Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rare Tall Goebel Found!

A fellow doll collector, Leonor, contacted me earlier this month, asking if I was still looking for the tall version of the Goebel doll #4201? I told her yes, and she immediately shared that she found a seller in France that had one on her blog. She actually had two of them, but sold the brunette some time ago. The seller was willing to sell the blonde she had. I was so ecstatic that, this dear friend thought of me. After she received the doll, she notified me. Then, I sent her the payment for the doll and shipping to my address. I checked the mail today, and she was there!! Yippee!
 Gigi2 arrived safely from France, along with some adorable ceramic pixie girls. A gift from Leonor. So sweet! Gigi2 was wearing a robe, and a pink dotted dress underneath that, then the original pink mod dress under that! Yup, she had a lot of extras on her! LOL
 Underneath Gigi2, has longer legs, torso and arms. If you notice her right hand reminds me of Clover or Italocremona's Corrine dolls, with expressive hands. She has lovely blonde hair with curly bangs, and a pony tail.
 Here are the two Gigis' side by side. Tall Gigi has same head size, face paint, and lips also oxidized to pale pink. Smaller Gigi's hands are a bit similar in actions. Knees do not bend, for either girls. Lovely long eye lashes that are soft, not thick or coarse. Both have beautiful soulful blue eyes.
 Gigi2 is wearing her original dress, panties, socks, and shoes. A lovely mod pink dress with blue flower applique.
 After a good shower and washing of her hair, I decided to keep it in a pony tail, and add a blue bow. Love her curly bangs!
 I do have to make her bend over a bit, to keep her from falling either backwards or forwards. You see her head makes it hard to keep her standing. Maybe a reason she wasn't as popular... Hmm, I wonder?

Leonor is truly so very kind. I told her I would like to extend kindness, back to her. ^_~

I also received, this long awaited collectible, a dog named, "Victor". This is from Japan. But upon searching for info. the dog's name is actually, "Nipper", for a company named, "The Victor Talking Machine Co." Which then became RCA.
 I've always admired the ceramic dogs, that many Japanese collectors have on display by their stereo, or desk. Now, I finally was able to get one, and quite cheap too, whew. Nipper is actually small, about 2.5 inches tall. He comes with his original box.
 He will be added to my collection. One marked off my ISO List!
 I did get one more of these LOL small dolls, but I went through ebay to get the one I really wanted. A bit more costly, but at least I don't have to buy a whole box to find the one, I wanted. Here is QT, I believe? Sorry, not sure. I only wanted her for her big eyes and Alice in wonderland look!
 Via FB, I saw announced from AvaLovesRosie page, that she would release a cute vintage printed plastic cell phone case with adorable meyercord type art on etsy.
 I immediately went to her shop and found this lovely bear case!
OMG, it's even cuter in person! Now, my iphone is just adorable too! Check her shop out, she even has a mermaid case!! Oh, the temptation!! Squeeeeeee!
 Thank you so much for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Moo Business Cards in and More!

Yay, I decided to try a different business card style offered via Moo.com. They arrived to me today and I'm just thrilled. They will be in all items purchased from my shop. So, be looking out for them in your boxes!!
 Nice curved design, with five toy or art photo choices. On the back(not shown), is my general information. Just love the quality of Moo's cards, but sad thing, can't make many, as it costs more. Oh well...

 I found this lovely small red head girly pin via etsy, while searching for dollies. Isn't she the cutest?! She arrived over the weekend. Added to my collection.
 Then, via etsy from SK Dollhouse, Couture Gold Label, I got these amazingly made blue shoes with bows! They are expensive, but so very much worth it. They remind me of Marie Antoinette shoes... Just check em' out!
 Fancy box and silky bag to hold them in. Wow!
 They are Blythe, Momoko, and Pure Neemo size shoes. I figured they would fit Cherry Chan. They do!
Just beautifully made and so fancy too! Cherry Chan is Marie Antoinette!
Iconic scene from the movie with the shoes... Minus the crying part... LOL


Lastly, the girls and I watched, "Gidget", 1959. They loved it. I thought they would too!
 Then, I noticed a vintage doll and teddy in it! Awesome!

 Hope your all having a beautiful week!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Marina Hair Clips, Valentines Feels, Etc.

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.

Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls