Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Sunshine and bargains galore!

We finally got our glorious sunny day that we had been waiting for and it was the perfect day to head over to Marazion and take in the breathtaking views of St Michaels Mount. Before we got there we had planned to visit a local boot sale being held in Rosudgeon, just down the road from Marazion and my goodness the Cornish folk had definitely been waiting for a sunny day to grab the bargains. The boot sale was heaving with sellers still trying to set up their pitch when we were walking round and packed with buyers ready to catch a bargain! 

Our first buy of the day was a set of gorgeous plates with a beautiful gold decoration all over, perfect to use for a tea party for a special occasion and only cost us £4.50.


From the same stall we also bought a set of two beautiful cake tins which were basically brand new and only £3.50!


Since a lot of people were still setting up as we were walking round we decided to take a coffee break, heading to the Car Boot Kitchen set up downstairs in the social club adjoining the field of the boot sale and enjoyed some lovely homemade cake and was a nice break from the heat and sunshine outside. There were many refreshments available, even a chocolate van selling pots of chocolate with treats to dip in it. So if you are ever in Rosudgeon on a Wednesday, be sure to check out the boot sale, if not for the bargains, come for the food!

After our break we came across the biggest bargain of the day, a whole set of teacups with saucers, plates, jug and sugar bowl for £5! The woman selling the set didn't even realise she had got it out and said she hadn't used it for years but clearly didn't really realise what a gem she had, so we snapped it up with no hesitation! The pattern is very similar to a tea set we bought last year, but would fit in perfectly with the rest of the tea sets we have at home.


Yet another addition to the china we had already snapped up, we found this cute little pot which matches a tea set we have at home and for £2 it's a delight.


A few other bits and bobs we picked up include an old wooden ruler for 25p! Mum also got some old Silko cotton reels for 50p each and we also found some brooches, £2 each. So all in all not a bad day at the boot sale.



After the boot sale we had a quick stop at Goldsithney to return to a furniture/ junk shop we found last year but was a little disappointed to find that he had merged with another antique shop and had only furniture to sell now rather than the bric a brac and junk we wanted to rummage through. So it was now time to move onto Marazion for some lunch.


We enjoyed our packed lunch with St Michael's Mount in view and the whole thing still amazes me now, I just find this island outstanding and so beautiful, can't stop looking at it when I'm there. Unfortunately the tide was in whilst we were there so the causeway was closed to walk over, however we did decide to take a short boat ride over to the island, although I'm not a big lover of boat rides and was quite happy when we returned back to shore.

Before we headed home we wanted to make the most of the sunshine, as the forecast for the next 2 days seems to be rain! Therefore we headed to our favourite sea view, Gwithian, near Hayle. If you have not visited this beach you should put it on your to do list as it is 3 miles of golden sands and dunes and is the most beautiful view you could ask for on a clear day. When I'm there it feels as though all your worries disappear and your dreams could become a reality. Time just seems to stand still and you just get lost admiring the natural beauty, the pictures that follow do not do its full justice.




Only two more days to go and I really don't want to go home or back to reality!






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