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.