I had been on the look out for quite some time now and was thrilled when I saw this one at a local estate auction. It blends in perfectly with the blue in my ebonized frame...
and it goes so nicely with the blue sky of my ceiling mural.
This is the not so pretty reproduction shade that used to be on the lamp.
Okay, on to the next find. Let me remind you of how much I like ebonized antiques by showing you these photos from a previous post.
And this one of my two ebonized clocks...
well, here is my third ebonized clock. It is a kitchen clock or some call them shelf clocks. It has the sweetest little ding, I just love it!
Here is a closer view of the gold scene and that beautiful pendulum that won't stop!
Here, let me stop it for you so you can see how beautiful it is...
As for my other finds, would you like to guess what they might be? *winks*
Yes, you guessed it. Miniatures! I made a trip to the Greater St. Louis Miniature Museum to shop at their gift shop but on the way I stopped at a garage sale and bought a few things.
The first thing is the cutest little bear family. Notice the bear with the tutu on. And the little bitty jacks in the front left hand corner. They are housed in a little plastic box with a lid that opens and closes.
A view from above...
And then there's this room box that I bought for the minis. I did not like the box but the minis have all been removed and I now have them in my dollhouse kids' room. I felt kind of bad about taking it apart, I know someone put a lot of time and love into assembling this darling piece.
A closer view of the kitty playroom. There's a grey striped cat on the bed and then the black and white one on the rug. I especially liked the Noah's Ark toy on the little table.
Here's a closer view of the bottom portion. I want to bring your attention to the balloons, notice on the smaller pink spool the little bitty mouse sitting on the books reading a teeny tiny paper!
Below is what I bought from the miniature museum, a craft store down the road from it and a miniature shop that was going out of business.
Don't you just love the sideboard? I have not found a people sized one for my dining room yet but this one for the doll's house will do just fine for now! :)
A closer view of all the minis...
The chicken stuff came from the garage sale, and there's ice skates on a black string, a Christmas yule log centerpiece with candles, a teeny tiny birds nest that has found its way on my doll's Christmas tree that I am decorating, a sailor's valentine wood box, gold metal cherubs, a gold wall sconce, a bundle of Harper's Weekly magazines, a bountiful basket, a ham, fruit jams and jellies, pickles, cracker jack box, Hershey bars, watermelons, bag of ice, skip up to the sideboard and you'll see a wedding cake and pink and white iced donuts, back down to the bakery box, a doll that reminds me of Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, a tree top angel, a little bead Santa ornament, a peach, and 3 suckers.
And we can't forget a closer look at these two lovely ladies...
And that, my blogger friends, is it for now. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful first week of December!
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