Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thrift Show and Tell

My mom's latest thrift store doll find was delivered to me yesterday. 

It's really a miniature cabinet, but I could add it to the top of another small cabinet and use it for 1/6 scale.  I thought for one I could use it in the post office.  Something about the little boxes up top reminded me of a post office.

There are lots of dishes in the drawer.

Here is the first set of dishes.  I will be able to use some of these as decoration for the 1/6 scale dios.

This is a cute soup tureen with a decorative ladle.

There's also a tea pot with cups and saucers and a tray.  This can work for 1/6 scale just as is.

Last but not least, a round platter with 4 canisters.

This entire set was only $3.53!  Way to go mom!

35 comments:

  1. I have been trying to score something like that for a while for the same use. Great mom...great find!

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    1. Grandmommy - I was hoping this would inspire me to start decorating my miniature house. Maybe if I see my house decorated, it would give me some ideas. If you run across my house on the web, send me some pics please.

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    1. Mustiwait - I will be sure to give my mom the message.

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  3. O yes, this is perfect for a post office, with little letters in it! Great find! And the dishes are cute too!

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    1. Nymphaea - I guess I need to start making those letters, so I will have them ready.

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  4. Awesome find!!! Mustiwait took the words out of my mouth. Your Mom ROCKS!!!

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  5. Go Mom! Congrats on her adorable find ;-)

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    1. D7ana - I have yet to put her on payroll. I would probably get a lot more if I did. lol.

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  6. Oh my gosh! What an awesome find!!!

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  7. Wow! Vanessa your Mom is the bomb.com! Awesome find!

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    1. Georgia Girl - rofl! Now that is something I would expect Muff to say. I will give my mom the news. She won't know what the bomb.com means, but I will fill her in.

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  8. Es un mueble precioso!!!!!
    Besos.

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  9. Hello from Spain: your mom is fabulous. Great find. This furniture is awesome. I love it. Also china is beautiful .. Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - Yes, mom is fabulous. She enjoys finding these goodies as much as I love receiving them.

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  10. Your mum could make a career out of finding things for doll collectors, she finds such wonderful things. It does look like something from an old post office or the foyer of an old-fashioned hotel where they keep letters and objects for their clients.

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    1. Carrickters - My mom lives in the thrift stores. She knows all the workers by name. lol. I like your idea of having it in a hotel, too.

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  11. Duke of Swann - Thanks. I have lots planned for this fabulous piece.

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  12. Nikia - My mom has found some awesome dolly items for me over the years.

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  13. Heather - I feel a post office story coming soon.

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  14. Your mom is so cool! I don't hardly ever find neat stuff when I go to thrift stores. :-(

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    1. Cindi - You are going to the wrong thrift stores. I always find good stuff.

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  15. Your mom is just the bomb diggity of thrift shopping. When I'm old enough to get the senior discount I will be in the Thrift store every Wednesday to get those goods even cheaper.

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    1. Muff - Now that you mention it, she probably didn't pay the $3.53. She usually gets the senior discount, too.

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  16. Love that It came all nicely wrapped :)

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  17. que preciosidad me encanta el mueblecito y la vajilla, besosss

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    1. carmen - Gracias. Fue bien conservado y tengo muchas ganas de usarlo pronto.

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  18. Great finding! It will look great in any dio!

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  19. Ashleigh - Welcome to my blog. Whoever had this piece before, took real good care of it.

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  20. Rossetti - I'm sure it will be one of my go to pieces. I'm looking forward to using it real soon.

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  21. Beautiful china. Looks so realistic!

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