At the end of January we made a short trip to Rügen where we lived in the little town Lohme, up in the North of the Island in a lovely old redbrick house.
The appartment was cosy, lovely furnished and with a nice fireplace... just a lovely little nest to relax and slow down! But we also enjoyed the winterly nature and silence at the sea:
And because I wasn't in the mood to take a Blythe doll with me, I grapped on of my Käthe Kruse Däumlinchens and made some nice pictures with her on the beach
She wore her original little Käthe Kruse coat and a tiny crochet bonnet I made for the dolls. She also snatched a scarf from the Blythe dolls :D And it was so much easier to take pictures with her, because her body is so flexible.
I call her my little Mimerle because of her sweet vintage outfit with the blue dress and a little apron. This kind of outfit has always been "Mimerle" for the bigger dolls in any catalogue.
Just the Däumlinchen in this outfit are called "Bettina" - weird?! I never understood the logic behind it and I really don't like the name Bettina! So her you see little Mimerle ;)
Unfortunatley my Blythe-mojo has totally left me since months and at the moment I am thinking about downsizing the Blythe collection and to focus more on vintage dolls, like Käthe Kruse and others... After a long time with these big eyed ones, with always the same size and somehow the same face mold, I feel a bit bored and unsatisfied. Even if the customized ones are special and more individual! At the end they are just modern plastic dolls. Not like the old ones wich always seem to have more soul... if a toy can have a soul...
Anyhow I am just thinking out loud and I am really not sure where this road will go to?!
Maybe it is time for some changes in my toy-collector-life again?
One thing is as clear as always: Life is what happens while you make other plans. I had some plans for this blog this year, yes I really had! But what should I say:
- I prefered to spent time with my love and family
without taking pics and documenting it
- I finally moved into my very own flat this summer and had a lot to do with decorating and to acclimatise
- I had a really busy time at work, too
All this made this blog fall into a deep sleep again. But I do not regret anything. It was a try and maybe when I am old & grey and will receive a pension, this thing here will develop to something constant and with a guiding thread?! I think that's okay, because the most time I have the feeling I am writing it just for my own joy and nobody else is reading it.
Now that I have more space in my pretty little flat at Ernst-Thälmann-Park and I picked up all my odds and ends from Minden, I bought this cool Ikea Fabrikör showcase and put it in my very long hallway. First it hosted the Blythe dolls, but I didn't like how they stood in two rows, so they moved back to the studio (yes, I really own a studio again!) and my little Käthe Kruse collection moved in.
These poor dolls slept in a box in Minden for three years when I moved to Berlin. It was time to liberate them and after some days, where I asked myself why I have so many toys and dolls, and if I really want to be my flat a kinda toy museum, and if all this is true and for real... (yatter-yatter), I fell in LOVE with them again. Doll one (Puppe eins) is still my favourite doll and I adore this sweet little couple made with my mums hair. Also my cute tiny Herzelieb (made with a very small doll one head), with painted hair in its Little Red Ridinghood outfit, fills my heart with joy.
So it could be you (unknown silent reader) will see more of Käthe Kruse dolls here again in 2019
I also rediscovered my love for vintage Käthe Kruse postcards. Fortunately I kept a few when I decluttered my little blue house in 2015! Here you see doll one (dressed as Michel and Margaretchen) arranged to a cute simple scene, how Käthe Kruse liked it. It says: How Michel cares for the future.
I plan to hang some frames with postcards around the Fabrikör showcase...
As a last point here are two pictures from an afternoon walk with hot chocolate and Mischa my "So-called-Blythe" custom. My love and I babysitted Pixi, my second granddaughter who arrived in July and enriches our life a lot.
I wish you peace & harmony and a very good start into 2019 my dear silent readers and if you like you could leave a comment... I would really appreciate to hear from you, yours Nicola
Die hier verwendeten Markennamen/Marken dienen lediglich der Beschreibung der gezeigten Puppen, Puppenhäuser und anderen Dinge. Die Rechte sämtlicher in meinen Beiträgen erwähnte Namen von Marken, Waren oder Informationsanbietern bleiben bei ihren Eigentümern und werden ohne Gewährleistung der freien Verfügbarkeit wiedergegeben. Die Namen sind entweder eingetragene Warenzeichen oder sollten als solche betrachtet werden.
The here called brand names are protected and are only used because they are part of the product features and quality.