Monday, 21 March 2011

If there's a lot on your mind it's there to help you forget.

I'm not a hardcore car-booter like many of my esteemed blogging chums, but that's not to say that I'm not a little excited about car boot season starting up again.

There's a car boot near me on every Sunday which I love - it's big, it's not full of loads of knock-off DVDs, and it starts at midday, so no crazy early mornings. I picked up some amazing finds there last year - including some vintage suitcases and an amazing sewing chest which are all displayed proudly in my room - but by far my favourite item was this quirky little cocktail book from the 1970s. It was 10p.


I would love to meet the author of this book. I'm picturing an elderly gentleman who wears a smoking jacket all the time.

Aaaand now I want a cocktail.
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18 comments

  1. have you tried any of them?! i really want a cocktail now :(

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  2. hehe I love these old books, they're the best!

    and yay for car boot sales, I'm really excited for them too!

    xx Iris

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  3. 70's cocktails? just make me think of snowballs! ick! hope there are some better ones in your book lol! x

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  4. Such an amazing find, I love the old cover and spine xx

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  5. I'm the same with Car Boots and other peoples junk is always my treasure (I think that's called hoarding?) - I always have dreams about other peoples junk, like I find an old derelict house and go rooting through the attic and find loads of gems hahaha! xx

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  6. Make me a mojito and call it a day! yum.
    x

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  7. Try some, and have a party for us all :)
    I'm not a hardcore carbooty fan, my (good) local one doesn't start up until Easter time, so I have a while to wait. I started selling before buying, and having slowly started to increase the days I get up on the Sunday morning to have a nosey around. x

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  8. Brilliant find!

    I haven't been to a car boot in ageessss! Not sure if there's any decent ones my way! Will have to investigate!

    You should try some out and do picture posts :)

    xx

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  9. I imagine that his notebooks are rather stained with cocktail dribbles in extravagant colours. Maybe the odd cherry squished between the pages...

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  10. What a great little book! Definitely try out some and let us know.
    I love the description of Misc cocktails. Sums it up perfectly.

    xx

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  11. This looks awesome - I have the Savoy cocktail book - add that to my recent love of Mad men and you will have one incredibly drunk girl for the rest of the year!
    Tory
    www.curveinthemode.blogspot.com

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  12. you need to make and share these asap!

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  13. I think we need a bloggers cocktail evening! :)

    Maria xxx

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  14. I really need to go car-booting. This book sounds great. And totally agree with Maria: We need a bloggers cocktail evening.

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  15. Sounds like a fantastic car boot! I am definitely on the hunt for vintage suitcases this summer, and a vintage cocktail book would certainly not go amiss!

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  16. what a lovely book, and what a bargain too! i've only ever made my own mojitos before, but i'd love to try and make some more cocktails, especially this summer. hey, maybe you could start sharing some of your favourite cocktails on your blog! plus i also agree with maria, we definitely need to have a bloggers cocktail evening :) x

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