Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miniature Monday #48: Kitchen Celebration

Skipper 50th Anniversary doll
and Living Fluff
by Mattel

I had always thought that the Kenmore Kitchen Playset was super cool.  I've seen some really awesome pics of dolls hanging around this modern doll kitchen set on the web.  Never felt the need for it even though I wanted one.

As fate would have it, I found a similar set at a local asian mall that my sister insisted on visiting just a couple of days ago.  I was having one of those crappy days and finding this playset made my afternoon.  I didn't even mind that it is pink...Although I might eventually have to repaint it.  Some of my dolls are too posh to pose in front of Hello Kitty stickered things.

I actually bought three sets to complete this look.  So now I have two extra ovens,  which lights up and makes a weird sizzling sound, by the way.  They came with lots of accessories too, from pots, pans, fruits, milk carton and even a toaster.  Not of the greatest quality that Rement miniatures have but certainly serves its purpose for nice doll photo backgrounds.  And because of it's cutesy Hello Kitty theme, I thought about my latest doll acquisition, Skipper and her impending 50th birthday celebration.

Happy Monday!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Holiday in Rome

Inka at Piazza Cavour

I wanted to take Inka to Peru last year to visit the land of the Incan Empire, the very inspiration for her name.  Plans don't always go accordingly so I ended up in Belize with Bebe and Gia to see some Mayan pyramids instead.

Fountain at Piazza Cavour

This year, I figured I owed Inka a solo adventure for the delay of her trip.  She ended up in Rome with me last May!  Beautiful weather.  Streets were packed with locals and tourists alike.  Good coffee.  Good pizza.  Good leather.  Snooty locals at times....Maybe it was the crowd crowding them....

Trevi Fountain

I loved the Trevi fountain but didn't get a chance to take a picture with the actual water because there was just that many people hanging around the place.  I did make sure to toss a coin in the water.  It's said that tossing a coin in the Trevi assures your return back to Rome someday.

Tiber River
Near Castel Sant'Angelo, which is sadly closed on Mondays...

(partially closed off for cleaning)

Inside the Colosseum

In front of the Roman Forum

Carrying a doll around isn't the easiest thing to do when sightseeing.  I actually decided to just have one day of photo shoot with Inka around Rome and that's what we did.  On our last full day in the city, Inka went wherever our feet took us.  I hope you enjoyed the pics!

Happy Monday!