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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Estate Sale Treasures

Last Saturday a dear friend called to ask if I had been to the fabulous estate sale that was just 4 blocks from my home. I am so grateful that she did this. I had totally failed to look at estatefinder.com and therefore knew nothing of one of Portland's best estate dealers being so close by. Well, I went in on Sunday, and typical of the last day of an estate sale in this area, anything under $50.00 is now half priced.

See the four beauties I scored! I am in heaven. And, I don't even collect china heads or porcelains, but when one finds them at very low prices, they do become members of my household.

The only thing I need now is either a better camera or a lesson in photography. I just couldn't get these new ladies photographed as I would have liked.


  1. OMG...I just love the flat top..! That dates back to the Civil War. I have one too. Chinas are wonderful! Eventually I'll do a post on them, but there are so many different styles..It will take several post just to scratch the surface. Great find Catherine! I'm so happy for you!

  2. What luck!! It is so much fun to find great bargains of items you love.

  3. wow! fantastic finds! I cant believe they were still there for half price. I need to go to these more often....

  4. Well, Heather, they were still there at half price, because there were about 100 dolls, and most of them were bid only. I scored! Many dolls remained unsold. Would that I might have bid on them, but alas...

  5. Wow, wow, wow! They are wonderful! So happy they have found a new home with you. I think your photos are lovely. The dolls are dressed so beautifully! What a lovely group-- Great finds.

  6. Oh, my! What a good friend, and delightful antique dolls. :-)


  7. Oh Christine..They are absolutely gorgeous! How fortunate to be able to find such lovelies...

    Have a wonderful Easter with your family!
    Hugs, Nancy

  8. And you didn't take me with you??!!!
    They are all so beautiful, but the one in green is after my heart!

  9. Wow! You did score!! Good for you...and for the dollies who now have a new home! Happy Easter!

  10. HiChristine,
    I am a sap for a good old China head doll. I just love them!!!! What a most WONDERFUL feeling it must have felt when you got these BEAUTIES!!!