Due to the bank holiday I had some time to browse eBay. There have been a couple of purchases made (which I will take pics of and post up when they arrive) firstly the Walnut squirrel family, BNIB on eBay, the seller listed them as used because she had taken them out once or twice but I think they are in perfect condition and very cute! A bargain at less than £10 including postage.
I also managed to pick up some figures for my daughter. We got the Springer Kangaroos, used but again in great condition also for less than £10 including postage. So it is possible to get good quality figures at a decent price to build your collection. You don't always have to buy new, Some of the rarer figures are often kept in pristine condition by collectors but listed as used on eBay.
And speaking of eBay, the Vintage house has sold, and to a lovely buyer who is intending to play with it with her granddaughter so it is lovely to know that someone will really get to have a proper play with the house.
So with the Vintage house finished and sold, Meadowcroft Cottage currently up for sale and Rose cottage decorated and given to my daughter, out of the bundle of 4 buildings I got on eBay last summer, only the vintage Bakery remained untouched.
So, I looked through all my stalls and sets and decided I would unbox some of them and mix in different accessories (which is something I rarely do because I like to keep each set separate, boxed and with its original inventory, all accounted for so that I don't loose any pieces) and I created a Patisserie/Cake Shop.
I am very pleased with how this turned out, I wish I had taken a photo of what this looked like before I decorated it because it went from nothing to something quite fast and with great results. I don't think I will be selling this one!
If you would like to see more photos please have a look at the slideshow below.