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My Little Corner of the Net

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Latest Project

I came across a bag of 1"=1'-0" scale miniature chair pieces at a local antique mall.  


 I figured the $3 asking price was probably worth it.

Friday, August 18, 2017

TOOTSIETOY Sign

My son pointed out this tin litho Tootsietoy sign mounted to the wall at a restaurant while we were on vacation this summer.


I guess I must be rubbing off on him?
 
 
The restaurant was literally covered with wall to wall with all kinds of advertisements.
 
 
 
To see my Tootsietoy collection click HERE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Recent Acquisitions

I was able to purchase a few items from a miniature estate sale in Oklahoma City last weekend.  The estate sale included items from two collectors who had recently passed away. 
 

I found these striped porcelain dishes that I have in my 1970's house with my Hall's Lifetime Furniture Collection.  You can see my Hall's collection by clicking HERE


I also purchased a few odds and ends at the sale including this wooden bowl, a crate of grapes and a Reutter Porcelain juicer and toast caddy and the dishes shown below.


I purchased these green dishes for my 1940's Strombecker house.  It has a green kitchen.



There was a box that had these dishes and the silver punch bowl below - 
I will find a place for them somewhere!


crackers & cheese ? ( A fimo find at a garage sale)

I have quite a bit of red velvet Victorian furniture, but I hadn't seen these chairs before, so I purchased them along with this Bespaq table. I like the Lyre supports on the table- maybe in a music room?


I found these Gothic arched chairs at a local antique mall a while back.  Not sure where I will use them, but I like all of the intricate detail.



I came across this light oak carved cabinet and decided it might go nicely with these other light oak pieces that I have had for many years.( see below)


These mahogany carved chairs and tables below with white Damask Taffeta upholstery, were also at a local antique mall and the Bespaq trunk was at a garage sale that our local miniature club hosted here in Tulsa last month.


The trunk is one of my new favorite pieces.




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vintage Marx Tin Litho Mid-Century Modern House

I came across this Marx Tin Lithograph Ranch style house at a local estate sale a while back.  It is 1/2" scale and has almost all of the original furniture that came with the house.









Some of the original furniture included baby furniture - 
the perfect set up for a starter house for a newlywed couple.


One of the neat pieces of the furniture is the television on a stand that rotates.



A little research shows that this patio is most likely a car port.





 A special thanks to these two for helping hold the back-drop!