Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas at the Garfield Family Dollhouse!

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!

My "New" Marx Metal Dollhouse

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.

Metal House Tins

I bought these house tins at Walmart at Christmas time. They were sold with cookies in them. I had to buy all four designs and colors!

My Latest Christmas Ornament Finds

Hallmark Keepsake Chatty Cathy
Michael Jackson Juke Box (Bought at CVS Pharmacy)
American Greetings Grilling (Bought at Walmart)
Hallmark Keepsake Jonas Brothers Rock Out!
Chatty Cathy plays the drums!
Chatty Cathy wants to grill out
Chatty Cathy likes Michael Jackson tunes
Chatty Cathy is too small for this Hallmark luggage I bought at Big Lots for $2!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Miniature Crock Pots

I made these miniature crock pots from a plumbing part found at Home Depot,
a small suction cup, black gloss paint, spray paint, tiny black bead, black duct tape
and red neon paint. You could add a cord if you wanted to.
I taugh my Small World Daytimers Club how to make these adorable crock pots.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mini Recycle Bin Keychain

My mother got this freebie for me about a year ago at a local festival.
The recycle bin keychain is a perfect size to be used in a dollhouse!
Just cut off the key ring! It is a promotional item used by Waste Management,
our trash removal company.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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!

Dura Craft Farmhouse Finally Sold!

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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Plastic Sandal Beads/Charms

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).

Miniature Find at Lowe's

Gift Card Holder These are sold for around $3.00 in the front of the store. These can be gussied up to look authentic.

Miniatures I Made

Cement Lawn Goose These are popular in the midwest. People put these cement geese on their front porch and dress them up. I made this one in my Small World Daytimers Club.
Sponge Mop I made this in my Small World Daytimers Club.
Rustic Chair This is made from a plastic chair kit. I made this in my Small World Daytimers Club.
Beach Ball This is made from ping pong balls!
Recycle Bins I don't remember if I have posted this picture or not. They are recycle bins made from ice cubes trays.

Consignment Store Find

Coca Cola Bank I bought this at a local consignment shop for around $5.00. It originally had men's handkerchiefs in it. It would make a perfectly sized soda pop vending machine.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

Luggage, 2008 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!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Posts To Come

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Sorry I have not posted anything new for quite awhile. I will be posting some pictures of some of my new projects very soon. Stay Tuned!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Help Requested with Van Buren Dollhouse Kit

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. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Latest Goodwill Find

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.

Friday, May 28, 2010

My First Trip to an A.C. Moore

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.

Miniature Finds while on vacation in South Carolina

I bought these cheap pirate figures at a Walmart in the souvenir section of the store.
I bought this box of tiny colored shells for $4.00 at a gift shop on a pier.
This is a heavy gold pineapple I found at a Goodwill store. It is about 2 inches tall.
I got this from a gift shop. This is a mermaid laying on a folding chair. I plan to remove her from the chair, and recover the chair. I will use the mermaid in another scene.

Antique Store Finds

The above record album holder only cost me $1.00!
The gold pieces above were also a great find at another antique store. I bought these for only $5.00!