Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
from the Garfield Family!
Dad Steve, mom Stephanie,
oldest son Seth, oldest daughter Sierra,
youngest daughter Savannah and youngest son Sam.
And, don't forget dog Baxter.
And, the cat is here somewhere!
Family dinning room, ready for Christmas dinner!
Look at all of those presents! The tree even lights up!
I bought this metal Marx dollhouse
locally from a woman for $35.
It comes with some plastic furniture.
It is in really good condition,
some minor scratches.
I have always wanted a metal dollhouse.
If anyone knows what year this dollhouse came out,
let me know. I think it is from 1957.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! Here in Ohio, we have had very cold temperatures and already had snow on the ground, so it felt like Christmas.
Today, I went out to do some Christmas shopping with my mother and husband, and found some neat miniature finds that I will be posting pictures of very soon!
The Dura Craft Farmhouse was my first kit I built in the early 2000's when I got back into miniatures. My husband helped me build it. I was running out of room, so I decieded
a couple of years ago that I would sell this huge 8+ room house decorated in 1880's Victorian decor. After unsuccessfully trying to sell it through Ebay and Craig's List, I took it to a local consignment shop called "The Birdcage" and after 6 months there it just sold! I only made $175.00 after asking much more on Ebay and Craig's List, but I realized if I really wanted to sell it, I would have to come down on the price, so I did. I am just glad that will give enjoyment to someone else.
I found a bag of these plastic beads or charms
shaped like sandals at either Hobby Lobby or Michael's.
I am going to cut off the loop and glue some fabric on them to look realistic.
(You may have to click on the picture to get a good look at them).
I just bought this luggage ornament
at Big Lots. It was priced for $4.00
BUT I got it for $2.00! So, I went back
into the store and bought a second one!
This is really cute! The handle goes up and down
and the wheels move!
The Twilight Zone, 2009
This television would look
great in a vintage scene!
Galaga 80's video game, 2009
This ornament would look
great in a miniature scene!
Hello everyone. Sorry I have not blogged on here lately. I have been busy with going through my attic and getting rid of things we no longer use or need as well as through the rest of the house. I tend to be a bit of a hoarder, so it is hard to get rid of things. I got rid of many things from the attic but I still am keeping way too much! If anyone saw my attic they would not believe I got rid of anything.
I recently bought a Van Buren dollhouse kit at a garage sale. Of course, the young guy assured me that all of the parts were there but once I got home I found that not to be the case. I am missing the walls, the floors and the room dividers. "What is left"" asked a fellow member of the Small World Daytimers Club. "Well, windows, doors, trim, that sort of thing", I replied.
I am a member of the Greenleaf site, but have not found any help there. So, if any of you currently own a Van Buren dollhouse, please contact me. All I need is the measurements of the missing parts so that I can make my own.
While down in Tampa, Florida I found this dollhouse at a Goodwill store for $4.00!
I am planning to turn it into a small Florida house, decorated in typical beachy colors,
shells and other beachy decor.
If anyone knows the name of this dollhouse, I would appreciate it.
We don't have A.C. Moore stores in Ohio, so it was a real treat to get to go to one in South Carolina. I even got to go twice! Here are some of my mini bargains.
This is a bag of miniature bears. Their legs and arms seem to be able to move.
In this picture, are a dollhouse toilet, the bears show above, a bag of tiny shells,
a wooden barrel, two dressers or desks, a wooden sandal picture frame and corner
picture thingies I plan to use to make miniature desk calendars with.