I think it is the happy little surprises that drive us as collectors. There are many bumps along the road of doll collecting - when a doll arrives and isn't what we hoped, when we purchase that special vintage outfit and find the seller has included reproduction shoes and/or accessories, when you lose an auction in the last seconds to a sniper bid, or when you miss an opportunity to purchase a doll you really wanted to add to your collection. But when something really good happens unexpectedly, it brightens our dolly days.
First, piggy-backing on my last post, I have to write that Bus Stop Darla has been an exciting addition to my collection. I am really loving this doll, and I didn't expect it.
This lounge chair is my favorite piece. It actually has rubber wheels that roll. ILHYLM Poppy is enjoying it, too!
There was a little fabric covered table with matching chairs. How could you not love this? Darla and Chaundra are enjoying their summer refreshments.
Another surprise was a modern Barbie purchase. Recently I have been adding some Mattel clothing pieces to my girls' wardrobe. One of the ensembles I had been wanting was the Kate Spade one. I was able to snap one up on e-bay MIB. The seller wrote that she had misgivings about selling the doll because it had been re-rooted. When the doll arrived, I was surprised by how much I liked her! Here she is wearing a Vintage lounging set.
I'll devote a future blog to the contents. Overall, I was very pleased with the purchase. Here's a closeup. Isn't she sweet? So, I've had some good dolly karma lately. I hope some is headed your way!