Saturday, April 23, 2011

Estate Sale Doldrums

The holiday weekend made it a quiet day for estate sales. It wasn't a total loss though. I found a couple of good treasures.

My favorite find of the day was this vintage display shelf. It is made of metal, about 14" x 26" and a sweet, rusty blue. Can you guess what it was originally?

Here's a hint when you see it from the side.
It is a Doll-E-Bed by Amsco. It is from the 50s and was part of a bunk bed set. Here is a view of how it would normally be seen.
The only other item we found today was this chocolate pot with wooden handles. It is marked as Made in Italy. I love the shape of it.
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Time to relax with family and friends now. Happy Easter.

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36 comments:

  1. I love that display shelf/bunk bed! Fantastic! Great find!

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  2. L-O-V-E the babyblue doll bed. Totally shabby chic and beautiful vintage! :-)

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  3. The bed is so cool! Tiff Happy Easter!

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  4. Wonderful idea,I adore things like this!

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  5. That doll bed is fantastic and what a clever way to use it. Love it! Happy Easter to your family.

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  6. What a great creative way to change a cute dollie bed into a display!! Fab job!!!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  7. Lucky find on the doll bed! I love the new use as a shelf, especially the possibility of displaying cards and photos.

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  8. Brilliant idea to turn that sweet little bed into a shelf/display area!
    Tammy

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  9. What a creative eye you have - seeing a doll bed as a upright display case.

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  10. What you did with the bed is quite clever!! Stop over to enter a coffee burlap bag giveaway!

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  11. Genius so creative..Inspiring project and blog.

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  12. That chocolate pot is awesome. Love that shape.

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  13. SOOOO creative what you did with the doll bed!!

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  14. GENIUS! I would have never thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. OMG - how clever you are! Love it!

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  16. Awesome idea! That aqua color is beautiful--I'm liking aqua pieces with my tan walls right now. Sweet posting (love your header). Patty

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  17. Who would have ever thought of using that vintage doll bed for anything but that. Great idea.

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  18. I love this. What a great imagination you have!!

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  19. What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Linky Giveaway party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Sandy

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  20. The doll bed is sweet! I love it and the unique way you found to use it. What is sitting on the shelf? Is it a game or something?

    Benita

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  21. What a fun and imaginative way to repurpose a little dolly bed! I love it's color!!

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  22. Too cute and so fun!

    Janie
    http://romanticdomestic.blogspot.com/

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  23. What a great way to use a doll bed!

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  24. Benita of Butterflies & Seashells asked about what was sitting on the shelf. The answer is a vintage, tin, Junior Dial Typewriter by Mar Toys. Thanks for asking Benita.

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  25. Great find in that doll bed. Love that it is metal and it looks great as a shelf! And the chocolate pot is a cool retro find as well. Thanks for joining TTF. Have a great weekend!

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  26. Love the Blue Doll Bed, Your So Clever to thing Outside the Box & make it a Memo Center ~ Amazing!

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  27. I love the doll bed. I just don't have your creative mind to turn it and see it as a shelf. Wonderful idea.

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  28. There was a doll bed similar to yours at an auction I went to recently, but after it reached $30= I gave up - it sold for 45!!!!
    I love that you used it as a shelf - very creative.
    Thanks for linking to THT.

    Rhonda

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  29. whoa, that is some vision to go from doll bed to cute and different display piece. that's amazing!

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  30. Lynda - This is adorable and i love the baby blue too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  31. This is SO fun!!! :) Love the color of the bed frame!!! And such a creative idea! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  32. I love the doll bed-turned-shelf! And the color is terrific!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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