We like to wander around the boot sales, Alan looks for clocks, and I look for bears or dogs.
He usually has more luck than me, it is very, very rare that I find a bear old enough for me to want to buy.
I hobbled round this Sunday (my back still isn't right) looking for anything interesting to do with bears, when I came upon a mohair doggy nightdress case. Nothing exciting, it was in a poor condition - ear missing, no eyes and quite forlorn looking. However, the zip worked, and the lining was intact so I made a deal for that and a Merrythought dog (not mohair but reasonably old and it had it's labels).
I was looking on the stall as the lady found my change, and saw an item that fascinated me. How on earth did they do that? was my reaction. I wanted it, and would have quite happily paid £5 for it, but 50p was all she asked, so I paid her and pleased as Punch put it in the bag with the dogs.
Isn't it beautiful? How on earth they manage to get a Dandelion Seed clock inside perspex intact (I have seen glass ones too) is beyond me. It is not as big as it looks, the perspex magnifies it.