Saturday, November 14, 2015

You Never Know, Francie!

Another thrift store find!
I bought her because I liked her.

When I got home I looked her
up online.
Turns out she is Hair Happenins Francie.
Well, I knew she was Francie.
She was dirty and
her left knee no longer held a pose.
It seemed if I could double my money
plus half again, I probably should let her go.

So, I listed her on eBay.

She sold for 12 times my purchase price.

What?  With a broken knee?

Well, I'll miss her for a little,
but she was quite a find, after all! :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Asian Heroine

Another doll that interested me
from the thrift store.
I decided she would be better
appreciated elsewhere.
She should ship out tomorrow. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fierce Fellow

I almost always look at dolls
in thrift stores and flea markets.
I bought this fierce Pirate Captain.  Then I
didn't know quite what to do with him.
So, I sold him, again.  He's set to sail
away this week.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Did I mention I Like Almost all Dolls?

Barbie head on LIV body,
Tommy (Mattel)
and wooden doll my sister made from a kit.

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Few of my Red Haired Dolls.

Prego theme is redheads, sooo...
Tonner's Kitty

Tonner's Miss America

Playmate Ariel

Brenda Starr from Effenbee

Miss America & Miss Kitty

A little more Brenda

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Did I Wish for a Kish?

When I allowed myself to get
very interested in dolls, again,
I was enchanted by the work
of Helen Kish.

A little magazine shopping
showed me that "Kishies"
would be out of my line
for awhile.

Now, I could hardly believe
what I found in a local thrift
store for one dollar, lately.

American Girl (read "Mattel")
had a line called
"Girls of Many Lands,"
designed by Kish.
This one is Chou Spring Pearl,
and was wearing a
Barbie looking dress.
Isn't this fun?!  :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Making Lemonade

You know the expression:
When life hands you lemons
make lemonade.

Well, I made my own lemon,
this time.

This little Monster High doll
was a thrift store find.
I wanted to try making tiny
clothes, so I bought her.

Someone had drawn on her
head and got a dot of blue
on her nose.

I used some "magic eraser"
to get most of her "hat"
off and started on her
"nose ring."

I found I had scrubbed
some of her eye off, too.

I needed to photograph
her in some clothes
I wanted to sell,
so I got out my "permanent"

I smeared her.

A little fixing up
and she'll do
as a model.

Oh, my!  :)