OMG, I have met some amazing friends on IG, since signing up back in 2016! One very special friend in Japan, that contacts me from time to time about selling her vintage goodies. I try my best to help her sell off the ones I can't buy, and offer them to some of my fellow collector friends. Trust me, if I could I'd buy them all!! Please note to my fellow collector friends, it's just my way of sharing the vintage goodness, that a very sweet friend offers me.
So, here's what I immediately said Yes, too! Haha! Please note, not all the items I'm about to share are purchased from her, some I got from other online finds...
My friend even added a vintage Rune Christmas card!! How sweet is she?! Another set of Norcrest white ceramic fawns, a red sweater kitty couple, a red dotted fawn couple, a bunny vase, a Rune Bunny coin bank. Then, I found this lot of four figurines, brown deer, a duck, and cute mini floral bunnies. Just before cleaning above.
I was floored when I saw, the ceramics she was offering me! Literally! I will definitely keep the sweater pup for now. I miss the tall one I used to have! Just amazing and I feel blessed, thank you again my dear friend!!
This cute lot of figurines, a duck missing her partner and a doe also missing her partner. This cute mini floral bun bun couple set. I didn't realize how small the chained couples could get. This one is seriously small!! Even the little heart card is small!! I'll show scale with another figurine next post! I'm keeping these little bunbuns.
I adopted these cuties from another sweet friend in Japan. I finally, have the red bear!! I have been wanting the red bear since 2015 and seeing a minty set sell to a fellow collector. Hehe. Now, I have her!! Yippee! Sadly, the white bunny, has a broken leg, and I reglued her for now. I'm happy they still have their ornament loops too. Next, I found these quite unique planter with cute lambs. The lamb in the tree stump wiggles a bit and has bunny fur hair around her neck, along with a pink bow and bell. She dings too! I have never seen this before and I'm so happy I snagged them via Etsy! Keepers for now.
A 3D printed unicorn with pink hair, that This Girls Kitsch made especially for me, thank you my dear Ana!! I love her so much. She is the coolest Uni EVAAAA!! Last, this amazing wind up toy tin face bunny. Sadly, he is missing his yoyo, but he still works!! Yay! I love him so much and I've been on the search since 2017. Most of the time I see him with rust on his face. So, to find this guy in this condition and he works. Oh my goodness, simply awesome!!
I will be listing may of my finds above, with the exception of the ones noted. Hope you all check out my shop tomorrow, I'll try to list them by then.
I decided to bid on a set of Lefton Ballerina figurines in Yellow and Blue. The seller had them up since last year, so, I made an offer. Now, my pink ballerina is not lonely. They are lovely and a great addition to my small collection of ceramics. Next, I recently found a box of Japan finger puppets via Ebay. I got an earlier set here in this post. But, this one has the original box they came in. They arrived and most of them were in great condition, two were needing a bit of help. Let's look at the box first... Vintage box has cute Japanese doll and toy printed on it, very similar to many of their gift boxes with toys sold around the same time. Made with corduroy, felt and other usual materials for this time frame, there is a bear, cow, clown, cat and pig.
I first, decided to fix the cow who is missing his iris in one eye and the full eye on the other side. The cute black cat had part of his eye missing, and I just added the felt part that was missing, and now he looks cute again. I took out my first set of finger puppets and just noticed that I had pairs!! Each of them are in different colored fabric and the recent ones have an "X" on their collars. They are made with high quality fabric. A few can look a bit scary, but most are just adorable to me! Haha! Not for sale.
Last, I purchased this sexy Rune or Ado Lady coin bank from a fellow Etsy seller. Sadly, her paint was all faded, unlike the first one I found back in 2016, here. So, I worked on her today and repainted her, using acrylics. Then, sealing her with Mr. Clear gloss. She comes with her original box, pamphlet, stopper and towel. How cool is that?! I was also able to translate the pamphlet, well sort of. Here's what I think it says, "Daddy, are you putting money inside? There is a towel to cover the secret hiding spot and keep it near you. Hopefully, Mom will not be mad." On the towel, it says, "Incentive Charge", Underneath the towel!" LOL too funny!!
I will be adding her to my Etsy shop soon! So be looking out for her. I am awaiting a few more goodies in the mail... coming soon!!
I was able to get out an obitsu doll body from storage for my Blue Haired bunny/mouse doll head, I got from an online Japan shop. I found out the doll is by Takara, called, "Flower Child" or "タカラフラワーチャイルド". She is a bunny doll, with other little animal friends, that are similar to little fairies. I think released around the 90s. She wore flower petal dresses and so do her friends. There's another bunny, and a cat girl. She came with little flower houses, and things like that. This doll head is very similar to the Flower Child, but not shown on any of the examples I've found online. So maybe she was a prototype perhaps? Not sure. But, she so cute. The Obitsu body will do for now, until I can find a body similar to the Flower child's body. I also got her a 1/12 picco neemo dress. I think this color matches her better, don't you?!
I love her little face! What do you think? Know of any doll that she is similar too? Next, I found this lovely snow baby bunny plush via Ebay. She needed a good wash and sadly her noise maker box didn't work. So I had to remove it, then, washed her and restuffed her as well. I also had to replace her pompoms. Now she is too cute and I will add her to my shop soon! Made in Hong Kong, I believe, and she is similar to some of the Bella Pouet dolls. At least her face is. Adorable too!
Then, I found on Merry Bee's website this miniature dolly closet up for sale!! I was simply in love with it. I immediately purchased it and it safely arrived today!! Just too cute for words. Very similar to the vintage doll closet I previously had in pink, still up for grabs in my Etsy shop too! This one has working sliding closet doors, and drawer! The decals are just yummy cute! Look below, as compared to the lifesize version! Worth every penny too! I hope they make more and in other colors!!
Last, are these vintage Meyercord decal ceramic trinket boxes. I will
add to my Etsy shop soon! Lovely bunny, bear, and lamby decals on white
ceramic trinket boxes. Just too cute! Made in Japan!
I hope you all have fun vintage shopping and collecting this weekend!! Have a great one!