Saturday, 5 September 2009

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. I guess that's the whole idea behind car boot sales. People pack up their cars full of all their old stuff and put them on display in this huge field hoping that someone will come along and buy it off them. I like going to car boot sales to find new props to use for future shoots. It's my favorite place to find things that you definitely won't find in the shops. Sometimes they're full of awesome antique-y type things, sometimes they are literally just full of junk. It's a hit or miss kind of thing.

I ended up buying a few things to use as props .. amounting to a grand total of £2.20. That's the best thing - most things are so cheap that it's hard to say no haha. I did, however, resist the urge to buy the most beautiful umbrella I've ever seen. I made three different people try and barter with the guy, but he wouldn't go any lower than £10 and I was not willing to pay £10 for a stupid umbrella prop haha. Oooh and they had these aweeesome old radios for sale at £50 each. Dunno what I planned on doing with them, but hey.

Here's a sneak peak to just one of my newfound treasures that I made Lizzie carry around for the rest of the day because my hands were full (Thanks, Liz).

PS. About ten million people told Lizzie "You've been framed"

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  1. Awesome post, Lex. And dont forget, 'youve been framed.'

    ha. ha. ha. it gets funnier each time i hear that.

  2. oh my dear dear dear! we can be friends in many ways now :) thats crazy..i do the same thing. i'm always out on the scout for new prop items :) love the photos!

  3. Thank you so very much. I love your work!

  4. OOH, you're so lucky to have access to such wonderful *junk*!! Bet you got tons of inspiration there. Sometimes living in po'dunk Wyoming (USA) is such a bummer, as we don't have access to such treasures. Love the pics!

  5. I really want that cow. Where is this place??