Monday, October 28, 2013

Latest Finds

These latest finds span from over the Summer up until now. I hope you enjoy seeing them.
A lot of them are dollhouse miniatures but not all of them, there are a few antique items as well.
Let me warn you, I have gone miniature crazy!

The below minis I got all from one dealer. My favorite is the fancy little wall shelf. I have taken the plant out of the other wood piece and will use it as a magazine rack...maybe. The little oval mirror is kind of old I think, the frame is tin, so it is kind of cool.


The below items came from our local Historical Society's garage sale...


The hand painted house is a wall hanging key holder. The little clock I got to make into a framed mirror for my dollhouse.


See the white doily looking thing underneath everything? Well that is my favorite find of that sale! Isn't it gorgeous with all those cherubs? They have more of a butterfly wing look then a feather look though, so I don't know what you call them exactly.


Just look at the detail work on it. I got it for $3!



At a different sale I bought these concrete geese for my garden. The little one's neck is cracked but that's okay. Got them both for $8, not too bad for a broken neck!



And now for a few little souvenir pieces that I recently acquired. I got the little cup and saucer on Ebay for $6, I thought it was so cute. It's hard to find both the cup and saucer together.
And see the little oval picture with the needlepoint looking flowers? The frame is metal and has Italy on it. I thought it was really neat.


And finally, a find that is not miniature! I got these 4 Royal Albert Old Country Roses teacups/saucers to go with my tea kettle. Got them for $6 a set (cup and saucer being a set). I've always adored this pattern, so pretty!


This past weekend my mom and I went for a drive to see the pretty Fall trees and get in some antique and flea market looking/shopping. It was a beautiful day but not much color left on the trees.
But I did buy some things.
I got these two things (not minis). The shell piece is a St. Louis Worlds Fair Souvenir. Not all that pretty but for 50 cents I thought it might like it with my other vintage shell pieces. And then there's this egg...


look at how gorgeous it is with it's little door opened up! And it was only $4! Plastic egg and base though.


And I have saved the best find for last! An 1800's walnut writing desk.


You are going to think I'm crazy when I show you what I'm using it for! I'll give you a clue, I'm moving it up to my bedroom...


I needed a table for my dollhouse!! See I told you I've gone crazy! But doesn't it look good?


So now I can open it up and play all day! Ha!
I also got this rug this weekend. Sorry the photo is a little blurry.


So that is it for my latest finds. I want to leave you with a little glimpse of my miniature Halloween party.



Have a great week and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I am joining the following parties, please come and join in the fun.
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty at A STROLL THRU LIFE
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn at WE CALL IT JUNKIN
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria at OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
MONDAY MINI LINK with at JAZZI MINIS

32 comments:

  1. Lots of wonderful treasures! So glad you found those beautiful teacups! Your new table is perfect for your doll house.

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  2. Hi Gina,
    All your minis are so cute! You did very well with your finds. I cannot believe you found the OCR teacups for $6 a set! What a deal! The kettle is sweet too.
    Your friend came a little too late to PEI if she was hoping to see some tourist attractions. Pretty much everything like that is closed for the season by now. That's too bad! The Island is pretty during the month of October however with the changing leaves and the grass is still fairly green. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Your miniatures are very cute! I love the OCR teacups and saucers and a great price for each set. Glad you had a wonderful time finding these treasures. Happy Halloween!

    Pam

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    1. You got so many great finds, I love all those minitures! I collect Old Country Rose china but I never knew they made a teakettle.
      Cheri

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  5. Gina
    your miniatures are all so cute and if you love them that makes it better. I can say that is the only thing I never collected was miniatures LOl
    Your table that the doll house is on is gorgeous
    I didn't make it to the last estate sale of Betty's . It took all morning at the beauty shop to get my hair colored LOL
    Your tea cups & saucers are really pretty
    I hope to see you at Betty's next sale when ever it is

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  6. If a few of your miniatures end up missing, you know where to come find them! I'm thrilled to have another miniature friend. Even though our house is still decorated from top to bottom for Halloween, I'm already plotting how to decorate my dollhouses for Christmas. Your table is perfect for your dollhouse. What a beautiful find. I had so much fun spying all your little details in your dollhouse rooms. I'll be visiting this post again!

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  7. You've been busy finding wonderful treasures. I really enjoyed seeing your miniatures and the Royal Albert Old Country Roses -- another great find! Happy Tea Day!

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  8. Good grief, you totally hit the jackpot. I adore that doll house and it is furnished so beautifully. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. What a treasure trove of miniature delights! They are darling! I love that intricate little wall shelf in the first pic but they are all wonderful. You sure have a great eye for treasures. Those Old Country Roses cups and saucers are so pretty. Thanks for all the eye candy today!

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  10. OMG GINA...It was your lucky day .... I'm loving all those minis and adore your dollhouse...It's the perfect size. How lucky to find the " Old country Rose" they're always delightful to sip from....H-m-m-m...I need to go back and look at it all again LUCKY YOU !!!!! xoxoxox

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  11. Gina, you lucky girl! You can now sit for hours and play!! You have enough to redecorate over and over. What fun!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  12. Oh Gina, I LOVED this post. It's so strange, I commented on it yesterday but my comment didn't show up. Go figure! Anyway, you got some wonderful miniatures, that's for sure.
    Your dollhouse is splendid, too! Love it.
    Show us how you set all your new minies in the house!
    And Gina, thanks so much for your visit to my blog today! Susan

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  13. Fun post! I love seeing other peoples finds. The tea cups - what a deal! The writing desk- drool worthy - and I think it's an excellent use for it! I've got to say I fell in love with the little clock! Such a fun visit!

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  14. Gina, the writing desk is perfect to display your dollhouse! With the chair pulled up to the desk, you can spend hours redecorating the rooms with all of your tiny treasures!

    Debra

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  15. Love the phones and grandfather clocks!

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  16. Those are some great miniatures. Love the desk, too! Happy Halloween!

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  17. Some very nice treasures you found. I especially love the grandfather clocks. I like the desk, I like all of it. Love seeing all of the goodies you post.
    betsy

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  18. Gina, your minis are so cute and the lace adorned with cherubs is lovely. I love the writing desk! A great place for the dollhouse. I won't tell you what I would do with it. lol. You would probably faint. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Hi Gina. I'm so glad I came across your blog because i love this post. I've recently saved a doll's house from a thrift store and am looking for inspiration to fix it up, (I've never done it before!) I've started a Pinterest board to help me and I love that whole Victorian look, but this is more like a cape cod cottage. It's going to be so great. Off to read some more of your posts now. :) (Sorry about the delete, my butterfly brain can't cope with multitasking while little trick-or-treaters are around...lol)

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  21. Wow, I just love your doll house and the desk is perfect!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Hi Gina,
    My goodness! What fun you must have had discovering all of those fabulous finds. The mini furniture and accessories are amazing! My favourite is the Royal Albert Old Country Rose teacups and teapot. I also love the table too! I would love to sit on that sweet little chair and play with those miniatures too! Thank you for visiting me! (I don't have a dollhouse but now I want one too! ~another thing to search for in my treasure hunts). Have a wonderful weekend! Take care,
    Karen

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  23. Wow, that desk is really beautiful! You have been having fun, haven't you? That doily is gorgeous, too. I'm making a Christmas lantern "craft" for my blog, it will be on there around the end of Nov. you could use one of your minis in one of them if you ever wanted to make one. Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up this week. Hope to see you again Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  24. Hello Sweetie,
    A wonderful post filled with lots of goodies I would love to have. I know I would love the Grandfather clock and the framed picture. Do you sell any of these wonderful things ?
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  25. OH, I've never bought anything miniature - but you've certainly tempted me - the detail is amazing - what awesome finds and deals! I appreciate you sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  26. Oh how I love miniatures! I have a Victorian dollhouse also and have so much fun playing with it. Since we moved to our condo I haven't found that perfect place for it yet but I will in time. I always love the "hunt" of finding the perfect tiny piece for the little house. Your dollhouse is gorgeous Gina. Have fun playing!!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  27. Love your awesome finds! do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. Beautiful finds! Thanks so much for following my blog. I will be stopping by here often. I also work part time in an elementary school, but as an instructional assistant. So glad you found my blog so I can follow yours. :-)

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  29. Welcome to my blog, A fairytale come true. This I also found your blog. Lovely doolhouse you have. See you.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  30. Hi Gina
    What amazing Finds Gina!!! I want to come shopping with you! lol
    love the desk for your dollhouse its just perfect!

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  31. The desk is FANTASTIC. It would go perfectly in our "child's room" here in J.C......hint hint.


    Seriously, a wonderful find with a beautiful patina. Elegant yet down to earth at the same time.

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