Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thrifted Thursday - Doll collection

As you all know I have a weakness when it comes to collecting dolls. The stranger they are the better in my book. I definitely don't need them, but when they come with a thrift store price tag I can't say no. Is there anything you can't turn down when thrifting? Anywho, over the past month or so I have added three more
gems to my collection...

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This cute doll was a carnival prize from the 50's. I instantly fell in love with his big eyes, bow tie, and goofy plaid hat. I found him while thrifting on this excursion but turned him down due to his price tag. I went back about a month later and his price was reduced - on top of that I had a coupon worth $20 at the store so he ended up being free :] That is what I call a deal.

The other weekend when I purchased my cute plaid coat I also found two dolls calling my name.

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I had seen these dolls before in various outfits on thrifting excursions but they usually were slightly out of my price range (I don't like to spend more than $10 on an item typically while thrifting). I had to have these two when I saw their $3 price tags. I have a problem, haha, I know. Do any of you have dolls like these in your collection?

I really need to work on giving stuff away rather than taking more stuff in. This weekend I hope to sift through all of my things so that I can throw a garage sale the following weekend. Wish me luck! I hope you all are having a beautiful Thursday! Any exciting plans for the weekend?

39 comments:

  1. He is too cute and free is always awesome. Good luck going through your stuff this weekend. Garage sales are a lot of work but it's so nice when you clear out stuff you don't need!

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    1. :] Free is always awesome. Thank you. Unfortunately I didn't get as far as I had hoped this weekend but hope to make more progress with it this week.

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  2. nora collects ugly/creepy dolls...some of them aren't that ugly, though! and me, i collect globes. i think i am to the point where i need to stop buying them (unless i see the perfect one)!

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    1. Haha, I am glad I am not alone. That is awesome that you collect globes! I haven't come across many unfortunately while thrifting :-/ I am sure that they must take up quite a bit of space.

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  3. that's a really great idea - i've never gone thrifting for my cllection (shot glasses...havent bought one in years though)

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    1. I am sure you could find some pretty wild ones while thrifting!

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  4. Those last two dolls are so pretty! I don't really collect anything though I'm quite tempted haha

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    1. Haha. Warning: it is addictive. I really like the last two dolls because of their eyes :]

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  5. Free is a great price! We are having a garage sale next month. Way too much stuff just sitting around!

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    1. Agreed. Best of luck with your garage sale!! It is so nice to get space back and make some $ in the process :]

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  6. I want to see your entire collection!

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    1. :] I need to get them all together.

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  7. The last 2 dollars are beautiful! I have a few dolls.

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    1. Thank you! Oh, awesome. What types do you collect?

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  8. seriously, i want to see a photo of ALL your toys. the first picture i love the best, so freaking adorable gosh

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  9. Ohh, what a collection! <3 Vintage dolls are so charming - I love Blythe especially!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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    1. Thank you! Blythe are still my favorite as well :]

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  10. Oh my, those were a deal! I'd have bought them too! :) They're so cute!

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  11. You have a really cool doll collection! How do you display them all?

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    1. Thank you so much! I had them all on a bookshelf devoted entirely to my toys, but since I moved they are all displaced. Once I get a new place I will figure out a new way to display them.

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  12. Those are gorgeous - I especially love the carnival 1950s doll - I bet that as a history to tell!

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    1. Thank you! He is one of my favorites. I wish they still had prizes like him at carnivals.

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  13. I love your blog and all your outfit pictures :) xx

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  14. So amused by the expression of the doll in the first photo, I think that's the look I give my students in class when they're doing something I disapprove of.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Oooh, these look cool. The first one looks very punch and judy (well, a prettier version!) xx

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  16. They're cute but still kind of creepy!? I guess there's just something creepy about old dolls :) but they're still cool!

    Hope you're having a nice weekend!

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    1. Haha, yeah, all dolls are a tad creepy I suppose. Thank you! I hope you had a lovely weekend as well :]

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  17. Just found your lovely blog! Following!!
    When i was younger i had lots of porcelain dolls and i legit used to talk to them.. rather than imaginary friends.. awkward haha

    xx Elly @ jazzlipsandtulips

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    1. Thank you and welcome!

      Haha, that is cute. I talk to my dog still all the time :]

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    2. Dogs are a whole other story.. i will never stop talking to my dog.. best listener ever!! xx (also is your dog a sausage dog too!??)

      xx Elly

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  18. oh god !! I have the same obsession for shades and glasses. I'm really curious to see your whole collection though

    KAIIWONG

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    1. :] I found the coolest pair of raybans for 10 cents - it was an awesome thrift find for sure. That is really cool that you collect them. Once I get unpacked I really need to get my whole collection together and snap a shot.

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  19. I LOVE YOUR DOLLS. Pretty much everything you collect is cool. I don't even have the space otherwise I would be collecting Barbie Dolls. :) I love the Barbie Collectibles. Especially that tattooed Barbie - I want her baaad!
    The 50's doll seriously made me do a puppy dog face when I saw it the first time, but here now, ugh, I wish I could find something like that! I go thrifting at least every other week now (thanks to you! really, thanks) to see what's out there. I don't always get lucky, but man o' man it feels like you REALLY hit the jack pot! I can't believe that little guy was free! And those lovely ladies were only $3! INSANE! haha Don't mind me, I'm just hatin'. :)
    I need to get out and check what's been updated at my thrift shop tomorrow!

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