Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Year and a Resolution

I promise to post more dolls during 2010. The collection, which took a brief rest during the remodel, has begun to grow again. Several Revlons, including a rare Revlon walker, have been added to the collection. Revlons in original dresses also have been acquired. A dear friend has sewn a reproduction bridal gown for Little Miss Revlon (although Uneeda Suzette is currently modeling it). It is lovely. A couple vintage Shirley Temples have been added and two Penny Brites.
In the modern doll category, we have been fascinated by the BJD (ball jointed dolls). A lovely Goodreau doll created for a doll show convention has joined the collection and four Barbie Fashionistas line the shelves of the computer room. We are looking at adding Horsman's Urban Vita and perhaps Senson's Mistletoe (21 points of articulation). The Urban Vitas for 2010 sound very interesting with additional face plates and extra eyes and wigs, sort of build-it-yourself dolls.
Some new clothes have been ordered. A cute ice skating outfit with skates is coming for Saucy Walker. Shirley Temple will be getting some ruffle socks.

Remember if you buy dolls on-line (or in person) be sure the doll comes from a smoke-free environment. Even though the seller said "no odors", Shirley Temple arrived smelling like she had a 3 pack a day habit. The smoke smell is very difficult to remove from vinyl dolls. It is almost like it absorbs into the vinyl. After soaking and washing all her clothing, the smell still clings to them. I currently have her wrapped in fabric softener sheets to absorb the smell. She definitely will not be going into the doll cabinet anytime soon.

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