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Friday, January 18, 2013

Recent Acquisitions

I thought I would share a few recent finds.  For those of you who follow my blog, you know I like to spend my lunch hour out of the office at estate sales or antique malls or garage sales.  This week, although very cold outside was no different.  I purchased a ziplock bag of everything shown above ( minus the dresser and night stand) at a local antique mall for $5.  It was labeled Charm Bracelet or dollhouse items" I especially liked the little harmonica ( near the base of the violin) the little tea pots on the dresser are pretty neat too. There is a purse on the night stand and covered wagon lower left. Everything in the baggie was metal except the plastic violin and the small broom.

The dresser and night stand with working drawers were ebay finds and are manufactured by Halls Lifetime Toys in the 1970's.

To see the rest of my Hall's collection click HERE.  
They will go nicely with the Hall's canopy bed in my Walmar house - HERE.

I came across this Christmas tree ornament today at an estate sale.  It is a pair of metal skis and poles.  I think once the bow is removed and the bells, it will be a nice accessory for my Cozy Cabin project.

These items were at another antique mall in town.  The silver mirror is great so is the little round silver box next to it with a removable lid.  The grinder is really neat and actually has working parts.  My grandmother had one just like it that we would clamp to the kitchen table and crush up dried corn at Thanksgiving when I was little.  My Great Grandma Ellen had a picture of Blue Boy hanging over her couch.  I have acquired quite an array of ceramic pieces.  I am thinking of putting them in a room box as a china shop.


  1. Congratulation!
    You have excellent antique shops there!
    The furniture you found are wonderful!
    The pair of metal skis and poles is very beautiful.
    The working grinder is incredible :) Love it. Yes, my Grandma had one just like that in her kitchen.
    The painting is very chick.
    Adore the mirror!

  2. Dear Troy,
    I love your findings! You're a real collector. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings Dorien

  3. Hello Troy,
    More wonderful miniatures. It is amazing how you keep finding such incredible pieces. I love the ceramics!

  4. You found many treasures!
    I like the violin.
    Bye Faby

  5. you found a lot of great stuff :)


  6. Great finds! A real miniature bonanza.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Wow you have found a lot of wonderful treasures.
    Hugs Maria

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