This weeks toot - baskets and pots.
Essex finds for you - fifties wicker and plastic basket.That had a photo of the previous owner still inside, whoever takes it home must live up to her. A brass pineapple pot, or should I say another brass pineapple pot, because I can't seem to resist these when they pop up. In the pineapple pot was - a tooth. That's strange isn't it? It's also a strange tooth, what animal has a tooth with a root like that? Any ideas? A lot of old German enamel ware. A rattle in the shape of a lady - a lady who repeatedly beats herself on the head in a state of mania and makes a, quite painfully, earsplitting sound . . . a good gift for a child. Another stonking basket. A box of old threads. I bought these from a couple who had lovely sing-song voices like those folk from the Moon and the Sledgehammer and it reminded me of the interview with Philip Trevelyan I went to. Apparently the two Page sisters from the film spent out the later years of their lives selling antiques at car boot sales - I like that fact: just think of all the characters that are there to be found at boot fairs.I also got these splendid early Romanian vessels. I think they'd be perfect with some big old dried heads of allium in them or maybe some cow parsley. That's all. I'm going to have to get brave at taking photos at car boot sales because there were some incredible stalls which needed documenting at the last one: a lady selling off her enormous collection of bird houses and a man with a horse-box full of fetish gear.