Whilst I absolutely love buying someone else’s cast offs at a car boot sale I know it’s no fun at all to sell at a boot fair. Kilburn Car boot, 1999 – never again. So how very civilised to set up shop in your own front room and promote online. I’ve been invited to quite a few recently and was most miffed to miss out on the sale held by the visual merchandise girl from Beyond Retro a few weeks ago. Bah!
So last Saturday after an early morning jaunt to Wimbledon car boot and a drop off back in Hackney Wick, I hopped on the bus to Ian and Debbie’s big jumble sale in their gorgeous flat in Stamford Hill. We have a mutual friend so it didn’t feel too weird rooting about in a stanger’s home and Debbie made me a big pot of tea and when the music finished Ian asked me what I’d like to listen to next. So lovely!
I fell in love with one of their vintage radios – it was the most sublime colour combination of mint and cherry red. Alas, it didn’t work, and these days I’m not allowed to buy things which don’t work or are broken. I have to stem the flow of goods into my house somehow!
I also left behind this colour pop television and was pleased to hear it was snapped up after I left by a curator who’s going to use it in a show opening up at The V&A Museum of Childhood.
Ian and Debbie’s sale continues for a few more days until Friday, so if you’re around North London I recommend a look, see. If you’re planning a living room sale of your very own, then post a comment below and let us all know!