Posted for 1/21/2013
When I was 5 years old my cousin and godmother bought me a pair of Lenci dolls when she visited Italy. I knew they were special and never played with them. On a vacation to Wisconsin one summer, Daddy bought a pair of skookum indian dolls for me. My precious dolls moved everywhere with me.
When my grandmother's china head doll was given to me I started reading and studying antique dolls. I started buying German bisque dolls. Originally I loved big dolls but soon discovered they need a lot of room. I now collect only shelf size dolls. I have my cupie and my google eyed doll. The only thing left on my "I want list" is a french bisque. I may never find one I can afford but I search auctions and flea markets in the hopes I will find one some day. Of course, If I see a doll that is not french but strikes my fancy I will probably buy it. Collecting is an addiction and it is hard to stop any addiction!