It's been quite a busy week for me! I was definitely surprised by my husband and not expecting anything for Valentine's Day. Especially because, we decided to just do things simple from now on... Ha, not the case! I got up as per usual to see the girls off to school. When I came out to pack Sara's lunch, this is what I saw on the dining table!! Whoa! Roses, a sweet huge bear, basket with chocolates, a balloon, on the computer desk he left me a card a rose with chocolates, flavored popcorn and more chocolates. Here, all I just got him was a card!!
He definitely tricked me this time... Thank you my love. I truly appreciate the gifts and feel the love. Then, we left uptown to take care of some errands. For lunch we ate at Ruby Tuesdays, my treat for his Vday, and I had the Squash Marinara Spaghetti. Very filling indeed. Love the colors too!
I was telling Taby I wanted to try out this place I saw via IG, called, "Bubbly Tea Cafe". We stopped by and while Sam had a Chocolate Truffle Frappe and Taby a Vanilla Bean Frappe, I opted for the Strawberry n cream milk tea with strawberry gels. I even got it in this cool bulb bottle! I've seen them advertised, but in Japan or Korea mostly. So, it was definitely a treat to find it here on little ole' Guam!! Yippee! If you haven't gone there you must, that's if your on island?! LOL
While at the insurance place to do paper work, I was sitting, and notice.... Whoa, look at this view! From their conference office, you can see all of central Guam. Whoa, if I was in that meeting I would probably be zoned out, from the scenery! Haha.
Later, that day my nephew stopped by, he was adamant that I'd be home, and he dropped this off. Awe, you are too sweet my boy. He gave me a carnation and a letter. Love you Manny John!
Even Happy Sachiyo likes the carnation flower!
I did get in the mail this lot of plastic instruments that are miniatures. I wanted to try to replace the one missing on my angels. Now, to find the wings...
Now, on to the Marina hair clips!! A ggsdolls creation in my shop very soon!
I ordered these lovely white pearl like flower cabs, but they got lost in the mail and took over 2 months to arrive. Not fun. You see, I've been wanting to make the beautiful pearl flower hair pin, Marina wears in the Toei Animation of "The Little Mermaid". So, these flowers seemed very much similar to the one she wears. A bit small, but still lovely. I was able to also find hot pink glass pearl beads, from etsy. The bobbie pins I've had in a box for some time. I also decided to make them with a different type of clip. See more below...
Bobbie pin and also in a silver bendable clip style.
Sara modeling them for me. I like the Bobbie pin most.
I hope to have them listed in my etsy shop soon.
I also decided to do some fun photos while we were at the beach!
Now, back to working on my taxes, ewww, yuck! Haha.
A fellow collector Marcello, shared on his IG, that he was able to acquire a newly released "Classic Toys" selection of stamps. I decided to check and see if they were still up for grabs and sure enough they were! Yay! Check through Royal Mail website.
These stamps are amazing, showcasing vintage dolls and toys, such as Sindy, Action Man, just to name a few...
The card that holds each of the stamps is also a booklet talking about the toys that are featured.
They even had postcards. I decided to get both. A very nice nostalgic stroll through memories of the toys of the past... A nice way to remember vintage dolls and toys you might want to get yourself a set?!
I had to order just a few more items via Hobby Search for Cherry Chan. A Kikipop dress, Swimsuit set, and Pure Neemo M Bra set. Sadly, this set of bra didn't fit like the white set did, and the gingham swimsuit top didn't fit her either... oh well. Still cute!
Cherry Chan in the Kikipop dress, a bit tight on the chest area, but still lovely!
Then, my sister in-law Jona stopped by with my brother, and dropped two lovely gifts off for my birthday that passed. Inside, this amazing fairy garden she made herself. The flower at the center is a small water fountain!! Too cute! I just had to share this with you!
She's so sweet. Thank you Sis Jona!
I found this red register via etsy. It came with two coins. I was planning to use it in a Shop case I got last year, but it's a bit larger than I thought... May keep it for the cute drawer that opens up, and you can put play money into...
I was able to snag this set of two Mod doll dresses via IG. I love the red dress with colorful tie most. I was hoping they would fit my Gigi doll, but sadly, it is too big. I will have to find another doll it can fit...
Comes with hangers and I was gifted a pair of red glasses and a Blythe badge too. You are too sweet my dear friend Nitemary_in_Kitschland!!
Last, I found, and binned this lovely 1957, Dare Wright book, through ebay. Titled, "The Lonely Doll". I've seen it before and always wanted a copy. Now, I got myself one. There are several that Dare wrote... I may try to find the others?
An inspiration for many dolly stories written! Have a wonderful weekend all!
Here's what came in that I found and won from a few weeks ago...
All from Yahoo Japan, I won a basket full of retro toy jewelry, etc., a ceramic bunny, a ceramic deer, cat, bunny couple, and anime girl memo and small memo notebook.
These cuties were from a Lot of five figurines. Upon inspection, the bunnies are in great condition. I love the large flowers on them. The boy bunny still has his original chain necklace and the girl bunny's is missing hers. But, I will add a bow to her. No markings, and they will be listed in my Etsy shop soon.
This ceramic bunny is missing it's partner, but still lovely. Also has some crazing on her face and perhaps a factory defect. I've added a bow and she will also be listed in my shop.
Another cutie missing its partner... these figurines are still in lovely condition. Just a marking on her face above the winking eye.
She's actually too cute. I may have to keep her or let her go with the puppy I have, who is also missing her partner...
This ultimate cutie, I will keep for myself. A deer or is it a bunny? Made very much like my cute deer with vase...
Now, that I see them side by side, she is a deer and is also missing her partner, but looks nice with my deer and vase. She will be added to my collection.
I found this white basket case with toy accessories too cute to pass up!
The handkerchief inside, reminds me of Twiggy. Don't you think so? Upon inspection, it has two faux pearl necklaces, one in white and one in hot pink, a hair clip, a pearl ring, a cute flocked elephant brooch, a pink bracelet, and handkerchief.
I unfolded the handkerchief and it has the word, "Tuesday" on it, along with ballerina artwork by Masako Watanabe, I believe. When folded up it looks like Twiggy. LOL
I also bought two small aprons from an etsy shop here. Love em'. They also sell Lolita style clothing for Human size! Nice! The aprons will be used on my Happy Sachiyo bunny or Cherry Chan!
Redressed Cherry chan in an Azone dress with the tulle skirt I got the other day...