Monday, September 25, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #268: Takara Part 1: Licca Chan?

  Today's doll is one I found at the flea market on Saturday.

I think she's Licca Chan,but if anybody knows different,please let me know.

The tag that was on her from the dealer said 'early 80's Takara'.

I can't find any markings on her head or body, but she has this tag on her dress.

She measures just short of 9" tall.

She has bendy arms and legs and a twist waist.

She's a pretty little girl.

I'm wondering if she had earrings, or if the hole is just standard in the mold.

This is her original dress. I'm glad she had her clothes, even if she is missing her shoes,because usually when I have found Takara dolls they have been naked.

She's an odd size compared to most of the dolls I have,so I'm not sure what I would have put on her. Skipper clothes maybe?

You have to love her red hair and dark eyes. It's not a common combo in dolls, as I have mentioned before.

Tomorrow we'll see the doll I bought with her.

Cottage Collectibles Monkey

I  found this Boyd's monkey on our trip to Canada recently, although he was from the antique mall we stopped at before reaching Canada. I think he's from Michigan.

I have three Boyd's cats, which are slightly smaller than this guy's **".

 One, my favourite, is Maxie. I first spotted Maxie in a cake and candy making supplies and gift store. I kept saying how I wanted him, but I never got him, then one day I found a Maxie at a yard sale. It was a good thing, because Maxie was one of those 'one that got away' stories that haunt you. I don't know why. Sometimes a particular thing will just strike me and I have to have it or I can never forget about it.

 This monkey may have ended up being like that! I just love him! Oddly enough,his name is Max!

Doll-A-Day 2017 #267: Huggles and Freind

  Wow! I don't know what it's like where you are, but we are suffering through a heat wave. It's been in the 90's (Fahrenheit),or close to it, for nearly a week. This is after it had been so cold that I had closed all the windows  and put extra covers on the bed.  Yesterday Lori and I went to the flea market,in a more southern part of the state, and it was monstrously hot.We both were feeling drained, headachey,and sick. Fortunately I had remembered to bring my hat, my sunscreen, and plenty of water.
  This was one of the BIG flea markets of the year. This is the one where I usually fill my cart, and yesterday was no exception. In spite of the fact that this is mostly a farm flea market,with plenty of animals and guns for sale, I usually find something I want. I told Lori yesterday that there seemed to be more stuff at the flea market this time. I saw a lot of stuff I might have bought, but the prices seemed to be extra high too. But I did find quite a few things at decent prices,and I'll be sharing those with you over the next week or so.
  Today's doll are some I got at the flea market yesterday. They're what Ken referred to last night as 'the twins on the counter'.

They kind of remind me of me and my sister we were little.
Guess which one is me...

They aren't twins Ken! They aren't even made by the same company.

First of all, I have to tell you how they were found. A lady had a corner set up with boxes of her stuff,just piled around. Alot of it was pretty nasty because, she said, it had come straight from the garage, where it had been for a long time. 'He',(I'm assuming her husband.) had demanded that he 'needed more space',so she was to get rid of everything. With that being the situation, she was willing to sell anything for anything she was offered. And with that being the situation, I was willing to make offers! I got these girls and one other larger doll with a head problem,(The problem was that it wasn't attached!), for a total of $1! It was a good deal, but I got the bargain for a reason. Here's what they looked like when I got ready to clean them up last night!

Pretty cruddy, huh? Don't think there wasn't some heavy duty soaping going on. Actually though, hard scrubbing wasn't required. The dirt came off pretty easily. They were naked when I bought them though, so I had to find them something to wear. 

I'm sure I have something better that will fit them, but today this is all I could find. These clothes came from a yard sale haul I showed you a few weeks ago.

It was waaaaayy too warm for sweaters today!

The smaller one is marked Fun World.

Fun World made a lot of dolls in the 60's and 70's. They made Strawberry Shortcake clones 'Baby Petals',and Milk Shake,Bubble Gum,and Chocolate Pudding.They were responsible for this cool set I bought a couple of years ago.

One of their most well known dolls is Susie Slicker,like this one of mine you may have seen before.

Our doll today is called Huggles, from what I have been able to find,and she was made in a variety of hair colours and outfits.

She measures about 6 3/4" tall.

Once she was cleaned the damage to her nose showed up.
 She has posable arms,but her legs aren't jointed,so she can't sit down.

She has just the sort of goofy face that would have compelled me to buy her when I was a kid! (Not to mention the orange hair.)

 The taller girl is marked only Made in Hong Kong on her back and the back of her head.

She stands about 7 1/2" tall.

She's jointed at the neck, shoulders, and hips,so she can sit down.

Or whatever.

She has a much more serious face.

I prefer the goofy face of the smaller doll.

Her head is sort of weirdly shaped too. Look at that.

Whether it's from years of being in a box in the garage, or she is just made that way, who know?

The lady I got these dolls from had plenty of stuff to choose from, and I nearly filled my cart at her stall. I wonder what she might have had earlier. I nearly missed her stuff entirely, because she didn't have most things out where they could be seen. Most of it was piled in boxes,so you saw what you could see of it,and that wasn't much. I probably wouldn't have stopped at all if I hadn't spotted a Miss Piggy on the ground. (We'll see her this week. I have to clean her up.)

Still my favourite. Too bad she has those weird butter lips.
 Tomorrow we'll see what else I sort out from the flea market to show you.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #266:Shrunken Saturday: Dollhouse Baby

  This week's Shrunken Saturday is a little girl I got in Canada on our recent trip.

She was laying by herself in a dollhouse in the junk/antique store we visited.

She's happy to now be living in my confused dollhouse.

And she has lots of toys to play with. 

 She's only 2 1/2" tall.

She has wired arms and legs.

She can stand or sit.And she can move her arms.

I found this tiny ship-in-a-display-case at a yard in Canada.

Her clothes aren't removable though.

We stopped at only one antique mall on the way to Canada. That was painful, but,we had to actually get to our destination! I did buy a few things there though. I showed you some of them a few days ago. I also got this nice magazine rack for the dollhouse.

It looks really good,and it contained something hand made by it's previous tiny owner:

 Homemade doll size 'newspapers' The bottom one is the best: Kids News: Kids your present is bills.

 I love things like this. You may have seen my post on the things I found in the Barbie's New Dreamhouse and the Barbie Dream Kitchen and Dinette, (Which were bought a year apart and yet,amazingly, apparently belonged to the same kid!) My favourite is a shoe box that I bought some tiny toys in at a yard sale. It was labelled on the lid:"Top Secret Rocks DO NOT LOOK".
  See you tomorrow for another doll.