Friday, April 25, 2014


I don't know about you but I am always antsy to get to a sale on the first day and be pretty close to the front of the line. I feel like I will miss out on the good stuff if I am not through that door within the first few minutes. That's not always the case though, after years of going to estate sales I have come to realize that not everyone is looking for the same thing. I have also noticed that smaller things tend to get overlooked sometimes. I thought I would share a little something that I found at a sale late in the day. I couldn't believe someone had not grabbed him, hugged him and taken him home. I guess he was unable to entice anyone with his charm (that is until I came along). He just looked so adorable that I grabbed him, hugged him and brought him home (he cost almost nothing). He has been sitting on my shelf for a while now and I just recently decided that I was going to list him in my Etsy Shop but first I had to find out exactly what he was. A carnival prize maybe? I didn't even know where to start looking. I just kept searching until I finally found another cutie pie just like him. To my shock and surprise I found out that he is the Vintage French Bluette Fashion Doll's Dog Fripon. Bluette Fashion Dolls were made from around 1905 to 1957 (I think).
He is very collectible and let's just say I made a good investment with him. So you see, nobody knows everything about everything. All of those pickers walked right by him and left him there just for me, the girl who could not make it to the sale until the end of the day!

He may just go back up on the shelf!


  1. He is very sweet and you should keep him! We went to a couple estate sales today and found some fun treasures! We may go back to one of them as it 's a 4 day sale!

  2. Put him back on the shelf, he has found his home.

  3. I like going to sales late as the first buyers are so busy they overlook things. I almost always find good stuff late in the sale. I think that dog is a keeper. He is so sweet.

  4. He is adorable and I too think he should stay with you!

  5. He is so damn adorable I use to have a collection of little dogs but the grandchildren to got them and now they are all missing and I have to buy more