Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but we’re getting through it. I doubted I would have enough goodies to do a doll sized finds post, but then, just when I least expected it, something turned up. You just never know!
Several weeks ago I stopped by the local thrift store to drop off a box of stuff, and decided to go inside. I ended up buying several things, two of which were doll sized. First I came across this cute little Precious Moments bell:
It will be Sophia’s since she is our February girl. Marie-Grace has one of these as well (August).
I also found this:
Isn’t this basket cool? I think it will make an awesome Easter basket somewhere down the road. Or a nice flower arrangement. Haven’t decided just yet. Didn’t want to pass it up for just 99 cents! The visit just kept getting better too, I found a set of stainless steel measuring cups for $1.99 which I needed as the handle broke off the one cup measure in the set I had, making it difficult to use under certain situations. And I found a makeup bag from Harrods (yes, the big store in London) that didn’t look as though it had ever been used! Also 99 cents, and I always need little bags like that, especially when we travel. So not only did the dolls benefit, but I did too!
We are in the process of cleaning out my father-in-laws house, what a job. It’s interesting to see what people have kept over the years and there have been a few that have had us scratching our heads. My sister-in-law was cleaning out the hutch and came across several of those small bottles that alcoholic beverages used to come in on airplanes. Do they still use them? These were really old, in fact, so old, that in some of them the alcohol had evaporated! She was going to throw them out, but I grabbed them because I saw other potential.
This one really caught my eye, I immediately thought of Brenda over at The Savage Dolls and the cool doll lamps she has made from various things. I need to go re-read those posts so I can figure out the best way to attach a shade to it. I have two more bottles, but I haven’t decided what I’m going to use them for just yet. I’ll let you know. 😉
Last, but not least was this:
Yes, it’s a dental mirror that was shoved in a drawer. No, my father-in-law was not a dentist, but a good friend of his was. And no, not going to use it to check doll teeth with. Instead, I’m going to try to cut it down shorter and use it as a replacement mirror for Molly’s bicycle! The mirror is just the perfect size for it, I’m hoping it works out. So glad I didn’t remove the bolt from the bike for it. Fingers crossed!
Have you found anything cool lately for your dolls? I love it when I find something unexpected like these last two items, you just never know. Till next time!