Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My $2 “Wednesday Wee Ones”

I get a lot of enjoyment from thrift store finds!

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And when I saw this little doll bed for $2, I knew it would be perfect for the doll room.

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It was a little rough but I took a damp cloth and cleaned it up in the garage.

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And then I placed a vintage towel in the bottom and looked around for baby quilts.

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I ended up choosing an old pillow sham (from another trip to the thrift store).

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Then I took the second sham and folded it up like a pillow.

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Betsy got to climb out of the baby crib and have her very own bed, along with her sleepy time bear and a kitten.

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I just love playing with something like this.

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(Betsy is a Lloyd Middleton doll)

$2 brought me a lot of happiness this week.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

Don’t forget to

Take time to PLAY!!!

45 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

So sweet, does Wendy have her own bed?

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

ann said...

So cute, Diane. The doll bed is vintage and what a find. Never find good stuff like that here at thrift stores. Good stuff ends up on garage sales then in pricey antique malls. Baby Betsy looks so comfortable in her new bed. Of course, we must play.

Stephanie said...

Good morning, dear Diane! Your doll bed is simply perfect and the sham (clever idea, by the way) is very sweet - it looks like a hand sewn quilt :)

I agree, take time to play! Thanks for the reminder, my friend. And thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is just adorable - $ 2.00 well spent my friend.

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice finds, Diane! I'm sure your dolls come alive at night and party while you're sleeping! :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The doll bed is adorable, but not as cute as your dolls! Smiles here!
hugs,
Linda

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How cute! You need a granddaughter to PLAT with, too! I loved playing house/dolls with my grandgirls when they were littler. That is a darling cradle and so cute all "dolled" up. xo Diana

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diane, she is just beautiful and I still love to play dolls! What a sweet find!

Hugs,
Nancy

Susie said...

Diane, I love how you used those pillow shams. So clever. That doll is adorable. I would have been in heaven as a child, having a doll like her. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Mildred said...

I love thrift stores too. That doll bed is precious and great idea with the double wedding ring shams. I don't have children/grands but I have always loved baby dolls. Wishing you a blessed day.

Home Meadows said...

Very sweet. What a great find and it looks wonderful all dressed up in it's new bedding. Have a great day, Heather

Diane said...

Wow-- what a deal!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

She is cute. In some of the photos it was almost as if a tear was running down her cheek.
Hugs,
Arlette

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the little bed is a treasure for sure. The dollie looks so cute too. I love how you used the pillow shams for pillow and quilt - clevers Wish you could come over and we could play with our dolls together.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Awww, what a sweet set-up you created. Congrats on the great $2 find.

20 North Ora said...

I have that same doll bed and think it is so cute. Laynee loves to play with it when she is here.

Have a great day!

Judy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a great find! Love the quilted sham too. Your baby looks right at home with her little friends.
Blessings,
Cindy

BeachGypsy said...

Diane that is absolutely adorable! i have my moms old antique doll bed and i treasure it!

Melanie said...

Betsy is precious! I have such a soft spot for baby dolls and your doll bed is a wonderful find!

Carla from The River said...

Sweet as can be. I love her eyes. :-)

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your $2.00 find. And what Magic you added to it; by dressing it all up with quilts and the cutest little baby doll. What a joyful thing to be able to look at and play with.

Musings from Kim K. said...

$2 is a wonderful find. Keep on playing!

Lady Linda said...

I adore dolls and doll bed and doll quilts! A great find and what fun. Thanks for sharing.
Linda

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

It is amazing how just a few little treasures can make one feel so happy and excited inside! :) Love your $2 find! It's so very sweet, and what a steal!! Looks like your doll is right at home and snuggled in! So cute!! :) Have a happy day!! xo Holly

Arlene said...

love that sweet baby doll!!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You really fixed up and made the crib look so nice! It is finally sunny and warmer here and spring flowers are blooming all over the place! Yay! Enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie xo

Shug said...

Fabulous find.....! aren't those lashes just precious. Someone's trash became your Treasure... happy you found this bed.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Beautiful! What a great buy my friend.

Gina said...

Diane, I'm back after several months of not blogging. Our house has sold and we found a new one! Busy busy!

Love your treasures that you found! I hope there is a good thrift store in my area of NC.

Gina

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a lucky find and I love the quilt. Betsy sure looks comfortable. Thanks Diane for sharing at VIParty.

Linda Kay said...

How precious are those dolls and the little quilt.

cynthia lee designs said...

So sweet...what a great find!!
~Cindy

Debby said...

So adorable. I love doll beds. I like how you used tbe quilts.

Danice said...

Wow, what a great find on the $2.00 doll bed. I have been looking for one myself. The doll is adorable. She sure looks happy in her new bed. The quilts are also great finds, and beautiful. You did really well on these items :)

Kelly-Anne said...

What a darling dolly, Diane! And you gave her such a sweet little bed! I believe that one is never too old to play with dolls...they bring so much pleasure, don't they??
Have a wonderfully blessed and special day!
Hugs to you,
Kelly-Anne

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

She is adorable and I enjoyed all of the old quilts and beds in the prior post as well. :)

Ariadne said...

Nice find!But the doll is so real!AriadnefromGreece!

Sarah Beth said...

Oh my, Betsy is such a sweetie! I'm sure she loves her new bed -- it looks so pretty and comfy!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What an adorable little doll bed. Our granddaughter would love playing with it.

Jean Berryessa said...

What a find and such a lovely venue. I just love her adorable face. Hugs.

Kathy said...

I don't know how I missed this post. That little bed is just adorable!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!! me encanta la cuna con el bebé, besos

Maggie Ann said...

How sweet!

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
I think we need a play date! I love that sweet doll and cradle! The quilted pillow shams are the perfect size for a quilt and pillow! I love that you have a doll room!
xo
Linda

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a sweet doll and cradle.