Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Cuteness Overload...

 Cuteness overload...

It has been a blah few weeks since my last post, and so I haven't felt inspired to write in my blog, since then. Although, I have been receiving finds... Sorry, don't know what's going on with me, but, hopefully I'll be inspired again....

I was able to snag these miniature fawn/Bambi cards from KitschandKawaii shop. I just had too. These cute little cards are perfect for miniature doll or toy scenes!

I decided to take a cute pic using my adorable little friends playing cards above. Like I said, perfect for little scenes. I also purchased this lovely Amanitarium choker, it was just too cute to resist and precious too! A great addition to my collection! I did find this lovely large posedoll lenticular post card, and it is already added to my Etsy shop! So be sure to check it out! In lovely condition too!

Next, I also found these lovely vintage Rosarium/terrarium globes from a store in France. They arrived safely to me and I may add some Twinkle princesses inside along with the flowers... We will see. Now, I have three styles in my collection. Then, I also found these Yum-EE-Yum shakers!!! And I was truly in shock they weren't snatched up!! Whaaaat?!! I've always wanted either the shakers or cups, not the whole set, just mostly the shakers to use in photos. They look so much like PekoChan from Japan!! Truly cute keepers for sure!

Next, I ordered another cute sad bear by a fellow collector. She shipped him so fast! He will be a lovely addition to my miniature plushies collection! I love the fabric she wrapped him in too! I also ordered a few buttons in little girl style Simplicity patterns from Sunny Day Supply. Sadly, I missed out on a few of the others she had in stock. Darn! Oh well... And Yes, I ordered from Japan the latest set of Gatcha's for Kabaya's Twinkle Princesses. At first, I wasn't going too, but I need to make something for my sister in WA. Teehee!!

I also decided to add these cute clown and dolly felt vintage ornaments made in Japan to my Christmas tree this year. Can't wait for us to put it up already!! I think they will be a lovely addition to our tree and I hope to make it a bit more whimsical. We need that Christmas spirit this year... Perhaps that is why I feel so blah...??

Last, is this amazing piece. I have been waiting for to arrive since October, but sadly, it was on a boat for realz! It arrived to me just Yesterday, in the mail. Yippee! I found this cutie via Etsy, she is a clown/doll lamp vintage of course. Sadly, her paint on the head is needing a touch up, and her original sheer collar was tattered and torn. Her buttons faded too. So, I knew I could redo the collar and perhaps touch up her face paint...

Made by Leviton USA, I used the white and pink dotted ruffles from Sunny Day Supply, and glued it to the collar area. Then, I added a pastel satin bow. I didn't realize she had purple sticker buttons on the body of the lamp? Until, I was wiping it down. So, instead I cut out three felt teal colored buttons and glued them on. I am still trying to decide if I should touch up her face paint or not too? I love her faded but clownish look, so I may not repaint. She definitely works too. I just need to find a smaller size bulb, the one I have that is LED, won't allow the head to sit properly on the collar part. She also reminds me of a hat stand too. But, not wise to put a hat if she is to be used as a light. Ha! Now, to decide if I will keep her or not... that is the question?! Oh boy!

Have a great week fellow collectors!! For those of us in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls

Monday, November 9, 2020

A Trade and More Online Finds...

 It has been a crazy week and weekend since the election. Just like you all Stateside, we've been on pins and needles here patiently waiting for confirmation that we have a new President and Vice President... By Sunday, Guam time we heard the news that Biden and Harris won. It was a tearful day. There is hope after all!!

I had received a few items on Saturday and then today a few more...

On IG, a dear fellow collector and Etsy shop owner, was going to sell her adorable large posedoll. I immediately messaged her asking if she wanted to trade? At first, I was reluctant to trade, only because the item I was trading for was, a rare item itself. Still, I wanted her cutie, even though I knew I'd miss my girl... But, at least she will be loved and not stored away. So, this beauty arrived safely to me. She is even more gorgeous in person too! She is possibly 1950s or 40s, from her hairstyle, and with a stockinette body, she is jointed at the legs. She wears, a pattern gingham blue and white dress with a sailor collar and white bow. She holds some white fabric flowers in one hand and the hem of her dress in the other. You can stand her up slightly or seat her. She has a lovely fabric bow in her golden brown curls. She is a large about 19 inches tall.

I also found this lovely vtg Easter plush bunny in amazing condition. No tag, sadly. But she is all original and I love her colors too! She didn't have the satin ears, I normally like, but she looks so cute with her pastel purple bow! No cleaning needed or repairs, practically new old stock! Yippee! I believe she is the later version of the satin long eared bunny variety. Because she has a pompom nose instead of the X mouth and nose. I also took a pic of her with the first blue bunny I repaired below...

Next, I found this unusual Holiday Fair large ornament doll from Ebay! She still has her tag. I fell in love with her blonde braids and freckled face. She reminds me of a character from a Rankin/Bass film from the 60s. She will look great on our Christmas tree this year too! I believe she is bendable at the arms and legs. I will have to play with her to see... Then, I was able to win these two sweet Miumoe handmade miniature plush jointed bears from Japan. The artist on IG named "SweetMiumoe" made them. They are jointed at the arms and legs and a great size for your Licca, Blythe, Cherry Chan or Barbie size dolls. I will keep one and sell the other in my Etsy shop.

I found this lovely pink dollhouse wood curio shelf, that will be great for tiny miniatures I want to display. I hope to have it up and displaying some cute things soon. Definitely cheaper then most curio shelves that are vintage. On Ebay, I also found this rare Barrette Holder made in Taiwan. Again, a girl with lovely red hair and a freckled face with braids. I couldn't resist! I will be able to display my vintage hair clip collection with her too! Yay!

Next, I also bought this vtg sketch bag from Japan with lovely posedolls and furry dogs on it. In great condition with the exception of the one handle being cracked at the vinyl. I am trying to see if I can fix it. Inside, same format as other sketch bags I have found, places for your sketch book, drawing pencils, notebooks, and paper. I simply love the graphics of the bag on the front. Reminds me of past times and the era of quality made goods... Ahhh, beautiful! Then, I found this lovely vtg Happy Birthday Musical Cake stand!! I've seen them twice before and this one was at a nice price. No batteries needed, you simply twist the plate on top and pull the gold knob on the side, and Ta Da! It plays while rotating too! So cute along with the graphics of a boy and circus animals. What a great birthday stand!!

Last, I wanted to share, that I took these vtg dolly perfume bottle from a Kiddle clone and put in my Twinkle Princess miniature dolls inside. They look so cute and lovely with the artificial flowers inside too! I also added some sheer ribbons... Helps make you forget all the crazy stuff happening in our world and the election... Haha!

Stay safe and well my friends!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Amazing Spray Art by Mathew Flores!

 I just have to share... My nephew, Mathew Flores in Washington State, creates these amazing Spray Art videos of his work. While also using glow in the dark features in it too! They are great for any room, office or any fan of spray art work, etc.!

Sam bought one for Sara's room and after we are done with renovations, we can't wait to put it up!! Check out Mathew's work! His prices are nice and he can ship to the continental US and Guam!! We are so happy to have our piece and hopefully will be buying more!!

Mathew's Facebook Page for inquiries.

Video link below! Check it out!!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls