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The Doll Addiction

Doll message boards, forums and groups offer collectors a world of resources, when used wisely. Learn from my experience how not to behave online!

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Another Year, Another Decade, More Dolls Please!
From the Show Floor

Hi to all, well here we are at the end of another year and another decade to boot. All I can say is YIKES! There aren't many shows during December, but I hope that many of you are planning to see your doll club or teddy bear friends.

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The 2009 International Black Doll and Gift Show
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives

BlackDollShows.com will host The 2009 International Black Doll and Gift Show, which will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Riverside Church, South Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10027. Admission is $6.00 for adults and children 12 years and older.

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Last Doll Show of the Year
From the Show Floor

I think we have all experienced how much faster time seems to go as we grow older.  This year seems to have been especially quick and full of demands on my time.  The last show of the year in Northern California was this last weekend in San Jose, CA and almost everyone that I spoke to commented on how the year just whizzzzed by!

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Holiday Decorating with Dolls
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives

Many collectors celebrate the holidays by incorporating dolls into their holiday décor. Christmas dolls and dolls dressed in traditional Christmas colors are selected. Others are redressed in Christmas outfits made for them or similar size dolls, while child-size dolls are redressed in children's clothing.

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The Affects of Pop Culture on Doll Collecting
Editor's Blog

Some folks are of the school of thought that doll collecting is going away. I happen to believe it’s just changing in a big way. One factor I believe has changed the timbre of doll collecting is pop culture.

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American Beauty Doll
PsychDollogy

Apples and oranges and fashion dolls. To compare them, I think that Barbie and Tyler are apples to Gene’s orange. Barbie is melons (obviously) to the grapes of Bratz. As a consumer and collector, I appreciate them all and I am glad that the manufacturers have given us a wide range of styles from which to choose. But two of these dolls have informed my life. Barbie may have brought fashion dolls into my world, but Tyler brought them back.

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A Joyous Barbie® Reunion
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives

I cannot recall the exact age when I received my first adult-figured, 11-1/2 inch Barbie®, but it was probably May or December of 1965 at age 10.  The doll and accessories were either a birthday or Christmas gift.   My mother, a high-fashion aficionado who always "dressed to the nines," made certain that I owned Barbie® and her friends.  She also ensured that they were properly dressed in the current haute couture fashions.

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