Saturday, May 30

Just ONE garage sale!

Join the fun over at Rhoda's to see what everyone found on Today's Thrifty Treasures!

I wasn’t planning to go garage saling on Saturday. BUT, on the way to my daughter’s house to pick up some yard tools I stopped at just one sale. Just one. Look at all of the pretty things I found there!

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Okay, I know you can see it! The doll house! It belonged to the girl who was having the sale. She said her father made it for her when she was a child. Her mother had been keeping it for her grandchildren but they got tired of waiting I guess? I’m so glad! I had a doll house when I was a little girl too. I’m saving this one for MY future grandchildren! For now I’m just going to have fun fixing it up!

Just look at all of the pretty details!

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Love the porch, the railing and the blue shutters! The windows have real glass in them too!

Look at the little transom over the front door!

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Aren’t these little window boxes cute? They even have flowers in them!

The house does need some work, as most older homes do…

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The living room carpet needs to be vacuumed. The stairs have no railing – not up to code. Plus there are wallpaper issues…

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There is even crown molding and chair railing. The house has no plumbing so I won’t have to worry about that!

I’m going to have such a good time restoring this little cottage! There’s nothing a little imagination and hard work can’t fix though. I’m sure it won’t take as long or cost as much at the 1920 bungalow I had in Sanford, FL!

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There is even a deck off the upstairs master bedroom! How fun is that?!

Hope you have a good day today. I’m so glad I decided to stop at this sale! You just never know what you might find out there!

Blessings, Kathi

Recap: dollhouse $15, four blue Ball jars $1, four curtains $1, Wedgewood floral plate 25 cents, two wooden boxes 50 cents, white basket 10 cents, big wooden box filled with handmade blocks $1 (not pictured), wooden recipe box with pretty flowers 25 cents, blue and white ceramic pot 50 cents, small rhinestone brooch 10 cents, small mirror 10 cents, heavy glass vase 10 cents. I did good!


  1. You did better than "good" did GREAT! You are going to have so much fun restoring that dollhouse. The possibilities for it are endless! :)

  2. Unbelievable. The columns, gingerbread eaves, transoms over the door, shutters and window boxes...

  3. Hey Kathi! You really did good today!! What a doll house. I'm impressed.

    I've been out mowing the yard but didn't finish. I felt so weak, then I remembered I still have walking pneumonia. Decided to rest in bed for a while. John put in a new bedroom window and is painting. We still don't have those shutters up. LOL


  4. What great finds! And the doll house is just amazing. You are going to love fixing that up! Have fun with your treasures.


  5. Hi Kathi! Don't you just love doll houses? Luna has one and it even has it's own furniture. She loves it! I love playing house with her... it brings me back some good ol' memories... Have a great Sunday!

  6. What an adorable fixer-upper! Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting on my colander light. :)

  7. Hi Kathi,
    This is my first visit to your blog, discovered you through the Hooked on Fridays blog party. That dollhouse looks like a lot of fun. I once saw a magazine article about bringing your dollhouses out at Christmas time and decorating them for the season. I have always thought that was such a great idea. Have fun redecorating!

  8. Lucky girl! I have always wanted my own dollhouse. You are going to have many a fun hour decorating that house. Take lots of pics!

  9. What a cute doll house! I would have bough it too...

  10. Looks like you are going to have fun with that dollhouse yourself! Looking at yours, I just realized that I have 4 dollhouses. Me, a grown woman. One from my childhood, in the basement, and 3 in the attic. Thanks for reminding me! Yours is cute, by the way!

  11. What a steal that dollhouse was! Great deal, Kathi!

  12. You did a great job and the sale ! I love those that you just happen upon and score ! I love how you did your recap of prices at the end....I can't believe that lady sold the dollhouse her Daddy made for her :o( Oh well you will appreciate it and hopefully your grandchildren one day will too !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  13. Great finds. I had a dollhouse when I was younger, but never finished it. This one is way cooler though!

  14. Wow! The dolls house for $15? You got a great buy!! You will love fixing it up - it is addictive.

  15. what a great blog and some great finds! :)

  16. Beautiful doll house. You are going to have so much fun re-doing it. Can't wait to see photos of the work in progress. :)

  17. scored big time. Those blue Ball jars are amazing. And that little girls would DIE for that. I cannot believe she was selling it. I am way too sentimental for that, especially if my dad had made it for me!


  18. great dolls house, what fun it will be to do it up, such a cool one too, you don't see em like that anymore...


  19. Kathi, those are great finds! See, you just never know what one stop will do, do you? What a cute dollhouse & those Ball jars were a steal. Thanks for joining the fun again.

  20. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I'm enjoying reading everyone's posts too! There are so many great bloggers out there! I'm following many of them to see what they do next!
    Blessings, Kathi

  21. Hi! Have fun with that doll house. It looks so cute. Hope you post some in-progress pics.
    Mary Lou

  22. That's a charming little house...and certainly cannot beat the price!

  23. Hi Kathi
    You got some great deals at that garage sale, especially the dollhouse. It's adorable. Thanks for coming to my porch party today.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  24. Hi Kathi,
    You'll have to keep us updated on decorating the "new house"'s darling. Great finds!!
    I just lOVE GARAGE SALES!!!
    Thank you for your comments about Scout!! Much appreciated.
    Deb :)

  25. I love the dollhouse! What a great find! If I ever run across one I'm going to get it as I've always wanted one. Great finds!

  26. Awesome finds, that dollhouse is so cute and unique. I love the jars too.