Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Girls Afternoon Out and New Finds

This past Saturday, the girls and I had a spur of the moment Girls Afternoon Out. We headed out to our city's Old Town Square, where there was a 4th of July celebration going on. We visited the shops, drank raspberry punch and had a fun time together.

We stopped by our favorite antique/junk store and Grace fell in love with this beautiful Native American doll.

Tiny moccasins.

Doesn't she have a pretty face? Her eyes close when you lay her down and she is holding a little papoose.

We also went to "The Pink House" which is a neat gift shop. It's a very old house with lots of rooms, narrow staircases and an hidden attic room where they display their Christmas decorations.

I bought these sticker sheets at a great price of $0.67 each.

I found some old hankies and plan on adding a little embroidery to the corners.

And finally two old rusty keys for my collection.

Thank you for looking at our new finds!


Adrienne said...

It sounds like a fun afternoon out. You found some great things. I love the little Native American doll. What a treasure!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I'll be back soon to see what you are up to!

Rebecca said...

I used to have an Indian doll very much like your daughters. I bought it years ago at "South of the Border" for my doll collection.

LouAnneL said...

What neat finds! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

What a lovely day out, Kel! Grace and I get away together but I can't wait 'til she's older and it's a true Mother/Daughter experience. :o) How fun!

What a precious doll...I LOVE THE PAPOOSE!

Terri said...

What a fun afternoon. I love the finds!


Unknown said...

Hi Kelli
I love your finds. That little doll is adorable!

I have an award for you on my blog...when you have time stop by and pick it up!

LBP said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time. I have an indian doll very similar to your daughters!



ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

I had that EXACT Indian doll as a child. How fun seeing it again! I hope she enjoys it.
Glad you had a wonderful afternoon out.

Anonymous said...

I love the doll

Jennifer Hoots said...

I really wish you lived closer. My Grace would love your Grace! My Grace bought a "Carrie" doll to go with her Little House doll collection. Now she just needs Pa and Mary. And she loves Native American dolls too. I am glad you had such a nice 4th.
Jenn :-)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I have almost the same indian girl. :) It was my mom's and I think my grandpa got it for her when he was on one of his truck driving trips. I will have to get it out and take a picture of it sometime for you. :)

Kelly said...

Wonderful finds! I have been looking for old keys like that to start collecting. They are so neat. I have found some at our Antique mall but they did not look *vintage* enough! a little too shiny still. What a fun day you had!


cryssi said...

What pretty finds. I love antique stores. Thanks for sharing


Jen said...

Sounds like loads of fun. I lve days loke this.

Amy said...

That doll is amazing! I wonder if its supposed to be Sacajawea. The Indian girl who carried her baby while on an expedition with Lewis and Clark. Either way, I think she's great!

Julian said...

wow! What a fun day for you and the girls, thats what Gillian and I like to do. Just some time to be together. And that doll is cute! Gillian also has a Native American doll. I love the keys, and the hankies are cute! Thanks for sharing!

Edi said...

I only have one girl to have a "Girl's Day Out" with - but we do that a couple or so times a year.

The Indian doll and papoose is very cute. I love going to junk stores!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh I love your finds. I love vintage textiles too. You always find such neat things.
Did you go to the Old Craft Store? I used to be one of my favorite places. BTW thanks for coming by last night. I am about to Tackle some things today on Tues. have a great day.

nancy said...

Kelli, time with those little girls is so precious. I remember days like that. You got such a deal on the stickers! I get a sampler of Dover Books pages every week, though, and have gotten some things like that for free. You just have to copy, cut and paste them. Have you been to their site?
Beautiful handkerchiefs! I was wondering what you think is a good price for keys like that. I'm finding them to be pretty high in the place where I usually go. I think one like that would probably be about $3 there. Too much?

Anonymous said...

Your girls afternoon out sounds just lovely.

I love those hankies. Embroidery will set them off nicely.

God bless.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely afternoon with your daughters! That little indian doll is precious. She's been carrying that papoose around a long time, bless her heart!

Gosh, I'd love to go to the Pink House. What a great price for those sweet stickers. I've started collecting old fashion keys. I've only a few but they add a nice touch here and there.

Blessings to your day.


A Hint of Home said...

Sounds like you had a great day making memories with your girls.
You can't beat the deals either.

Laurie said...

Love all your finds ~ I have a thing for old keys like this. I love Grace's indian doll ~ I had one like that years ago.
Have a great day!

Dani said...

Oh my goodness, the little Indian doll!

Corin and I used to each have one, I'm sorry to say mine was not taken care of very well, I wonder if Corin still has hers?

copperswife said...

What lovely treasures from your outing!

TJ said...

Looks like you had a wonderful outing! What fun and great treasures!

Sharon said...

It sounds like a great day out! Such neat treasures you all found!!!

Carole Burant said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon!! Love that little Native American doll that Grace found. Also love all your other treasures...I'm always on the lookout for old keys like that for you but haven't found any yet! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I remember having a doll like that. I love the hankies. I have a collection of them myself.

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like you gals had a fun trip. The doll looks like one that my grandparents gave me years ago. I have no idea where it is now.

I also love the old keys and the linens. Some embroidery on the corners of those hankies will look terrific. Be sure to take photos when you are done.

Julie said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!! My two youngest girls have dolls like that one. They got them in South Dakota when we went to Mt. Rushmore. Looks and sounds like a a fun afternoon. Julie

Sandra said...

That sounds like fun Kelli and you got such great finds :) I LOVE old hankies!


Anonymous said...

What a nice bunch of treasures you found thats really great, sounds like you are really enjoying yourself this summer

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fun day you had! I like all the neat finds, especially the yellow hankie!


Shopgirl said...

What a fun day you must have had, look at the wonderful things you brought home. Thank you for coming by and checking out my entree, I win everytime you come see me.
Hugs, Mary

Starr said...

I loved reading about your girls day out. I used to do that when my girls were little. Now they are in their 20's and we have even more fun!
I LOVE your site and will definitely be back to look around some more when I have more time. ESPECIALLY want to look into your yummy sounding recipes!

Rowan said...

The Native American doll is lovely, it sounds as though you all had a lovely time. Enjoyed reading your Simple Woman's Daybook post too.

Karen said...

I absolutely love girl's days like yours. Alaina and I love to browse antique stores, too.
Christie also loves it when we're able to be together. Ashley's not a big fan of it, but she has a little one that keeps her very busy these days. Funny what you pass on to your children.
I'm excited to see what you embroider on those hankies.
Have a blessed week, Kelli.

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Juri said...

Oh, what a great afternoon you had! I love the Native American doll and I just loved the keys! Thanks for sharing your day and your great findings with us.


the said...

WOW, sounds like you guys had some fun! I love those keys.... I have thought about collecting them, but i cant figure out what to do with them once I have them!!

Have a good day,

Nancy M. said...

This sounds like so much fun! I too went to our small town with my mother in law and aunt and girls and had fun rummaging through the little shops.
Thank you Kelli for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, you find the cutest things! I wish our town had such wonderful places to shop. Glad you had a happy day with the girls.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a wonderful time you had! You've brought back a flood of memories, especially when I saw the doll. You've put a huge smile on my face! Thanks Kelli :D

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Oooo, we love to go *treasure hunting* around here! So much fun!

Just wanted to let you know that I've given you a blogging award. You may stop by anytime and pick it up!:)

Have a blessed day!

Marye said...

Wonderful finds! Kelli, You must live very close to me!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli...what a nice outing you all had.
Th Pink House sounds like a neat place to poke around....love the hankies and keys....Grace found a sweet treasure. Does she collect dolls? Hugs, Linda

Naturegirl said...

A lovely photo of your daughter and her new doll! Great finds for sure!

Anonymous said...

The lovely doll is quite a find. I can tell that she has been tenderly loved by another before Emily found her. Such a treasure!

Love Bears All Things said...

I recently found a package of paper at the "Everything's a Dollar" store with 8 sheets.
I love browsing through those shops and the doll is beautiful.
Mama Bear