Sunday, August 20, 2017

Vintage Pin Cushion Find!

I couldn't wait, I had to share with you this amazing vintage pin cushion head, that I found on ebay!

 I have seen this vintage pin cushion before, but generally, she is sold quickly and I'm not surprised. I believe she may be made in Japan, probably 1960s. Made of ceramic or pottery. She may be earlier 1950s? I love her eyes and slender face. Though the big brown pin cushion atop her head, makes me want to barf... She arrived with a lot of pins still stuck into the pin cushion, and even earrings?! WTH. Yup. So, I removed all of it and threw all of them away, because they were all rusted too. The cushion was faded and just not to my liking.
 She is quite large too at 8 inches tall for a pin cushion. I was expecting her to be smaller, and she looks more like a hat stand then, a pin cushion. So, after a lot of thought, I tried to figure out what I could do with her. I definitely want her on my dresser for display, but, not as a pin cushion. Last night before bed, I basically, ripped out the ugly brown pin cushion. It wasn't too hard to do and the inside, was nice and clean, unlike most planters I've seen. I was trying to decide if I wanted to keep her as a planter? Hm...
 But, by this morning, that was not what I decided on. So, instead, I took some of the mohair I had in brown, stuffed the inside of the head with tissue paper and placed, the ball of mohair at the top of her head. It is not glued in or set. But, it looked a lot better than the faded brown cushion! I added a blue bow and here she is below...
 Much better. She will sit on my dresser, to admire and inspire me.
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 I also received this lovely vintage art print, that is signed, "Reni" from an IG seller in UK. A girl and her dog, the back says, "Bouquet For You." Love her pouty face too! She will be displayed on my wall, as soon as I can get a mount up. Ha.

Also, a new dress for Gigi. She even fits the red shoes that came with the dress... Very stylishly mod.
Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Redoing the Pin Cushion Chairs...

I was not happy with the upcycled work I did on the pin cushion chairs here, the first time...

So, I began working on them last night and then started on them this morning. I must say, I'm very pleased with my work on them now!
 The one on the right side, is the one, I worked on first. I stripped everything and started over. I decided to use the pink felt material wipe from my glasses case. It was thinner felt, and easier to work with. I covered the cushion completely, and then added baby blue pompoms. I bought from etsy, a bouquet of vintage fabric flowers, that were a lot brighter, with more vibrant hues, then the first set, I got, a few weeks back.
 Two sets, a bouquet of pastel pinks and blues, and then, another bouquet with a darker blue, hot pink, purple and yellow flowers. I decided to add, some daiso dotted bows to the chairs. The other chair, I used the daiso deer fabric, and added pink rik rack to it instead.

 So, what do you think? So very, Marie Antoinette in look... As she would say, "Let them Sit!" Haha.
 I hope to make more in the future...

Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another Mail Day Of Kitsch for My Shop!

Here are the goodies I found last week for the shop!

 From Yahoo Japan, I got this lovely minty Sukiyo Pose Doll in White, a Yellow Panda coin bank, and a Lot with two bobble head retro dogs.
 These two adorable kitsch bobble head dogs will be added to the shop soon!
 The first bobble head dog is in maroon and grey fur fuzziness. He has a chain collar with bell and just the cutest face.
 Felt bottom to keep him from sliding on your work space. So retro!
 This cute black bobble head dog, wears a coat and tie. Sweet face and just adorable on your desk at work or displayed with your collection of plushies...


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 This amazing mint Sukiyo Pose doll is wearing a lovely silk white dress with black and white dotted embellishment, and large white buttons on front. I fell in love with her legs! She still has her original tag. A sweet posey for your collection. She will be added to my shop too!




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Last, this lovely Bright yellow panda coin bank! Quite unique, I will have to decide if I am selling her or not... Just too cute and irresistible, darn.

I also wanted to share this cutie I received in the mail, not to be added to my shop, sorry.
Whilst, doing my usual searches, I found another Tadie Muz Clone from West Germany. This time through Etsy! Whoa, was not expecting to find her there?! You can read my other posts on the first one I found, here.

 This one, I saw from the corner of the search list, and just snatched her up. She is wearing a rainbow stripe top and white capris. No shoes. Similar to my first one, same blonde bubble cut hair style. This one had her right foot repaired. Upon inspection, her body is very stiff, not like my first one. She is almost petrified. I am unable to move her hands or feet. But, at least her head is more secure, than my last one.
 She is stuck in this position. There is not much known about these dolls, and I haven't seen any German doll collectors, post any information on them. The one I got I found on ebay, back in 2015, it is 2017...
If anyone has any info. I'd love to hear about it.

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tan Cuties from Japan!

I found a few Tan dollies from a Japan online shop late last week, and they arrived to me just in time to add them to my shop!

 First, here is a blonde cute tan girl with lovely eyelashes. She is in the sitting position, sadly, with out her fashion. But, she is still lovely. Washed and ready for her new home!

 This cutie, has lovely brunette hair, I washed and put into a ponytail. She is still wearing her original panty, and her big eyes just draw you in...
 Who can resist her?!
 I was a bit surprised no one, snatched this cutie up?! She is wearing her original blouse and shorts fashion, looks like fancy wear for the office. Her blonde hair is in a bun and she's ready to pose for you, on your desk at work!


 This is cutie is the second one I've found, in all my collecting years, she is a blonde version that is crying. I've found a brunette version before. Her hair is in ponytails and she is wearing her original fashion. Sadly, missing eyelashes on her right eye. But, still too cute for words!


 Her expression tells me she is either pointing at someone who made her cry or pointing at what she wants you to give to her! LOL
 She stands tall, and just adorable...

These will be listed later today! So, be sure to visit my Etsy shop!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls