I’ve been complaining for a while how there has been a lack of selection at thrift stores and that I thought it would probably pick up once yard sale season hit. It’s definitely improving and a day after I posted my last group of finds, I decided to go check out the 2 stores close to home. I only spent about $8, but boy did I find some cool stuff!
At the Salvation Army I found this awesome radio for $3.99:
I loved the vintage look of this and it’s a nice size for one of the doll rooms. And it works! They had two of them, but I only needed one. They also had two of the same one as I bought before that I have in Marie-Grace and Rebecca’s room. Not only do these look nice and make a realistic addition to the rooms, but since they work, it provides me with some music while I work on the doll house. (It also came in handy last night when we had no electric for about 2 hours!)
On to the Goodwill! I came across this tin for a whopping 49 cents (don’t break the bank!)
It needs a little cleaning up, but I think it will be ideal for storing small doll accessories in. It reminds me of the tin that comes with Kit’s lunch set.
Something I’ve been debating about for the dollhouse is a bathroom. I’d pretty much shelved it unless I came across some super inexpensive “parts”. I found this:
It was only $1.49, originally came with a doll called “Little Mommy Princess and the Potty”. It makes a flushing sound with a corny comment afterwards. I think I will probably do some modifications to it, it sits just slightly lower than needed, but otherwise I think it will work. I also have a jewelry box I bought a while ago that I can modify into a sink/vanity, and a shower stall should be easy enough to make. Just not sure where I will put it!
Found this cute stein from Ocean City, it was only 49 cents, I think that one of the girls obviously went there while on break!
Yup, it’s another one of those little soap gift drawers, and I really didn’t need another, but when I saw the design on it, I just had to get it. I’ll work it into one of the rooms somehow! It was only $1.50, I may have to do some furniture rearranging to accommodate this piece. The owls sucked me in, aren’t they adorable?!?!
When I got home I stuck it under a lamp and that little bird was swinging away! I’m hoping that there is enough light in the room where the doll house is that it will work there, it’s the perfect scale for a fun decoration for 18 inch dolls.
I have a very busy and exciting week planned–later this week I’m heading out with one of the girls on a “field trip” and we are going to meet Xyra and one of her girls from “Tea Time With Melody Q“! I’m just hoping the weather cooperates and we don’t all end up soaking wet. Very excited about getting to meet up with them, I’ll be sure to take some pics to share with everyone. I’m also hoping to share the mostly finished bakery project–I say mostly because while it is technically done, you know how you’re never really ever “done” with something like this! So even though it’s “finished”, if I find something else or discover another craft project that will work for it, I will still share it until the end of the year when Grace is retired. As the saying goes, “it’s not over till the fat lady sings!”