Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Latest Estate Sale Scores

I actually rarely go to estate sales.  The ones around here really don't seem to be that good, at least for someone who collects the things I collect.  But once in a while I'll see one online that has "my kind of stuff", so I'll make a point to go. 

This sale was obviously in the home of a woman who made dolls- there were hundreds of porcelain doll heads and molds, etc.  I wasn't interested in those, but I was able to find a few other gems amongst the piles!  Take a look at how adorable that little doll is, and I absolutely love the Ginny wardrobe!  My aunt made us tons of Ginny clothes when we were young, and I still have them all- now they'll have a place to go!

 And isn't this the absolute sweetest little baby doll?  I am in love with her sweet face!

I did some research online, and she's a Thumbelina doll from the 80's.  I hope Avery gets herself onto the doll-loving train soon, because it would just melt my heart to see her cuddle with this doll!

But here was my biggest score.  A pile of tin dollhouse pieces.  I asked the man how much they were, and he said, "$5?"  I had just seen Rachel's post about using a dollhouse roof as a magnet board, so I thought if worst comes to worst, I could do something similar with the wonderful graphics on the pieces.

Well, do you know that every single piece was there to make the whole dollhouse?  And it was 20% off day, which actually made it only $4!

These photos aren't the best- it's dang hard to take good photos of a tin dollhouse!

It's definitely a little worse for wear- there's a bit of rust and tape marks, and everything's a little yellowed.  And at some point, I may in fact take it back apart to use the pieces for something else (I almost like the graphics better on their own vs. in the house), but for $4, I certainly can't complain!

And look how PERFECTLY it fits in my shelf- I didn't have to move the shelf or anything- it was an absolute perfect fit!  I now have to find a place for the things that used to reside in that shelf, but that's a different story!

I really need to do an updated studio tour for you all.  I show bits and pieces all the time, but I should take some proper photos and show you how it looks lately...

Tomorrow, Avery's wearing a really cute outfit for Little Vintage Style- it's one of my favorites so far!


11 comments:

Kim K. said...

Squeal! You did so well. I'm thrilled for you. I would have picked up every single item that you bought. $4 for a tin dollhouse. That's just unheard of!! Those doll accessories are just perfect too. The best part of this post was seeing a few more glimpses of your studio. It's just delightful.

PS. I have a very special Christmas book to share on Friday with your link party. It's a 50s Christmas Fairyland book complete with a board game.

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My Vintage Mending said...

No way...no way! I am beyond jealous. I cannot believe you founds such amazing vintage doll goodies. Be still my heart. I cannot tell you how many times I enlarged the photos to see all the details. Your daughter is a lucky girl to be able to share these...smiles...Renee

Carly said...

What beautiful items you found! Love to see pics of your studio!

Betsy said...

My mouth dropped when I saw your cute finds! What a good day. I love the dollhouse and had never thought about using the pieces as a magnetic board.

Sugarpetite said...

Oh my goodness...my heart melted when I saw the doll you bought.. Thumbelina was my most treasured baby doll growing up. I got her for Christmas when I was 2 or 3. She is still at my mom's house and my girls love playing with her.
And that Ginny wardrobe is so awesome! I love all the tin dollhouses you have...I wish I could stumble upon one..Daisy would love it. Congrats on your wonderful finds!!
~ elizabeth

Diane Mars said...

Your Studio looks beautiful! I would love for you to share more photos! I sure love all your new goodies! Hugs, Diane

gabrielle said...

amazing finds and can't wait to see more of your studio

magie said...

I just adore the tin doll house, what a great price as well. It fits in perfectly on your shelf, among your other items :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What fun finds!! Love the dollhouse! I would love to see more of your studio!!!
Michelle

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your doll house is the doll house that I had as a child! I now have a Victorian one. Please stop by A Debbie-Dabble Christmas to see it if you have some time....

Hugs,
Deb

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