I knew that I had parcels coming but did not expect to get four in one day. Two had been sitting at the post office for a few days until I could get a friend to pick them up for me but I wasn’t sure when the other two would arrive as they were from Amazon. I must say that Amazon ships to Australia pretty quickly and their rates are often quite reasonable although it pays to have a look before you buy.
Three of my four parcels were doll related, the fourth was a Creative Memories scrapbook album and a punch I had ordered. I’m so pleased that CM started up in Australia again.
Here is everything after I unwrapped it.
I have bought a few of these City Shine Barbies. Although I don’t like this body type that much for redressing I do like the dolls and their outfits and how could I resist this one? She will be staying in her box for now as will her City Shine sisters because at present I don’t have plans for her. When she comes out I’ll give you all a better look.
I will also be taking more pictures of Giggles. She is in pretty good shape, her face is a bit discoloured from age and she doesn’t seem to giggle any more but I bought her for her face so I don’t mind. She’ll be getting a wash and tidy up soon and I’ll photograph her again before she takes her place on the doll shelves.
I spent some time rearranging the vintage fashion dolls. Although most of them had stands not all had Kaiser stands and I find these are the best ones for holding dolls securely without getting tangled in their clothing. Even Ballerina Barbie who has her original stand got a Kaiser stand today as I get tired of her over balancing.
I still need a LOT more stands, maybe another dozen for the fashion dolls plus more for Skipper, Patch etc and then I can start on the larger dolls as quite a few of them don’t have stands either. At least it gave me an excuse to rearrange the doll shelves.