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Galina Maslennikova Russian Dolls

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The other day while I was up north thrifting, I found this Russian Doll that appeared amazingly made.  It even had a tag so it wasn’t a mystery as to who made her and where.  I looked at the price tag and mistakenly thought she was $4.50 when in actuality there was a 2 at the beginning of that number.  I bought her anyway, expecting that because of her high quality craftsmanship that she was worth that and probably a lot more.   When I got her home, straight I went to the internet to find that Galina Maslennikova has made many dolls, and most not quite as nice as this one.  Just something about her face seems a bit more friendly or demure than some of the others I’ve seen.  But their prices hold strong:

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There is a whole page on pinterest of Galina Dolls:

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Which of course led me to the website galinadolls.com:

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But it’s in Russian.  If you click on the various page numbers or links you’ll be shown individual dolls, but I can decipher nothing that looks like a price.  Using Google Translator, I can read that each has a description of the doll’s costume from certain regions, but again, no price.

From a Russian Folk Art website, I see that they go for $110:

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In my humble, doll-collecting opinion, these are highly well-made dolls worth collecting, though likely hard to find.  If you happen to come across one in a thrift store for little money, snap it up for resale or as a gift for your favorite doll collector.  They’re beautifully made and, I believe, under-valued.

 

 

 

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Jeans: “Hudson, Citizens for Humanity, 7 for All Mankind, Joe’s jeans, Paige Denim, Miss Me, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel, True Religion….”

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “The Brush McCoy Cinderella Coach Cookie Jar, Rowland Lion Puppet & Tory Burch Beach Bag”

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My first stop was a regular’s sale, though there wasn’t quite as much as there usually is.  I did gather a bag of stuff together including a Le Creuset red pitcher, a Laurel Burch mug, a Sanctuary wristlet, a Betsey Johnson wallet, a Nativity Set from Honduras, a vintage small rubber Dakin Lamb from 1974, a Royal Doulton Cat figurine, and a Vintage German Child’s Bowl.  All for $12.

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On to a local elementary school’s rummage sale, I picked up the green Relic bag, the Schmid Benjamin Bunny Revolving Music Box, the Starlight Angel Ornament, the German paper Easter Egg wrapped in plastic that had two more inside, the Music Maker Zither and the oh-so-amazing Brush McCoy Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach Cookie Jar for $3.  I had just watched an episode of Storage Wars where one of the bidders bought a unit that held cookie jars and after research, found that Brush McCoy was one of the top collectible cookie jar makers. When I turned that jar over and saw the word “Brush,” I knew I had something special. Total spent there was $11.

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Stopping at another sale close by, I found the Hallmark Peppermint Clown, the German Clown Cuckoo Clock, the Macy’s Bullock’s Rowland Stuffed Lion, the Josef Originals flocked Owls, and the little white pitcher, all for $5.

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The rest were each just one and done or so.  I found the Tory Burch bag for $2 that needs a lot of cleaning, the Cars Stanley & Red Fire Truck for $1, the Pluto Figurine for 50¢ and the little plastic Santa puppet for 25¢.

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$41.75 spent.  Potential $800 gain.

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North to Thrift: “Liebeskind, Frye & Valentina Bags, Russian Doll & Chip & Dale”

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First favorite stop garnered the two Chip N Dale vintage stuffed animals from Disneyland/Disney World at $1 each, the Goofy car for $1, the Cabbage Patch Kids book and My Big Book of Outdoors each for $1, and then the Russian Doll.  I thought I read $4.50 on the tag, but it was actually $24.50.  And for some reason, I thought it was still worth that.  It is a Galina Maslennikova Doll and worth at least three times that, but is such a nice version, it is worth hopefully more.

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Down the street I found the three bags.  I know the name Frye, I have several pairs of their shoes, and I know they’re not cheap.  So at $12 I knew this was a deal, especially when I was researching them at $349.  Then I saw the ValentinA, also beautiful leather, made in Italy, again $12.  And finally the Liebeskind Berlin leather and suede bag that is usually sold at Free People and Anthropologie, again $12.

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Down that street I picked up the Otagiri, so ’80’s, Rainbow and Sailboat mug for a dollar.

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And on to the Goodwill, I found the Fossil belt for $2, the Level 99 Orange Liza pants for $2, and the Big Bird ceramic ornament for $1.

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$88 spent, potential $650 gain.

Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

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Mother’s Day 2016

Here are some offerings that can be shipped in time for this Mother’s Day, May 8th!  Click on the images to be taken to the page for each listing:

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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Bargain-Hunting, Gifts

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “Hudson, 7 For All Mankind, Miss Me & Joe’s Jeans”

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

Garage Sale Season once again shows its power as I’m not willing to spend very much at the thrift store knowing I can do better at weekend sales. But the jeans rack was pretty good that day, finding pairs from Miss Me, 7 For All Mankind Flynt, Bootcut & Dojo Flop, Silence & Noise Crop, AG Adriano Goldschmied The Catwalk, Hudson Collin and Joe’s Jeans Asher Skinny Ankle.  Each pair was under $5.

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I also picked up the pretty cool Report Niagara Leather and Fur boots for under $5.

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And somewhat sadly, in toys I only found the Cabbage Patch Doll for $3 and a bag of vintage ethnic dolls along with a clip-on Jeremy Fisher all for $1.

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So that was it, short and sweet.  $46 spent, potential $500 gain.

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Hobo Bags”

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First was a neighborhood sale where I picked up the Pink Coach Crossbody for $5, then the two pairs of Dansko Sissy Sandals at $2 each and the Banana Republic camel sweater for $3.  Up the street lives the nicest lady who remembered me from past sales and I quickly snapped up the Hobo Lauren Wallet, the two The Sak bags, the blue Dooney & Bourke Lexington bag, the Abercrombie sheer top, the Nick & Mo jacket and the Le Creuset Panini Pan for $20.  $35 total spent and I was off.

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On to another neighborhood sale, I found the two Hallmark ornaments at 50¢ each and the entire box of vintage McDonalds Happy Meal Toys in their packaging – all for $5. Also the camel and pink Coach wallet, the Vera Bradley Va Va Bloom wallet and small Brighton coin purse all for $5.

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On to a few more sales, I picked up an Adidas visor and Mrs. Grossman’s stickers, both for 35¢, the beautiful green Michael Kors bag and light blue Italian Innue Bag, each for $5.  A Lululemon headband for $1. And finally some Ariat clogs for $5.

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$74 spent. Potential $930 gain.

Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

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North to Thrift: “Christian Audigier Hoodie, LusterLoc Jewelry Box & Diesel Zathan Jeans”

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

Once again, due to the stagnation of Spring Break and Birthday week/s, I don’t think I had been up north to thrift in a few weeks.  I had hoped that would bode well, expecting that there would have been no other customers during that time and thereby I would haul home the mother lode.  No such luck.  Not much at my first stop, just the two FurReal Friends kittens that work, the Berenstain Bears bear, the Simplex from Holland puzzle and the Diesel Zathan Jeans and Current & Elliott Jeans.  Total: $15.

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Down the street, the only thing I found was the LusterLoc jewelry box.  Looking at the box, I thought it was of high quality.  Looking at the name on the label inside, I thought it was made by some glorious locksmith with a crafty side job. In the end, these LusterLoc jewelry boxes, that also go by the name Wolf, are quite pricey, though I can’t seem to find this green one with the embroidery on top and sides.  It was $6.Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 1.24.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-21 at 2.27.08 PM

Over to the Goodwill, I was having all kinds of luck on the sweater rack.  I first came across the lacey Moda International wrap in the middle.  Then the Kühl side zip beige cardigan that usually sells at REI.  Then the Tokidoki Flower short sleeve sweatshirt hoodie.  And finally the Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier (who designed for Ed Hardy) fancy wool and cashmere cardigan hoodies.  Also the super cute Ambition red coat that sells at Nordstrom. Grand total $46.

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$67 spent. $500 potential gain.

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “Doc Martens, Snow White Huggums & New Diesel Kees Jeans”

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Back to the thrift store after a couple of weeks of disruption including Spring Break and birthdays.  Now that the garage sale season has also kicked in, I am always a little less eager to spend too much on items that I know I can get much cheaper on Saturday morning.  But I found several things on 75% off sale.  Starting with the Diesel Kees Jeans with $190 new price tag marked down to under $5.  Along with the 75¢ Steve Madden Mary Janes and the under $5 Doc Martens.

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Over in housewares I found the adorable, vintage, looks-never-used “Old King Cole was a Merry Old Soul” blanket for under $3 and the Russ Berrie Pink Flamingo Mug for 45¢.

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The rest of the day was spent in toys including the Professor Owl toy, the Hallmark Cassidy, The Interactive Story Buddy, a Hallmark Santa that plays music, a Disney Drooler Dog from 102 Dalmatians, a Muppets Animal on a sled that plays music, a Little Mommy First Bloom Doll, a Madame Alexander Snow White Huggms, an Applause Ernie, a Disney Sleepy beanie doll, a Hanna Barbera Dog, a Mattel Eeyore and a Christmas Hello Kitty, all twelve for about $15.

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