Saturday, April 28, 2012

We Went To Garage Sales

My Daughter and I got up early yesterday and went to a community wide garage sale.  We spent the day there.  There were many sales and we did not get to a third of them.  I thought I would share with you a few doll purchases we made.  I do not usually buy the newer porcelan dolls as I love the old dolls unless I want the clothing and shoes, but sometimes one just  calls my name.  The first doll is "Savannah" by Connie Johnston.  I really bought her for the  cowgirl outfit she is wearing, but she sort of appeals to me and I may keep her. She is in very good condition except she is dusty.

This doll I bought for his cute sweater
and cap.  He has a very cute face and I will probably enjoy him for a while, them use his clothes on another doll and donate him to our local thrift Store. 
Yesterday I also found some old doll patterns to add to my collection of doll patterns.  They were from the 1950's -1960's.  I was thrilled to find them.

This is a small Indian doll my Daughter bought.  Read the seperate article  on this doll.


  1. Oh, what fun! What patterns did you find? Those get me so excited, I'm afraid the seller will notice and put the price up. :)

  2. Nice finds! I especially like the Indian Skookum doll. Or at least that's what it looks like. They are very collectible.

  3. The Indian doll is indeed a Skookum. I will be doing an article on them in a few days.
    I found some old 50's simplicity patterns for Toni and a 60's pattern for ken and several 60's Barbie Patterns and also two of the doll pattern booklets of knitted clothes for Barbie. A great find as I collect the old doll patterns to sew and dress my dolls by. I have quite a few and I used to sell copies of them.

  4. Hello from Spain: Savannah is a very pretty doll. I like the clothes she is wearing. I congratulate you for shopping. Keep in touch.