posted on Jan, 10 2016 @ 09:33 PM
a reply to: Night Star
Another doll collector here. For me it was Madame Alexander dolls. It began when I was managing a toy department and saw one of her series, The
Portrait Children. The Renoir girl.
I was hooked. By the time I had daughters I had all the portrait children and had started on the storybook collection.
The girls played with their baby dolls but they preserved their storybook and international dolls. They are stored in their original boxes. As are
mine....sigh...I had hoped to have a place to display them, a nice big enclosed cabinet with lighting to complement their beauty.....maybe someday.
We have an "accidental" collections of dragons as well. One of my Beloved's students presented him with a really cool dragon sculpture after he'd
graduated. It is a truly awesome piece of work and we expressed our awe of his talent and respect for his work and gave it a place of honor in the
house. Our kids took note of this and began buying us dragons for any gift-giving occasion. Students who came to the house and saw the collection
added to it over the years as they found unique pieces. From Puff the Magic Dragon to fantastical, fearsome reptiles, they're all fascinating.
Not all of them are unique but each and every one was a gift from the heart and is treasured. Alas, the collection grew too large to display in one
place so we rotate them throughout the house now, displaying only a small portion of them at one time.