Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Recent Acquisitions - Club Garage Sale
I have not had a lot of time to work on miniatures much lately, but I have picked up a few items here and there. The Tulsa Miniature Club had a garage sale that we opened up regionally to the Oklahoma City and Arkansas miniature clubs. I sold a few items, traded a few and of course purchased some.
Items from the garage sale included the marble topped table (upper left) the pressed metal Singer sewing machine ( upper right) vintage wire shelf units, the silver candle holder with frame, and the stained oak double pedestal table. I have purchased the Petite Princess end table, lamp and brass planter on Ebay. I picked up the brass candle holder, and the metal boxes at estate sales. The Chippendale chairs were on Ebay and are part of the Take-A-Seat Collection. I found the antique cast iron Kent stove at an antique shop in Utah.
The stained oak double pedestal table was in pieces in a zip-lock bag and was a fun mini-project.
To see the rest of my Willets take-a-seat collection, click HERE The table has real marble top and is signed and dated on the bottom (1997) The chairs are resin.
The Kent cast iron stove is from the 1920's-1930's. It has been painted a few times so I will probably strip it and restore the original colors (blue and silver)
I was intrigued by this singer sewing machine. I have not seen a pressed metal one like it before. If anyone has any info, I'd love to hear from you. I plan on putting it in my Tynietoy house in the pink bedroom.
I liked the retro look of the wire shelves and will most likely keep them with my Petite Princess collection. The table, lamp, basket and planter are Petite Princess. You can read more about Petite Princess Fantasy Furniture in my latest article in Dollhouse Miniatures.
Lastly, I came across this leather Moroccan wallet at an estate sale. It is similar to the Moroccan book cover that I found not too long ago. I think that I will use it as a rug with my green bedroom furniture in my Philco Radio House.
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