I spent the weekend foraging… not for food but for food photography props. Yes, this might be a telltale sign that I’ve gone completely insane, the BF certainly takes it as such. But hear me out… I just discovered the world of car boot sales in London. For my non-British friends, a car boot (trunk) sale is equivalent to a flea market. You may now feel the same glee I did when I first realized.
With the weather on my side, I set off to St. Augustine’s car boot sale by Kilburn Park on Saturday, paid my 50p entrance fee (£3 for early bird entry) and trolled around looking for kitchenware. Half an hour later and £5 poorer I left with 7 items, one of which is a funky fish corkscrew (see last photo) which retails for over £20 but cost me 50p. I also witnessed some verbal sparring between a vendor and an unhappy customer. It was in another language but based on the hand gestures I reckon a curse on one’s family was put into play. I felt so alive.
On Sunday I ventured to Pimlico for the Capital Car Boot Sale. It was bigger & definitely better. Sellers sprawled out in the Pimlico Academy parking lot and into the building. The admission fee was £1 (£5 for early bird entry) and everything was for sale: kids games, old cameras, household items and even a mini trampoline (£5). I would also say the quality of the items were superior to the goods at St. Augustine’s.
I won’t detail every purchase made over the weekend but I will share some of my favorite finds:
All in all I spent £15 this weekend on kitchen items. Most will be used for food photography purposes only (everything has been washed twice already) but I am already looking forward to putting the cheese knife & board set and potato masher (not shown) to real use.