RSS
 


Alexandra Koukinova Russian Cloth Dolls

24 Jul

720142

Last Sunday I went to a couple of garage sales where I picked up these amazing Russian cloth dolls. Getting back home I used my vast researching skills to type “Russian Cloth Doll” into the internet and looked at a long list of images to find similar versions.  Sure enough, I found that they were from Alexandra Koukinova depicting traditional festive dress from various regions of the country:

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 1.11.21 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 1.10.34 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 1.10.38 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 1.10.42 PM

What’s more, their prices range from $100-$800:

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.22.23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.31.34 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.30.15 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.29.45 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.29.38 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.24.59 PM

From their website you find that the dolls are not that old, and it is difficult to find the “textile” dolls:

Alexandra” Company was created in 1989 in Moscow . Alexandra Koukinova – a graduate of School-Studio of the Moscow Art Academic Chekhov Theatre and a member of the Union of artists of Russia – is the main artist and the foundress of the Company “Alexandra” creates exquisite hand made porcelain art (including portrait) collection and souvenir dolls, which are fulfilled with historical reliability, unexcelled mastery and top quality. More than 100 designs of textile, clay and porcelain dolls were made for years of existence of the Company.

Exclusive art collection porcelain dolls are produced in the single copy (unique au thor’s dolls) or in limited editions – from 3 up to 35 pieces in a series. Porcelain souvenir dolls are produced up to 150 pieces in a series.

If you want to buy unique uncommon outright gift, please, contact us – any art hand made doll of “Alexandra” Company – whether it be a diminutive porcelain souvenir either an exclusive author’s or collection porcelain doll, is the indispensable exquisite detail in design of an interior , which will decorate each house, will make it even more warm and more cozy.

More information on Alexandra herself:

Alexandra Koukinova was born in Russia in 1964. She is also known as Sasha.  From a young age she used to draw and sew dresses for her dolls. She also used to study fashion books. In 1983 she began studying in a Theatrical Institute and became a theatre costume designer. She eventually started making dolls during the breaks between theatre performances. She then made her first cloth doll.  The Company started in Moscow in 1989. Her cloth dolls wore costumes representing various regions of Russia. They were exquisitely decorated with beadwork and she paid great attention to detail. She later made dolls with porcelain heads and limbs.

 The dolls I have shown are 24″ with amazing detail.  I have them listed on Etsy.

 

Sunday Sales: “The Monster High Dolls & The Russian Dolls”

23 Jul

720141

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

A friend had told me of a garage sale a neighbor was having on that Sunday.  So I headed on over just before the starting time of 10:00.  I immediately spotted the cookie sheet full of Monster High Dolls, plus a couple of Liv Dolls.  For all 12 I paid $15.  Then I also picked up the Lalaloopsy doll, the Furreal Friends puppy and the Jaba the Hutt at $1 each.  Heading to my car, I saw that another neighbor was putting things out.  I wandered over and grabbed the Our Generation Doll, the Monsters Inc. Sully, the two Furbys and the Train Top, all for $5. Then I saw the large cloth dolls laying in their plastic bags.  I asked her about them and she said they were given to her by her mother-in-law.  Under one’s skirt was a note written in Russian, and so I surmised they must be Russian.  I asked her how much and she said she didn’t know.  After pondering a moment, she said $20 for the three and then had to run in the house.  When she came back out I said, okay, I would take them, and handed her a $20.  More on those dolls later but they’re worth at least over $100 each.  All spent? $43.  And I already sold one of the Monster High Dolls for $20, so I’m almost halfway there.  Total Potential Gain?  At least $750.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.58.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.43.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.41.13 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.39.52 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.36.33 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.35.33 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.34.06 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.30.14 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.28.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.24.51 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 2.08.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.53.19 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.52.16 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.51.31 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.48.44 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.48.15 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.45.49 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.31.34 PM

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

 

 

Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “The Annalee Dolls, The Lundby Doll House & The Swatch Watches”

22 Jul

71914GS

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

This recap has taken me three days to write because, as you can see, I found a lot of stuff.  Not just a lot of stuff, a ton of stuff.  First stop I found a pile of Toy Story Jessie Dolls and the Candy Lunch Box, some Hello Kitty Ornaments, and some Star Wars Action Figures and an Ornament, all for $10.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 4.30.39 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.55.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.43.05 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 9.34.11 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.40.11 PM

Then over to a bit of a scary situation which turned out to be an estate clean-out.  The great-grandmother was 96 when she passed.  At the end of the driveway was a bin of very large and some small old Annalee Dolls.  I know people collect them and I asked the guy how much.  “For the whole bin?”  “Well, yeah okay?”  “How about $10?”  I wasn’t even sure I wanted the whole bin but I agreed.  And inside I also found three Swatch Watches new in their cases!  Crazy.  Plus a bunch of vintage Avon and Hallmark ornaments.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 11.59.44 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.53.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.53.13 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.52.31 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.51.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.13.21 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 11.42.24 AM

The Toy Story Theme continued as I hit an annual block sale where this nice guy was giving stuff away for next to nothing.  I was so jealous of the guy ahead of me who walked away with a pile of unopened Lego Sets, all for $10.  But I didn’t do too badly.  I found a pile of Toy Story toys and other unopened toys, plus a pile of ERTL Diecast metal Thomas Trains, plus a Lundby Dollhouse and two garages in their boxes, all for the grand total of $35.  Total steal.  After making my rounds around the block, returning back to my car parked by his sale, he called me back to pick out some dollhouse furniture from a box, where I also found the vintage Flying Nun Doll, all for free.

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 1.04.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 1.05.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.41.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.41.23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.08.16 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 9.32.44 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.29.00 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 8.29.41 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 8.19.35 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 7.56.37 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 9.24.01 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 9.03.04 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 9.15.39 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 9.21.10 PM

Across the street from the guy, was an older couple selling a ton of cool vintage items.  For $20 I walked away with some great stuff like old Fisher Price Little People, two Starbucks Holiday mugs, Kelly & Tommy clothing, a vintage Annie Doll and outfits and so much other stuff I can’t even remember…

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.39.36 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 8.16.39 PM

Down the street I found a Fisher Price Little People House and Farm and bag of people, all for $5.

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.46.18 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.46.00 AM

I headed over to another block sale where I picked up a few Hallmark ornaments and two German Bruder Trucks for a buck each.

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.52.42 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.52.11 AM

A quick stop on a street with inconvenient parking, everything was $1 or less.  I picked up the Seahorse, the Curious George Book, the Matchbox Dino Volcano and a Gymboree purse: $4 total.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.15.43 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.25.15 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.24.37 PM

I stopped by a repeat sale and picked up two more Thomas Dam trolls at a dollar each, and then I stopped for a sign to find yet another repeat sale where I had hit the motherlode of Polly Pockets before.  This time I hit the motherlode of Barbie stuff including the Barbie suitcase, classroom, wicker set, dolls, baby, crib and then even some vintage Liddle Kiddles, all for $20.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 4.01.25 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.31.17 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.22.19 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.48.21 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.51.07 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.05.10 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.04.26 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.03.26 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 6.03.06 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 5.20.11 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 5.19.27 PM

Off to the other side of town, I stopped by one on the side of the road, literally, of a parking lot.  Where I found a pile of Skylanders and a Betsey Johnson Betseyville bag, all for $12.  All of the Skylanders are worth in the neighborhood of $100.  A few more sales and I only found the Wedgwood Peter Rabbit set for $2.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 3.12.54 PM

As you may have guessed, I haven’t even gotten through to research every teeny tiny item I picked up that day. I estimate I spent about $140 and I predict I could make $2,750.00.  Time will tell.

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

 

A Friday Garage Sale & Thrift Shop Stop

21 Jul

71814

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

I ran to a garage sale Friday morning where I found the cowboy boots, some shoes for myself, the two Starbucks mugs and the VTech  Tote N Go Laptop, all for $4.  Then I figured I had a few more minutes to spare, so I ran into my local Goodwill.  There I found a brand new Tommy Bahama shirt for $1.99, a Teatro Olivia playset for $3.49, a really cute Franchi Clutch for $4.49, a pretty fuchsia suede wallet for $1.99, an Oneida Deluxe Raggedy Ann & Andy plate for 99¢ and a Wild Wings Hummingbird mug for $1.99.  $15 and I was out of there. So for $19, I could make around $150.

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.42.56 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.34.42 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.30.45 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.28.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.49.41 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.22.32 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.57.10 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 12.56.37 PM

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

 

Quick Thrift Store Trip: “The Gund Grover, The Go Diego Go Matchbox Set & The Vintage Girl Prints”

18 Jul

TS71714

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

A quick run into two of my favorite thrift shops netted me the above.  At the first I found the vintage 1972 Renaissance Prints for 50¢ each, the Ty Dora and Ty Boots at $1 each, the Purple Panda Littlest Pet Shop for 50¢ and a bag of toys for $1 totalling $4.50.  And at the second I found the Matchbox Go Diego Go for $2, the Gund Grover for $1 and the Boyds Bears Moose for another $1, totalling $4.  For $8.50 I could gain $130:

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 2.00.54 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.54.49 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.52.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.50.31 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.49.36 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.45.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 1.42.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 2.07.51 PM

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

 

Stitch Fix: I Have Some Suggestions For You

17 Jul

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 12.47.38 PM

I had been hearing about StitchFix.com from friends and on the radio.  It’s a site where you put in your “Style Profile” and they will send you a box of five clothing items that should fit you and that you should like twice a month, once a month or every other month.  So I figured I would check out the website.  At first, I learned that I have to pay the stylist $20 which will go toward my purchases and that each item runs approximately $55-65 depending on whether you’re reading the intro page or the Frequently Asked Questions. Let’s do the math of averages.  At five items, that would be $300 – $20 = $285 per box.  You do get 25% Off if you buy the entire box which might bring your total down to approximately $215.  But that includes free shipping, which is appreciated. While quite shocked at that pricepoint, I found that you can specify the range of prices your normally pay for certain pieces, so I would be hoping my box would be on the lower cost end of the spectrum.  What the heck, I thought I’d go through the Style Profile Questionnaire.

Which was long.  They ask quite extensive questions about size and fit, which I appreciated.  But I was also asked to fill in my age (are they making a judgement about my style based on my age?), my occupation (are they making a judgement based on my occupation?), and they even ask if I’m a mom (are they making a judgement based on the fact that I’m a mom?).  I get that all of those things are somewhat pertinent, but I think there are far more pertinent things to ask that they don’t even ask. Like: Hair color, skin tone, eye color, favorite color, favorite jean brand/style, favorite clothing brands, favorite outfit, usual shoe heel height worn, best length of inseam, etc.  I was almost expecting to get out my tape measure and give them some measurements, which I was happy to do, but they didn’t ask for those either.  It would have been nice if they provided different body shape avatars to choose from to which you could perhaps add measurements.

Then they give you seven visual groupings of outfits and you’re asked how much you like each grouping.  For me, none of the groupings really fit my style, nor did I really like any of them.  I’m thinking they need to add a few more more, especially for the T-shirt & Jeans/Shorts Gal that occasionally needs something new, like me.

They do give you quite a long list of questions including preferred tone of jewelry, what additional styles you’d like to add to your wardrobe, prints and fabrics you avoid, and what general occasions to focus on.  But I was left wondering why they didn’t ask questions that would give them a better idea of what each person generally buys and would generally wear.  Why not ask people items they typically buy or are specifically looking for? Why not give a smattering of the pieces, such as the ones used in the visual outfit groupings, and have people click on the specific pieces they like?  Because while I may like one top in one grouping, I certainly don’t like the jeans or the shoes or the jewelry.  And why is every pair of jeans in those groupings cropped and washed out? (You can tell jeans are important to me.)

Which brings me to jeans, which are usually important to everybody.  Again, ask the brand and style that you buy.  Perhaps have another checklist:  Bootcut, Straight, Curvy, Skinny, Short, Ankle, Long, Low Rise, Trouser, Button Back Pocket, Dark Rinse, Medium, Color, etc., etc., I could go on.  Similar checkboxes could apply to tops, pants, skirts, etc.  And I’m worried they don’t even offer shorts…

And back to getting an idea of who I am and what would look best on me, perhaps allow another avatar creation where I adjust my hair color, eye color, skin color, body type, etc., so the stylist has the best idea who they’re shopping for.  Even better, allow us to upload a full-length and/or headshot photo of ourselves.

As of right now, I haven’t finished adding my shipping info to actually receive a box from Stitch Fix because I’m afraid that I won’t like anything and there would go my $20 for a failed experiment.  Especially since when I shop, each item I buy is usually under $20, even at fancy stores.  But I am curious.  Which leads me to encourage Stitch Fix to offer an introductory offer to new clients.  While they do have a Referral Program that gains you a $25 credit per referral, I need an initial coupon or some kind of deal that encourages me to even try the program before I’m going to go referring it to people I know.  Perhaps waiving the styling fee for the first time so that if I don’t like the box, I can return it with no harm done and I’m not out any money.  If Stitch Fix is secure I’m going to like at least one or two pieces and thinks that I’m going to keep coming back, I think it’s worth the risk.

All in all, a great idea/concept.  I just need more confirmation that they have enough information to find things that will fit me well, look nice, and that I will like at prices that I can afford.

 

Tokidoki for LeSportsac Bags

16 Jul

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.13.02 PM

Lately I’ve been finding a lot of Tokidoki for LeSportsac bags that remind me much of the Harajuku brand, (which I also have a lot of) because of their Japanese cartoon characters.  In order to accurately sell them, I had to research them to find out first and foremost, their value.  What I discovered what that these bags can fetch quite the pretty penny both new and pre-owned.  And searching deeper, I discovered a link that led me to a history of the different prints, when they were made and in which of the various LeSportsac styles:

http://www.tokidoki-blog.com/tokidoki-lesportsac-bag-archive/

Tokidoki has their own site: http://www.tokidoki.it.  The very sparse “About” page goes a little something like this:

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, tokidoki was founded in 2003 by designer Simone Legno and his partners Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold. An innovative line of apparel, handbags, cosmetics, accessories and more, tokidoki has built a worldwide following with its larger-than-life characters and designs. The brand’s cult status has fueled high-profile collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, LeSportsac, Onitsuka Tiger, Marvel, New Era, Hello Kitty, Fujitsu, Levi’s, Smashbox cosmetics, Xbox, T-mobile, Fornarina, Skullcandy and Medicom Toy.

tokidoki distributes its products to Nordstrom, Macys, Fred Segal, Karmaloop and approximately 1000 boutiques in more than 60 countries worldwide. tokidoki retail stores can be found in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Milan, Italy.

To learn more about the brand, perhaps it makes more sense to learn about its young designer, Simone Legno:

Simone Legno is the creative director and co-founder of tokidoki. Born in Rome, Italy, Legno, drew incessantly as a child. The boxes of chewed, broken and unsharpened pencils he adored as a kid were the beginnings of a passion for art that led to the eventual creation of tokidoki.it, Legno’s online portfolio which quickly grew into a globally distributed brand.

tokidoki means “sometimes” in Japanese. Legno, who has always had a deep love of Japan and fascination with world cultures, chose the word because he feels “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny, by chance or by meeting a new person”.  Simone’s special moment arrived when his designs drew the attention of entrepreneurs Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold, who spied the art on his personal website and convinced him to move to L.A. to start up a dynamic new partnership with them.

Simone has been a sought-after speaker around the world at museums, universities and conferences, from MOCA (the Geffen Museum-Los Angeles) to the Adobe MAX conference, UCLA, USC, the Flash Film Festival in San Francisco, Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Grafika Manila and many others.

“tokidoki is the hope, the hidden energy that everyone has inside, It gives us the strength to face a new day and dream about something positive and the hope that something magical will happen to us.” – Simone Legno

If you spot a Tokidoki bag for pennies, snap it up.  There’s sure to be a collector out there waiting to pay the big bucks:

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.01.35 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.01.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.01.21 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.01.14 PM

My Listings (click on image to be linked to listing):

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.02.51 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.10.34 PM

And Harajuku:

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.11.53 PM

 

 

$8 for Littlest Pet Shop = $425

15 Jul

LPS lot

Amazon

I lucked out again last weekend finding an entire Littlest Pet Shop carrying case full of over 50 figures.  I began listing them that day and before the weekend was up, three of the most expensive ones had already sold for a total of $80.  If it continues, I could have as much or more than $425 when they’re all gone.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 7.21.07 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 7.14.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 7.12.15 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 7.09.43 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 7.07.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 6.02.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 6.01.00 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.57.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.55.35 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.53.40 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.50.35 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.45.22 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.41.11 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.35.22 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.26.41 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.22.16 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.19.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.16.06 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.13.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.07.01 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 5.01.31 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 3.47.29 PMScreen Shot 2014-07-14 at 11.50.49 AM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.57.23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.53.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.51.07 PM
Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.46.58 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.43.19 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.40.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.37.55 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.36.10 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.35.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.28.23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.24.17 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.20.22 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.17.07 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.16.00 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.12.54 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.11.37 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.09.51 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.03.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.02.06 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 2.59.25 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 2.56.51 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 2.54.46 PM

Amazon

 

Garage Sale Recap: “Dept. 56 Houses, Vintage Dolls & A Steiff Pucki”

14 Jul

GS71214

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

The first few were duds, only scoring me the Curious George Jack in the Box for a buck.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.12.54 PM

On to one to which I was looking forward because they advertised massive amounts of dolls and all were $2 each.  This lady had a collection from all over the world.  I even found a Steiff Putz Gnome, a vintage Windup Santa that moves its head and rings a bell, a Singapore Airlines doll, a Hawaiian doll, even a Hunter Pence Bobble head and all for $22.  Plus I picked up the Playskool Igloo and Fisher Price Crib Soother at $1 each from another seller at the same sale.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.58.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.52.21 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.44.54 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.39.53 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.34.02 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.23.54 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 1.22.47 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.06.22 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.04.03 PM

Heading toward a repeat sale that always proves fruitful, a quick stop at a couple of others proved fruitful as well.  First the Tignanello metallic purse, Born and Guess Slides all for $7 at one, and then, once again, the Littlest Pet Shop MOTHERLODE, this time over FIFTY for $8.  Plus a Calico Critters house for $2.  Awesome.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.31.40 PM

Finally heading to the main event, there were police cars and parking nightmares everywhere as the local college was holding a swim meet.  Nevermind, I found a quick parking space and ran up to fill my arms with toys and not the locked up Coach purses I was hoping for (prices were too high).  I found a My Little Pony Ice Cream Truck, a pretty fairy jewelry box, a Mermaid Woodkins, a Fisher Price Little People Noah’s Ark, a Hallmark “All the Little Snow Angels” ornament, and another Hunter Pence Bobblehead.  All spent $14.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 3.47.33 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.53.25 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.45.59 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.45.45 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.42.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 2.42.21 PM

Pedaling backward, were a few more stops where I only found some cute Easter fabric.  Retracing my steps, I ventured even further to an outlying sale.  Good thing I did.  Found an awesome nightstand for my daughter for $5, plus two World Cup jerseys for $2 each and a Puma soccer ball fro $2 as well.  I also nabbed some Department 56 Christmas houses at $2 each just as I did the other day.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 4.01.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 3.55.51 PM

Last but not least was another out of the way sale at which I missed some New In Package Littlest Pet Shop sets that about sent me over the edge.  But okay.  The 50 for $8 I had nabbed before kept me somewhat sane.  At that sale I found a new Beyblade in the package, a Winnie the Pooh Rug Hook Kit, some small Goldilocks and rabbit house sets by Kubla Kids, some Hawaiian doll outfits and a Fox & The Hound Disney Picture Disc Record, all for $7.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 4.27.40 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 4.16.05 PM

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 4.13.23 PM

In the end, $69 spent for resale and a possible $800 to gain and I haven’t even quantified the Littlest Pet Shops yet…

Find My Finds:  Threadflip ~ Poshmark ~ Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ eCRATER

 

Men in Blazers: 2014 FIFA World Cup Highlight

11 Jul

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 12.48.53 PM

As I sit comfortably watching at the end of these 2014 FIFA World Cup Games because my team (Germany) is doing quite well, I am saddened that this part of the summer is drawing to a close and I won’t be watching hours of fútbol every day and I also won’t be seeing as much of Davo and Rob, a.k.a. Men in Blazers, anymore.  I won’t be hearing “HWOWH” or “tiny bananas” or the chant “Paul Carr Blows Your Mind, Say Paul Carr Blows Your Mind” on a regular basis. I won’t be laughing and pondering their insightful rundowns of each game, each player’s performance, and the amazing capabilities of everyone’s hair.  I won’t be wondering what the World Cupcakes will predict. I won’t be checking whose photo now graces the walls of Bob Ley’s basement-like, closet-sized Panic Room where the podcast is filmed.  Whatever will I do?

Watch them all over again, that’s what!  Their podcasts are readily available at ESPNFC.com or iTunes.  You can peruse the MeninBlazers.com website, you can Like their Facebook page, you can follow them on twitter @MenInBlazers.  Chant with me now, “Paul Carr Blows Your Mind, Say Paul Carr Blows Your Mind!!!!”

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
 
AWSOM Powered