Saturday, January 9, 2021

Updates on GE Cabinet and More...

Okay, I started to work on the sliding doors for my Little Miss GE cabinet. Posted here. I basically, decided that I couldn't wait to find, and order online, a set of reeded glass sliding doors, to match the styling of the same era. So, I took an old plastic accordion folder that my hubby didn't want any more, and cut out the front flap that had holes on it. Perfect for the hand held sliding door look. It was frosted, had a pattern on the plastic, and its look was just right for what I wanted. As you can see below. Now, to place some tiny little plates inside it! LOL I am very happy with how it turned out too!

 

 
Next, I received, this lovely vintage Rushton yellow and white plush kitty!!! She arrived from Japan. I was able to get my friend to help me acquire her, and ship via DHL. She got to me so fast too, it was like two days tops!! This Rushton kitty still has her original tag, and satin bow with forget me knots. I was amazed by her beauty and her face is a lot softer, then the other cats I've found, like Smiley here. She has happy eyes, just like 'Happy Bear' also by Rushton Co. I have thought of trading her, and if I do, it would have to be a large 'Happy Bear'!! But, for now, she will live with me and the rest of my Rushton family.




I also received this lovely vintage rubber face Bunka doll from Japan. Another item I got my friend to help me acquire. So lovely and unique she is already listed in my shop! I was surprised by her condition too! She is made like my other Bunka here, with straw in her body and a sound maker. Which sadly, doesn't work any more. Her arms are celluloid, not rubber. She kind of looks more like a Kewpie doll instead.

Last, this lovely vintage 1950s Lady Baltimore suitcase in salmon. A small train case, this is one of the versions I was hoping to find. I don't collect too many suitcases, but this one, just beaconed me to buy it! Haha! Sadly, no keys, it still is lovely inside and out. I will need to see if I can cleaned it up a bit more. It will also be great for scenic shoots with other vintage goodies, and my toys too!

It has been a crazy week as shown from the Capitol, and I am left with no words...

Stay safe everyone.

Thank you for looking. ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

VTG GE Little Miss Kitchen Cabinet Find!!

 I recently found this lovely vintage 1950s General Electric replica pink tin Little Miss Structo kitchen cabinet up for grabs. Shipping was free to USA, so I bought it. I was imagining it to arrive a month later... 

But, in fact, it arrived only a week later!! I had to meet my postal person, because the box wouldn't fit. I thought the cabinet would be more like 2 feet tall or something, but it wasn't. Instead, it was merely 12 inches tall. Whew, I was glad it wasn't the larger or I would not be able to keep it. Haha! 

From what I could find online, GE, basically created a miniature replica version of their 1950s style kitchen set up, into a set for little girls to play with. There are a total of 9 pieces in the set. All in pink with gray countertops, and those lovely reeded glass sliding doors, on those with cabinets. You can see an example here on Pinterest. 

Mine is just a cabinet with drawers and sadly, the reeded sliding doors are missing. There is some rust on the inside of the shelves, and some areas on the sides. I wiped down my cabinet, and thought about repainting it. Nah, I decided it gave the cabinet, some patina. LOL Besides, being too lazy to do it. After, cleaning it up. I decided I wanted to add some vintage Meyercord decals to it... 

I decided to use a set, that was already opened. So, I used the cute blue bear, and blue sheep. I cut them as close as possible, and trimmed off the excess. I set them on top of the cabinet doors I wanted to place them on. Having a slight visual of what they may look like helps a lot. I warmed up some tap water and one by one, I set the decal onto the cabinet doors. First, the bear, and then the sheep. On wood, these vintage decals set fast, but on tin, they took a lot more time to set, and I was able to adjust them.
In the end, I also added some stickers with the same style Meyercord decals of bunnies on the drawers. I used some scrap booking cards that comickitsch gave me last time, as temporary sliding doors on the upper cabinet. Just for now, until I can get either reeded glass or frosted panels to put in. What do you think?



I just love how it turned out, and it will be a great piece to hold or display some cute things on! I'll update you all, when I get the sliding doors in or figure out what else I could use to replace them with...

It was fun to just add a bit of cuteness to this piece and make it unique.

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Before You Pray...

 Forgive. Before you quit, Try." - WW

The last line of the poem, I have been using the past few posts, hits a major cord. Well, At least for me. Praying may not seem like a good answer to some. But, speaking for myself and from experience, life does throw a few curve balls, from time to time. So, when in doubt, prayer, is... Well, sometimes the only thing we can do.

I haven't posted since before Christmas day. It has been busy here and a roller coaster of things happening as well. I have been receiving some cute vintage goods and most have already listed in my Etsy shop and sold. So, I'll just quickly go through what they were.

I won a lot on Ebay of two Takara Chichan dolls, Chichan and her friend. Can't remember her name at the moment though. I already sold the white dressed Chichan, but will keep her friend for now. Sweet dolls and I was surprised to find them at such a good price on Ebay too! I also won, this lovely vintage nursery planter with Giraffe. Looks familiar right?!! Yup, this is the same planter, container that Rement made a miniature of for one of their sets, that has those cute animal cups too! Now, if only I could find my miniature. Next time I'll show them side by side. Haha!



Below, I helped a friend acquire these next two dolls from Yahoo Japan. They are already on their way to her now. Adorable tan cuties that are often popular still, even in Japan. One has color change hair. Because when I was washing her hair, it changed to a bright purple! Amazing after all these years, it still works! I also was able to win this lovely JAL PAK Disney "It's a Small World" Holland doll. She was listing in my Etsy shop and sold quickly after. Now, I know where my 'pear-shaped' body dolls by Perfekta came from. They were by Epoch for JAL PAK.



I was also able to purchase two more retro handmade bears, like the previous one I got. Both are listed in my shop! I had many inquiries about them, so I brought in more!

I used Buy It Now, for this well loved My Toy aqua bunny plush. He arrived needing a lot of TLC. I restuffed him and sewn the areas where there were openings, even his satin ears. I even added a little Tingaling sounder and some wires in his ears to hold shape. Along with the satin pink bow. He will live with me for now. The yellow and white bunny after, is by Regal. I also got him off Ebay. He had some marking on his forehead and needed a good washing. I added a pink pompom tail and the blue satin bow. To cover the markings I couldn't completely remove I added some paper flowers. He is now listed and available in my Etsy shop.




They were having fun in the yard the other day!!

I also won two lots from Yahoo Japan, one with a mixture of ceramics and dolls and the other with a plush. First, the lot with ceramics, in it are these two Rune or Ado style bunnies. Both which are now listed in my shop already. There is also a cute Ado white and orange cat planter, and a set of hot pink bunnies in perhaps Chalkware with felt ears. I will keep for now. The dolls were three tan dolls, one already sold, and one to be adopted. The third is already listed in my shop.




Not to forget the cute little Ado baby below too! It was a great lot of cute vintage goodies! The next lot as mentioned earlier are mostly dolls and a plush bear purse... The mod terrycloth plush bear purse is my favorite, and the reason I bidded on the lot. I have a bear purse in pink and white, this one in a mod striped colors of purple, red, and pink is just adorable and so unique. The tag on him says, "M&D". It doesn't say Japan, but most of these types of plush purses are made in Japan. The dolls are already listed in my shop!






An adorable lot of cuties too! Last, for today is that my preorder of Charmy-chan or Woodland dolls arrived by DHL just before New Year's day!! I was so happy. I already listed the extra sets and overnight they sold out fast!! I got many inquiries for if I will sell more, if I can get my hands on them I hope to list them again soon. Okay, so Ken Elephant the company that made these cute miniatures, announced that they'd be having a preorder period back in August, I believe it was. I ordered the most one household can get and that was it. When I got notice via email that they were ready to ship. I immediately hit the pay button and they shipped it quite fast too! Inside, are blind boxes, so it doesn't always mean you will get the whole set. So, I opened each one and only listed the ones that I had available, whew. I kept one set for myself.



Mostly, because I heard they are selling out in most places. But, I am sure you can still get your hands on a set. The set includes, the Charmy-Chan or in the UK Lapin & Me, called them Woodland Dolls, in red/yellow, green/pink, and in metallic blue/pink. There is also a rare set!! I believe only sold to major stores, and that is in silver/gold. They also include the set of bear, elephant, and bunny, and the giraffe and deer. This will come with a little plastic bag with tag and tie wire, to resemble the actual human size version sold. Oh my, too cute! Last, is the pull along Panda bear. Sadly, the wheels do come loose, so just make sure to just push it back in place. All of the panda's, unfortunately have this issue.

Well, this New Year is off to a 'good' busy start! Stay safe and well my friends!!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls