May 30, 2012

It's all about the hunt...

On Sunday, my mom, sister, and my walking cast, braved 94 degrees to hit the Allegan Antique market.

It was worth the sweat and very swollen foot.
I didn't bring this child's tea cart home (but I wish I would have). 

These are the goodies that ended up in the back of my van...

Another children's party game book (I found a couple of cute ideas that I can use for Josie's upcoming birthday party) and a flower frog.  I can't have enough of those frogs for displaying photos and postcards.

I also couldn't resist these penny dolls.  Don't you just love the sweet little Asian girl and Indian princess?

I also got this child-size wooden ironing board for a song.  I'm planning on hanging it up in my laundry room.  It'll be perfect near my washboards and doll clothes.

I have a shelf that runs the width of our sunroom that I'm going to fill with summer decor and I thought all these pieces of miniature furniture would add a fun touch.



I also brought home a few more goodies that I'm going to use in an upcoming belated birthday give-away.   Be sure to keep checking back.  Happy thrifting!!



23 comments:

Lee said...

Wow! You did well with a bad foot.
Such fun with your Mom and sister...
I am green with envy!
Thanks for sharing!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! You hit the jackpot! Great finds! Love the mini furniture!

Jboo said...

You do find the cutest things! Love those great finds!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love your fun finds!! The doll furniture is great and will look terrific in your sunroom... and the ironing board well what can I say! I agree the little dolls are too cute!

chris

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh boy that cart is amazing...it would have to be the right price though. I have been watching things with decals increase substantially over the last few months...Your little furniture is darling and I am sure it will be perfect in the sun room. Glad you got out...smiles...Renee

vintage grey said...

That cart is so cute, but I just love the ironing board, and iron!! It will look so cute next to your washboards!! So happy that you had a great time hunting for treasures!! Happy Wednesday!! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Glad you finally got to get out and do some treasure hunting! I love everything you found, I have a thing for penny dolls too!
Erica :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, Kim you found some great things. I love the little cart, and the ironing board. Show up your shelf when it's done. I bet it is so cute! The little dolls are so cute too! Glad you had fun!

Hugs,
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

You found some great things, Kim. I especially LOVE that little ironing board. I had one when I was a kid and loved it. I would have had a hard time passing up that sweet little cart! Can't wait to see your shelf summerfied! xo Diana

Cheryl G. said...

Great finds!
That cart is super cute too!
What a fun day!
Hope you had a great birthday!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I have been hunting for an ironing board just like that! It looks in such good condition. Wonderful finds. I had that same wicker dollhouse furniture when I was small - brings back so many memories. What a great birthday outing.

Tammy's in Love said...

The ironing board is the cutest thing ever! The only time I would say that about an ironing board is a tiny one!
I had a metal one when I was little and an iron that actually plugged in and warmed up, not much but great fro pretending. FUN FINDS!

Tammy

Pam said...

It looks like it was worth the trip. I don't know if I could have left that tea cart behind though. Very cute!

Donna said...

Looks like you had a fun time at the show, despite the heat and your poor foot! Love the cute ironing board. That tea cart is just so sweet. I can relate, seems like there is always something I pass up that I later regret! You may just luck out and find another one next time, though:)

Marlynne said...

I enjoyed looking thru your blog for the first time today. Love the tree house!

craftyles said...

Great shopping! I love the little ironing board and those penny dolls-so cute. I just love those. Can't wait to see all those little chairs displayed!

Janet said...

Antique shows are so much fun! Looks like you found some really cute things!

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like it was a really wonderful sale! So many cute little pieces of furniture. I especially love your little ironing board. I have a little green toy iron that is just the right size to use with one like that. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one around here.

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, how cute will that ironing board be in your already cute laundry room?!? And love that tea cart-it may have come home with me, although I suppose the price could have deterred me!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Little furniture and that ironing board!! Does it get any better? I have never seen a child's tea cart, but it is adorable. Such a cute idea for a playroom. Maybe next time. I'm glad you braved the heat and the swollen foot. Your finds were definitely worth it.

Courtney said...

It looks like the trip was a success. I love the minature furniture.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
LOVE all your treasures and what a great idea about filling the shelf with Summer decor. I want to do a small fairy garden so I am looking for things to create that with...

Hugs,
Deb

Nellie said...

What a wonderful outing! Cute, cute furniture.