August 13, 2013

Estate sale smalls...

Thank you for all the compliments regarding the restaurant booth.  Chris always enjoys reading my blogging friends responses to his latest finds and projects.   Between you and I, I've been enjoying my early morning coffee in the infamous booth. 
In addition to the booth, Chris and the girls found a few other smaller estate treasures while I was at work. Looks like I'll need to make room on my wall for another Chinese Checkerboard!
 This masked pumpkin will fit nicely with my blow mold collection.   Josie thinks we need to fill it up with candy. 

This Christmas card holder is in perfect condition.  Aren't the graphics wonderful?  
 A Halloween cat and vintage ornaments.  I've already given away some of my stash to my sister. 
I had hinted earlier that Chris also found goodies for my Halloween dollhouse.  All of these furniture pieces  have spooky makeovers happening as I type.
Even Emma has become an expert estate sale shopper.  She spotted a childhood favorite from my past.  
Dawn dolls from the 70s.  This is totally dating myself.  These dolls were made between 1970-73.  I brought my Dawn Doll acquisitions with me when I saw my mom and sister on Saturday.  We had fun going down memory lane and remembering their tiny shoes and accessories.  Yes.  I'm so very very spoiled.
 

26 comments:

Jodee said...

What fabulous finds! I think the holiday ones are always my favorite!

Hope you have a great week!

Margaret said...

What great finds! I loved dawn! I had her, her boyfriend Gary, and friends glory & Angie! 1973 was a good year! Love the furniture! I picked up a great house on the curb on Saturday! One person's trash is another's treasure! Maggie/Maggie's lil' fixins

Cheryl G. said...

You find the best stuff!
Davis and I went to our local antique/vintage shops for the first and second time, yesterday and today, in months!
I saw a vintage game board and two of those metal doll houses (too pricy) like you have and thought you'd like them too. How is your sisters recovery? I hope well! I've had some complications and am only now just making it out for short adventures.

chris mckinley said...

Oh I can't wait to see your furniture jazzed up for Halloween!!

Lynne said...

What fun it is to visit you . . . I am taken down a memory lane . . . my daughter loved playing with her Dawn dolls. (And that dates me too!)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I had a dawn doll, too! ♥

A Vintage Fairy said...

Oh boy! What great finds!

Pam said...

I remember Dawn!!! She and her friends were very groovy, man. Estate sales are sort of like finding buried treasure to me. You have to sift through a lot of half used bottles of lotion and scary looking fox things you wore around your neck to find the good stuff, but it's such a rush when you do find it!

ImagiMeri said...

You are very spoiled, but I'm sure you spoil him right back. Wow, those "Dawn" dolls are a blast from the past. My little sister had those, I was too old to play with them when they came out, but she sure loved them.

Hugs,
Meri

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Dawn dolls are adorable! What fun with all those cute clothes. I love the fun finds...sweet books! Enjoy your day!

Astrid said...

Great finds Kim! Love the vintage Christmas card holder, I never seen anything like that before.
Enjoy your day!!

vintage grey said...

Sweet finds! Such cute books and the Christmas card is great!! Happy day to you! xo Heather

Barbara said...

Great finds, and I'm enjoying the thought of you having coffee in your home restaurant booth! (All you need is a wisecracking waitress ... either of the girls a candidate?)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I'm in awe of not just what people find at estate sales, but how often they go. Maybe it's a location thing, but I never find estate sales over here. Luc-ky!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Love it all! I found that Santa card holder at an antique store last year but I made myself put it back! Booo! The pumpkin with the mask is so great! I think that one must be a bit rare.
Glad you were able to play with your dolls again! :)
Erica

Nellie said...

I'm with Josie! Time for candy in that pumpkin!:-) What wonderful finds you come across! I have never seemed to have the same luck around here. xo Nellie

Simply Shelley said...

I enjoyed playing with Dawn as young girl too ...that was quite the find. Your family has a great eye for vintage things :) I love the gift you and your sister gave your mom for her birthday....my mom is 81 and she still loves dolls too...like mother like daughter :) Blessings friend

Donna said...

I remember Dawn dolls too, Kim! You sure have the best luck finding the neatest treasures. That black cat is just too cool! Best of all, your entire family gets in the treasure hunting act:)

NanaDiana said...

I do remember Dawn. What great finds you came across-all the way around. I love those old vintage game boards. xo Diana

Tina said...

I see those Dawn dolls have not yet had their shag hair cuts! Please send them my way. ;)

Tina said...

I see those Dawn dolls have not yet had their shag hair cuts! Please send them my way. ;)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I have never seen a Dawn doll, what an amazing find. So many nostalgic treasures in this post, that Christmas card holder is adorable.

Corey Moortgat said...

I can't wait to see the dollhouse furniture all spooked up!!

Corey Moortgat said...

I can't wait to see the dollhouse furniture all spooked up!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

How fun that you found one of your favorite dolls! I love the vintage Santa card holder and the little Junior elf books. (I recently found and snatched up a JE Gingerbread Man book.)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such sweet finds!! I'm going to an estate sale Saturday, I have my fingers crossed for some goodies!! :) xo Holly