We hit some of our favorite stores and antique malls this weekend, so I thought I'd share some of our thrifty finds. If you like miniatures, you should definitely check out your local Michael's. They have just put out a brand new selection of dollhouse miniatures. One of the two Michael's stores that I went to had placed the new miniatures on a completely different aisle, separate from their old mini stock.
I only picked up a couple minis from this new line, because I like to use a coupon to get a bargain. I'll definitely be going back for more though. There were so many cute new minis that I hadn't seen elsewhere before. I got this adorable metal barbecue pit. It is just so realistic. It was one of the more expensive miniatures at $8.99, but it was still only $4.50 with the coupon.
I thought these little metal guns were very realistically detailed too. They are actually made of metal, not resin or plastic. They came two to a pack for 4.99 before the coupon.
I'm planning some new craft projects, so I also picked up this set of 36 Artist's Loft watercolor paints on sale for just $2.99
At one of my favorite Antique Malls, I found this very old, antique doll trunk. It is made of metal and wood, and it is probably from the late 1800's.
My daughter has been collecting old primitive wooden boxes, and when she found this old doll trunk in our favorite primitives booth, I just had to buy it.
I'd love to know the history of this old doll trunk. It's fun to just imagine who it belonged too, where it's been and what treasures it held.
I also picked up this sweet little primitive stuffed sheep from the same booth.
I found lots of dollhouse miniatures at the antique malls too. These two tiny vinyl Kewpie dolls will be perfect toys for the dollhouse at just under 2" tall.
I also bought a miniature old fashioned metal washtub and washboard and a tiny brass umbrella stand.
This adorable miniature red wooden table and chair set is painted in a dutch style I think.
I really love the chippy paint on this little cast iron potbelly stove.
Here it is with my Gone With The Wind Mammy doll that I got at the doll show.
It must have been a day for finding stoves, because I came home with quite a few. This is another cast iron Queen stove to add to my collection. Mini American Girl Samantha volunteered to show you how big it is.
This is my third cast iron stove, but the neatest thing is that all three that I have found are different sizes. This latest find is a medium size when compared to my other two.
Mini American Girl Kirsten shows off another new stove. This is a vintage German MFZ tin lithographed stove, probably from the 1940-50's.
Ann Estelle is claiming this rusty old vintage Marx Pretty Maid tin stove for her kitchen. It is also probably from the 1940-50's.
Her Mary Engelbreit teapots look very new against this rusty old stove, but Ann Estelle thinks it will do for now.
Ruby, my Ruby Red Galleria Bleuette shows off this antique reproduction buggy that I found at an antique mall.
I added a tiny antique China to my growing little china doll collection. She's the little one in the rusty orange dress.
I purchased this little 6" China from my local doll club friend who travels to doll shows all over the country, buying and selling antique dolls.
The back of her shoulder plate is marked Germany.
I just love her tiny sweet face.
This last one was an eBay find, a 4" tall Itty Bitty Hitty. This 4" version is also carved from wood by Robert Raikes. She is dressed in a burgundy print dress with an ivory pinafore. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. Here is Itty Bitty Hitty with my traditional size 6 1/2" Hitty.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our latest thrifty finds. Please leave a comment below to tell us about your latest fun finds. I'd love to hear from you!!!