Doll Sized Finds, Courtesy of Barbie Girl!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been busy with a lot of odds and ends kind of stuff, and as a result, my thrift store shopping has been non-existent.  Other than the shelf I picked up for Cassandra’s room while we were in Connecticut, I’ve bought nothing else.  However, my niece Barbie Girl is very good at keeping her eye opened for doll sized goodies, not just for Barbie sized stuff like she works with but also for my 18″ gang.  We recently got together and did a swap of some stuff we had for each other.  She found some awesome stuff for me!

First up, a thrift store find:

Isn’t this little tray fantastic?! I was super excited when I pulled it out of the bag, it’s going to be perfect for something that Evil Twin and I are working on. It needs a little bit of cleanup, but I love it!

I can’t remember where she said she found these, I’m thinking thrift store as well, but not positive.
These are so cute, I’m sure the two smallest and possibly the third one are going to work for my dolls. The red one is definitely too big, but it’s going to go in my kitchen, it won’t go to waste! These are really well made too, they look just like bigger versions.

Barbie Girl works for a large, upscale, deep discount, off-price retailer (not going to say who just in case, don’t want to get her into any trouble) and she’s frequently finding stuff. Periodically I’ll get a text with a photo for me to either give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Here are some incredibly cool finds from there! It’s almost as good as shopping online. 😉

The doll kitchen is going to be well equipped, isn’t this grater adorable?

These are Halloween stickers, but they are the perfect size for doll trick or treat candy. I just need to remove or cover up the adhesive on the back.

I’ve saved the best for last. This item is just wow. I was excited when she sent me the picture, but I’ll be honest, it didn’t do this item justice. Probably one of the best doll sized finds EVER. Yes, it’s that cool!
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It’s intended to be a Rolodex–but seriously, who uses these anymore? It works better as a doll sized file cabinet IMHO! I loved that the dividers are made to look like hanging file folders. As I told her, I just need to make some mini manila folders and paperwork to go in it.

As I looked it over, I knew exactly where it was going to go. Once I set it there, I was completely blown away at just how perfect is was for the spot:

Seriously, is that not just the best find? Even my husband had to agree with me that it was pretty darned awesome.dsf-oct-16-9

There you have it, doll sized finds for October! Not sure what November will bring, I guess it’s wait and see. Have you found anything really cool lately?

Also–I’ve since discovered that Kohl’s is now allowing their Kohl’s cash to be used on American Girl items!  I’m not sure when or why they changed this, but not only do I know of someone who used it to purchase a doll, but the info has also changed on their website.  I wish they had changed this a week earlier!

25 thoughts on “Doll Sized Finds, Courtesy of Barbie Girl!

    • It is pretty fab. You’re welcome for the info too, I felt it necessary to pass it on. I wish I’d waited a week or two to pick up my stuff, I could have used the one I earned towards another Lea item. Oh well. 😦

    • Right after she told me she found that colander set, I saw them somewhere, but don’t ask me where. I’ll have to share the big one with them, I used it to drain baby carrots a few days ago. 🙂

  1. Great finds! I love the cabinet. It is perfect for a doll room. I have a couple of the graters. They are fun. Those prep bowls the chefs use on the Food Network are perfect for a doll kitchen. I have a green condiment bowl I picked up a Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Great for popcorn or salad or…

    • I picked up a little one like that too at TJMaxx, it has a pouring spout on it. I think it will work well for a baking story somewhere down the line!

      • There is a Thrift Store near my Costco I visited for the first time the other week. The kitchen section was filled with things for a doll house. I will have to go back again sometime. I did find out you have to check things carefully though. I picked up a travel size game I thought would be nice and when I got home and opened it (it was taped shut) I found half the board was missing. 😦 thankfully only cost a quarter, but still.

      • I hate when something like that happens, I had something not too long ago that turned out to be broken. At least it’s usually cheap!

    • The silver tray is just the right size. It had a little bit of rust on it, but I was able to get most of it off with toothpaste.

  2. Adorable finds! That filing cabinet is just perfect! We haven’t found anything lately, but we have been thrifting mostly for Halloween costume goodies. Thank goodness all of that is over. Now on to Christmas!

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