Doll heads are measured around the circumference, behind the ears and across the forehead to help you choose the correct size of doll wig. Continue reading
The past 30 years have seen tremendous changes in the collectible doll industry. Until that time, collectors only had antique dolls, or newer children’s dolls to add to their collections. As there were relatively few “new collectibles” to purchase, the market on these “played with dolls” and antiques was vibrant and exciting. Continue reading
Creating your own doll house from a kit, should be a rewarding, and satisfying hobby. With the precision quality of today’s die cut dollhouse kits, pretty much anyone who can read and follow instructions, can create their own heirloom. Continue reading
I have had people say to me…Little girls just don’t play with dolls any more. My response… Have you encouraged her, or played with her? I know growing up, that dolls played a very important part of my life. Our family struggled to make ends meet, and our toys were treasured and few.
With many different doll house companies offering beautiful doll house designs, it is easy to let a visual interpretation of a doll house kit make your mind up for you. There are a couple of things however that you should be aware of when choosing a doll house kit. Continue reading
The earliest dolls, often referred to as Parian (meaning untinted bisque) were created in famous pottery factories in Copenhagen and in Dresden. These dolls had beautifully delicate molded features, including not only their faces, but their hair as well, often with molded ribbons, bows, snood, flowers and sometimes a collar. Delicate exacting colorations made every one of these dolls a work of art. These dolls are rare and valuable. Continue reading