OK so I think I have decided to blog Monday thru Friday and take Saturdays and Sundays off.
Saturdays are filled with yard sale shopping and Sundays I try to limit my time online anyway.
So this Saturday I went to a sale that had been advertised for a month on Facebook. I knew there were going to be hordes of cool things there…. So I got up early. Prepped my cucumber, lime ACV water and headed off… Got there and… it was one of the biggest piles of junk I have EVER seen. They did have 2 interesting things. An Antique bedroom set, in twin, and a child’s wooden table and chair set, in dire need of restoring.
I passed, since restoring furniture is not my thing. I want to do it, but where would I put it once it was done???
So here is what I found yesterday.
3 Boxes of patterns for… .50c I haven’t looked through them yet but most will be headed to ebay or etsy, since they are unused! The used ones will go in my donate box.
I also found a Melissa and Doug Noah’s Ark! With a bunch of the animals.
All wood too. They all need a bit of cleaning. I may contact the company and see if I can get some replacement animals. M&D are very good with CS. I LOVE this company.
A nice solid wood footstool. I wanted this one because it is sturdier than my plastic ones and, at 5’1, a good footstool is something I NEED!
Before I get to the Barbie finds… I found this lovely lass!
She is Mia from the Crissy family of dolls! She is wearing an original Mia outfit too. Mia was released in 1971 by Ideal. I had Velvet as a girl. I don’t remember much but I do remember her name. Mia is broken. Her hair no longer retracts. It needs some work too to make is soft and pretty again. I will get to that eventually. I will also search on how to fix her so her hair retracts as it should. At least no one cut it off! I found a baby Crissy once, some one had pulled her hair long then gave her a buzz cut… very scary looking baby!
Ok now on to the Barbie stuff. I have a special one I will save for last.
Ok this one is Elsa from Frozen… I think… She has a place for batteries and her hands have these magnet looking things on them… but her hands do not go together. I can not figure out this net and snowflake cover thing either. No matter what I do, it looks twisted some how. She has a speaker so I imagine if I had whatever it is she is supposed to hold she might sing… maybe?
Next, another Lovely Patsy doll! I now have 3. This is the first naked one I have found though. I have issues finding info on her. Most google info is on another doll, from the 30’s or so that is valuable. Plus not at all Barbieesque
This is my 3rd or 4th Number doll. No identification on her but a number, and made in China. The others seem to be dates, this one doesn’t.
I found another articulated Barbie… I think I have her already but the more the merrier. the blue tag says $1.29
This one is a Barbie Beach, Water Fun, Summer doll. I like it when I find dolls whose name is not just Barbie. Her suit is in great shape too, not much wear on it.
This is my first Monster High. I am not really into these dolls, but for .25c, why not grab her? She is Frankie Stein… Umm so yes I have her now. Now sure what I will do with her.
So now the one you have been waiting for…
A reproduction from 1997, Bride Barbie!
She is complete, her hands still gloved and holding her bouquet. She is missing 1 shoe. Her gown is even marked Barbie Reproduction 1997.
It has never come off the doll either. The belt does not unlatch, so to get the dress off, you would have to break the belt!
There seems to be a lot of glue, like hot glue, on her hands holding the bouquet. They feel sort of gummy. Looking at pictures of her online, I think this was done by the previous owner. The pictures I find of her in the box show her hands at her sides, one with the bouquet in it. I don’t know right now if I will try to undo the damage or not. I am afraid I might make it worse.
Now I need to get digging into those boxes of patterns… If I find any really neat stuff in there I will post about it.
By the way…. are these posts too long? Should I focus on just 1 doll? 2? What do you think? After all, I am not just writing for my pleasure, I want you to enjoy it too!