Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I Promise...

... so it's the holidays again!  I love this time of year, especially Thanksgiving.  It's all the joy of Christmas without the stress of gift giving and snow.  This November, I'm taking a moment each day to reflect for why I am thankful... and there is much to be thankful for.  I promise I will remain thankful always :)

On the dolly side of things, I have many things to be thankful for as well, ahem.... maybe too many things!  I think I have muttered to myself (as I send a PayPal) multiple times that I promise I won't buy another doll until  1)  I enjoy the ones I have already  or 2) ... next year.  I was really tested when I saw all of those cool Integrity boys in blog posts about the recent Convention... oh Hellooooo Declan. 

I am here with you now.  In front of all of my e-pals,  promising to 1) enjoy the dolls I already have and 2) not buy another doll until next year.  I am going on record lol!   

In recognition of this promise.  A quickie scene.  -enjoy

King Peregrine conducts the ceremony of the "Not buying a doll" promise.  Coe represents the good person of SCD (me) making the promise.  Susie holds the official Promising Folder.  The folder once belonged to Barbie herself!

"I solemnly promise to not buy a doll until 2014, and I promise I will enjoy the dolls that already live in SCD land!  So help me Santa"  .... and it's done.

King Peregrine and Queen Magda in their first official portrait.  

I can't remember why I wanted a royal couple, perhaps it was Kate Middleton's pregnancy, but in the end the crazy wants what the crazy wants.  I knew I had my king in Perry.  His face is so... striking, it must be royal.  You need a whole lot of pedigree to get that face to be acceptable, lol.  

King Peregrine originally arrived to SCD with a Monogram Lady, but I never felt they clicked.  Lady Admiration de Monogram was destined for another life and lifestyle, so I was on the hunt for a queen.  When I saw the Independent Woman doll released, I knew I found my queen.  Let's just say I believe they really complement each other's looks.  Plus she has a serene face, it makes up for Perry's scowl.  I had so much fun getting them dressed, making their sashes and regalia.  Finally I get to share them with you.  

Sometimes, I just love a doll's face and that face has to come live here.  I always pick a mate for that doll too, usually I pick a good pair.  Sometimes it doesn't always work and I have to go searching for a proper mate.  Other times I see a doll, quickly make a story around the doll and it's on the way to SCD, with a friend in tow of course.  I'd love to hear from all of you, and find out how you choose your dolls.  

-gobble gobble, Mark


Marta said...

Hello from Spain: interesting promise. I also promise not to buy more dolls but eventually I break my promise. Nice pictures and nice collection. Keep in touch

Heather said...

I'm the same way, I fall in love with a face, not really knowing much else about the doll.

The royal couple look faboo :)

Super Cool Doll House said...

Marta and Heather! Thanks for looking. The Promise is a hard one to keep, but I will stay strong. Hope you can stay strong for whatever promises you make to yourselves :)... and Heather, thanks for the extra 'fabooing' of my Royals. They are my current favorites.

D7ana said...

In case my first post got eaten up by the moderation demon, I'll repeat it.

I buy dolls and action figures because of their faces. I have to like something about them or feel moved to buy them. Sometimes I keep the original body; sometimes not.

I may not have a story when I first buy, but most of my DAFs eventually get a story. (Or they get sold so that they can yield their stories elsewhere.)

I love your Super Cool Royals.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Hi Dana! Thanks for sharing your choice process! It seems we all work a little differently and much the same...

D7ana said...

Hi Mark! In case you missed the message I sent to your last year's Halloween post, I'm sending it here, too.

Hey, you WON! Yes, yes, yes! Happy dancing for you, lol.

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creative visions with me and others.

I'll post the photos of the Halloween Kellys tomorrow. Will send them out soon after.

D7ana said...

Happy New Year!