Sunday, January 3, 2021

Before You Pray...

 Forgive. Before you quit, Try." - WW

The last line of the poem, I have been using the past few posts, hits a major cord. Well, At least for me. Praying may not seem like a good answer to some. But, speaking for myself and from experience, life does throw a few curve balls, from time to time. So, when in doubt, prayer, is... Well, sometimes the only thing we can do.

I haven't posted since before Christmas day. It has been busy here and a roller coaster of things happening as well. I have been receiving some cute vintage goods and most have already listed in my Etsy shop and sold. So, I'll just quickly go through what they were.

I won a lot on Ebay of two Takara Chichan dolls, Chichan and her friend. Can't remember her name at the moment though. I already sold the white dressed Chichan, but will keep her friend for now. Sweet dolls and I was surprised to find them at such a good price on Ebay too! I also won, this lovely vintage nursery planter with Giraffe. Looks familiar right?!! Yup, this is the same planter, container that Rement made a miniature of for one of their sets, that has those cute animal cups too! Now, if only I could find my miniature. Next time I'll show them side by side. Haha!

Below, I helped a friend acquire these next two dolls from Yahoo Japan. They are already on their way to her now. Adorable tan cuties that are often popular still, even in Japan. One has color change hair. Because when I was washing her hair, it changed to a bright purple! Amazing after all these years, it still works! I also was able to win this lovely JAL PAK Disney "It's a Small World" Holland doll. She was listing in my Etsy shop and sold quickly after. Now, I know where my 'pear-shaped' body dolls by Perfekta came from. They were by Epoch for JAL PAK.

I was also able to purchase two more retro handmade bears, like the previous one I got. Both are listed in my shop! I had many inquiries about them, so I brought in more!

I used Buy It Now, for this well loved My Toy aqua bunny plush. He arrived needing a lot of TLC. I restuffed him and sewn the areas where there were openings, even his satin ears. I even added a little Tingaling sounder and some wires in his ears to hold shape. Along with the satin pink bow. He will live with me for now. The yellow and white bunny after, is by Regal. I also got him off Ebay. He had some marking on his forehead and needed a good washing. I added a pink pompom tail and the blue satin bow. To cover the markings I couldn't completely remove I added some paper flowers. He is now listed and available in my Etsy shop.

They were having fun in the yard the other day!!

I also won two lots from Yahoo Japan, one with a mixture of ceramics and dolls and the other with a plush. First, the lot with ceramics, in it are these two Rune or Ado style bunnies. Both which are now listed in my shop already. There is also a cute Ado white and orange cat planter, and a set of hot pink bunnies in perhaps Chalkware with felt ears. I will keep for now. The dolls were three tan dolls, one already sold, and one to be adopted. The third is already listed in my shop.

Not to forget the cute little Ado baby below too! It was a great lot of cute vintage goodies! The next lot as mentioned earlier are mostly dolls and a plush bear purse... The mod terrycloth plush bear purse is my favorite, and the reason I bidded on the lot. I have a bear purse in pink and white, this one in a mod striped colors of purple, red, and pink is just adorable and so unique. The tag on him says, "M&D". It doesn't say Japan, but most of these types of plush purses are made in Japan. The dolls are already listed in my shop!

An adorable lot of cuties too! Last, for today is that my preorder of Charmy-chan or Woodland dolls arrived by DHL just before New Year's day!! I was so happy. I already listed the extra sets and overnight they sold out fast!! I got many inquiries for if I will sell more, if I can get my hands on them I hope to list them again soon. Okay, so Ken Elephant the company that made these cute miniatures, announced that they'd be having a preorder period back in August, I believe it was. I ordered the most one household can get and that was it. When I got notice via email that they were ready to ship. I immediately hit the pay button and they shipped it quite fast too! Inside, are blind boxes, so it doesn't always mean you will get the whole set. So, I opened each one and only listed the ones that I had available, whew. I kept one set for myself.

Mostly, because I heard they are selling out in most places. But, I am sure you can still get your hands on a set. The set includes, the Charmy-Chan or in the UK Lapin & Me, called them Woodland Dolls, in red/yellow, green/pink, and in metallic blue/pink. There is also a rare set!! I believe only sold to major stores, and that is in silver/gold. They also include the set of bear, elephant, and bunny, and the giraffe and deer. This will come with a little plastic bag with tag and tie wire, to resemble the actual human size version sold. Oh my, too cute! Last, is the pull along Panda bear. Sadly, the wheels do come loose, so just make sure to just push it back in place. All of the panda's, unfortunately have this issue.

Well, this New Year is off to a 'good' busy start! Stay safe and well my friends!!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls


  1. WOAH!These are a lot of toys gigi!I love them!

    1. LOL, Yup. But also, these were finds that came in a few weeks ago and I hadn't been posting for awhile. So most of what I find is for my shop! But, thank you for your thoughts! I've been doing this for over 15 years too!
      Hugs my dear, Gigi