Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Autumn is here! Doll Events Abound
This past couple of weeks alone, there was  a Pullip Convention, two Theriault's Rendezvous auctions with another this Monday, many art fairs, and new dolls like Disney Descendant's, more Halloween and Fall dolls, including Annalee at Marshall's, Holiday Barbies 2015, and new promotions from Madame Alexander, Tonner, and American Girl. Think about scarecrows and dried apple faced dolls as you doll shop for new additions.  What was your best yard sale find of this past season?  Let me know for a series of new posts.  Happy collecting!
Ellen Tsagaris
Doll Collecting Expert
A 300+ Year Old Doll House Still with its Family
Ann Sharp's Baby House may be my all time favorite doll house, except for mine, of course! Read about Ann's house, and the micromini room it inspired.
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An Eclectic Collection; It Really is a Small, Doll World
My friend Caroline is an artist, weaver, and doll collector.  She has one of the most eclectic collections I have ever seen, and she is very generous with them, too.  Next week, I'll share a gallery of her dolls.
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Bright, Shiny Objects and Doll Bling
Idols and dolls of many type existed in ancient America, as toys, art, precious gold/silver objects, and religious statues. Here is an update, just in time for fall and September, still doll collecting month.
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Dolls by Marian Hu Designs and Seymour Mann
A reader inspire me to create this post, about two very popular lines of collectible dolls of the 90s and novelist Erica Jong's parents!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Shades of Erzebet and Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I's birthday is this month, a pertinent character of Erzebet's era.  Also, the new Disney Descendant's dolls, featuring dolls that are the children of Disney Villains, include Mal, daughter of Maleficent, and Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen.   They were inspired by the July 2015 Disney Channel Film of the same name. The tie-ins with the Erzebet legends and Grimm's Fairy Tales is well-known.  These dolls re-enforce the allusions.  I wonder if we will ever see Erzebet as a Disney character.

On another note, The Community of Bathory Scholars and Enthusiasts seems to have been very quiet. I wonder why that is.  With Halloween, the vampire and Countess  costumes abound, as do the Vampire dolls.  Here are couple of mine for you to enjoy.

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Quintessa, Teri Long, Long Gone Dolls

Scarlett Bloodgood, courtesy Ryan, of Gathered Traditions, by Joe Spencer