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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Recent Acquisitions

While I have not had much time for miniature projects lately, I have still taken time (usually on my lunch hour) to hit a few estate sales and garage sales  I picked up this Strombecker table for a few bucks.  The rest of the items are mostly accessories.

 Below is close up the smallest basket that I have ever seen.  Its pretty great.  I could not get the picture to rotate, to save my life - just tilt you head.

I came across these smaller scale items at an estate sale - I will display them with my Tootsietoy collection.  They are metal ( possibly lead)  there is a jello mold?, a milk bottle and a leg of meat ( pork?)  My Tootsietoy collection can be seen Here .
I won this Walnut Strombecker table on eBay recently.  I was excited because it came with it's original box.  The table slides open to accept a leaf.  I have one of these already, but this one is in better shape. My Strombecker Walnut furniture can be seen Here .

 I came across these three pieces at an estate sale.  

I believe all three of these items were at that same sale.  A wooden Strombecker bathroom heater, A plaster bathroom scale, and a small red plastic alarm clock.  I will stick the scale with my Hall's collection.  MyHalls Collection can be seen Here .

A brass vase with a removable lid, a blue and white porcelain bowl, a metal coffee cup rack with some spatterware mugs, a brass spittoon and a brass bed warmer.

 I thought this old Websters Dictionary was pretty neat.  It is made from wood and heavy paper.  Does anyone have an idea how old this might be?
 I picked up this small scale metal train.  I will probably paint the plastic wheels.

 The last two items are a butter church and a plate of fruit.  Who doesn't need a butter churn in their miniature collection?


  1. Me han encantado las piezas de porcelana, son deliciosas!! Enhorabuena por la compra!!

  2. Hello Troy!
    Some great "vintage" finds! Thanks for sharing them.

  3. Hello Troy,
    You really have a great eye for finding little treasure. Everything is lovely, but I do have a soft spot for that tiny basket and the 3 porcelain pieces.
    Have a great weekend,

  4. How do you find such great sales?? I hardly ever find anything! Amazing collections! -ara

  5. You found many little treasure. I like the three porcelain pieces.
    Bye Faby

  6. Dear Troy,
    What a great finds. I can't visit places where you can find those items but I like to see them at others. I enjoy to look at what you find ! So keep up searching !!
    Hugs Dorien

  7. Great finds, Troy! I have those itty bitty baskets too! I used one in my Santa Snowball ornament....for Mrs Claus's sewing basket! I am going to use another in my Tiny Tree House (one-quarter scale!) That table that extends is Lovely... we had a Full size one just like it!

  8. I want to go to your estate sales. Nothing but junk in my neck of the woods :-(

  9. Una compra encantan las porcelanas! Un abrazo.

  10. Hi Troy. I think I like the train best of all, what a great collection of finds! you must have a very good eye!