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June 29, 2005

Celebrate with Savings!

It's Customer Appreciation Day plus 4th of July weekend! So we decided to combine everything and run our 15% discount sale through July 4th . . . offer good on purchases over $15.00. Enjoy!

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June 28, 2005

Gotz Dolls

Our new stock of 18 inch Gotz Dolls (from the Precious Day Collection) is arriving! Already here are Julia (the redhead) and Elisabeth (the brunette while Jessica (the blonde) is due any day. And are they cute! The outfits are new plus their hair is longer this year.

We have a few 2004 18" dolls left - they will be on sale until sold.

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June 23, 2005

Did You Know? (Part 2)

C. Loved vinyl play dolls often end up with little marks (even from pens!) or smudges . . . most are easy to remove with a little baking soda and a damp cloth or paper towel! It won't hurt your doll - in fact, American Girl puts some in a pretty container and sells it as Doll Skin Care.

D. I received a frantic call from a relative about the cute 14 inch all-vinyl Corolle doll given to my niece; the arm came off when Kami was trying to dress her new doll. After heating up the doll arm in hot water to soften the vinyl, it went back in place easily . . . and Daddy was a hero!

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June 19, 2005

Visit Dolls on Your Vacation!

No matter where your vacation plans take you this summer there's bound to be a wonderful doll museum or store close to you! Here's a few tips to find those fun places:

1. THE BOTTOM LINE by Kathryn Witt . . . a new and useful book for doll collectors traveling throughout the United States who may be looking for doll museums or doll displays to visit.

2. Guide to Doll Shops and Museums . . . an on-line list of various places worth a visit in the United States arranged by state. As this guide was put together several years ago, it's probly best to double check to make sure you have the right destination and hours as the list may not be up-to date.

3. If you're lucky enough to be on your way to Paris, do look into Musee Poupee and it's special summer exhibit!

4. For those who would like to travel the world but can't . . . indulge yourself with an International Ginny doll from your favorite places. Each one is on sale through August!

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June 16, 2005

More News on Elizabeth, Felicity's Friend

We've seen photos of the new Elizabeth bookcover "Very Funny Elizabeth" and photos of the new covers for the Felicity books . . . Felicity is in a different dress on the cover of "Meet Felicity" than the original coral floral. (I think this might be a repeat of a lilac stripe Limited Edition outfit available several years ago.)

Back to Elizabeth . . . her story seems to center around teasing Elizabeth's big sister, Annabelle, who is newly engaged! Hopefully Annabelle has a better disposition than she had originally . . .

Elizabeth's book, her mini doll plus Felicity's mini-doll and paper dolls and Felicity's Art Studio will be available at DollCloset.com in September.

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June 10, 2005

Ginny News!

Vogue Dolls, the producer of Ginny Dolls, is having a Warehouse Sale in Oakdale California on June 25, 2005. Sounds like a great event - dolls, samples, clothing, seconds etc!

If you're on the East Coast instead . . . Ginny's latest Journal (a part of you're membership when you buy one of the Ginny Club Dolls)has a photo of the luncheon doll to be given at the Doll and Teddy Bear EXPO in Washington DC in August. It's adorable Gingerbread Ginny plus you can buy Gingerbread Boy at EXPO . . . a must for Ginny fans!

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June 09, 2005

What is a Doll Accessory?

Some doll "people" (ie collectors, doll lovers etc) consider anything that is not part of the basic doll to be an accessory . . . including clothing, shoes, hats and underwear. Generally, it is difficult to draw the line between what is part of a basic doll outfit, and what is a doll accessory. Most doll people consider shoes, hats and purses to be accessories, but not a dress or other clothing. Accessories, however can be much more than the basics for completing an outfit. Some of the world's most popular and renowned dolls since the dawn of history have had other items besides clothing made for them . . . everything from luggage to games to jewelry to china sets to furniture. The next installment of this article will focus on these types of doll accessories . . . the real "extras" that enhance doll play and doll collecting beyond the ordinary.

To Be Continued
By Denise Van Patten, About.com Doll Collecting

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June 04, 2005

The Corolle Story

Corolle Doll Company was founded in France in 1978 by a doll designer named Catherine Rupert. Her dolls were initially sold under the business name of "CR Dolls". The Corolle company is located in the Loire Valley - the storybook region of France famous for its scenic beauty and many chateaux.

Since its founding, Corolle has achieved global recognition for its dolls and has won more than 30 international awards for design and play excellence. Today Corolle dolls are sold in more than 22 countries around the world.

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