I was going through some things and found this little yellow duck from my childhood toys. I don't have many things from my childhood and am so glad to have this. I thought it belonged to a Little Kiddles doll.
So I did a little research and indeed it did! It was an accessory to the Little Diddle doll. You can see a picture of it here. I'm glad I know that now. :)
Recently I made my first online purchase from Earth Angels Studios for a new/old toy, a frozen charlotte on a vintage crocheted sachet. I learned about Earth Angels Studios when I attended the Country Living Fair in October. I also ordered some red millinery berries. It was all packaged so sweet - it even included a piece of chocolate.
Oh my goodness, this delightful purchase has everything I like: crochet, ribbon, bling, buttons, pearls, millinery flowers and a tiny frozen charlotte. It was made by Sue Parker. She also makes fabulous pin cushions with little figures on top of them. I love her work so much!
I put it with my lady pincushion.
Then look at what I recently found - pin cushions. I love them and appreciate the work that went into making them.
Here are some new/old toys from other recent antiquing trips. I know you're probably saying...more buttons? You know, I can't get enough buttons. I even got a little bling as you can see at the top of the photo and a crocheted heart at the bottom.
I was amazed with the sizes and quantities of these buttons. They are large buttons, 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
I also found tart tins. I had been looking for some for a long time but could only find jello molds. The day I purchased these I found them at two different shops! It's funny how that works. I now have several heart shaped ones just in time for Valentine's Day! The tart pans are smaller than the jello molds and provide for a different kind of mixed media project.
This ballerina necklace was an interesting find. I have plans for her and will share them soon! I also have use for the bling and fringe.
When I was a little girl I carried around a fluffy lamb with me while I walked around the house in my plastic high heels. This pretty pink plastic one called out to me...
I know I was wearing this bracelet while I was walking around the house in my little heels carrying my beloved lamb. I didn't purchase it though - such restraint for once!
I'm finding pretty white and gold cups and saucers along the way too
and tea strainers. Makes me think of Downton Abbey.
Have you found any new/old toys lately?