I have a had a great week! I started a new drug ( Cimzia) for my RA and it is working wonders! No pain…..period! Energy like I haven’t had it a year or better and feeling much less depressed, it is amazing how constant pain can mess with you…..plus this is an injection I can take in my own home, no more two and half hour infusions! Yeah!
As most of you know I collect vintage children’s story books and paper dolls, I have been looking for one for quite some time called Dolls from Storyland, it is from the 1940’s and made by Merrill.
I found this on EBay and was so surprised at the mint condition!
No wrinkles, bends, nothing! Couldn’t wait to see it…..this I show it showed up……UGLY, and BAD!
The back cover…..
The cutout doll……
Totally ruined! The seller apparently did not know that you do not put items like this thru the mail without cardboard or a box……I was so angry! An item that had lasted all these years, ruined…..I asked for a refund and they gave it, but it was still upsetting as I am still on the hunt not for the book…..FYI…ALWAYS sandwich expensive vintage ephemera of any kind in heavy heavy cardboard, or better yet, a box….or this is what happens when the USPS machines get ahold of it…..
Now the Good……:)
I went to an antique store the other day after reading Meri’s post….lol… and I found some sweet items! I am going to be opening up an online store later this year called Broadway and Fifth, after the candy store I adored as a child…so I am trying to find good buys on fun items to resell…..
A few though, are staying with me! :)
A wonderful old rolling pin, and a jar full of vintage coffee scoops! I will be selling most of the scoops….
Some great embroidery patterns…..I love the Mexican motif ones, I might just try them on dish towels…..
And a set of cross-stitch roosters I though were old….but look at the Target price tag! Still from a while back ….
Some really fun vintage children’s clothespins in translucent colors….
And my favorite piece……
Ta-Da! I have been looking for one of these for a long time also, and never could fine one in decent shape….this one is GREAT!
Love the graphics and the wood wheels…it isn’t as musical as it once had been but still wonderful!
So all in all things are looking up…..it took quite some time but today is a great day! Thanks for stopping by….
Spoke with Viv , and I am going to be doing the Easter Swap, it will be a one on one swap and I will have details in the next week….so if you want to join keep it in mind, but please DO NOT leave a message here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on the swap post which will be coming next week….:) Thanks!