Saturday, 20 June 2015

Three for World Doll Day Tag.

This is the first post in ages. I have really lost the dolly plot recently and being tagged by Sharon Humphries (http://dambuster-sharoninspain.blogspot.co.uk ) is probably the nudge I need to start up again.

She asked me to
  show my three favourite dolls purchased in the last year,
  show three dolls on my wish list for the coming year
  and to tag five people to do the same.

The last of these requests is impossible as everybody I could have tagged has already been involved. The other two requests are difficult because I love so many dolls and would like them all! I'm not greedy by nature unless we are talking about dolls.......!

So..... Dolls purchased in the last year....

First is Gerda, an Early Gotz Sasha doll, bought in December last year, who has become a true favourite. Oddly, I never thought I wanted one, but she just seemed to call to me and I couldn't resist her. She has much better hair than most early Gotz girls and such a gentle face.



 Secondly, we have Tina, a Zwergnase Junior doll, sold to me by Sharon's friend, Anita. I love her changeable expression - sometimes anxious, sometimes puzzled, sometimes studying something intently that only she can see.


Third is Matilda-Jane. She is a Girl For All Time Matilda doll that came dressed in beautiful Tudor clothes, but is wearing more suitable clothing for life on our smallholding just now. It has proved difficult to take photos indoors. This is a poor photo and doesn't do her justice, but I have tried and tried to take a good one


   Here's a closer shot - wish the wind would drop so I could get better photos of her. She has an interesting face and I like her precisely because she does not have a doll-pretty look, but it is difficult to capture her at her best. She seems to have more staring eyes here than in reality.



I've had a wonderful dolly year. My family have been so kind to me and I have had the chance to buy three more lovely Sashas from friends (thank you Sharon, Dee and Ronny!) and another five Sashas have moved in here on top of that.

My aim here has been to show a range of the 16" to 20" dolls because, in truth, my favourite doll tends to be the one I am playing with at that particular time and I couldn't say which are my permanent favourites, except perhaps for Gerda. Each of my many dolls has his or her special features or personality and I love them all.
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Now who is on my wish list? Another difficult question!

Should I have a wish list? I do have rather more dolls than most doll people, but there's always room for three more so, top of my list of If-I-Won-The-Lottery-I-Never-Buy-A-Ticket-For collection are:

1: A Fairyland Little Fee.This photo came from an open photo collection on Google. No credit was given for it, so I am hoping the owner of the original won't mind. Her brown eyes and dark hair are particularly attractive to me.



 2: A Unisex Early Gotz Sasha doll and, again, I beg pardon from this doll's owner, who ever that might be, for using this. As s/he is a vintage doll, I have no idea where to find another photo to show the type I'd like, other than on open collections on Google.



  
3: Another boy doll, but not a Sasha Gregor or a Kidz'n'Cats ( I have enough!). There are obviously fewer to choose from than there are of girl dolls, so this is where I throw the floor open to anybody who has suggestions They would be most welcome! BJD? Vintage hard plastic or composition? Vinyl? Ideas would be appreciated!

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Jenni for doing the 'tag', it was great to see your dolly favs and wish list.....I will tell Anita that you still love Tina!!
    I know what you mean though about favourites, it's really hard to choose and I'm like you, my favs are those I'm currently enjoying. And also like you, I have far too many dolls of different types, but hey, as they say, variety is the spice of life!
    As for boy dolls, I was looking at this little cutie today, https://www.flickr.com/photos/shannons_lil_critters/16587747037/in/faves-9168922@N04/ isn't he sweet looking! Such a baby face!
    He's made by someone called Nikki Britt, I will have to investigate him further me thinks!!!!
    I suppose the question I should ask in this search for the perfect boy for you, is age.....do you want a mature boy or a child boy? And size? I love the hunt!
    How about a Little Darling boy? They make fantastic boys!!!
    xxx

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      Thanks for this. Can't get the link to work, it just comes up with an error message from Flickr, so will investigate Nikki Britt through Google.
      I'm thinking of a young primary age boy - love my Bertie No-Nose so much but didn't include him above as he's been with me over a year. He's deveoped a 6 year old personna and I love that age group in children so that 5 to 10 yr old range would be nice.
      I'm way too impatient to wait for a LD although I'd love one. I'm also in love with your Fiona and have a Ten Ping (Ruby Red Galleria) so a BJD boy in that size would be great too.
      Don't know why I'm worrying - until this wedding, the boiler, the new windows and doors etc. are paid for, I SHOULD be good...but....!

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  2. What about a Little Fee boy? I wish I could put photos in the comments!
    xxx

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  3. Snap! lol I had my tag from Sharon ready earlier today but wanted to wait until Sunday to put it on, then I saw yours appear earlier and check it out and there was Matilda of a girl for all time, who is on my wish list and now on her way here and the Gotz unisex who is one of my buys from last year !
    I quite fancy a Zwergnase doll just need to find the one! I have my eye on a couple at the moment and a Little Fee will no doubt be sneaking on in the near future. thank goodness I have almost all the Sasha's i want :)xxx

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  4. Such a lovely post Jenni. I really enjoyed seeing your favorite dolls of the past year and the dolls you are wishing for. I hope your wishes all come true! :) xxx

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    1. Would love to know about your favourites and hopes and dreams too, Ginger!

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  5. Thank you, ladies. I enjoyed thinking about my favourites and focusing on the who next idea - adilemma for all dollaholics, no matter whether we only collect one type or several.

    Because of problems of getting around to take outdoor photos at the moment and taking good photos indoors in our shady cottage (sounds better than dark cottage!), I think I might just show off a greater variety of my dolls over the next few weeks, rather than trying stories.
    My friend Esther (are you OK, Essie?) should be back in her classroom in September and my treatment should be complete by then too, so I'll be ready to post stories for her class to share, as well as the adults who so kindly read my ramblings.
    J xxxxx

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  6. I do believe that unisex may be my boy Valentine!!! :)

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