Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

Google+ Followers

Tuxedo and Bangles

Tuxedo and Bangles

A History of Metal Dolls

A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind

Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
Courtesy, R. John Wright

Translate

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
Her Grace wishes us all a Merry Christmas!

Annabelle

Annabelle

Emma Emmeline

Emma Emmeline
Our New Addition/fond of stuffed toys

Cloth Clown

Cloth Clown

Native American Art

Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
Bought Athens on the street

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
Also, a link to her site

Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
By Glenda Rolle, Courtesy the Artist

A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

Mickey
From our friends at The Fennimore Museum

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
Among first "Toys?"

ushabti

ushabti
Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Popular Posts

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
Courtesy, Antique Daughter

Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
From the Museum Collection

Follow by Email

Japanese Costume Barbies

Japanese Costume Barbies
Samurai Ken

Etienne

Etienne
A Little Girl

Happy Heart Day

Happy Heart Day

From "Dolls"

From "Dolls"
A Favorite Doll Book

Popular Posts

Jenny Wren

Jenny Wren
Ultimate Doll Restorer

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Baby Boo 1960s

Baby Boo 1960s
Reclaimed and Restored as a childhood Sabrina the Witch with Meow Meow

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.

Two More Rescued Dolls

Two More Rescued Dolls
Late Sixties Vinyl: L to R: Probably Horseman, all vinyl, jointed. New wig. R: Effanbee, probably Muffy, mid sixties. New wig and new clothing on both. About 12 inches high.

Restored Italian Baby Doll

Restored Italian Baby Doll
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

Dolls on Display

Dolls on Display
L to R: Nutcrackers, Danish Troll, HItty and her book, Patent Washable, Mechanical Minstrel, Creche figure, M. Alexander Swiss. Center is a German mechanical bear on the piano. Background is a bisque German costume doll.

A Few Friends

A Few Friends
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.

Vintage Collage

Vintage Collage
Public Domain Art

The Merry Wanderer

The Merry Wanderer
Courtesy R. John Wright, The Hummel Collection

The Fennimore Doll Museum

The Fennimore Doll Museum

Robert

Robert
A Haunted Doll with a Story

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

The Cody Jumeau

The Cody Jumeau
Long-faced or Jumeau Triste

German Princesses

German Princesses
GAHC 2005

A Little PowerRanger

A Little PowerRanger
Halloween 2004

The Island of the Dolls

The Island of the Dolls
Shrine to Dolls in Mexico

Based on the Nutshell Series of Death

Based on the Nutshell Series of Death
Doll House murder

Popular Posts

Total Pageviews

A lovely dress

A lovely dress

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann
A few friends in cloth!

Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, WI

Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, WI
Pixar Animator's Collection

Little PM sisters

Little PM sisters
Recent eBay finds

Dressed Mexican Fleas

Dressed Mexican Fleas

Really old Dolls!

Really old Dolls!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New From Tonner; We Love Agatha Primrose!!




In their own Words from Tonner.com: Getting to Know Agatha Primrose

My name is Garrett Grant and I think I’m in love. This isn’t like me.  I’ve always considered myself a pretty cool guy and I’ve had my share of girlfriends over the years—but this one is different.   My usual stuff just doesn’t work with her. 

Let me start at the beginning.  A couple of weeks ago my best friend Trevor and I went to Logan City Comic Con.  Although that’s not usually my thing, Trevor loves that sort of stuff. And in my business (I just started work at Cannon Tech, we make software for the gaming industry) it doesn’t hurt for me to keep up with comics. Anyway, it was a pretty long drive and I was getting a bit cranky, wondering why I let myself be talked into this trip in the first place.  I’d been to Comic Con in San Diego and New York, so I really wasn’t expecting much in Logan City.
 
Courtesy, Tonner.com

We finally got there, got our tickets and walked in. Trevor loves comics and the art of comics, but old school.  He thinks comics should be hand drawn, inked and colored—no digital work. He had heard that a couple of the artists who still worked like that would be there.  So, as soon as we got there, he headed for Artist Alley and kind of left me to fend for myself.

A little background on Trevor and me: we met in high school, senior year.  I was a jock (hate these labels but it was what it was) and Trevor was, well, I guess you’d call him a nerd (another term I hate.)  We didn’t really run in the same group so I didn’t know him that well.  That January, I took my car to school after my Dad said I couldn’t. I hit a patch of ice and rammed right into Trevor’s car.  My car didn’t have a scratch but there was a big dent in Trevor’s side door.  Although his car wasn’t in great condition and he could have made a big deal out of it, he didn’t. He was really cool about it.  But if my Dad had found out, my car would have been history.  Trevor and I started talking and it turned out, he was really funny. We started hanging out and I guess you could say we became best friends.

So, back to Logan Con.  Anyway, off goes Trev and I’m kind of left standing around by myself.  It was much more crowded than I thought it would be and half the crowd was dressed up in really wacked-out costumes, so the people watching was great.  I got a drink and start doing the aisles.  At the end of the second aisle I saw her, this quirky looking Alice in Wonderland.  She had these big, beautiful eyes that looked even bigger because she was wearing Harry Potter styled glasses.  She had the whole Alice get up on and, I don’t know, there was just something about her that took my breath away.  Believe me, I’m not shy around girls - over the years I’ve pretty much dated who I wanted - but to say I was attracted to her was an understatement.

She was with another girl (I later found out it was her best friend, Patsy.)  Anyway, I was smart enough not to just barge over there, but I did kind of stare.  And at a certain point I caught her eye.  She smiled—not in a flirty way—just nice—and I just about died.  I’m telling you, I’ve never felt like this in my life. I smiled back but then I had to look away—I didn’t want to seem creepy.  So I pretended to look around, all the time watching her out of the corner of my eye.  I kept my distance, but when she headed down another aisle, I followed her.  I know what you’re thinking: stalker.  But it wasn’t like that.  I just didn’t want to lose sight of her until I got the chance to talk to her.

So I followed her until she got to the Artist Aisle where all the artists were signing comics and talking to the collectors and fans.  Then guess what happened - she stopped in front of a booth right beside Trevor!  That was my chance.  I kind of hurried over and nudged Trev.  “Oh, hey,” he said.  Then he turned from me and started talking to my Alice as if they knew each other!  I about fell over.

“Garrett, I want you to meet a friend of mine,” he said.  “This is Agatha Primrose.” He motioned to the artist sitting at the table, “Her Dad is the artist I was telling you about.  And this is her friend, Patsy Hargrave.”
And all I could say was, “Uh…”

Agatha and Patsy seemed to think that was kind of funny—they both smiled.  I did pull it together though and after a couple of minutes, Agatha and I started talking a little bit.  It turned out that her Dad is a pretty well- known comic artist. She’s been going to Comic Cons her whole life and loves them. Sometimes she helps out her dad but other times she goes just to have fun.  She loves pop culture, music and movies.  She’s an artist too and creates graphic novels for younger kids.  She just started an internship with a tech company—so I know we have a lot in common.

That’s all I found out.  They had to leave, they were meeting friends for lunch.  Although it wasn't like me, I didn’t have the nerve to say much more or even ask for her contact info. 

As soon as I got Trevor out of there I started pumping him for info.  He just laughed, told me to calm down and told me a bit about her.  I wanted to know more but the jerk would only say “All in good time, my friend, all in good time.”

I wanted to clobber him of course, but since I had no choice, I let it go.  He knew her and he knew how to get in touch with her, therefore I knew I would see her another time.

So, again, I think I’m in love.

No comments:

Post a Comment