Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Coolest Diorama Find In a Long Time!

My brother and his wife are in town visiting.  My brother is a shopaholic, who can't pass a Marshall's without salivating.  So yesterday we ventured inside one of the many Marshall's in the area.  They looked at clothes and I went to the household section.  I saw the coolest thing that would be perfect for dios.

Here it is!  It has a beautiful bowl with three bottles of wine or bubbly and ice.  What is it, you ask?

It's a bottle stopper.  How cool is that?  

Here it is out of the box.  It was only $3.99.

I also picked up these matching urns for $2.99 a piece.  We are likely to see these at the reception.

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  1. what a cool find!! Amazing detail also, cant wait untill the reception!!!

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  2. Oohh I love this kind of stuffs!!!

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  3. Amazing how you can find these cool items Vanessa! Love it!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these finds. I look forward to seeing them at the Reception.

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  5. Very cool! And I'm jealous because that's something I could actually use ;-) I need to take a tour in Marshall's as much as I can't stand drifting in a store.

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  6. Great finds Vanessa! I have something similar to the bottle top, but can't seem to figure out how to remove the stopper part. Do you plan to remove it? If so, how?

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  7. It's funny, but I also have found something like that just a couple of days ago. It was also a bowl or something like that with three bottles of wine and ice in it. It was a refrigerator decoration (a thing with a magnet, not sure how you usually call them in English). Btw I remember that I gave you a link to the thread with "non-doll things for dolls" on our Russian doll collectors forum some time ago. There are many interesting finds there. People show new things almost every day.

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  8. These are very cool diorama finds.

    dbg

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  9. Great purchases!! Love the bottles and the urns, they for sure will be very useful for your future dios!

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  10. I'm going to find that stopper and then I'm going to introduce it to my dremel!

    I bet sales clerks wonder why every once in a while a whole bunch of people will come in and clean them out of the simplest little tchotchkes.

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    1. Muff, that could be a good thing! I like to see the outcome of that intro!

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  11. Those are so cool! Excited to see how you use them!

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  12. These are amazing finds. Love the champagne "bottlestop". I have also been shopping and found some Royal stuff to add to my backgrounds. Look out for these in my new posts. I am very happy to be up and blogging again after my computer meltdown. Its great to be able to catch up with all the other amazing blogs I have missed out on.

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  13. You find the best stuff at Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Ross! Great finds!

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  14. Where was the bottle stopper at my dOll jack owns a hotel and can use those for his bar

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  15. So cool! I saw something like this in a gift shop from cannes, France. They were fridge magnets but, for some stupid reason, I didn't pick up any. :( Buhu...

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  16. Priya - I couldn't believe how perfect it was. The ice is amazing. Looks so real.

    Sergio - Marshalls, Ross, and TJMaxx are the best places for these items.

    Loretta - I can only see in doll scale when I go to stores. That's why I haven't bought myself anything in a long time.

    Verona and D7ana - I still haven't figured out if the champagne will show up at the reception... Ooo ooo, I just got a visual of the how the champagne will appear at the wedding reception.

    Kenya - I am with you on the shopping thingy. But, I am great at popping into a store, going straight to the sections I need, scouring for items I can use for the dolls, and getting out quickly.

    Georgia Girl - Until I can detach the bottom, I will just put a hole in the tabletop (made of foam core, cardboard, or wood) and just work around the stopper part.

    Dukasha - I guess we were on the same wavelength. I have found the coolest magnet items over the years. I really need to visit one of those mall kitchen stores with all the magnets to see what I can find. Do you still have that link? I can't remember which site you are referring to.

    DBG, limbe dolls, and Rossetti - I love those items that I can use over and over in different settings.

    Muff - It may take a blow torch. Do you have a dremel attachment that cuts through glass? I am impressed that you know how to spell "chot skis". LOL!

    Chynadoll - Today I start building the reception hall. Sometimes while taking a dio break, I find some great things for the upcoming dio. Procrastination works sometimes.

    Duke of Swann - I can imagine you can find some great royal type items in those stores. Glad to see you are back.

    Vita Plastica - That's why I stay out of those stores because I would be broker than broke. I don't think I have ever gone in the 3 amigos and not bought something.

    acrist9 - The bottle stopper was at Marshalls in the kitchen aisle.

    Ada - Don't you hate when you see something, decide not to get it, then regret it forever? That is the worse feeling.

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    1. Pffft, glass schmlas. I aint scared. If my dremel wont do it I'll figure out some kind of way. I picked one up and I'll make the attempt this weekend to cut the stopper off.

      Also, they come in different versions! Mine only has 2 bottles and the bowl shape is different. If I pass by another Marshalls I'll go in and see if they have another version.

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    2. Muff - I know you will find a way. Glad to hear they have different versions. I think I will get in my car and check out the one down the street from me.

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  17. Fantasticas compras, absolutamente reales.
    besitos ascension

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  18. Vanessa, it is here: http://www.forum.dollplanet.ru/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17173
    DollPlanet is the main forum of Russian doll collectors.

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    1. Thanks Dukasha. I do remember going there the first time you sent the link.

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  19. Hello from Spain: what a coincidence that this container with bottles so I have. Is the top of a bottle. Have not used in any scene because I find it a little big. If youbought it is that the size is right for the Barbies. Thank you for showing it. I hopeyou'll have a happy Mother's Day and your mother loves the gift that you did. Keep in touch.

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    1. Marta - That is funny that you have the same one. It is the perfect Barbie size. Maybe because some of your items are 1:12 scale it looks too big. It will show up in a dio within the next couple of months. Happy belate Mother's day. My mom really liked her gift. Thanks for asking.

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  20. You always find the best stuff.

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    1. mustiwait - I have trained my eyes well to spot all the doll stuff and things that can be used as doll stuff. LOL!

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  21. I haven't been to that store in a long time. I'm going to have to get to Marshall's.

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    1. Ms. Leo - Sometimes it's hard for me to tell when I am in Marshall's vs TJMaxx. Needless to say I have found wonderful 1/6 scale items at both, plus my favorite, Ross.

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  22. i really like this set! It's really cool and perfect!

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    1. coolsinger - I love finding things like this. I am like a kid in a candy store when I spot it in the store. I literally skip to the checkout counter to pay for it.

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