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Friday, April 10, 2015

Attack of the Bee Girls

Hi Guys,
 
I Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, it's Friday and it's raining like mad here but it's supposed to be sunny this weekend. as you can see I've been scouring the second hand stores..I picked up this great house for 10 dollars, it reminds me of one of those southern california tract homes...sort of like a Macmansion wannabe...the poor thing needs some love and a bit of work..she's half scale.  Ive never worked on half scale before ..you know me I lived in barbie scale and dabble in 1/12 ...nothing smaller than that..but this house spoke to me so I scooped her up :)
as you can see she needs some railing on her porch and some sliding doors for her patio, that's pretty easy ..as they say on rehab addict..put in the work!  (where the heck is Casey when you need her?)
 and the fireplace could use some love *no one is going to buy it with this big hole in the back for batteries..looks like this house was wired for electric furniture but with all the things missing....she was destined for the trash ..good thing I came along..I'll fix her up as best I can..
any ideas for the railing would be appreciated :)
 and this is a 1960's Tammy doll..shes missing her shoes but thats an easy fix and she's had a boil perm to fix her hair..she looks like shes ready to party Im debating if I should keep her ..that's the problem when you do this..you find dolls that you want keep but shouldnt..right now Im sitting on about 10 barbies that I need to repair..4 G.I. joes that need a little TLC and guns (seriously guys only buy GI Joes if they have guns with them..really guys..project much ..but to be fair women buy barbies for their shoes, clothes and cute hair right?) 

and this is the final showing of Rapunzel, her tower and her paint set...she does get a lot of interest and someone is always touching her trying to take her off the stand *sigh*  guess mom didn't teach them to look with their eyes

so that's about it..Im going to work in a few min's..Im working 3 to 11 now and them working at the strore on the weekends..my coworker Jenn turned me on to b12's *calm down it's a vitamin you can get it at any drug store*  it helps a lot cause Im dog tired when I get home..here's another tip if you are on your feet for 8 hours..get some insoles they really work


TTFN

Love
Marisa :)


she reminds me of a Liv Doll..speaking of Liv Dolls I have two now and I love them..so that's 2 monster high dolls 4 Barbie fashionista dolls 4 brats dolls 4 G.I Joes *I used to have 8 but 4 are at the store without guns..Im still debating with myself if I should make them*..have a great week :) oh and Im starting to like IZombie..it's pretty cool

17 comments:

  1. Love the little house!! I would have picked it up as well for that price! what a steal!

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    1. It was a bargain ' now I just need some time to work on it :-)

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  2. Hi Marisa, Good to hear from you! Thanks for the song on my blog too! Looks like that dollhouse has a lot of potential--great find. I used to buy stuffed animals to save them. I'd repair them, wash them, and donate them back to the Goodwill. After a while I had to stop. lol Good luck with all of your projects. xo Jennifer

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    1. That was a very kind thing to do Jennifer, if you ever do it again donate them to the police and fire department...it helps to comfort the children who have been in bad situations. Thanks for the luck....I'm gonna need it :-)

      Hugz
      M

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  3. I like the Tammy doll - sweet dress.

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    1. I like her too but I don't have room for her .....darn those barbies :-)

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  4. How could anyone refuse to save this sleeping beauty from a fate including garbage, demolition etc for only 10 dollars? Great you came along to the rescue of this darling little house that offers so many opportunities... and I have no doubt you'll become familiar with this smaller scale soon. Nice vignette for Rapunzel, no surprise that she's an eyecatcher for the customers.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you I'm going to give it my best shot :-)

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  5. Oh My Word! I haven't seen a Tammy doll for decades! What a Great find, Marisa! You know, I use to play with my brother's G. I. Joes and use them as boyfriends for my Barbies because I didn't like the look of Ken dolls back then. They were the Big Guys not the smaller versions that they made later. I did however, make them leave their guns at the barracks, whenever they came to pick up Barbie for a date. :))
    The 10 dollar dollhouse is always worth the Rescue! What a Scoop!

    elizabeth

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    1. It really is a find, I picked a few ken recently so now the barbies have dates ....I'm having fun in my little world :-)

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  6. I'm super interested to see how and what you do with this house. I love that chimney. You do wonderful resurrecting your dolls' hair. They look like new. I knew the tower would grab lots of attention.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  7. Esa casa es preciosa y además barata, una gran compra.

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  8. Greetings from Ukraine , Marisa !
    Congratulations on a wonderful purchase ! And - yes, it needs love . Do I understand correctly that the house opens into two parts ? And what do they hold - there special curtains to open ? Can not wait to see the house with furniture . And what ideas at the expense of the patio railing ? Come visit my blog - I will be very glad to such a positive friend who loves dolls as I ))

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  9. That house has a lot of potential, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  10. The house looks really great! I have never worked in half scale either, but I would love to try some day =)
    Rapunzel looks great outside the tower!
    Hannah

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  11. Hi Marisa, What fun you will have renovating your find. Although sounds like you have a lot of things happening.
    I have quite a collection of GI Joes and their backpacks, guns et al. They belonged to my sons and I bought them ( yes, it is true I actually paid them not to sell them at a garage sale).
    I packed them away in the hope that one day I would have grandchildren. My sons did all the gun stuff with them but they really enjoyed making flying foxes so the GI Joes could fly out of trees, off balconies or hot air balloon somewhere.
    I was constantly picking up the accessories even though I was often tempted to vacuum them instead.
    Well it paid off, now the grandchildren play with them on the beach - making forts, swimming pools etc. The accessories - well I'm still picking them up!
    Be happy,
    regards Janine

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    1. That's why I collect so much stuff, image very young nieces who love dolls...I makes me very happy to see them playing

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