Monday, June 30, 2014

Always On The Lookout

Like the Title says....
I'm literally always on the lookout

Looking for certain "Search" words...

being one of them....

So on Friday night in my search on Craig's list
this is what I came across...
Was it still available was my question to the seller?

And then that was it ... 
I went to bed and totally forgot about it!
Now that was until Saturday around 2:00 in the afternoon
....Checking e-mail a response
at 6:30 AM "yes we do my wife will be home give
her a call to arrange a time to come by"

Ok now I've come to my senses somewhat... 
do I really need another doll house? 
The price is right I kept
telling myself (asking price $10)

But I've got one and Our house is really 
kinda on the small size where will I put it
and what would my Mr.Honey say??????

So I put it out there on Facebook
asked my Friends you know the ones we
have.. they are just like us...
All I got was "Go for It"  "It's a Steal"
"It's not a collection unless you have three"

I was honest I showed my friends a picture of the
house I already had... no hiding the truth...

That really didn't seem to phase any of them...
Now How could I not get it with all the Girls rooting for me.. right?
We are now in this together... she is

The Mini Mansion is now All Mine! (ours)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where Have I been?

Well here is a little peek into my World..

I've been a crafter out of sorts I must admit..
My Studio/ Craft Room has been empty for a couple
of months now...
So absolutely no crafting goin on here...

But today that will all change we are having new carpet installed!
I'm sure you will remember me talking about my latest
obsession with a Doll House so in my search
to find more miniatures to fill it up I ran across
a gal that was selling boxes full of doll house miniatures!

In fact 8 file boxes full what a score more then enough
I couldn't believe my luck!
There's a lot of duplicates so I'll be selling
some pieces in my Etsy Shop
And I will share some pictures 
with my next post I promise ....
Well off to wait for the carpet installers...

Big California Hug~

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Whole lot of Vintage Dollhouse Furniture

Happy Happy....
The Dollhouse will soon be furnished ..

Oh yes.. look at what came in the mail on Friday

All different pieces of Vintage Dollhouse Furniture
I had so much fun unpacking the box and 
giggled with delight!

Most of it is Vintage 1950's Mid Century
Strombecker Wooden Furniture

Today I took a little bit of Old English
and it worked wonders on the wee
Walnut pieces

The Box was pretty much filled with 
Strombecker with just a few more
contemporary pieces.

Cannot wait to get the inside walls
painted and some wallpaper up!
I'll keep you posted~

Have a Great Week~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Saturdays Local Estate Sale Finds

Just wanted to share some of the Vintage Goodies
I bought at last Weeks Local Estate Sale~

Once I photograph them I will be slowly 
adding them to my Shops

WOW... it's kinda hard to imagine that no one
in the Family wanted to keep this..

Wilma and Fredricks Wedding Cake Topper
and her veil and a nut cup 
under glass... this bit of History is priceless

Along with a hand written note~

Lovely Southern Belle Figurine / planter
made by Lefton...

These two little bisque dollies...

Oh yes a charming wooden high chair
for my dolly the Grand peeps play with~
Just the perfect size~

And yet another bit of sweetness under glass....
She is so dang cute!!

The Victorian Pincushion and the ceramic
miniature water pitcher were also
form the same Estate...

But the sweet little lamb was
found at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop

I must say I had a very good week
of Treasure Hunting....
Keeping in mind there is always more to be found

It's April Fools Day Today..
any tricks up your sleeves?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Day of Spring

Looking a little bit more
like Spring...

I don't know about you but I'm sure
in the mood for Spring...
Looking forward to all the flowers in bloom

Last weekend when I went out to our local
Garage Sales I found Vintage Christmas..
Can you imagine... but I had to snag them

This year I really haven't found much Vintage
Easter Goodies at our local shops and sales...

But it's just as well I really need
to use all the stuff I already have...

Otherwise it's going to start looking
like a hoarders Studio...

I plan on starting to decorate a bit around 
the House this weekend
It's so much fun to see the Grands reaction
to all the Decorations..
And I always set aside some goodies
That they can play and decorate with too...

Happy Spring dear friends~