I really thought I was safe when I went to JoAnn Fabric store last week for needles. In all my years of shopping there, I have never run across fashion dolls of any kind. Surprise, surprise. Look what I found.
I decided to get this one. because I don't have this doll, and Zahara was begging me to buy her the baby carriage. With my 40% off coupon, it would run me $12. Not bad. Since you can't find these locally any more, buying it on-line would have run me so much more.
Well, when I got to the counter, they rang up 50% off, or $9.99. Zahara was jumping up and down asking me to get her the baby crib, too. I really have to stop taking those kids with me shopping.
I went to several thrift stores last week, too. I was really just looking for (NOTHING) odds and ends for my dios. Saw this doll. $7.99. Who can say no! Apparently, not me.
I have been dying for a 1/6 scale horse the past couple of months. Probably because I am now a Western fanatic and most of the TV shows I watch involve men slinging themselves on a horse and galloping off. Talk about sexy! Back in the late 90s, I had the pleasure of meeting some Black cowboys when I went to Dallas for business. I was winding down, in the hotel lounge for the day, and there, not too far from me, was Tony Dorsett, my football idol at the time, and three of his cowboy friends. I introduced myself to Tony, and he introduced me to them. Tony and I talked for what seemed like hours, as he caught me up on what everyone from the 1978 team was doing. He was quite impressed that I knew all the important players.
I got the tan horse, which is the new walking, talking, Tawny horse, for $3 from one thrift store, and the other two for $1 each at a Goodwill. The two in the back will probably be painted black and brown. So when Nicole mentioned she got a horse. She actually got use of a horse when Melanie signed her up for riding lessons. One more horse from Target will be added. It is the smaller Generation horse, that would be perfect for one of my men. I see stable building in my future. I drew out a set of plans, but at the time I only had the Tawny horse. Back to the drawing board.
These will be spray painted white or silver and used at the wedding ceremony. $1 ea at the Goodwill.
Not only did I go to the Goodwill and the Thrift store, I went to an Antique store. These were the doll items I found for really good prices. The silver picture frame may show up at the wedding reception with pictures of Rod and Danielle and the kids. The white cabinet is very shallow and perfect for a diorama. I haven't decided what the dio will be, but I am excited about the possibilites.