One of my favorite dollhouse finds of all time is the little teapot I like to use as a bathroom sink in my 1/12 scale dollhouse. I happened to find it one day when I was at an antique shop with my mom, and just had to have it. At $6, the teapot was comparable to the price of an actual dollhouse sink, but I think it has so much more character. So today when my job took me to an antique shop in Nitro, WV, I couldn't help myself: I had to look for more super awesome dollhouse pieces.
|This is the piece that inspired today's search. Still one of my all-time favorite|
|This is actually a little sewing box for needles, bobbins, and pins. I think|
it would make a great Barbie doll dresser.
|This little ceramic chair needs some legs, but it would be great in a tiny|
|This pin-cushion is the right size for a coal-bucket or kindling at a tiny|
fire place. More suitable for Barbie than Joe, methinks.
|I love this tiny little iron stove. It comes with a bucket, a pot, and two|
skillets. This one is too large for 1/12 scale dollhouses, but it might work
for Joe's rustic hunting cabin. I really loved this piece, and it's probably
worth the $30 price tag (but I'm cheap).
|These jewelry pieces are "petit point" (tiny needlepoint) and perfect|
for hanging on the parlor wall or in a frilly bathroom.
|This little tin bench would be perfect for Barbie's rose garden. This isn't|
a great picture, but I got a little excited when I found this.
|Nestled among some ceramic knick-knacks, I found another pincushion/|
mini chair that could be converted for dollhouse use.
|Another coal bucket! The Joes could use this in their cabin in the woods,|
beside the iron stove.
|Or maybe their house isn't so rustic... maybe the Joes live in the city, and this|
mailbox is right outside their house... It's just the right size. Maybe one of
Barbie's 10,000 jobs is postal worker? Wouldn't surprise me.
|Can you guess what this is? (Besides the obvious, of course) It's a salt|
and pepper shaker--sized to work in a 1/12 scale dollhouse.
|What's that up on the shelf? A wooden chair that would fit the Barbies and|
Joes--this would look great on a front porch, or in the living room.
|You can't see it very well, but locked in this glass case is a coffee grinder|
and a scale.
Most of these items were marked for $8 or less, which is not bad compared to the price of ready-made dollhouse furniture. Still not as good as the $1 stuff I've found at Dollar Tree, but there's a lot more variety here that can ad all kinds of character and charm to your dollhouse.
So, if you've made it this far in the post, you deserve a reward. But there's a catch: you have to guess which item I bought today. Let's make it more interesting--the first person who guesses correctly wins a prize!
Leave your guess in the comments below :)