My sister and I had the best time last Saturday at the Nokomis neighborhood sales in Minneapolis. We came home with some awesome finds. Let’s begin with the craziest thing I purchased.
Yep, an old dollhouse. I need this like I need a hole in my head. But I just couldn’t walk away from it. There’s something about a vintage dollhouse that really speaks to me. I’m going to hope that it speaks to someone else too, because I can’t keep it. It will most likely end up at my Carriage House sale, unless someone out there wants to purchase it before then (hint, hint).
I’m going to clean it up a bit first. Freshen up the paint, re-attach the doors and re-glue some of the wallpaper. Isn’t it great that there is different wallpaper in every room?
The details on this are just so charming!
The gal who was selling it said it had been in the family for over 40 years, and it had even been used as a prop in a stage play at one time. And it even came with just a few pieces of furniture.
I’m planning to have some fun painting those!
I have to say that many of the things I found on Saturday were just slightly unusual. In addition to the dollhouse, I also bought an old doll bed. It has the most fantastic original paint job.
And those little wooden wheels are just so sweet.
I plan to add a shelf across the bottom, clean it up a little and possibly seal that chippy paint. Then it could be used for a row of potted plants or it could be filled with books. I might try it as a centerpiece on my dining room table filled with ironstone. So many possibilities!
Another fun find was a big ol’ stack of vintage blue books.
I also came home with this old toy sailboat.
You might see it again in a photo shoot or two coming up!
But ‘find of the day’ status at Nokomis definitely goes to my sister who spotted this vintage croquet set ahead of me.
It is fully intact with a complete set of balls and everything!
Did any of you get out to some sales last weekend? What was your ‘find of the day’?
I’d love to know!