Monday, 10 September 2012

Lovely shop...

I was on holiday recently in Florida and eagerly looked for a doll house shop in the area.  I found Nancy's online and made sure I found time to visit! It didn't disappoint me! I could have spent hours in there if I hadn't got my husband, son and daughter with me!!  I found some lovely blue floral wallpaper in the bargain box ($1 per sheet), a couple of other sheets of wallpaper that I think I might use in one of my hallways.

I was also really pleased to find another sheet of clay bricks made by Houseworks. To explain,  I was really lucky about three or four weeks ago, I visited a local car boot sale, and happened across a stall where first of all I spotted some miniature lights.  As I looked further I saw wallpaper, wooden staircases, and loads of other things. I was rooting around trying to decide what to buy and my son suggested that I offer to buy it all as a job lot, I asked how much she wanted for everything and she suggested £20.00, I agreed in a shot! I came away with three light fixtures, loads of wood trim, skirting board, a little bit of coving, two sheets of Houseworks clay bricks, slate tiles for floors, wallpapers,  plus loads of other stuff!

When I checked the kitchen dimensions I needed one more brick sheet.  I looked at the price for me to buy in the UK and was a bit loath to spend the money, so when I saw it at Nancy's I was pleased with the price of $10.99.

Here are not brilliant photos of the things I bought, I took them with my iPhone.

My favorite item is the hand painted lamp which my husband encouraged me to buy!  It is made by Ni Glo and is really lovely.  It feels quite heavy and has such lovely hand painting on the shade.  I am planning to have one of the rooms as a ladies day room in blue and white, so this and the wallpaper will be lovely together.  I am planning to make a writing desk and some sort of comfy settee.

Any way, I am going to go back in time in a short while as I have done quite a few things to the house and have took pictures as I went along.  Look out for an update soon.  Thanks for reading (if anyone is!)



  1. I love your lamp and wallpaper. And you sure scored with your car boot sale.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment

  3. Alice, what lovely buys. And I love rooms with a blue and white theme so I'm looking forward to the update photos. Smart move with the car boot buy, it was great value. Well done.

  4. Wooow,Woooow! A Ni-Glo Lamp! How nice purchase made ​​you do your husband! A piece for connoisseurs. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Blanche, I am really pleased with it and can't wait for the room to be ready for it to be used!