Every year I try to reflect on my collecting. I am very happy to report that more dolls left my collection in 2016 than was added - 37 dolls were sold and 34 dolls were purchased. I know that isn't a large difference, but at least it went in the correct direction! Several of the dolls that I purchased were Barbie play line dolls, so I think I came close to being even with money also!
I did exceptionally well with most of my guidelines this year. Guideline #5 was a bust as it relates to Poppy Parker. I completely missed the potential of the "Poppy Goes to Paris" line. I can no longer even joke that I don't collect Poppy Parker. I purchased four of these on secondary market and have learned my lesson to pre-order all of them in the future! Poppy Parker was my #1 of 2016. I posted the following collage of photos on Flickr and it broke all records on my flickr account.
This photo has over 12,000 hits and even was invited to "in explore". I have always been excited to get a couple hundred hits on a photo. A few times I've had over 1,000 hits spread out over months, but nothing like 12,000 hits in less than 48 hours. Go Poppy Parker!
I have decided to sell off much of my collection in 2017. I am going to try and get my Ellowyne addiction down to 12 dolls. I hope to eliminate many doll lines and focus my 1:6 lines to Poppy/Misaki, Fashion Royalty, and NuFace. It's time to slow down on what is purchased, enjoy my favorites by playing (redressing) more, and let go of the rest.
I hope 2017 is a great collecting experience for all of you who follow my blog. I will try my best to post more often and share my journey as I move forward.