Friday, June 19, 2009

The Werid, The Creepy and The Bizarre 1

Now you all know I LOVE Swap meets. I try and get out to the every weekend when I have no party to attend and when the cash is flowing. Last Sunday we went to the swap meet and looked around...My items I had an eye for that day..Barbies and other Miscellaneous dolls.

Anyway I came across this creepy looking clown doll in a pile of dolls at one booth...It totally reminded me of Poltergeist!! So I thought hmm In my collectors corner blog I am going to try and do a new feature of The weird, The Creepy And The Bizarre (a list of a creepy and down right weird items I find) hopefully a few times a month.

So Here is my first Creepy Find of many to come.....

Imagine finding this at the foot of your bed.muahahaahaha

Monday, June 8, 2009

The joy of treasure hunting

I have a Huge HUGE fascination about curiosity shops. Anytime I travel and see some strange little place that has eye catching Junk in front of it I immediately have to make an B-Line through the front doors..GET OUTTA MY WAY !!!

I kid you not I even have DREAMS of winding up in some strange antique store. It used to be a re occurring dream actually from when I was about 9 years old. It was strange.

Anyway, everyday on my drive home from work there is this strange little shop and in front it always has some tiki's, old furniture, old nautical ship stuff and other miscellaneous crap depending on what day you drive by littered on the sidewalks. I never been there before but have always wanted to check it out.

I always find one really creepy looking item when I stop at these stores too. Sometimes I just stare at them and think to myself WHO THE HELL Would Buy That??

I remember this old antique shop in my neighborhood it was in just your average neighborhood and someone converted their house into an antique shop and lived in the guest house behind the house/Antique shop and in the window of this place were these two dolls of Old folks and they had this leather looking shriveled skin that was really tanned and had this big smiles with these teeth that looked REAL..blahh it was like a train wreck too that I just could not look away from everytime I walked by that place.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hey there Doll Face

Ok now I may collect a LOT of things but one thing I have never really gotten into was collecting Dolls..until now.
I don't know why the sudden change of heart..maybe it is the fact that I am a mother now of a little girl, maybe it was the attraction I got browsing around the flea markets or maybe it was something in the deep dark forest of my subconscious mind that has finally broken free telling me how I have always really wanted to start a doll collection and now is the time to start doing it.
Now I don't want to collect any specific brand of doll..(well technically speaking..I am attracted basically to dolls of the 60's) . I have also been taking a liking to Barbies lately as well. I had a few that I have received as gifts but now find myself buying some here and there.
The last thing I want to do is spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on doll collecting (I say that now). I keep telling myself..oh I will start collecting them for Ava..I know I really want them for myself.
Than once I get the dolls , I will have to scout out the cool custom outfits and accessories that people make and sell on ebay or Etsy...I can see it room covered in dolls..I like the eerie kind too with the big eyes...oh my poor husband.
So my Wish List for doll dolls
are Susie Sad Eyes, Blythe, Chrissy by Ideal, Scooba-Doo, and Keane.
Now I am starting up a pretty good Barbie collection too..Some were gifts and others I have bought to add to my collection (that I'm starting for AVA)..That will be another blog all on it's own
Here's some pictures of my doll Wish List that I did searching images online..



Susie Sad Eyes