Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cleaning up

So I have been cleaning up my stuff and I came across this stuff.  The Barbie book I am going to sell so if your interested in it you can leave me a message in my comment section and I can set up a reserved etsy listing for you.  It is an old library book with the card holder taped to the inside back cover.  I haven't tried to clean it up, but I thought it was pretty cool.  I didn't know Barbie had books.

Some vintage linens and pillow cases.

A story a day book from the 40's or 50's. I am thinking about posting a story a day photo.  I'm not sure that I can keep up with it though so if you want to know what story is on your birthday let me know and I can send you a picture.

Some of the images from the book, I wish this one had been in color.  I love the little boy, dog, and flag image.

A colored in page from the book with a little gnome or two.

This book is from the 40's.  Miss Sniff and the dog in the book are black and are covered in a velvet texture. I think it is so cute.

A close up of Miss Sniff.

The little girl is so cute.  She gets Miss Sniff as a gift!

The inside cover of the book.  The little girls name is penciled in and that black dot up in the left corner is a smushed bumble bee.  I wonder if the bee is from the 40's also.

Now I have a question for you, I found this doll dresser and closet.  It has the cute rose graphics on it but it is such an ugly yellow pine color.

Do I refinish it in a cute color, like pale pink, blue, green or yellow, and lose the rose graphics or do I leave it the way they are?

I'm having difficulty deciding what I should do.  I love the rose graphics and I haven't been able to find replacements of them on ebay or etsy.  Ideas?

Some paper doilies.  What should I make with these.  I think I need to look on Pinterest for some ideas.

And this vintage chocolate box.  I know there are a lot of collectors of these vintage boxes but I didn't buy it for the box.  I bought it for what was inside of the box...

Some Vintage Dominoes!  I have a bunch of these Dominoes that I have been collecting but I have never done anything with them.  I think I will need to go through them and start selling those as well.

And last but not least this cute print with embroidery on it.  I think this is from the 40' as well.  Most of this stuff came from the same place.  A yard sale last summer. A guy cleaned out his grandparents cottage and I got a lot of neat stuff.  The person was a crafter and they had tons of stuff.  I went back several times to buy stuff and I had to really retrain myself from going crazy.  It was one of the best sales I've ever been too and with really cheap prices.  I don't think I spent more that $10 there and this is not everything that I got.

I love finding the stuff.  I always plan on selling it but I'm one of those people that have difficulty letting things go because I know exactly where it would go if I had a place of my own.  Right now I am concentrating on selling my stuff locally, so I don't have to deal with shipping, but I will be adding more stuff to my etsy shop soon.  If you are looking for something in particular let me know.  I may have it.


  1. Beth, you found amazing stuff! I just love each piece, but the book, "a Story a Day " looks so cute! Are there graphics on every page? Thank you for stopping by my blog! I got the candy box at the dollar store if your ant to make some of your own. I have so many Easter decorations. 40 years of family and decorating, well, I think the bunnies, chicks and ducks have multiplied!

    1. The "Story A Day" book does not have graphics on every page but there are quite a few black and white and colored pictures throughout. I will be checking my local dollar store for some of those boxes. I need to add to my non-existent Easter decorations. I wonder what my collection will look like in 40 years, I wish I would have kept some of my stuff from my childhood. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Those books are so sweet! I love he doll furniture too. I think you can cover the decals with Vaseline or something and then paint the furniture. You could google it - I know there is a way to preserve those sweet decals. Magpie Ethel probably know!

    1. Thanks Shara for the advice I will check it out and as you said I can always turn to Miss Magpie Ethel, I'm sure she will have an answer. Now to find just the right color to paint them, Thanks for stopping by.