Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Why I love thrift stores

I have been going to thrift stores now for about a year and this is something I didn't think I would ever do as I was a teddy bear maker and they didn't have things in the thrift stores that interested me.  

Boy was I wrong about me and thrift stores.  I probably hit the thrift stores now 2 to 3 times a week.  Of course, part of that is because I no longer do the teddy bears, although I have been having people say that they think I will start doing them again one of these days.  I don't think so because I am having too much fun with the dolls.

Now back to the thrift stores.  I think I have pretty much depleted all the dolls at these stores.  I am not finding them like I use too but then I know there are others out there doing basically like I am doing with the refurbishing the dolls.  Anyway, I started looking for doll furniture mainly for displays for my craft shows but that kind of got out of hand and now I have a ton of doll furniture and some recycled pieces that didn't start out as doll furniture.  I have enough stuff to start a store of my own.  

So I started this blog posting mainly to talk about my newest addition to my doll furniture.  This is a real baby cradle that I found at the thrift store.  It was in with all the other furniture and not where the toys or dolls are at.  I thought it odd that this cradle was with the regular furniture but then it is for a baby.  I have several doll beds to but I really fell in love with this cradle.  It looks old and it looks homemade and it does show wear and use.  Wouldn't it be great if it could tell us where it has been and if it ever was used for a baby.  I made a new cushion for the bottom and a pillow to match in a blue and white cotton and then I had to put one of the dolls in it.  This doll is an interactive doll and does several things but it also plays the song "Lullaby and Good Night".  I think it was made for this cradle.  What do you think?

1 comment:

Dale said...

I think the doll is perfect for the cradle - it looks almost real and makes me want sing a lullaby!