Friday, April 20, 2018

New Old Cuties!!

I just happened onto a sale via instagram and was able to snag these two cuties, and more!!

I was thrilled to find these gals still available. They are very hard to get, because most collectors keep them when they are found. Who can blame them. Haha. 

I've seen, hairspray bottles with them, mirrors, lipstick holders, and trinket dishes. Made in Japan, these are often linked to the Japanese voice actress and artist of the 60s and 70s, Ado Mizumori, here. These ceramic ladies are often found when one least expects it. I was thrilled I did too!

 Like French ladies with their drawn in moles, and long eyelashes... I've always wanted to get myself at least one. But, finding two, is even better. All the way from Canada. They arrived safely to me, today.
 The blonde haired one has a little knick on her headband, but otherwise, she is just gorgeous!!!
 They now, decorate my end table by my bed...

Then, I found these cute Enesco Alien type posing cuties via Etsy. I was in shock, you see I found them just 4 days ago. Yup! They came from California and arrived lightening fast in this case!! A red head and blonde, one was missing her Alien antennae, but I replaced it. Eventually, I will find a better one. For now, the one's on her head look very similar, just a temporary fix though.

 I fell for their blue cover eyes. Totally Alien to me. Yess. They are just 'Out of this World', no pun intended. LOL

My blue ballet slipper pouch and toy jewelry...

Hong Lara, playing outside with an umbrella. Just love her face...

Happy Friday Everyone! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Korean Artist Dolls, You Are Killing Me!!!

Okay, what the heck is going on here?!?! Soo, many cute Korean artists dolls nowadays, it's getting really hard to resist them! Seriously! Haha.

I had to let go of my tan Bomulsung Wango Nana Star Child Doll. I know she will be loved. But, I asked around, you see, she had a really strong chemical smell. I hadn't noticed it before, but when I put Nana with my Blue bunny under the glass dome display. My fuzzy bunny started to turn brown!! WTH

I started to worry. So, I removed her from being displayed with him and left her in a container with my Mazelle de Paris, who had a strong vanilla smell on her. Hoping it would clear her smell. It didn't. WARNING, some of the artists dolls made in Korea have strong chemical smells. Even a doll like Mamzelle de Paris' vinyl can smell, but the creator was kind enough to add a lasting vanilla scent to his dolls. Though, I don't care for either a strong sweet scent or chemical scent on any of my dolls -_-; UGH... Sorry, I have sensitive nose.

But, that's just my side rant. Sorry. I still love these adorable dolls!! Bomulsung Wango has created so many cute dolls. I'm just in awe. Besides the tan Nana that I had in my collection. I found a friend who had helped me in the past, to find another one of her dolls. I actually wanted to get a brunette haired Lara star child, but she had a red head available from her collection. I believe her name is, "홍라라" or "Hong Lara" in English, at least that's what google translated it to be.
 (Not My Photo, stock photo by artist Bomulsung).
There are three dolls in this release, a blonde, a brunette, and this red head girly. They all wear a unique striped dress with white ruffles, a bow, and white glittery flats.
 Mine, had a red bow instead. Similar box to my first doll Nana. Just love Bomulsung's art work! Inside the box, is also her certificate card.
 I love her red hear, and cute freckles. Her face paint is just lovely!! I did have to replace her rubber bands. I brushed her hair and she didn't have any chemical smell. Just a sweet smell, maybe cookies? I did ask my friend, and she said, she had left Lara out to vent. Thank you so much for that!! LOL
 At least we know, the smell can be removed, with long ventilation, perhaps?
 I added red ribbon bows to her pony tails. Love those huge eyes!! Okay, I'm smitten. It can be hard to find someone in South Korea to help us get these adorable addicting dolls, but it can be done. I can't advertise any friends who can find us these dolls, my dear fellow Korean Doll Lovers, but, I will give you this advice...

If you found online a good friend from South Korea, you may be able to ask them to find you one. We can all hope to buy these cute dolls for a lot less than what they are sold for on ebay. But, if we can't, and you have the funds, get them from ebay. Either way they are your dream doll to collect and worth every penny, you may be willing to shell out, to get them!!
 This cutie arrived from a shop via etsy here, "Kitsch Clutch", on the same day as Lara! I had to add him to her pics too!
 Adorable Arnart bunny figurine. Cute big eyes, with a red bow tie. He is a tiny little thing too. It took a month to arrive, parcel post, ugh. But the seller was so sweet to give me a refund for s/h. I thought she had sent him First Class or Priority. Nope. Darn.
 Has the Japan, marking. He will be a great addition to my little Arnart collection!
Then, I also received some gatchas available for sale. Disney Character toys. These cuties are great for shelves or dressers in your doll's room. I kept Alice for my dollhouse scenes.

 I also got these cute Shoe pouches, great for coins or carrying little treasures with you. All except for the teal ballet slipper is available.
 Sleeping kitten figurines, are also available. These little cuties are great for your miniature doll scenes too! All of them are for sale!

 SHhhhh, he's sleeping! LOL

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, April 14, 2018

In The Mail...

I recently received some cute goodies in the mail...

From Hobby Search, I discovered the release of Pure Neemo S cute fashions by MAKI. There are cute pastel colors and adorable animal decals on the blouses and totes. I was only able to snag these three items. Since the others were sold out. But, then they had a restock and I was able to get a few more items I wanted, I hope. I'm waiting for Hobby's confirmation email. Haha.
 I accidentally ordered two of the yellow kitty tops, a purple unicorn, and pink bunny totes. How adorable are these fashions!! Any takers for the yellow top, $15 plus shipping. Just email me!
 For the totes on the back side it says, "Cute". There is a cat tote too like the blouse. I hope to get the unicorn and bunny top.
 Here's Cherry Chan wearing the top and holding the tote. There are pastel colored frilly skirts, but most were sold out too. Darn.

 Still Cherry chan is just adorable in her new fashion!

 Then, I also got these kitsch baskets with roses from Japan. The lot included a red, yellow, blue, green and pink baskets.

 I've seen a few of these displayed in many Japan collectors decor. Soo very kitsch. I will probably keep a few and sell the rest.

Please check out my shop soon, because I am letting go a few rare cuties! Have a Lovely week!!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bendable Dolls from Germany!

I recently came across and auction via ebay from Germany of a 1970s bendable doll. I've seen another collectors doll, but wearing a different fashion.

This doll was listed as a DDR Mod Doll from the 60s. She is about 14 inches/ 36cm tall.
 She arrived with cake on dust, and needing some TLC. First, I took off her fashion which is a crochet top with pants, top held with a lady bug brooch. Probably not original to the outfit. I washed her hair and used Simple Green to take off most of the gunk on her face. Then, I quickly washed the face with soap, to make sure there was no cleaner residue. It definitely helped with the caked on dust and dirt.
 Here she is before/after. I had some buttons sewn on, which are vintage doll buttons and then added thick thread to lock buttons down. Her hair is very soft, shiny, and pliable. I've never felt synthetic doll hair feel so soft. Perhaps, human hair?  I took a photo of her body makeup. Her head is made of soft vinyl, but her body, hands, and feet are ceramic. Limbs are made of cotton, stuffed and have wire inside to allow easy bending and movement.
 Here she is after clean up.
 I touched up the paint on the ceramic parts of her body and her shoes. Sadly, she was damaged on her ankle and re-glued by previous owner. Still, she looks amazing. I have seen this type of bendable doll twice before.

This was my first bendable doll from Germany. Here's what she looked like before. Then, I changed her eyes and added eyelashes. I re-did her arms, since her original bendable arms and hands were like chicken feet.
 She is quite different from the other bendable doll, this doll has a ceramic head and upper torso, with wire arms and legs. Her feet are felt, and her pants are sewn onto her, and tied at the waist. As you can see from the body photo. Her hair is probably mohair and styled like a Bouffant. She is probably an earlier bendable doll, about 1960s.
 These dolls were usually played with Bodo Hennig dollhouse furniture, because these furniture pieces were a nice size for 1/6 scale dolls.
 Here is a post card I found via ebay Germany, that showcases a similar bendable doll, as my first one.
Lovely mod blouse or top, long slender legs, with the same felt shoes or feet. I will put both dolls up for sale via my Etsy shop. Be on the look out for posts via instagram for sale notices.

Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls