nothing comes along for months and then three turn up together !
Back last August/ September, I preordered two Bex dolls and one Nisha from A Girl For All Time, they were expected to arrive in January, February. Which was fine I thought a couple of dolls arriving after Christmas in those winter months when you are recovering from the expense of Christmas.
Yes the Pandemic had been going for a while but we had yet to start the second lockdown ! But of course it was to effect the arrival of the dolls and they were not even put on a boat until around may ?
Then what happens a container ship get stuck across the Suez Canel and everything stops while they try to turn the vessel leading to a massive backup of ships! Finally the ship the dolls were on docked and unloaded and finally in late July the dolls reached the warehouse !
Finally they have arrived here with me !
I was unsure if I even wanted them any more as it had been so long ! I considered keeping the Bex dolls and selling on Nisha.
But I looked a Nisha today in her box and realised I do just love this particular sculpt, so I set about releasing her.
Look at that face ! Whats not to love !
I do love her boots with the dress , very modern look.
So now it will be a few weeks to decide if she stays a modern girl or becomes on of the period girls !
And do I keep both Bex’s as I intended as twins or do I sell one ? and do they stay modern ? or go period ? I saw a Bex in a beautiful Georgian riding habit once and that what drew me to her… so will she/ they be period or modern….. only time will tell….
Well I now have two natterer babies ! One girl and one boy.
They are so cute that I could not resist getting one and bought the girl a while back , she’s been happily sitting on the shelf along with my Pongratz dolls and a couple of modern vinyl Kathe Kruse dolls.
But then I saw a photo of a lovely natterer baby that had been given a wig and a set of clothes that really added another dimention . I wish I could share the photo but I don’t know the owner so cannot get permission but it’s a beautifully staged photo.
So I added a boy, Rafael who is such a cutie too.
So now there are two babies sitting with the Pongratz dolls.
These two make me smile when I see them sitting with their bears .
The first boy I bought was Stephen on the right of the photo with the brown hair. Being a lover of history his clothing linking him to the medieval period instantly drew me to him , along with his handsome face.
It was a few years before they brought out another period dressed doll and thats when I bought my second lad James William with the lovely blue eyes and ponytailed hair. His clothing relates to the 1700’s , he also has a tricorn hat.
They wait around patiently for when they are needed, ignoring all the girl dolls that sigh and giggle when they pass by. Their Valentines cards need a post van to deliver every 14th Feb ! But they are such nice young lads that it never goes to their heads.
In mid July my doll sales were going quite well , so of course instead of being good, my eyes wandered over to ebay where I saw some lovely Gotz Sylvia Natterer dolls. I did resist for a while , a day or two at most but then I had to make an offer on one of them.
And so it was that Josiane arrived to join my natterer family arriving on 3rd August. She is from 1989 and is 21 inches in height.
I have loved these scuplts for years, so I am so happy to now have her in the family.
I just love everything about this girl, her outfit is wonderful, her tweed skirt in greens and a little purple . her cord waistcoat and black t shirt and long socks. Also a beige cardigan.
She has lovely thick long blonde hair.
She came in her box and with her tags. At present she is standing with some of the taller dolls but hopefully will join the taller Natterer dolls soon.