactly as he is.
Two silver plate goblets. Plans: to make into scented candles for a very Gothic table.
Cute/overly sweet hearts depending on your perspective. Plans: decoupage in a dark, shady, possibly Steampunk manner. And make a letter tray out of the box they came in. Stamps, scraps and inks to the ready.
A bathroom cabinet, ready for a shabby chic makeover in cream, and possibly a little silver or pewter rubbed at the edges. This is a classic "good bones" item in slightly battered wood. In front, there is one of a pair of white glass candleholders, which will be going white and silver for a Christmas table. Behind this you can see a chunky glass vase which has a slight green tinge. Plans for this one still to be identified.
It was very, very chilly out at the car boot sale this weekend. So cold, in fact, that I came home and made porridge. One stallholder looked at my (totally inappropriate) clothing and called me brave. The word that came into my head was foolish. There's just a month to go before this particular car boot shuts down for the winter. At that stage, I can either choose to a) lie in a warm snuggly bed on a winter's morning or b) go to the very big and far less charming car boot sale an hour's drive away. It's going to be a tough call.