Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I have a few articles of vintage baby clothes for the dolls, but it's more enjoyable to see them being played with by the grand kids. And have you ever noticed how many 3 month size outfits are hanging around thrift stores? Oh, my. These are going to be some well-dressed dolls!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
There I found this adorable doll for $2.50.
I don't really NEED anymore dolls, but I could just tell that she needed me.
And that tear!
I do not have tears, so I find them intriguing, even on a doll.
She is a White Balloon doll, manufactured in Spain.
Her name is Milly.
I really like her. Hope my Big Doll doesn't get all kinds of jealous over this.
Friday, July 13, 2012
|OOooo! How happy I was to find this very nice set of stacking boxes.|
|Very nice graphics. I miss my Black-eyed Susans, which didn't come up this year.|
|In other news, we cannot seem to get rid of the Pokeweed, which is beautiful but dangerous to have with so many children around.|
|Of course I am telling myself that I bought these for the grandkids, but seriously? Could YOU have resisted these?|
|All clothing was 50% off at the neighborhood thrift store. Normally I do not post pictures of much of the clothing that I find, but I'll make an exception this time. Because this is an EXCEPTIONALLY cute little sweater.|
|Hertsje is five months old, and the sweater is an 18-24 month, but I can see it coming in handy on those days that suddenly turn cool. And oh, after this summer, will I be excited to see THOSE days again!|
|I had to track down someone to ask about the price, as it was hanging on the 'boutique' rack but didn't have a tag on it. The volunteer worker told me that it was not boutique, which means I paid $1.50 for this sweet sweater.|
|I would have paid that much for just the buttons!|
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|Look what I found! A Fisher Price Little People Big Bird!|
|Last week THGGM had the week off. We spent some time thrift shopping|
and antiquing along the shores of Lake Michigan. And look what I
found! A Sevres plate!
|See? It says Sevres right on the bottom,|
just like the mug I bought in May.
|Same picture too!|
|The picture on the mug is much clearer.|
|On the plate I just purchased the little Dutch girl looks as|
if she might be a bit sick to her stomach. Oh, well. I love
her just the same!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Christmas Eve found me with A LOT to do. But THGGM and I took a break to go out for breakfast and hit our favorite thrift store. I was surprised that they were open! While we passed crowds in parking lots we were just about the only people at the thrift store. THGGM had a 20% off punch card and I had my eyes set on this jumping horse. Somehow I had it in my head that I NEEDED this.
And, I have to tell you I was correct! On Christmas Day alone I got my $6.00 worth out of it. Even if we had sent it right back to the thrift store the next day, it was worth it. It's VERY sturdy and stood up to the furious bouncing of a good sized five year old and his two younger siblings.
Later we found a small one at an antique mall. It was in rough shape, yet was tagged for over sixty dollars.
I'm thinking we'll be keeping this for a while longer.
Yes. This is true. Can you believe it? A friend of ours sent me a Facebook message on the 31st asking if I might possibly be interested in an oak barrister he was getting rid of.
This kind friend even delivered it to us and set it up. Wow. He was very apologetic about it's condition, but it is TRULY in wonderful condition! Two of the three windows will need replacing, but as luck would have it, one of our daughters-in-law works at a glass company.
THGGM is working to set up an office for himself in our basement. Once he gets it all fixed up and properly arranged I'll try to remember to post more pictures!