Monday, November 19, 2018

IG Trade and Other Goodies

 IG friends are amazing! I saw that one of my fellow collector friends had this cutie, she found from one of her weekend flea market trips. I thought for sure, I'd miss her sale if she had this one up. But instead, my sis was able to talk with her and we made a trade! Yup, now I have a pink furry to add to my furry collection!! Just the best and she arrived safely to me today! I love her so much.

 I was able to locate, 3 of this collectors ISOs. It was definitely worth it. Whew, okay, this will be my last big purchase for awhile. LOL I then found this Froebel Kan childrens boardbook on Ebay. I couldn't help but get it, at less than 8 dollars too. Mostly because of the vintage dolls and toys featured in the book! Like an Iwai squeak toy baby, a squeak clown, I've sold in the past, and others. Just look what do you recognize?

 I then received a box from Japan, these items I won via Yahoo Japan and I've added them to my shop already! Vintage set of three retro dog figurines. They are tiny, but so cute and look like the plush retro dogs, I often find from the same time frame, 1960s. Then, this vintage roly poly ceramic coin bank. Sadly, she needed a fresh look. So, I repainted her and now she looks a bit decent. I will add her to my shop later today. Also, while browsing IG, a fellow collector, Natalie, shared she had gotten a nicely priced photo book from Snapfish. She mentioned there was a promo going on. So, I decided to check it out. Her book was so beautifully done. I decided to get mine done too. Yup, my 2018 Instagram photobook! It arrived so quickly and the quality is amazing. I mostly liked the fact that it was cheap!! Promos are the best!! You should check it out!

Next, from Ebay, Yup, I found another Sarah Kay, cosmetic case, dresser. This time with its original box! It's called, "Color Cosmetic Case". Yessss, and it was cheaper than the first one I found. I will keep this one for now, my other is already listed in my Etsy shop. I love the designs on the box too. Then, I also Binned this cute ceramic wall plaque with two lovely big eyed ceramic kids on it. But, when the package arrived... Oh nooo! First, the seller had placed it into a bubble wrap envelope, in a plastic bag, and just put more of the bubble pillows inside. When I opened the package, I could already hear the ceramic pieces moving around. I was simply devastated. Why in the world, ugh. I immediately asked the seller for a refund. No word, as yet. So, I haven't started to put them together...

 The girls head came off the plaque in one piece, whew. she was the one I thought was the most beautiful. They look a lot like my German Tadie muz clone dolls. Which means, they may be Cortendorf Germany as well. The boy's head is sadly in pieces, I don't know if I'll be able to salvage him. We will see... Last, I bought this item via Etsy... A vintage well-loved, yawning bunny plush...

 The seller even added a cute note for me. I thought she would be a bit larger. But, she is just the right size, and I love her preowned body. The sweetest face too! I changed out her ribbon, but may change it out again. I hope you all are enjoying the holidays thus far?! Last week, I had a cold and its still lingering... Ah ah Choo!! Not great, but at least these vintage goodies, made my week!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Instagram Goods...

Sometimes you can find some amazing things fellow collectors decide to sell. This particular one, was a broken mermaid. I saw my fellow collector friend, Carrie, decide to sell via IG, and I immediately claimed it. When you look closely, you can see why...
 A bit scary, "hi Honey", card from Carrie for adopting her sweet Lefton mermaid. She is one of three in a set. This one is the smallest and she holds a gold dish or is it a mirror? Sadly, her arm holding the mirror, broke off. Not too bad, I was able to fix it. Lefton mermaids are very expensive, so when you spot a cheap one, you jump! LOL She arrived safely to me today in the mail. If you look at her carefully, doesn't she look a lot like "Marina"? Yup, from the Japanese version of 'The Little Mermaid' by Toei animations. She does to me! Thank you Carrie, I will treasure her!!

 Love, love, love her! I will either put her up on my wall or maybe put her into a shadow box first, and then safely up on my wall... Haha. Next, I also received this adopted cutie from Australia, that I quickly purchased on Etsy. I love her color and her pose is a lot different from the usual stance the Iwai squeak dolls have, the crawling ones. For now she will be in my collection.

 Last, I decided to update my vintage terrarium pedestal ashtray from Japan. Last year, I added some fake flowers to replace the one's that were all broken and in pieces when I first bought it. After that, I knew that there should be something else I could add to it to give it a bit of life... But what?

 ...Then, I remembered I had some gifted craft mushroom, bee, and ladybugs from past purchases, that I thought would be perfect. Sure enough, I added the red mushroom to the original grass for the terrarium, I finally cut the excess wire that held the bouquet of flowers. Then, placed, the cute bee on the flower petal, to make it seem like he is there to get nectar. I then, added a large Ladybug to a leaf, and last a smaller Ladybug on another flower. That one is not shown. I think it looks better. Don't you? I may try to get some butterflies next... Maybe?

Be sure to visit my shop, I've added a few rare items from my special collection to sell!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Few Online Finds In

It's been a really nice and easy going week since the election. So, here's what came in the pass few days...

I found this cutie yellow ceramic coin bank for a collector on IG, we were working on a trade and this was one of her ISOs. Such a cutie and now he's packed and ready for his travel back stateside.

 Then, last week, I just happened upon a sale via instagram and saw this cutie surrounded by other vintage goodies. I messaged the seller and sure enough she was available, and so I made the purchase. Love her colors and hair style most. Vintage chalkware, 60s girl coin bank. I honestly was shocked that this bank didn't arrive cracked. It was lightly wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a small box. I was sure she was damaged. But, upon inspection, a few chips here and there, but nothing else. Whew. She does need a replacement stopper though.

 I also had my friend Reiko in Japan purchase these three miniature wooden chairs made for Blythe dolls by greenliketambourine, on Instagram. I love the vintage look of them and of course the cute animal decals. They took about a week to produce them and then they were shipped last month. Sadly, it took so long for it to arrive. Ugh, mail system. Still they arrived safely and each individually packaged. I can't wait to use them in photos or for my display. I choose a pink chair with a cute bunny decal, a blue chair with a cute swan with bear, and last the yellow chair with cute bear decal.

 I also received a box from Japan, inside, a Macoto Takahashi folder, Licca doll retro fashion, and a Ninohira kitty. The Licca doll retro fashion is a beige mini dress with tie and come with a mint pair of heels. I decided to try it on my Madamoiselle de Paris doll. It looks more like a blouse on her instead of a dress. LOL Still cute and I love the color combination. What do you think? Next, the Macoto T. folder, there were several releases of Macoto's works as folders, washi tape, post cards, etc. I decided to get this lovely blue folder. I will use it for my shop papers. Lovely retro girls on both sides of the cover. I've always loved Macoto's style of art on these shoujo girls. The seller also gave me the original flier for the sale and the post card.

 Last, this adorable tiny Ninohira mascot furry sofubi kitty!! I saw her up for auction, and almost decided not to bid on her... But, I'm glad I did. I knew she was tiny, but oh my goodness, she stands about 2 inches tall or 5.5 cm. The seller listed her as a Mascot Key chain toy. She definitely hung from a key chain. Sadly, that was missing. She had her original chain collar. Underneath she has the Ninohira Japan stamp. So, I started off with cleaning her up and then brush her fur hair. I added a gold tone jump ring to the chain on her head. So, if I decide to put her on an actual key chain, I could. I then, added a gold tone jump ring to her collar and a bell.

 It's a bit large, so I may take it off later, unless I find something blingy to add to her collar. She has a felt bow glued to her hair. I don't want to replace that, so it will also stay for now. Her head can twist left or right. Just too cute. Wish I could find more!! Rare indeed. She is about the right size for your dolly's toys. Yesss...

I appreciate you reading! ~ ggsdolls