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Children of Japan
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Black Friday Musings and the Unfairness of Implying Dolls are "Creepy!" People who live in Glass Dept. Store Windows, Shouldn't



I think we're all sick and tired of the faddish and apparently respected response that dolls are "creepy." I hate it when someone makes a stupid remark in a thrift store or antique store about a collectible doll, and I hate the funny looks I get if someone finds out I collect dolls.

It got me thinking when I watched people falling all over each other for a cheap TV on the News that life is unfair.  Collecting dolls, the oldest human cultural artifact is weird and creepy, but setting up outside a big box store for hours on Thanksgiving Night to get a cheap appliance or game that won't last a year is normal.  Apparently it's more normal if there is also a rain storm or blizzard going on.

Preserving beautiful antique dolls is weird, but taking selfies in front of your new toilet seat, or washing machine, or DVD, or whatever, after you have run over ten little old ladies to get it, well, that's acceptable.


In fact, no one thinks it's at all strange or say, narcissistic, to take one's own photo incessantly.  Especially if one is standing before a gorgeous natural setting, a work of art, a family event.  The hell with everything and everyone else we could preserve and photograph.  Take that selfie, and let's hear it for SnapChat.  And, Miss Kardashian, please keep your clothes on.  There is enough carnivalesque grotesqueness in the world.  We don't need to look at your bare heinie, too.   Get over it, and  no one write me anything nasty.  If you're a public figure, you take it as well as dish it out.

On the other hand, Caitlin Jenner, I applaud your courage.  You behaved like a lady through all the hoopla.  You have a lot of guts, and you deserve to be happy.  I wish we could sit down and talk.  I'm from San Jose, too.



Remember, there is no bad publicity.

I'm glad to have all these wild sales and Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday, and CyberMonday news footage to help me keep my priorities straight.  Colleciting anything is well, bad.  Collecting dolls is creepy and weird, even if they are the expressions of those who made them.  Playing with dolls is bad for kids, but mirroring the bad behavior seen on TV will make them fine adults.

Pushing, shoving, staying out in all weather, being a general nuisance, rudeness, trampling others, and general bad behavior to get a piece of crap showcases the true Christmas spirit and boosts the economy.  Huzzay Huzzah.

Just go and get waited on by The Holiday Help at your favorite store.  The Defense Rests.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog: 104 Adorable Cut and Sew Doll Ornaments Custom Fab...

Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog: 104 Adorable Cut and Sew Doll Ornaments Custom Fab...: When I was designing my cut and sew dolls I wanted to create something that would be a great sewing tool for kids as well as something that...

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Happy Thanksgiving!   How time flies; it seems like just yesterday it was July, and we were excited over Love, Shirley Temple.  This weekend, another auction takes place by Theriault's that features Shirley memorabilia of all kinds of things.  I particularly love her charm bracelets; look for posts on them and the vinyl Shirleys being auctioned. I hope you take out your pilgrim statues, wax candle dolls, dried apple heads and corn husk dolls to celebrate this uniquely American holiday.  On my Doll Museum blog, I featured photos of French dolls, in honor of those who died and were hurt last Friday in Paris.  More French doll posts to follow on About, with one vintage post below.  Happy Collecting!
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Christmas Favorites  
Christmas this year provides many choices for doll collectors.  The Holidays are here, and with them come many new choices for collectors and doll/toy lovers everywhere!
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Being a CEO of the Doll House could Land you a Corner Office!  
Collecting dolls teaches management and other marketable skills. Just think of the creativity, passion, social media skills, historical knowledge, organization and multitasking involved in caring for a doll collection!
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Review: The Pueblo Storyteller  
Thanksgiving is almost here, and I always like to review and study the Native American Dolls in my collection.  Just last Tuesday, we talked about it in my diversity class for law enforcement.  Storyteller's are special dolls, true art figures, memorialized in this wonderful book.
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Collections of Things I Don't Collect  
This is a fun time or year to take stock of our various, doll-related collecting passions!
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Antique French Fashion Dolls  
There are several good articles in this indexed category from our About.com doll collecting site that feature French dolls.  Enjoy surfing the links!
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

From Theriault's, The Memory of All That

Courtesy, Theriault's.com



Enter a room of dolls. Some jump right out at you. Stunning show-stoppers in any collector's wish book. They are the elegant, the refined, the glorious. But then there are the others.

Less showy, quiet and demure, well, the ones you might walk right by if you're not attentive. Here are some of our favorite demure dolls from Theriault's upcoming Marquis auction "The Memory of All That" this coming Saturday, November 21 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

With more than 300 wonderful dolls and automata in the auction, you're certain to find the one for you. To view all of the lots in the auction "The Memory of All That" click here.


Courtesy, Theirault's

 

Traveling & Information
The auctions are located at The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 212-355-3000. A special room rate is available by contacting the hotel and asking for the Theriault room block or contact Theriault’s directly by calling 800-638-0422.

Coming to the auction is the most fun. Nothing is better than the excitement of bidding and winning in person. Meet new friends. Convene with old friends. Laugh and enjoy, and don’t forget the hot fudge sundaes! And if you absolutely can't be there to bid, remember that you can bid absentee, bid live on the telephone, or bid live on the internet. For more information, please contact us at 800-638-0422, email us at info@theriaults.com or
visit theriaults.com.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Doll Museum: French Dolls; Vive la France, a Gallery





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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: To the City of Lights, and the Home of Jumeau, Bru...

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: To the City of Lights, and the Home of Jumeau, Bru...: We dedicate this post to our friend Samy Odin of the Musee de la Poupee, and to my colleague PE who lives in Paris.  Also, to Odile Roi, who...

To the City of Lights, and the Home of Jumeau, Bru, and so many Others, We Love you!

We dedicate this post to our friend Samy Odin of the Musee de la Poupee, and to my colleague PE who lives in Paris.  Also, to Odile Roi, who was with us visiting when I was only 5.  God Bless you and be Safe.  My whole family has been to Paris, and my grandparents were married there.  My beloved Mona Lisa is there, and so much that I love, that has helped shape me through out my life.  My grandfather was on his way back during WWI; the war ended when he was on the ship, and he arrived to do recognizance.  I bought my first real French doll, a little blue CanCan girl, at Orly Airport. Also, a lot of my family still lives in Europe, and I was born there.

We condemn this act of war, and we will pray for you in beautiful Paris and lovely France, who have given so much to those of us who love dolls and history.

Bebe Reclame, Jumeau

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Free Newsletter November 9th; visit me on Collectdolls.about.com

Newsletter for Week of November 9th
Halloween flew away on a kitchen witch's broom, and Thanksgiving with pilgrim and turkey dolls awaits.  Christmas is just around the corner.  I saw doll "sightings" on "Laverne and Shirley" which featured Madame Alexanders and on "Bonanza" where Raggedy Ann and a porcelain doll starred. This week, an update on a favorite website, Ghost of the Doll which has information on dolls and toys from the 70s to 90s, and a history of Chinese Opera dolls.  Also read about how to use dolls to teach.
Ellen Tsagaris
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Strawberry Shortcake in Porcelain
There is nothing Spooky about this Great Site about dolls 1980-2000.  
Ghost of the Doll is fun and easy to navigate, and is a veritable web museum of the toys from this era.
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"It Ain't Over" till the Dolls Sing!  
Unusual Chinese Opera Dolls are just the tip of the iceberg when collecting dolls from China.
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Keep One Eye on Monster High!  
Iris Clops is a fashionably stylish monster of a completely different stripe from the Cyclops of old myth.
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Dolls go to School  
Teaching courses on dolls; resources and ideas.
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