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!