Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bigger Is Not Always Better!

Hey Gang!

I visit a few thrift stores.  The big stores, the chain thrift stores like Goodwill, research
the items that they sell.  So you might get a deal but it is not often the "find" that
I sometimes look for!  So lately I have been going to the small stores, the
neighborhood stores, in search of thing that don't turn up for me at least in the
large store.  Like any thrift store shopper, I am careful.  I don't want to bring home
anything other that what I purchased!

You might remember that I found a Happy family and and chairs a while ago. 

I got them at the local store. I went there again today.  This is
what I found..
Now I go nuts for boxes of stuff, so I grab this right away!

 At $3.00 you would never guess what was in the box... to start off there were theses!
What a score!

That is right... the 1973 orange sofa set!  This would have been gone at the
larger stores!
 It has the chair too!
 It even has these two chairs and
a coat rack!  For that price I can buy 3 more matching dinner orange
chairs to go with it! There is way more in this 3.00 box... but that is for next time.

Now I will show you a few new purchases!

If you read this post anywhere
It is a fake!!! Run!!

After seeing these lovely dolls on Black Doll Collecting and Van's 
Doll Treasures, I had to get them!  American Girl Minis! I got  some on sale.

 All three out of the box!  I really love these dolls!
Kaya's face is different and her outfit will make her fit in with my Native American
 The back!
 My other Native American girls in special outfits.
 Ivy looks so confident! 
 I will try her outfit on the others!  It is so nice.
 I really like that the boots Velcro in the back. 
 Cecile's hair and face are soo cute!  I will keep the dress for a special occasion.
The back.  I think I have shoes that I was planned of giving away that might fit
these girls.

Lastly, I found this clone doll too!

 She was at one of those a dollar and over stores.  She was a $1.59.
 Out of the box the, I like the face.  The hair is a little thin.  She might be
my first candidate for a re-root!
OK, the dress is a little sorry and the body is great but I have plenty of old
BB bodies lying around for her!
 The face is a different clone face than I've seen and I like that!
 I think she is this doll but black!
 I like the face!

OK, Thanks For Looking!


Georgia Girl said...

Wow! Lucky you!! Congratulations on your super score! That furniture is very nice and in great shape!! I love your AG girls! I can't wait to see them in your stories.

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Great thrift store score with the furniture, Ms. Leo. Wow... You just never know what treasures you'll find unless you look, right?

Congrats on your purchases. I like all the AG minis. It was good seeing Ivy up close. I love the clone's face... Very pretty.


Vanessa said...

Sweet! That $3 box was quite a score. I'm so glad you invested in the AG minis. I need to add Ivy in the future. I did just get the Caroline doll. I will show her and the paper doll books I bought soon.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

That was an awesome find at the thrift store! And I like your clone doll, too. Those AG minis are so tempting to me. I may have to break down and get at least one.

D7ana said...

Congratulations on your buys! That $3.00 box had quite some stuff there.

The AG dolls are cute.

Muff said...

That clone doll does look like Mattel's Summer doll to me. She's cute!

My goto thrift store is changing their prices and unfortunately they are becoming more like Goodwill by pricing at almost retail clearance. Bah.

Cant wait to see what else was in your box.