Tuesday, September 14, 2021

On a Roll...

 I have been on somewhat of a roll the past few weeks... I've found so many rare kitsch cuties, I am a little freaked out!! Here's what I mean...

The Edward Mobley Rajah I found, and the red Fur Kitty too in my last post here!! A few others that haven't arrived as yet...

Now, I found a Lapin con bank that a few of my fellow collector friends have shared a few years now, and I don't often see them. They have mostly been found out in the wild by them. But, recently, I found one and it is an awesome feeling to finally be able too as well!! Yay me!! She is in amazing condition, and is a bit smaller then the versions I've located in France or Japan. The thing is this one is made in Taiwan! But, looks so much like the others and is well made also! She is a coin bank and just too cute!!




I also, found this cutie off Ebay. He's an egg cup. I had seen him before from a fellow collector. Now, to find his partner. I also made his little snow cap from a baby sock!! LOL He's a keeper for sure!

Update on my Breast Cancer journey. My labs results came in and well... There's good news and bad news. The good news is that my lymph nodes came back negative for any cancer cells. The bad news, Doc has to go back in and remove the outer lying tissue of where they found my cancer to make sure they got it all. Ugh. Either that or chemo therapy. I'd rather him go back in and get it done! Now, the wait for my next surgery date. Please make sure to get your annual mammogram. Trust me it saved my life!!

You all be safe and take care!

Thank you for taking a look! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Finds Rushing in...

 While still waiting for my surgery results from the lab to come in from Hawaii, and seeing my Oncologist for further advice on my breast cancer situation... Here is what came in the mail...

I found and bought these Chocoholic foldable shelves in three colors. Listed it in my shop last week and they sold instantly. I decided to open my Etsy shop back, because, believe it or not. I was bored. My healing is still ongoing, but I felt out of place and just figured, I might as well get some of these goodies sold!! LOL I also received this lovely Chocoholic Alice throw pillow, and it is listed in my shop as well! Unopened too!

I was able to snagged this cute ILoveLULU vampire brooch via Instagram. I couldn't help but get it. Just look at her vampire teeth!! Then, I found this lovely rare red furry kitty coin bank. She was listed then adopted by a fellow collector, and she was in amazing condition! She still had her original sticker and rubber stopper! I was also able to find these lovely vintage Saila doll and doll friend for two fellow collectors. They are already packed and ready to head out in Monday's mail!! Whew, it was a busy weekend for me.



I found this unique Tress Tree wig stand above, the seller was so sweet and even gave me some post cards for free. I also bought this lot of vintage baby buttons. I definitely will use a few on some projects. Too cute! Another set of rabbit fur hair cat figurines, in great condition. They are all original and already added to my Etsy shop! The lot of vintage Meyercord decals, some I will keep and some have already sold via my Etsy shop. Some rare and unique ones included too, Yay me!!



These two amazing vintage Whitman puzzles, I couldn't help but get. It took about a month since the seller sent them by boat, ugh. But, so worth it. I love the birthday puzzle above most! Just look at the little girl and bear having a party. Reminds me of Rushton style bears and their owners... Dreamy kitsch!! I was able to get this lovely Mini Candyland lunch box tin, mostly for the Candyland design. I will use it as a prop with my photos of dolls or toys.


Next, I found a loose vintage Japan doll, and she is actually Chico Chan. Sadly she was nude, and then I realized I had bought one of her fashions earlier this year. Oh my goodness, perfect for her. She has been washed and cleaned up and added to my Etsy shop!! I also, took an adorable photo of Happy and Lily and made a canvas print out of it. I have two of these canvas prints available in my Etsy shop!! Get yourself a copy now!! You can hang it in your kitsch bedroom!!

Last, this amazing find, a vintage Edward Mobley, Rajah squeak toy. He's been bathed, his eyelashes replaced, and some blush added. He now, looks amazing. His squeak works perfectly too!! Just adorable and I am sure a fellow collector will enjoy her immensely!!

That's all for now. Be safe and get your annual Mammogram done!!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, September 4, 2021

On The Mend...

 

Thank you all for the well-wishes and prayers. I truly appreciate them. This breast cancer journey has brought me some interesting experiences. In the end, I am very fortunate the cancer was found and removed. Here is how my journey went that morning...

We left the house early, about 7am, because my surgery was moved up an hour earlier. This was the rainbow we saw on the drive up to the Guam Radiology Center. I had to go there first to have pins put in to show my surgeon where to take out the cancerous tissue from my right breast. When we got there it was early and I was taken into a Mammogram x-ray room. They used this device to pinpoint the area. I had just local anesthesia put in and the wires were placed. This is the wall decorated by other cancer survivors, by the waiting area. It gave me some hope, seeing this. God definitely sent many signs of hope to me, that morning.

Afterwards, my husband drove me to GRMC, our newer hospital and the place where my actual surgery would be done. I checked in and upon admissions, was taken to get undressed and put on the lovely attire for surgery... Sam could not stay and wait for me because of COVID protocols. So, he waited for me at our friend's apt. with our daughters.

After being told to take off everything and put on a gown, booties, head cap. I was walked into the area to wait for my surgeon. IV was put in and all the necessary vitals taken. I met all the important people that would be handling my procedure. My anesthesiologist, John, Wilton the nurse who put in my IV. Nurse Sarah, just to name a few. At least, those I remembered the names of. LOL It felt like I was in some hospital in the States. There were 2 local nurses in my team. It was quite a long wait actually. When I was ready for the OR, they wheeled my bed in. I couldn't help but feel like I was in one of those movies, where, the actor was being rushed in because of some life-saving surgery. LOL My mind was like, I should take video of this moment! We were allowed to keep our phones with us! Haha! No, I didn't take any video of it. LOL
I was greeted by an awesome OR staff of people. Each of them were so kind and very helpful if I had any questions. I was given the gas mask and told to take deep breathes. In the process, I was wearing a United Airlines face mask and the only female nurse asked if I worked for United. We made the connection and found out that both our husbands work the same shift and department. She was so kind and held my hand and told me she would take great care of me, they all would. After my third deep breath I was out!

The last thing I remember, is being woken up by the recovery nurse Laura, because my blood pressure was too low. Slowly, she chimed in every 2 or 3 minutes asking if I could hear her as she raised my head side of the bed up. She asked if my husband was close by, I nodded. By about 2:55pm, Sam and the girls were downstairs and ready to pick me up. I was dressed and wheeled out. Finding out, that Nurse Laura's husband was an airline Pilot for United as well!! Haha! She spoke with Sam about that for a bit. I was given my prescriptions and we left.

I didn't feel too much pain, mostly light throbs. My Doctor had made two incisions, one just below my breast, and the other by my armpit. So far so good, is what I was told. Now, a follow up appointment will be needed.

Now, I guess I can say I am a breast cancer survivor.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you all again for your prayers. I truly appreciate you all.

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

My Etsy Shop Closed...

 

 

My Etsy shop will be CLOSED, until Further Notice!

Be Back Soon!


~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time to Prepare!

 

I got the call today for my actual surgery date. Almost 2 months since my biopsy.  I've been keeping busy, and just trying not to think about what is going to happen and all that the surgery entails. LOL Sometimes my mind likes it that way, so I am not stressing or overthinking. Maybe a good thing. I've been trying to sell some items to help with the upcoming hospital bill. Mostly rare cherished items I have sold, and it will help a lot. At the same time, I've also found some items in hopes of reselling, to make a little as well.

I'm not going into too much detail as to date, time, place etc. for my surgery. But, I will do a post-op update, if I am able to, later on. So, before stuff gets hectic here. Let me share some of the finds I recently got in the mail...

 

Found this adorable Valentine's Furry Poodle, with sadly no markings. But, I think she may be Herman Pecker? Cleaned her up and I will add her to my shop after the surgery. She has, "Be My Valentine" foil heart on front and a cute felt heart on her tail. furry ears and body. Quite unique and fun! Next, via Instagram, I was able to snag a few goodies!! This lovely, Wood House box for recipes, and includes recipe cards inside too! My friend VintageUnicorn also added this adorable bottle brush tree!!


This lovely minty Striped Gund plush bunny, and Frosty Boy pillow, both finds from vintagethisorthat! I just simply fell in love with. She also had another Gund bunny up for grabs, but this one just stole my heart! Ears have wire in them for posing, and he also has the same buttons on him pants like my Rushton bear with tiny bear! "Frosty Boy" has been an iso for sometime. In Japan, he is called, "Nikkun" for Nissei Ice Cream Co., and sadly very expensive for their vtg pillows. So, to find him stateside, was nice and for a decent price too! Yay me!!

I took my little mamekobo bunny outside for some outdoor pics. Now, to just focus on this surgery. I truly appreciate all the prayers and kindness. I will be back to let you all know, how it went. I will close my Etsy shop for the duration of the surgery and healing process. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Stay safe and well!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, August 21, 2021

American Girl Barbie!

 I recently found a lovely 1958 Mattel Japan American Girl Barbie with blonde hair. I don't generally collect Barbies, well at least not since the early 2000s when I first collected Francie. But, I was searching to find an American Girl, and too my surprise, there was one, at a reasonable price. I bought her and when she arrived. She just needed some cleaning up!

When she arrived, the seller had included a Peewee doll, and a Knickerbocker Kewpie Bunny plush in the box. I was very surprised! I immediately took the pajamas Barbie had on and washed her hair and cleaned up her face. She had no green ear, just a little lipstick rub. I was very happy. I thought about keeping her, but, I have decided not to collect dolls if I can help it. I told myself, if I did find dolls, I would get them to resell. Haha! She originally came with an original Barbie fashion called, "Slumber Party". I was able to find an original American Girl swimsuit via Ebay. She turned out lovely after her shower. I then, relisted her via my Etsy shop and she sold about a week later.

It was nice to see her adopted. I then, took the Knickerbocker Bunny and washed him next...   I restuffed him. Sewn the areas that had holes, and added a bow along with a working wind up music box inside his zipper compartment. It plays, "Easter Parade". A fitting song for him. He turned out quite lovely and is listed in my Etsy shop. I also received this lovely artist wall decor of Rushton's Omar Octopus made by KewtKitsch on IG. I love her packaging!! She made me laugh so much, as I opened up the box!





KQ made him to look just like the original Omar. I love the style of lace and ribbon combo! Quite unique and he will be a great addition to my wall decorations. I was able to find some dolly fashions made for Kikipop, that could fit my little Japan Bisque doll, Betty! I just need to find the jumper I have. I know it is some where in my storage containers... LOL



I also received from Japan, via DHL, these lovely Nesting Bento boxes by Chocoholic. I got three sets. One with a poodle, one with cute animals and the last, with adorable girls. I will list two and keep the animal set for myself. So check my Etsy shop soon! These will be great for lunch boxes or just to use as storage for your cute things!!


I also received this lovely blue My Toy plush bunny. She just needed a bit of cleaning up. She looks so cute with the red one as well. I just sold the red bunny this past week. The blue one is listed in my shop! I forgot to mention also in my box from DHL, are these ceramic teal puppy figurines. I have been wanting a set since seeing them a few years back. To my surprise, there was a set up for grabs recently. So, I was very happy!! They are quite unique and adorable too! Just look at those chubby puffy cheeks!!

Sara and I had decided we'd spend last night at our family friend's condo. She is off island. So we've been checking in at her place to make sure her mail is picked up and other things. Our initial plan was to go swimming in the pool. But sadly, we had to make a change of plans. So, instead we just relaxed and lounged around. It was very meditative. I took some friends with me, and this morning we left early for the Post Office, and I picked up new ones. It was a busy Saturday!!

We left the condo by 11:30am and headed home. I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying your weekend!

Thank you for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls