|Happy New Year Barbie|
Holiday Hostess Collection
Barbie Fan Club Exclusive
Seems fitting to start off this post with my New Year Holiday Hostess Barbie. I had been praying all year last year for a new Mattel doll worth my affections. Although she came very late into 2013, she was definitely worth the wait....And all she had to do was look like a silkstone and wear a kewl New Year crown! Plus that's a very pretty shade of blue accent on her gold dress.
|Usherette Silkstone Barbie|
US Dealer Exclusive 2007
I ended up going back to my Barbie collecting roots when I picked up the Usherette from a local doll show last October. I never felt a need for acquiring her in the past though she's actually quite pretty in person. And who can pass up doll show deals?
|Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker|
Of course, my doll collecting would be wholly incomplete without Poppy Parker. She's officially done a 'dolls-of-the-world' theme, 60's style. Fun while it lasted. Sweet in Switzerland's attire particularly reminded me of something Barbie's cousin, Francie would wear. Can't wait to see what's in store for her this year!
|Byul Steampunk Eclipse Moirai|
I've been guilty of being more enchanted by bigger headed, bigger eyed...and just plainly bigger dolls last year. This Byul, along with Dal and Pullip from the Eclipse series, was a gift from my lovie. Doesn't she look a little like Blythe from that camera angle? She is so awesomely dressed in that steampunk gear. All doll lines should have a steampunk series!
|Printemps doll by Sekiguchi|
I've seen varying sizes of Printemps dolls in the web. I wish I knew more about them. Mine's roughly 18" tall. Vintage and spooky. It's really all in those eerie eyes!
|Patience by Tonner|
This doll snuck up on me. A first Tonner in my increasingly a.d.h.d.-looking doll collection. She just made me so nostalgic over dolls I had wanted as a child.
|Originally Paradise Girl Blythe|
Custom Blythe by Moofers
Bebe's latest adversary
The grand finale. She was my final 2013 doll purchase. Left good holes in my pockets too. I couldn't pass her up and I'm super happy I didn't. I'd been wanting a doll customed by Moofers and now I have one! She's got quite the attitude that I know Bebe does not appreciate! Heehee!
I hope you enjoyed the 2013 highlights! Happy new year of doll collecting!