Monday, April 4, 2011

#3 Ponytail - The perfect Trade.

#3 ponytail, originally uploaded by alington.
Last weekend, my friend and fellow doll collector and I completed the perfect trade. She received her very first restored Peak's Woods Fairy of Color (a 58cm resin BJD) in exchange for this amazing #3 Ponytail.

At first, I was a little sad to see my very first Peak's Woods ever actually leave my house. But then... I realize suddenly why these special girls are so special. And why it's so hard to put into words.

At the risk of sounding silly, my doll has probably seen a lot of things. And her only touch-up has been her eyebrows. She still has peachy skin, and she still smells like crayons. So either she was treasured, or she was given to a girl who didn't care to take her out of the box much.

Her expression is so unique--each of these older dolls look unique. They are heavier than regular Barbies. And yes, I know I'm not supposed to touch them. (But I have to. Just so I can smell her box-of-brand-new-crayon smell.)

Anyway. I'm very pleased with our trade. Kathie threw in Orange Blossom (I think that's the name of the fashion), which looks just lovely on her.

*sigh* See more photos of her on Flickr!


  1. Oooooooooh. She looks like the hand-me-down Barbie I had as a kid. Pretty!

  2. I get my dolls in big used lots. It's always fun to see which ones have really lived; homemade clothes, restyled hair etc. and which ones are still box-perfect. The "trick" dolls seem to have gotten the least love - the ones that fit on special twirling stands or do some push-button trick. Seems they squelch the imagination.


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