Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Little Thrifting

Gentle Friends, last Saturday we were out and about and I found a couple of really great things.....

... we hit the most of the same places we normally do and at the last "Goodwill" was this super, small ladderback child's chair.  I saw it sitting on the top of a dresser on the "on sale" side of the furniture room... so not only did I get a really wonderful early 19th-century chair - but I got it on sale.  I usually just glance at the furniture since our home is just stuffed with so much already.  However, occasionally there is that special little piece that I can "just" squeeze in.... so home it came.  I also found the pair of early and rare "Venice" transferware dessert plates. 

.... so what to do with the little chair.  I had packed up a little doll that my Grandmother had made back in the 60's.  It was one of the things I kept after she passed.  I remember it sitting in her kitchen when they lived in Charlotte before my grandfather retired and they moved to Florida.  All the years they lived in Florida I never saw it again until we were going through things after she passed.  So I kept it and now have a cute chair for her to sit on again.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Edgar,
    That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! Love the chair and the doll is a beautiful keepsake!

    San Pedro, CA

  2. Swoon.............The chair is a treasure and is perfect for your very special doll. Your grandmother must have been an excellent seamstress. Just looking at your photo makes me swoon!

  3. Wow what a great find! Beautiful chair!

  4. That little chair is the perfect place for the doll. How special to have a doll that you remember your Grandmother making. The plates are lovely too.

  5. I love the little chair. I wish the dolls that my grandmother made (and had me paint faces on) had not disappeared when she passed. I would love to have one as a memory of her. Thankfully she gave me a couple of quilts that I still have.

  6. Love the chair!! The doll looks quite at home in it. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. What a beautiful jealous. The doll is perfect for the chair.

  8. Dearest Edgar: The doll is adorable and the chair wow you found a treasure for sure, the plates are stunning.
    It is always a pleasure to see what you and Rico find on your hunts for treasures.


  9. Hi Edgar!!! Long time no see. Love your pics, the chair is adorable. And on sale to boot? Of course you couldn't pass that up!!! Hoping you've been well, and things are going great for you! Love and hugs from Julie and Yes Dear. (It's been YEARS since I've blogged or read blogs, so you may not remember me.)


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