January 1, 2012

Estate Sale Findings

Last Friday I went to a "once in a lifetime" estate sale for me!  The estate was selling three beautiful dollhouses and the contents of each were being sold separately.  I bought several electric lamps for $3 each which is a small fraction of what they would  cost new.  I also got this pretty girl.  I redressed her and gave her a doll I got in Vermont many years ago.  She's a lovely playmate for the little girl I already have.

These are pictures hanging in that room.

Both of the lights in this room I got from the sale.  The dollhouse is a Hallmark ornament. 
Raggedy Ann and Andy are about thirty years old and are made from dough.

Friday night I thought of all the things I wished I had bought at the sale and made a list.  Saturday morning I went back to pick up my items and some things  for a friend whose doing a miniature tea room.  About an hour before I got there someone bought the entire contents of the houses!  This was definitely a case of "you snooze, you loose!"  I should have been there when the sale started that morning.

I also got this little bag of groceries with the receipt sticking out the top.


  1. My mom had a big miniature house! Looks like some great finds.

    Have a blessed new year. sandie


  2. OH, that's too bad. But you did get some great items before they were gone. What a beautiful
    doll house, that Corgi portrait is fantastic!
    How'd you do that!?! I love it.

  3. I've had the same kind of thing happen to me--But you got some lovely items, and the fun of finding pieces for your beautiful doll houses continues! :-))

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY NEW YEAR SHARON!!*´¨)

  4. Love all the goodies you found. Sorry you didn't get the last of what you wanted. It sounds like you had a great time anyway. Love your dollhouse.
    Happy New Year, my friend

  5. Enchanting (once again). I think adding another little girl would actually feel like there was another person in the room. Does it?

  6. I do like all of the minis you found.

  7. Oh my gosh Sharon! Those are just too cute! There is just something so sweet about those little miniatures. I love the corgi picture! Sorry you didn't get the other things you wanted to get when you went back. I do the same thing sometimes at a local thrift store. I bought a big mirror 2 months ago and had to take it back because it didn't fit in my truck no matter how I hard I tried to get it to fit. I might get to get it if it's still there because I see a new bigger truck in my future! lol Isn't that funny!

    Happy New Year!

  8. You did well! Such a sweet collection of dolls. blessings, Kathleen