Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Barbie Basics Collection Red a Target exclusive - National Barbie Collecting Examiner
The third collection of the Barbie Basics line of dolls for collectors 14 and older was released in Target Stores in 2010. What are Barbie Basics? They are 12 Barbie dolls with a new take on the little black dress and accessories. Collection Red from the popular Barbie series is a Target store exclusive which features 3 dolls wearing basic red dresses.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Pink Careless Kisses Madra ensemble a Nashville exclusive - Nashville doll collecting | Examiner.com
Pink Careless Kisses Madra ensemble a Nashville exclusive - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner
Golden Age of Doll Couture in Nashville
When the Golden Age of Doll Couture convention came to Nashville recently, a few dolls were designed just for the Nashville show. One of the prettiest was not even a new design, but was a special dye job just for the event. In honor of the Madra doll's 10th anniversary, the Doll Couture convention even had a few of the very limited edition Careless Kisses Madra outfits (sometimes called "Stolen Kisses") dyed a soft pink just for their table displays.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Collecting and decorating with resin Pilgrim figures - Nashville doll collecting | Examiner.com
Resin Pilgrim Figures
Resin Pilgrim figurines have become popular Thanksgiving holiday decor in the past few years as we remember the brave Pilgrims who came to America and established the first official Thanksgiving in 1621, at Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts. These colorful Pilgrim figures can be found in a wide variety of stores, from florists, to grocery stores and from craft stores to gift stores.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Barbie on Today Show’s ’Hot Holiday Tech Toys for Tweens & Teens’ list - National Barbie Collecting | Examiner.com
Barbie on Today Show’s ’Hot Holiday Tech Toys for Tweens & Teens’ list - National Barbie Collecting Examiner
Video Girl Barbie Doll Makes the "Today Show" 'Hot Holiday Tech Toys for Tweens & Teens' List
On November 16's edition of the "Today Show," on the "Holiday Guide" segment, Al Roker hosted a segment with guest Stephanie Oppenheim on "Hot Holiday Tech Toys for Tweens and Teens."
Saturday, November 6, 2010
How to Make Gene, Tyler and other 16" dolls a Hawaiian grass skirt & lei - Nashville doll collecting | Examiner.com
How to Make Gene, Tyler and other 16" dolls a Hawaiian grass skirt & lei - Nashville doll collecting | Examiner
What is Raffia?
I was recently in a party story at Nashville West on Charlotte Pike and found a delicate raffia trim in a perfect scale to make Gene, Tyler and similar 16" sized dolls a Hawaiian or Polynesian grass skirt. Raffia palms are native to tropical regions of Africa, and Central and South America and grow the longest leaves in the plant kingdom. The long, fibrous leaves are sturdy and flexible and great for grass skirts if you can find it in the right scale.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Thanksgiving Pilgrim dolls on display at Nashville doll club November meeting - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner
Plantation Belle Doll Club's Thanksgiving Meeting on November 4
The Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club celebrated Thanksgiving on November 4, 2010 at their monthly meeting at Shoneys in Bellevue. Although there were not as many doll displays as usual, there were still a variety of dolls to be seen including an African-American Avon Rose Splendor Barbie, two vintage Barbie dolls, and a small display of assorted Pilgrim dolls.