Tuesday Morning here must have hit the Ai Ball Jointed Doll jackpot. There were six different Ai BJD's here for $29.99 each. I've never seen that many in one store before. I took pictures of each one in the store so I could share which ones they have. They were all so cute, that I couldn't decide which one I liked best. Here are the pictures that I took in the store.
Lupinus is a precious little sleeping girl with closed eyes, a sweet brown bob, a beautiful floral dress, and a cute bear hat. She also comes with her own teddy bear and basket bed with bedding that matches her dress.
Lemon is decked out in bright yellow, green and white. She has long blonde curly hair, green eyes, and even a lemon shaped hat.
Leptospermum has wild blond hair, blue and black striped pants, and a matching funny shaped hat with two points.
Lagrus has straight blond hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a pink and white dress and she has a matching coat and hat with bunny ears.
Aster has beautiful long auburn sausage curls. She wears a green dress adorned with white lace and she comes with her own white teddy bear.
Nerine has blond curly hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a print and polka dot dress adorned with lace. She has a lacy bonnet and her own brown teddy bear.
I think Nerine has the prettiest smiling mouth that I have seen on an Ai doll yet. Just look at her sweet happy face.
Tuesday Morning also had two Little Pullip dolls in stock for $9.99 each. They were Silver Ranger and Police Jack.
I searched every nook and cranny of all of the local antique stores. I found this sweet little girl at one of the antique stores. She was so cute that I had to bring her home.
She is a Kathe Kruse doll with her original hang tag. She has a cloth body with a wire armature which makes her posable. She was made in Germany, but I haven't been able to find out exactly how old she is yet. She is wearing her original dress, hat, and tights.
The same antique store had a jar filled with tiny wicker baskets for $6. I love finding miniatures, and there are just so many possibilites with these tiny baskets. There turned out to be 24 baskets in the jar.
I picked up a little classified ad paper at one of the antique stores, and inside, I found an ad for someone selling some old dolls. I called the number, and spoke to a nice lady who was selling her mom's doll collection. Her mom, who was a long time doll collector, passed away last year. I decided to go take a look at her dolls, and I'm happy to share that I purchased my first composition doll from her.
I just fell in love with her open smiling mouth with four teeth. She has sleep eyes and a human hair wig. She appears to be wearing her original dress and bonnet.
I also purchased 41 issues of Antique Doll Collector magazine from her.
There are various issues from 2004-2011. I'm really excited to get these since I've been wanting to learn more about antique dolls.
I've been looking at antique bisque Kewpie dolls for a while now, even though I don't have one yet. My daughters think they are adorable too. We've been to a lot of antique stores this summer, and a couple weeks ago, my 8 year old said she just wants to find a Kewpie doll. I told her that they were made of bisque and were very fragile though, and she changed the statement to "I just want to find a vinyl Kewpie doll". Guess what the lady also had in her collection... a vinyl Kewpie doll. So I had to buy her for my daughter.
I also bought these little Madame Alexander dolls for my daughters. Little Red Riding Hood is just adorable.
Hitty Etta came along on the trip with me since she is a travel doll. Here she is by the window in the hotel.
She traveled in my purse wrapped in this adorable little Hitty applique quilt from eBay.
It's been a wonderful trip, and we will be heading home later today. I hope you enjoyed hearing about our adventures.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!