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I told you yesterday all the details about the Yarn Party, but today let me tell you about the other fun I had at Savage Mill!! Besides the Great Room where the Yarn Party was, Savage Mill has multiple other fun stores. They are almost all a more artsy style. One gift store was a bit odd. There were modern collectibles, similar to a Hallmark or a gift shop, but there was also vintage items, antiques, and also a massive amount of clutter and boxes. I thought maybe they just opened, but that was not the case. I don’t know what the story was there, BUT there was a doll room (and other dolls spread around all over, it really was an odd store) and I LOVE dolls. It really ran the gambit too. 1980s Barbies, in and out of their boxes, composition dolls, Campbell’s kids, everything from a few bucks to 3 figures. The had a beautiful googly eye and a lovely large Patsy Ann. I was SO tempted to get this one very large Kewpie. I mean very large. I think it was 23-24″! I saw this lady and just HAD to get her. Seemingly one of a kind, just the kindest face, and several layers of beautiful clothes that appear to be handmade.
She is wearing a shirt, apron, skirt, slip, panties/pantaloons, AND knit socks! She’s a bit fragile, so I didn’t muss her up too much. You can see fabric under her knit stockings, so she does have normal legs with stockings on top, but I can’t tell if the stockings are also sewn on or not.
So that is the other item I actually bought at Savage Mill. The lower level also has a very large antique store, and here are some neat things I saw there!
This desk was listed as a “Clock Makers Desk- Also good for crafters.” Which of course was my first thought. That would be a beautiful desk for holding all your wibbly bits and working at! Almost 4 figures though, so not in my budget.
One booth featured a lot of vintage crochet, lace, knitting, and craft tools. The light made for wonderful displays, but some of it I worried about it being in the sun so! Look at that beautiful piece of lace with the lady on it. I should have gotten a close-up.
Other neat finds and displays:
Very neat “Victorian Sewing Table” had it be more spontaneously affordable (meaning cheap enough to buy without budgeting for) it would have come home with me.
I thought I had more pictures of fun finds, but this is all I’m finding, so that’s all folks! I’d love to hear which piece is your favorite!! My son wants to go now (he skipped it because he wasn’t interested in the yarn party) so I’ll take more photos when I go back. There was some really neat stuff but some of the booths were TINY. Sometimes I had to hold my shopping bags in front of me, my purse behind me, step in, and then back out!