I’ve been busy lately with a number of projects so I haven’t been doing much in the way of thrift store shopping. I’ve actually been working on thinning a few things out and re-homing a piece or two. I’m really trying to stick to my “it has to be better than what I have already” mantra. I did find a couple of cool things though.
A trip to the Salvation Army yielded this very cool glass basket:
I haven’t decided exactly what I’m going to do with it yet, thinking maybe flowers? Or maybe fruit?
The little shop that Barbie Girl showed me had two things that came home with me:
I also found this:
It’s a toddler toy, but I’m going to disassemble it and after removing the sticker, repaint it. Still working on instruments for the garage band!
A few weeks went by, but I had some stuff to donate to the Salvation Army. Of course I had to go in and see if there was anything good. As fate would have it, I found this:
Isn’t this awesome?!?!?! I’ve been wanting an overstuffed type chair for a while now, at $4.99 I could not pass this up! It’s a rocker but I’m seriously thinking about taking the rocker part off and changing it into a regular chair. Part of the reason is that because of the way 18″ dolls are stuffed, the chair tends to pitch forward from the weight and looks weird.
Speaking of weird, anyone else remember this chair?
I’m going to brutally honest: I never really liked it all that well. But when I bought it, I was just getting started on the dollhouse and I was willing to take it with all of it’s ugliness and deal with it. In the meantime I found something else to take it’s place and donated it back to the Salvation Army. That was well over a month ago. Apparently my dislike of it was warranted, I’ve been to this store twice since then and it’s still there. Too funny!
A few days later I decided to stop at Joann Fabrics, looking for something for a craft project I was working on. Didn’t find what I was looking for, but did find this!
Another Adirondack style chair frame! I plan on converting this one the same way I did the other ones. I like this one better than the others I bought, the dolls fit even better in the seat. It was regularly priced $19.99 but they are running massive clearance sales on summer merchandise, so I got it for $5.99, good deal!
I decided to make a run to Pittsburgh to check out my favorite places. For once in a very long time, I came home with more stuff for me (clothes, shoes, etc) than I did for the dolls. I did make a really fantastic find though.
Yep, another horse! Only this one is in fantastic condition and won’t need any painting. It has a few scratches on it, they were worse before I took a Magic Eraser to it. I may try a little bit more. It also had the saddle and bridle with it, I took them off because the saddle was already starting to cause a melted spot. I wish Battat/Our Generation would line their items with something so this wouldn’t happen, all of the horses I’ve purchased so far have this problem. Fortunately where it’s at on this horse will easily be covered by the saddle and blanket. I was very happy to find one of the articulated horses this time around, it will make posing much more interesting. Now all three of my horse crazy girls will have their own too! Only $4.95. I’ve managed to get 3 horses which retail for around $35 each for less than $15 for them all. How can you beat that?
That’s it for this time! Have you found anything cool in your travels?