Yep that’s me. Or it is soon going to be. We went to this amazing crazy estate sale on Friday that was baby doll madness! I think this woman must have been the old Grandma in the neighborhood who has an open invitation for all the kids to come over to play with a stockpile of outdated toys. When we first walked into the backyard and saw the boxes and boxes and boxes of dolls I about had a heart attack. It quickly became apparent though that the majority of them were filled with very used, very played with baby dolls. Almost all of them with choppy haircuts. I was a little disappointed at first – as I’m definitely in the market to start my own stash of baby dolls for niece Maggie – but there was so so much stuff and ultimately lots great finds when we hunted through everything.
We found these sisters in the basement and though pretty beat up, I think they are just the most beautiful dolls. They’re sitting on the new huge blue basket.
And this, such a sweet sweet find, a pink basket babydoll bassinet! at first I was, oh, let’s get it for Maggie. yeah right. it’s most definitely for me. I’ve already got my Camilla doll playing in there.
I couldn’t pass up these great mod Japanese dolls. I’ve seen them all over my Japanese craft books. I’ll have to hunt down some photos. The tags say they’re Dream Dolls.
I had the most fun in the cheapy bin of souvenir dolls. I’ve been thinking of this type of doll a lot since I saw this display at the Childrens Museum. I could have gone crazy but I think I showed a lot of restraint. Although I did get a few more than I have pictured here.
and while we’re on the doll subject, I finally found myself some Polish Joli dolls. I’ve been wanting these for so long. Now that I’ve finally started my collection maybe Mia and I can form a club.
I’m a dorky, happy doll lady with all my finds. A little stressed about where they’re all going to live but still warm and fuzzy. Poor Oscar’s misery at the estate sale ("Where are the CARS!") has been alleviated by a most excellent garbage truck toy find at this morning’s garage sales. And wait til you see what Tim found! But that’s for Father’s Day…