Monday, December 22, 2008

Uh Oh it's the Baby Faces

We love the snow. We're ready to go outside and play. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Do you like our Santa hats?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Miss Nancy Ann

These are two Miss Nancy Ann dolls, made by the Nancy Ann Storybook Company. They didn't want to be left out of the holiday pictures.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Toni and Uneeda Suzette

These dollies are ready to shop! Toni is on the left and Suzette is on the right. Both are wearing dresses by "Sugar". See their cute little purses.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jill and her friend

This is Jill(on the right) and a "circle p" doll. I think they look very cute in their black and white outfits. Jill's outfit is an original, her friend's dress was made by "Sugar" my favorite eBay seamstress.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Little Miss Revlons

The Revlon on the left is wearing an original tagged Miss Coty dress. The other little Miss Revlon is high colored(see her rosy cheek) with very dark brown hair.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


These are vintage Cindy dolls. The one in the pants outfit is from the 1960's. She has bendable knees.

Little Miss Revlon...

Dressed in pretty white and red dresses, these little Miss Revlons look like they're ready for a Holiday party.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween..

Don't be afraid my prettys...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A brunette Revlon

Brunette Revlon dolls can be hard to find. Most Revlons were made with variations of a blondish-brown color hair or hair with a reddish tone. This is an 18" Revlon, although most of the sizes did include a brunette. I have a Little Miss Revlon 10 1/2" brunette and I have seen a 20" brunette at the doll show (the guy wanted $450 for her, it took him several years, but he eventually sold her, I don't know for how much) This doll is not in the best condition and has some major flaws, but she still has that gorgeous Revlon look and a nice head of hair.

Friday, October 24, 2008

One more Revlon...

This is an 18" Revlon with an uncommon color of hair(titian) and it's done in a very nice flip.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Kestner Doll

This is a Kestner 154 that I bought at the doll show this month.

She is about 18" tall and she has adorable little hands.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pixie Face Revlon in original dress

Three little pixies all in a row.
This little pixie face has her hair in its original style too. Her hairbow matches the ribbon around her waist.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Baby Face meets the black cat

I had to move the Baby Face dolls so the Revlon could pose on the dolly couch. When my back was turned, my photo assistant, Wild Thing, was checking out one of the BF's.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The bent-knee Revlon

Here she is, my 1957 Revlon with knees that bend. I decided to put her in a slacks outfit (also made by Sugar) instead of a dress, because that's what she originally wore.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Revlon dolls in fall dresses

I wish I was better at taking pictures, but at least you can see the Revlon "sisters" in their fall dresses. I like the way each dress is a little different. Click on the pics to see them better. These dolls are a 17", 15", and 22". Note the difference in the 17" pixie-face and the 22" square face.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Baby Face dolls are ready for Halloween...

The Baby Face dolls are always ready to celebrate, they couldn't wait for October!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flirty Shirley

Dolls with "flirty" eyes really appeal to me. I noticed the other day while reading descriptions of this type of eyes on eBay that some people are confused about the difference between flirty eyes and sleep eyes. Flirty eyes look from side to side and also close when the doll sleeps. Sleep eyes are eyes that close when the doll is lying down. Not all sleep eyes are flirty eyes, but all flirty eyes are sleep eyes. Confusing huh?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Zapf doll, another rescued cutie..

This sweet doll was rescued from one of the local "antique" stores last year. She is a modern doll about the size of an American Girl. The adorable outfit she has on was hand knit by Georgia (Too Many Dolls) of eBay fame. She also makes beautiful crocheted clothes for Baby Face and other dolls. I have several of her creations and she is one of my favorite sellers. Don't forget to clic on the pic to see her in more detail.
Click here to visit Georgia's Store "The Changing Room" at the Marketplace!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Another Shirley Temple

This is our newest Shirley Temple doll from the 1950's. She is 17 inches tall and we love her very rosy cheeks.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

So Truly Real

Ashton Drake makes some of the cutest tiny baby dolls. My cousin, Donna, gave this one to me for my birthday last year.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A childhood doll

When I was a child, I had many dolls. Most of them were gifts from my Grandmother. I had Bonny Braids and Tiny Tears and big mama dolls, and drink & wet babies. When I was about 10, my parents decided my brother and I should give away some of our toys to a poor family. My brother, who was only 8 at the time, gave away his train set, and I gave away all my dear dolls, but two. This is one I kept. We didn't mind giving our toys to children who had less than we did. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of visiting this family about 2 weeks later. There were my beautiful dolls battered and broken, strewn about the floor. The train was ruined, too. It took some of the joy away from the giving, as I had loved those dolls because they were from my Grandma. My brother and I were both rather traumatized from this incident and we both still remember it very clearly. Neither of our parents recalled any of this.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A doll in a carrying case...

This is EuroGirl. She is one of my favorite modern dolls. My two grandnieces each have one, so I always think of them when I look at her. She lives in the computer room with me. I love her sweet smile. She can wear Magic Attic clothes (slim 18" size doll).

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Ginny in a box

This doll is from the Vogue Doll Company's Vintage Classics Revisited Collection. Her name is Tiny Miss Cheryl. Can you guess why I like this doll? My dearest cousin, Donna, gave her to me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Lark in a box

Here she is still in her box, NRFB as we say on eBay. This is the 14" Lark, Little Lady, ball-jointed doll by Helen Kish. I think she is gorgeous and I hope you do too. I haven't decided yet whether to remove her from the box or not.

White wire wicker...

I like these little pieces, the screen is from the last doll show, the chairs and table came from eBay.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Something old, something new...

Here is the new etagere that came yesterday. I think it has very nice detail and is the perfect display piece for my vintage brass set. This set is from the 1940's, there is one more piece that is not displayed, a tiny lamp about the size of the smaller vases. I have never seen another set like this one. It came with my dollhouse that I received as a gift when I was 10 years old. The pieces are heavy, so I believe it is real brass.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Now I have two vintage Shirley's..

I love Shirley Temple and the dolls that were made to look like her. These two cuties are from the 1950's. One is a 15" and the other is a 12", both are wearing original outfits. The 12" has replaced socks and shoes, the 15" may be all original. Both were doll show finds.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A bit of nostalgia..

When I was about 8 years old, I had a Wolverine stove and refrigerator. There was a set of plastic food that I played with that was just the right size for those little appliances. A lady at the doll show had some of those same plastic foods for sale. Of course I had to have them. I'm sure my brother will remember them too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another doll show find...

I love miniatures and this little set was too cute to pass by.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Doll show finds...

15" Shirley Temple from the 1950's.

Vogue Jill doll, 10" fashion doll circa 1950's.

A 10" German made antique doll, probably from the 1890's.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gene by Mel Odom

This is a modern fashion doll named Gene.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Another Group Photo

This shot has an N15 in the front, VT18 to the left, VT20 to the right and a VT22 in the back. These dolls were often advertised as "sisters". The taller dolls were, of course, the big sisters.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Square Faced Revlon

This is a VT22 (22") Revlon doll. She is oftened referred to as the "square" faced Revlon. This size is a little harder to find, but is not as rare as the 26" version, which at auction recently sold for about $6000. One of those will probably not be in my collection. I have another VT22 dressed in a fall outfit, so I'll show her in October. This one is in a Christmas dress made by Sugar.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Which dress is the reproduction?

This is a VT18 (18") and a VT20 (20"), one of these dresses is original from the late 1950's and the other is a reproduction. Can you tell which is which?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Twinn

Christmas, 2006, I received this beautiful My Twinn doll from my dear "daughters". She is modeling a dress we bought to put on another My Twinn for Christmas, 2007. I took this picture to send to the lady I bought it from, she really hated to part with the dress. I promised her it would have a good home and it does.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


This is an early American Character Sweet Sue. She has a floss wig and is made of hard plastic.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Little Miss Revlon in her negligee..

This is one of my Little Miss Revlon dolls in her original negligee. She is just 10 1/2 inches tall and was made in the late 1950's (Before Barbie).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Dolly Rescue

My cousin, Donna, and I go on rescue missions to the local antique stores. When we see a doll that looks like she needs a new home, we do our patriotic duty (shopping keeps the economy going) and purchase her. This is one of those dolls. She is a 1991, Daisy Kingdom doll. She reminds me of a black Patsy doll.