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 for January

I haven’t done one of these for a while, 2 months to be exact! It’s not for lack of trying though, I just haven’t seen much, and the few things I have bought, I’ve been saving for my Valentine’s celebration, sorry. Thrift stores have been dreadful too, there just isn’t much at the ones around here. It’s been kind of depressing! I did venture out to have lunch with a friend and while I was there, I decided to check out the thrift store nearby, much better, there is still hope. I’m going shopping next week with my sister-in-law, she’s never been to the big thrift stores in Pittsburgh, fingers crossed I’ll find some cool goodies there.

Monday I spent a whopping $3, but I got some very cool stuff. First I found these adorable shelves, they are in very good shape, not sure if I will paint them or leave them as is. They were marked 79 cents each, I thought that was a good deal. The good deal turned in to a great deal when I got to the checkout, the tag color on them was a 50%, so I got them both for 80 cents, awesome!
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I don’t have any walls in my doll house just yet, so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them. I also thought they might be cute in the One Broke Girl Bakery project. Time will tell.

Then I found this jewelry box, won’t this make a great bathroom sink unit? I have definite ideas on what to do with it, I just need to go get the parts. Not in terrible shape, it needs two screws in the one hinge to fix that, a repair job on the one corner and some new pulls. I’m also torn on whether I want to paint this one too or leave as is, other than the few things I mentioned, it actually is in pretty good shape finish wise. It has a music box in it, I’m probably going to remove that (if I can), and I need to go get a few things to magically turn it in to a sink. 99 cents, not bad, eh?!

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From there I went to Dollar Tree to get a few things, and I was thrilled to find something I was looking for. I’d seen this on some other doll blogs and I wanted one in white. I had already picked up one in black and one in red at my local Dollar Tree, but they didn’t have the white, figures, that was the one I had my heart set on. Not only did they have the white at this particular Dollar Tree, they had a ton of these in general, so I think most of you who see this should be able to get it. Your other option is to go to the Dollar Tree website and buy a case of 36 and share them with your doll friends. (yeah, right!)
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It’s meant to be a book light, but it is the perfect scale for dolls! What impressed me first off is how well it is weighted, I was initially concerned that it might just fall over, not an issue at all. If you look closely you can see the clip on it to hook it to a book. Now for the fun part–it’s adjustable!
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Isn’t that cool?  And all for a whopping dollar!  It also throws out some serious light:

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Another thing is it has 3 batteries in it and they were included, so even if you didn’t want the light, it’s a heck of a deal for that sized battery.

Have you found anything fun lately?

I also wanted to take a second and update everyone on my husband’s job situation and thank you for your kind words and thoughts. Last week they had a big meeting, and it looks like his job and most everyone in his particular area are safe and will be retained. There are about 15 office personnel that will lose their jobs since the main office is in another state, but they were also offered the opportunity to transfer if they wanted to. I definitely feel relieved that we don’t have that worry now, we are still trying not to be over-confident, but are hopeful that this will be an even better opportunity in his career. Time will tell.