Naomi and I went to Wynyard to do a few errands and browse in our favourite secondhand shop. I was looking at yarns when she suggested popping into one of the local Op Shops to see if they had any cheap dolls for me to clean up. There are four Op Shops in Wynyard, City Mission, Lifeline, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul.
We had bought a few things at the second-hand shop but after carrying them back to the car we backtracked to Goldie Street to check out Lifeline’s Op Shop. Naomi said that she just had a feeling that there would be dolls there. There were too, in a couple of boxes we found over a dozen fashion dolls for $2 each. Most of them had some faults, several had bad haircuts and some had damaged hands. Some were chewed and a couple looked as if the owner had tried to heat them up to change the shape. They were splayed and squashed flat. These poor girls did not come home with me because there was not much I could do for them. The rest had messy hair and were dirty, some were very dirty but dirt is fixable.
I chose six dolls in the end. Here they are.
I still have to finish doing the ID’s for these dolls but so far this is what we have.
- Twilight Victoria – she was a find I may keep
- Fashion Fever Drew Wave F – I think this is who she is.
- Belly button body Barbie I feel like the necklace should be a clue.
- Belly button body articulated arms Barbie – I wonder if she is a ballet Barbie?
- Mattel Disney type doll with moulded on mauve pants- this one has me stumped.
- Simba Steffi Love – I don’t know which one she is.
Here is a photo of Wave F Drew. What do you think?
Today I gave all the girls except Victoria a bath. She was not as dirty as the others and although I do want to fix her hair a bit better it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t have water available when I was getting her ready for her photoshoot this morning as I had turned the pump off so I could bug bomb the laundry. We have an outside laundry/bathroom and there were a lot of spiders in there.
They all scrubbed up quite well and I will show their before and after photos over the weekend.