Here I am, as promised, mid-week with my weekly LOVE post. And this week, I'm loving little people.
Do you remember these little guys, or um, little people? My kids had some of these... the barn, house, a McDonalds and I believe a parking garage... perhaps a few others that I don't remember too.
I've been looking for the little house, the little people house. I saw one a while back at the thrift store but it was in poor shape, no furniture, no little peeps and the front door was even missing!
I hadn't stopped in our thrift store since long before the holidays. Between work and the holiday hours at the thrift store (it's run by a local private Christian school) and my hectic work schedule of late I hadn't been able to stop, finally this week I was able to pop in. And the first thing I saw?
Yep, a little people house! Now this one is a bit different than the one my kids had... we had the "tudor styled" house with a brown roof... but this one is in great shape with just one little spotted area in front of the garage... of course we could just blame that on a little oil leak, hmm? The doors both work and even the ltitle door bell too!
No peeps were included but the only missing furniture is the sofa, one twin bed, 2 dining chairs and the dining table... all of which I can replace thanks to etsy! It did come with a couple of miscellaneous pieces that I believe may go with the airport, i.e. luggage.
And the best part? It was only $14.99! I've been watching these on etsy for a quite a few months now and they pretty much start around the $30.00 mark if you include shipping... and usually with no furniture.
I always loved the little staircase... there's a door on the other that makes it a closet of sorts. We used to stash one of the little peeps in there, like a perpetual game of hide and seek.
And to go with my little people abode? Well I already have the barn (or perhaps we can say farm?). I picked this up 3 or 4 years ago at our thrift store for just $6.99... the only missing pieces were two pieces of fence and a chicken. Obviously the staff has gotten more price savvy!
The barn still "moos" when you open the big doors... and with this I did get the farmer... and his little red tractor!
A few months ago I found the mini bus at the thrift store for $2.99... the peeps inside, mom, dad and son all came in a bag of miscellaneous little people pieces last spring at our local antique store.
So now that I have the complete homestead...
I just need to round out the family, it's missing the girl and black & white dog... a couple of pieces of furniture for the house and then I'll be ready...
Don't ya just love little people?