Malta’s extremely hot summers generally mean that Sunday mornings are spent lazing about and trying to get away from the heat. Now that the heat is (somewhat) dying down, I can happily get back to some of my favourite activities.
High up on the list is visiting a car boot sale and seeing what treasures I find – which is exactly what I did yesterday. Setting the alarm far earlier than it’s been set on a Sunday all summer long, my boyfriend and I ventured to Birgu for a look round one of my favourite jumble sales, followed by a well deserved brunch in the village’s charming square.
As ever, I’m always on the look out for items that can be re-used or upcycled for my craft, and this outing offered up an impressive haul of vintage frames of various sizes (which I’ve already begun dismantling with a little help, but have yet to treat) to be used to frame embroidered wall art.
Besides things for The Secret Rose, I also happened upon a few items that I was delighted to give a new home. The first is an old wooden ‘Bovril’ box which I fell instantly in love with and, with a little TLC, will look perfect as a planter or as a container for odds and ends (I’ve yet to decide). I also found a dainty little necklace and a very old pair of scissors which I intend to get sharpened and use for thread snipping 🙂
Despite the still-present heat that tired us out quite a bit, it was a lovely morning, and I’m already looking forward to the next one! Hope you all had an equally wonderful weekend, and are (reasonably) ready for the week ahead 🙂
Photos by the wonderful Richard Muscat Azzopardi