Sunday, July 25, 2010

28 and Still a Kid at Heart

Well, the title says it all. I'm a 28 year old who still plays with dolls! :) Okay, I don't really sit down and play with them, but I fix them up, collect them, display them...well, you get the idea. I guess I just never grew up. Thankfully, I have a very patient husband and 3 adorable little girls who still give me an excuse to shop in the toy aisle! :)
My collections to date are: several 18" Gotz dolls (the same size as American Girl dolls), a pre-Mattel American Girl Felicity doll, and an Alexander Girlz doll (made by the Madame Alexander Company); a Beauty and the Beast collection (mainly centered around the 1991 Disney film); a Barbie collection; a Boyds Bears collection (left over from high school and college); a Breyer horse collection (left over from grade school and junior high); and whatever other collections I can't remember that are stored away in our closets. I also enjoy finding old toys from the 80's and 90's that I used to play with as a child. I still actively collect 18" doll items and Beauty and the Beast stuff, and sometimes Barbies if I find one with a unique enough face.
On this blog I'll be sharing some of the things I've been learning in the world of dolls. I'll show you some of my collections, share some tips and pointers, and above all, have fun and join the ranks of unashamed doll-lovers who will always be kids at heart. :)


Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see how this blog has come such a looooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggg way from this one post 3 years ago. You've added so much to your collection, met so many people online, and most importantly, more people respect you now. They've seen your reviews and that helped them decide to get a doll. You are an amazing person, Beastsbelle. :) Continue blogging, as long as you like. Your blog will always be one of my favorite blogs of all time. I know you've helped me sort out my thoughts about Hearts 4 Hearts, and now I'm getting a Dell. I asked a question once (well, a ton of times :}),with your thoughtfulness and caring nature, you responded to me. I will always cherish your blog, thoughts, and ideas. Rock on, Beastsbelle. Rock on.

beastsbelle said...

Thanks so much, Anonymous. :) I feel that I've learned and grown a lot since this post, but it's always nice to look back and be reminded of that. :)

I appreciate your encouragement. :)