The Christmas season is long over, the decorations are put away, mostly (do out door lights count?) and the busy busy weekends have come to a grinding halt. I love this time of year. I get to sit back and enjoy the lovely gifts I received! TheRealDollNerd (TRDN) really hooked me up this year :) I have to do a little bragging and show off my haul lol.
Around November, for whatever reason I was jonezin (for my international readers jonezin means obsessed to have) for a Gene doll. Of course my one (ha! one of many) OCD trait that I carry is that my dolls always need to be paired, so I wanted a Trent as well. Something about seeing matched pairs gladdens my heart. It confirms my belief that every pot has a lid, every ying has a yang, every Lavern has a Shirley. TRDN really outdid himself this year. If you know Trent, you know he always has moulded hair (except for convention workshop dolls). TRDN took the time to sand his hair off and flock him! Okay, I said one OCD trait, here is number two. All my dolls must have real hair. Flocking does indeed count. Mary and Mowgli are also OOAK as their original hair has been removed and replaced. Aren't they stunning? I"ll post their original pictures here.
These two cuties are Tiny Betsy Mccall, "Once Upon a Time." TRDN knew if I got a Gene, I'd want to have a Betsy to be her little pal. TRDN found this set and knew it was the one for me. I believe these were slated to go with a Gene and Trent pair but as I was found admiring Violet Waters, I got her and the Kischs soon followed! Don't worry though, they're not orphans... I took care of that with some Christmas money, more on that later though.
My last picture here shows a few gifts. The rolling rack of dresses was gifted to me because TRDN and I somehow got sucked into watching the Miss Universe Pageant a few months ago. I may have mentioned to him that I'd do a post with my gals in a pageant. TRDN scoured ebay for these gowns, five matching sequence covered awesome-ness! I can't wait until pageant season to do this post. Wait till you see them on the girls. I think Perk Colette is considering the gold one pageant director Lucas has chosen for her. To pull all of this together I added my Fashion Royalty chairs (also a gift from TRDN), a beautiful miniature oriental rug ( a gift from a past year) and some bits and bobs.