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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Little Pink Houses

Garage saling was a big, fat dud this weekend! We went to at least a dozen, but it was mostly baby items. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I bought ALOT of things for my daughter from garage sales when she was a baby.
First, I got these plaster thingies. The artichoke- shaped one is now a bookend, and the other thing I would like to paint to make it look like concrete, and then it will go on the porch.

I love these dishtowels! One for every month, and only the January one looks like it's been used.

And I bought I pink dollhouse. I don't know why I bought it, because I have three others, sitting vacant in my attic. All I can say is, it was PINK!!

It's a lovely Victorian, with sweet gingerbread trim. The house has been sitting empty for about 10 years, according to the former owner.

The porch is cute, but a little small. The flowerpots definitely need replanting! Be careful, watch your step, and come on in.

This is the living room. The "carpeting" will eventually get ripped out, as there are nice hardwood floors underneath it. The walls could use a coat of paint.

The fireplace is just perfect, and I love the mantle clock and the plates. So nice of the previous owners to leave them behind ;)

This is the kitchen. Please ignore the cobwebs! The icebox is ready to be filled, and they took the kitchen table with them, so I'll have to find another one. The braided rug is nice!

This room is up in the attic, and I guess it is a sewing room. I love that chair, but the shag carpeting has got to go!

This is the bedroom, and more shag carpeting.

As you can see, the critters have taken over! A cat and a mouse have taken up residence. As you can see, I've got my work cut out for me. But I think I'll have fun redecorating! Did you find anything fun this weekend? Please stop by Southern Hospitality, where you can see what others found, and Rhoda is our hostess!

43 comments:

katillacshack.com said...

Love those fun t-towels!!!!!! So cute Carol!!!

Linda said...

Carol, I have those tea towels - love 'em! I use them for bibs for my grandies and they LOVE picking out the picture that they want. You will really enjoy those! Linda

Darlene said...

All of those little towels are adorable! What a cute tour of the little pink house....♥

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds - especially the dolls house . :-) I need to start working on mine again.

Sue said...

Oh, that Victorian dollhouse is just adorable! Just what you needed- another house to decorate!! LOL
Once you launder the other tea towels, they will all look alike! sue

Sue said...

Forgot to tell you, I'll be in that store with the metal picnic boxes on Wed. I will let you know.....

BrittanyMarie said...

I LOVE that pink doll house! I wish I had one like it!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love the pink dollhouse! That would be so much fun to redo! Love those towels and the pedestal thing too! Great finds!

barncat said...

What fun towels and that doll house looks like so much fun! I have no idea what I would do with one, but I don't think I could have resisted either :)

Kammy said...

Cute little house, love the towels too !
Kammy

Tammy said...

I am sitting here ohhhing & ahhhing over that precious dollhouse...Hubby says, oh no, first dolls now dollhouses...LOL!

What a find!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a cute post. :) Love the dollhouse! I would have bought it too, and my girls have two big plastic Fisher Price ones. ;) Thanks so much for the visit! :)

Audra said...

Love those tea towels! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

ellen b. said...

Love the dish towels! The dollhouse intrigues me... Fun stuff for having a yard sale dud day. Enjoy...

Piecefulafternoon said...

Those look like great finds - not duds. Darling doll house.

Twice Remembered said...

What a sweet dollhouse! You'll have fun fixing her up!

Jen said...

Thanks for the blog comment earlier. So fun to find a great deal/steal! Your blog is super cute! Have a terrific week!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

All wonderful finds! I love the towels and the little doll house is too cute. I would have loved something like that when I was a little girl. We just made our doll houses out of stacked shoe boxes. Not the best things but I guess we used our imagination!
Kendra

jskell911 said...

The dish towels are so cute! Great finds!

Protector of Vintage said...

Carol,
The dollhouse is so charming. I would have brought it home, too. Love the way you described it!! Take care~

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I just bought a pillar almost like yours..
What a sweet doll house...You will have fun decorating it! The dish towels are cute too!
Deb :)

Armchair Housewife said...

Hey carol,

Cute finds! Thanks for sharing1

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I enjoyed the tour of your precious doll house, and it sounds like you have some great ideas for redecorating. Loving those monthly towels too. You found some great treasures. laurie

Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 said...

What a fabulous find on the dollhouse - LOVE IT! I can't wait to see what it looks like when you fix it up. Cute, cute, cute!

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

I know what you mean about seeing lots of baby things when you pull up to a garage sale. Bummer! But looks like you managed to find a few deals.

Thanks for visiting The Devine Home and for your comments. I love visitors who let me know they're out there! Stop by soon to see my kitchen transformation.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a fun dollhouse and those dishtowels are cute.

Kitty Scraps said...

Drooling over your dollhouse!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Carol, this is the cutest dollhouse. We never get to old, huh?! Thanks so much for the nicest comment you made on my beadboard post and your encouraging words for my son-in-law's deployment. THANKS!

the undomesticated wife said...

Ooo! You totally could paint that column using that faux stone spray paint and it will look like concrete! Great find!

Cheri Peoples said...

I want a sweet dollhouse like that for my little girl.

I hope you will come by for a visit.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Queen B. said...

oh my gosh, what a cute blog !

Blue Creek Home said...

The pink dollhouse is too cute!!! That little miniature furniture and accessories can be expensive. I know...I furnished a dollhouse ages ago!!
Love the tea towels too.

Carrie said...

I adore that dollhouse. I can't find that kind of stuff around here if there aren't bells and whistles on it! And that plaster artichoke...oh.my.word.

Bonnie said...

Love your new pink digs! How cute! Mini me is ready to move right in and start picking out colors.

Shelley said...

Love your doll house find...and your other finds as well but,the Doll House is my favorite!
Have a blessed week....

Kathi said...

Beware! Dollhouses can become very addicting! Great find! I would have snatched that up too!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those towels are so cute! I love the dollhouse! I've been looking for one at Goodwill. I think it would be so much fun to have one to "play" with!

Manuela

Carrie said...

Your pink doll house is a wonderful find and your description is delightful!

Embellished Bayou said...

Love those dishtowels! And I think it's time to get all those dollhouses down from the attic show them off!

mary'smom said...

i love how you presented the doll house. very inventive. the dish towels are so cute!!!!!!!!!

Nissa said...

That doll house will be adorable after it gets a little TLC & I love the tea towels!

Armchair Housewife said...

Carol,

This is your first award? No way! I didn't come and make a fuss and tell you about it because I figured by now you would have won this one. Woops!

Well, it's really up to you. Most people, when they win an award, do as I did, they post the award and play along with the carnival (in this case, telling five things you are obsessed with and then sending the award on to five blogs you think are fabulous).

I am blessed to know I am the first to and on thise award to you, because girl your blog is fabulous. :)

Oh, andthe other thing to do (which I need to myself) is you add it to your sidebar, just save hte photo and add it as you have all those other cute pictures on your side bar.

And thank you for all your kind words at my blog. Nice to have found a new bloggy friend. :)

Blessings,

Nicole

Armchair Housewife said...

Hey Carol,

By the way, I thought of you over the weekend when I was at the antique store, because I saw a metal picnic basket!! I was kicking myself for not having a camera on me. :) Have fun antiquing!