My Carboot Kitchen

2 May

Come on, who doesn’t love going round carboot sales and picking up cheap oddities and towels made of fleece? Gotta love a bargain right?
I like nothing more than subjecting my family to two hours of standing around in a cold, windy field on a Sunday morning so that I can rifle through boxes of books and vinyl just to hold items aloft and shout:
“I used to have this”
And then buy it again…

There is always plenty to be found for the kitchen – including fascinating, old written-in cookery books. We also have super cow-shaped gravy boats, two chipped little Homepride Flour men and plenty of Coronation plates and mugs.
Here are a couple of my favourite purchases:
EggChickenMagnificent isn’t it? Look at my noble chicken, far too good to use and fill with eggs. This is getting dusty on a shelf in my kitchen with some paperclips and a safety pin in it. Oh yes, worth all of the £3.50 I paid for it. (Yes that is a Fairy tin in the background, no you can’t have it for your dishwasher tabs, that what I use it for)

And what about this beauty:
HF1An actual menu chalk board, like they use in a pub.
I knew this had to be mine the moment I saw it. It’s on the wall in the kitchen now, we use it to scrawl messages to each other, or yes sometimes I optimistically write out what I’m meant to be cooking that evening… sometimes it gets wiped off before I’ve served up just so there is no come back if it all goes wrong.

I’m looking for a pink glass cake-stand next if anyone has one going cheap?



3 Responses to “My Carboot Kitchen”

  1. Dan 02/05/2013 at 9:24 pm #

    My Nana had that chicken. Kept eggs in it though…how very modern.

    • Alice Can't Cook 08/05/2013 at 10:03 am #

      Did she donate it to a car boot sale when she was done?
      It could be mine 🙂

  2. Jenny Eatwellj 13/05/2013 at 7:52 pm #

    My mum had a white version of your chicken. She was called Martha and mum was religious about replenishing Martha from the egg supply in the fridge. Woe betide anyone who removed an egg from Martha, without replenishing from the fridge – immediately! We were almost relieved when she went to the jumble sale, but missed her terribly when she was gone.

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