I’ve been popping in and out of the various thrift stores near me the last few weeks and I’ve come across a couple of fun things. First a butterfly!
A 5 inches by 5 inches, I thought this was ideal for a doll display and I could hardly go wrong at 49 cents. I already have an easel, and I recently picked up the “Just Add Water” painters set from Our Generation, I think it’s going to be adorable in the dollhouse. I just have to decide who the artist is going to be!
Next: a baby!
Isn’t she adorable?!?! This has a rather long and complicated story that I won’t go into. The short version is I know someone who was looking for a doll like this. While I was chauffering my husband around, we were going to be driving past a thrift store that I don’t get to go to very often, so I told him we would stop there and he could do paperwork. I spotted her, but then I wasn’t sure if she was THE doll. I figured at 79 cents I would go ahead and get her, I didn’t want to take the chance that it was the right doll and I’d left it behind, and if it wasn’t, then I got to keep her. Well, turns out I was right, she wasn’t the right doll, so she gets to stay with me, yay! She’s about 8 inches tall, the perfect size for a baby in the 18″ world. I haven’t exactly figured out how she is going to fit in with my girls, but I have some ideas. I need to make the poor thing some clothing though, she’s getting cold. 😉 She needs a name too.
Onto a bed!
I first saw this at the Salvation Army near me two weeks ago, but I decided to pass on it. You can imagine how shocked I was that it was still there, so I decided it was fate and went ahead and bought it. I paid $14.99, it is a Badger Basket brand bed which usually retails for $35 – $50, depending on which retailer you buy it from. I hated the bedding though, not only was it a little dirty, but the workmanship on it was dreadful, I would have tossed it even if it had been clean. The bedding along with the two boxes underneath all went into the trash. It just needs a good wipedown otherwise, and Bitty Baby will have an awesome bed. And I have another sewing project!
Isn’t this neat? It was a little more than I would normally spend at $1.50, but it was brand new and at 2″ square, it is the perfect size for a doll tabletop or dresser. It even came with little templates so you can be sure that your pics are going to fit when you cut them down. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep the existing photos and just replace the “holds your pictures” square or replace them all. I loved the detail on it though. Interestingly enough, it has a pin back on it so you could wear it, but I think it would be kind of heavy for that.
Have you found anything fun recently? Have an awesome weekend! (and to those who get out of school today, yippee!!!!!)