Doll Sized Finds–and I’m baaaaccckk!!!

Hey everybody, I bet you’ve been wondering if I was coming back?!  Never fear, I am here!!!  When I made that last post about the fact I was going to be missing, I certainly didn’t expect it to be this long.  It’s been a crazy few weeks though!  I was fighting a sinus infection, went to Mexico, been doing a lot of photography work and started playing at open mics with a friend.  And then as if things weren’t busy enough, Miss Laney got sick.  I lost an entire week dealing with that, but I’m happy to report she is doing okay now.  Same thing as before if you’ve been following me for a while, her gallbladder decided to give her grief.  Which ended up giving me grief. 😉  She’s on the road to recovery now.

So–it’s time for a “new and improved” version of Doll Sized Finds!!!  I haven’t done one of these in ages because I really haven’t been thrift store shopping much lately.  And I’m calling this “new and improved” because I’m going to share things from other places this time around.

At a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I saw a few things that I thought were very interesting.  I didn’t buy 2 of the 3, but I did take pics so I could share them with you!!

First up–this cool little pool table!

I thought the scale on this was pretty good, although the table might be a bit small.  Still fun though if you are doing a game room scenario!  (Sorry for the blurry pic, I really suck at taking them with my phone.  And I even got a new phone with a better camera, duh.)

Then there were these mini-clothespins:

Let me just tell you, if I didn’t already have a bunch of these, I would have been buying these.  I didn’t get nearly as many in a package and I paid a bit more than $1 for them!!!  So cute if you are doing a laundry room scene.  And I’ve found they are handy for other things as well. 😉

And last, but certainly not least, this cool little fan!!

It’s battery operated (batteries not included, 2 AA) and let me just tell you, this thing puts out a decent amount of air for all the bigger it is.  I actually did purchase this item, not just for a doll prop, but also for my dog!  It’s a great way to keep air circulating on a really hot day for her as she lays in her crate without a chance of fire should she knock it over or something.  If you look at the photo closely, you can see it comes in a variety of colors too.

 

I did recently have the opportunity to do a little thrift store shopping.  I’m being much more particular about what I buy now because I am at Defcon 5 levels around here on doll stuff.  I’m hopefully going to do a little bit of thinning out over the summer, but until then, I’m being very good.  American Girl probably thinks I’ve died.

But…I did come across something that had to come home with me.

The My Life As sofa!!  I’d considered the set that includes this before, but there were too many pieces that I wasn’t all that wild about.  And it was right around $30.  My price at a thrift store:  $7.98!  Score!  Always good to get a good deal on exactly what you wanted instead of spending more money on things you didn’t.

Mimi likes it too:

 

That’s it for this edition of Doll Sized Finds!  Have you found anything awesome in your shopping travels?

Stay tuned, in the coming weeks I’m hoping to do some reviews on products, just running a bit behind.

 

Doll Sized Finds-Dollar Deals!

Unfortunately I haven’t had any time to get back to the doll house just yet, too many things going on.  I did however find two really cool things that I wanted to share with everyone in case they wanted to try and find them for their own doll homes.

I did take some time to see how my furniture fits in the spaces I have set up and the truth is-I need no more furniture!  I guess that’s a good thing. So now it’s more about trying to find all the “little” stuff to make the house feel more like a home.  This is almost as fun as finding the furniture.  Last week I needed to make my regular trek to Dollar Tree to pick up dog treats and human snacks when I ran across these:

Dollar Deals 1

I was really hoping I would eventually run across something I could use for lamps and these are perfect beyond my wildest expectations. They are supposed to glow in the dark, and they do, just not all that impressively. I don’t care because I fully intend to cover the shade parts with scrapbook paper to coordinate with whichever room they are going to go in to. These were the only two I saw at my Dollar Tree but they weren’t even in a spot where I thought you might find them to begin with, so I could be wrong. I’m just excited I found them.

Next, while waiting for my prescription to be filled, I had some time to kill in Rite Aid and I decided to check out their dollar section. First I found some wooden spoons for my own kitchen, and then I found these:
Dollar Deals 2

I took one look at these and thought “hampers!” They are absolutely perfect size wise, so I picked up two, one for in the bedroom area and one for the bath.

One day last week I did run in to the Goodwill, it was rather slim pickings, but I did find this cute mini beer stein:
Dollar Deals 3

I think it will look great on one of the shelves of that boat shaped shelving unit. In case you didn’t know (I didn’t), Mainz is in Germany.

I’m finally starting to get over this stupid sinus infection and just in time–the weather forecast starting tomorrow is for good weather, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will FINALLY get around to spray painting some of this furniture I have. I sure hope so, now that I actually have somewhere to put it, I really would like to get it finished.  It’s supposed to be good for four days, so keep thinking positive thoughts for me-no rain or wind, just sun and dry air! 😉