I have a couple of these wee little darlings sitting around.
Crusty, chippy, peely paint.
Worn old finishes & character filled details.
This particular doll dresser/chest of drawers
was found in an antique store probably about 6-7 years ago.
I walked in and saw it sitting there atop a chippy table,
drawers opened with linens draped out of them.
I immediately LOVED it's little square wooden knobs and petite size...
and the metal ornamentation on the top drawer,
and the detailed little feet
and the chippy, crusty finish to the paint and...
the drawers were lined in a sweet pink print paper, too!
It was instant love-
but not with the price tag!
So, I rubbed it, opened the drawers, admired it's peeling paint and then
turned around and left...but kept thinking about it...
I searched on ebay thinking perhaps I would find one at a better price than our
over-priced California antique stores...
and as I researched about doll dressers,
I became somewhat fascinated with the design potential of them.
They are fantastic as little stands next to a chair for your cup of coffee or some books
or placed on top of a dresser for storing jewelry.
I found that for one the size of the one I loved,
the price was actually fairly reasonable
and though I searched,
I couldn't find another one similar enough to the one that stole my heart to buy it...
So, I gave up looking for a bit- kicking myself for letting it get away.
About a year later,
I went into a different antique store in a neighboring city and
found a little doll dresser sitting on a table...
with things draping out of the drawers...
My heart started racing as I stared at it in disbelief!
Could it be the same dresser?
With all those same little details and the charm I loved?
The woman running the store was the same dealer from the other space and she now had her own store and the price was dropped to something I was okay with!
I bought it right away, brought it home and have LOVED it ever since!
Something you may not know-
I have a little antique doll collection.
I know... A LOT of people are afraid of them... and think they are c.r.e.e.p.y.
I understand... I don't love all antique dolls...
but, I do love so many things about them that it would have to be in a separate post!
So, that might be one of the reasons why I tend to find myself drawn to antique doll furniture & clothing.
So now this darling little doll chest of drawers sits under the table next to my side of the bed.
It holds papers, cables for the computer, little treasures and trinkets and bits
that need to be put somewhere...
When ever I look at it I am reminded of how I found it again after thinking I missed out and how it was meant to come home with me.
Sharing with the lovely Chari over at