FUN in the SUN!
Well, this is a NEW, OLD and REDO post.
I was host for the June Meeting of WindyCity Barbie Doll Collectors Club last night, I think I have that correct. The night's theme was "Fun in the Sun and Beach Fun".
When I bought these $ Store Sets, it was because they looked so cute. I wasn't disappointed as they are very well made, easy to slip together and mostly white.
Wanting also to have a Beach diorama to share at our online meeting, I used an 18" doll backdrop (bought a few years back on clearance). I used muted gold glitter paper I had in my stash from clearance pads bought at Tuesday Morning. The Kids'Craft Foam Sheet in rainbow was bought at JoAnn's back in March ($1.99 for a large sheet). The red Umbrella and the pink table top really clashed, so a rainbow circle was cut to use as a topper and made the colors work.
The same craft foam was used on the lounger, the placemat was a Post-It note, the grill is a thrift store find (KidKraft-I think) I could have done a better job of taping the 'sand' together...lol, it sure photographs nice, though.
Add a potted plant, two dolls, a thrift store Tiki Bar and you have a PARTAY!
Carly: What can be better than a cool drink on the beach?
Vickie: How fun are these thrifty buys for a great party setting!
How $Thrifty$ was this Diorama?
Backdrop -$2.50 (Walmart clearance---2- two-sided panels for $5.00)
Tiki Bar (without any accessories) $.99 Savers
Grill (without any accessories) $1.99 GoodWill
2 chair sets-New- $$Store. 1.00 each so $2.00
Umbrella -$$Store $1.25 (price raise-purchased later)
2 Loungers sets (1 lounger-1 small table) $2.00
1 Kid Craft Foam sheet ($1.99)
placemats-small Post-its ?
accessories---from my vintage/thrift store stashes. ?
5 sheets of glitter Paper (12x12) from clearance pads scrapbook paper @30cents sheet--$1.50. Tuesday Morning
plant from my stash of stuff that moves around.
Total $14.22 + tax--NOT Bad...considering how expensive 'sets' are from Mattel.
Dolls and accessories aren't included, just to give you an idea of the diorama costs.
Not bad for something that can be taken down and set up easily for a season. Plus it's lots of fun for kids and a space saver, too.
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Thank you so much for the heads up to check out the Dollar Store again for Barbie Furniture to add to the doll donation!!!!ReplyDelete
Ours has more right now...and they are very behind on stocking though!Delete
Looks great and I wish I was there:@) I soooooo agree, wish the table top was white, but it honestly is a very nice set. I've been wondering about your club, good to know it's still going strong, even if remotely.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend Sandi!
I dont' know why this won't print, sent you an email...SandiDelete
I'm not sure which I like more--your diorama or the story line! I love your frugal way of doing stuff--maybe caz I'm the same way!! I scored a San Franscisco music box of a piano for $5 at GW this week for my 1/12 scale dollhouse and a $2 resin box with sewing/millinery stuff molded on the top. Will give it some peg legs for a work bench in a sewing room! Good thing we don't all work in the same scales!ReplyDelete
ooooh, oooh...Unfortunately I have lots of dollhouse 1/12 stuff--and only an old metal dollhouse the scale smaller than that. I have no room for anything else. That workbench sounds adorable! Thanks for stopping bby!Delete