Last week took me back to Yorkshire for the Vintage Costume, Textiles, Dolls and Teddy Bears sale. I don't buy dolls - I hope the doll collectors out there forgive me if I say that I find old dolls a bit scarey.... I think it's the eyes that seem to follow you about and they often have a very self-satisfied smile on their faces. However, I was very glad that I am not a doll buyer as this sale had some very expensive ones....
These 19th Century Miniature Dolls were estimated at £120 - £180 but sold for £2100.
This German wooden toy laundry set, including mangle, clothes stands, wooden buckets, in a pine box did appeal to me - I'm glad I have an automatic washing amchine to wash all my linens now however! I need it to wash all the white linens that I bought. Several unused linens with the original paper labels
I also bought a box with a number of Christening dresses and a beadwork and tapestry screen
And an antique paisley shawl and other shawls including the edging from a paisley shawl - perfect for crafts.
And finally, two Durham quilts... one plain pink and the other a pink patchwork one