Sunday, April 23, 2017

Random Things...

Taby wanted to find a cell phone case, so whilst we did. I found some things for myself...

One of the places we decided to check out was Giftoria in the Agana Shopping Center. Wow, so many cute anime, and Disney items! I found this Bandai Luminary Tears Compact blind box. $6.95 a bit pricey for me. But, I figured I'd give it a try and see what I randomly get....
 10 types of cute compacts.
 I got the secret compact, Yay!

 Love the gold, pink and purples. There are two compartments to open.

 It also looks like you can mix and match the cases. A nice addition to my growing cute compact collection. Oh boy! LOL

 A much anticipated book for my Froebel Kan collection. "Fun for Baby" I have been waiting for almost a month to arrive. Geez, talk about snail mail folks. That's Media Mail for you. Not my choosing though.
 The book has so many vintage dolls! Another fave book for sure!
 I love many of the furniture pieces they've photographed with the dolls. I've seen some of them on Yahoo Japan auctions too!

 Back side of the book. This one has many cute baby dolls in it too.

We also went to the Goody Store, I picked up this Pureral Apply Gummy snack. Very tart and tastes like apples. You can see the apple bits inside it too.
 Taby opened one of her Sakura Mochi treats from Osaka for all of us to try. It was very interesting, you could feel the texture of the bean curd they used in it. An interesting flavor as well.

On the way up, we stopped by the 76 Gas Station Circle K to gas up, and there  by the counter was a "Relay for Life" fundraiser sign. Beside it, was a bevy of colorful cotton candy cups and bags of Rainbow flavored popcorn. So, I picked up one of each as my donation.
The rainbow flavored popcorn was the best. Sara liked the blueberry cotton candy. You could tell as it left her teeth and tongue all blue! LOL

I need to get some items from my collection up on my shop... just lazy these days. I will try soon!

Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Finds and Trades...

It's been a regular week, and kids are back to school... Here's what came in the past 3 days!

I have often seen many of my fellow collectors with these cute tall white deers! Earlier this year I had a chance to buy a set, but the price was just a bit much at the time and I couldn't afford them. So, months later, Christine on etsy, had the pair up for sale in her shop! I told myself, I could at least get one... and I did.
 It is quite large, not that I expected it to be very small, but, Wow! Christine packed it nice and safely! I always enjoying getting items from her shop when I can.
 This vintage white deer is big, like 11inches of tall-ness! Stamped "Japan" underneath, there is a partner, facing left, that I didn't not get at this time... Maybe next time? I love their doe-y big eyes! I may replace the ribbon or not. Now, to find a spot to display her!

 On IG, a sweet fellow collector Nichole, asked if I'd like to trade for one of my rubber squeaks I had in my shop. So, I agreed. She receive her cute squeak just before the weekend, and I got her cutie in the mail the other day!
 This small and simply adorable ceramic bunny in white, with floral decor and blue bow, is just too cute for words!
 She has similar eyes to my cute pink sheep mug, and the sticker is the same, "K&K Originals". She still has her original stopper, Yay.

 A great addition to my collection...

Last, this amazing find via etsy! Shabby chic vintage child's chair or is it a shelf? I fell in love with, of course for the meyercord bunny decal on it. It is large and arrived safely to me, packed really well for the journey.
 It took a bit longer to arrive, but was so worth it.
 I just need to decide where to display it now, and what to put on it. I may store my assortment of ribbons inside the drawers?! For easier access.

I need to start looking at my storage containers and cabinet to see what else will be ready to put up for adoption... Stay tuned!

 Thank you for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

New End Table!

I really needed one, since we got a King size bed last year, my old end table couldn't fit... So, the girls and I went to Ross, yesterday and found one! Yay!

I actually had seen this end table before. I liked it because it had a glass door. The color was really nice too. As we looked at the furniture items at Ross, this was the end table, I kept coming back too. Sadly, it had 3 areas that were damaged. So, I put it into the cart, and figured, maybe I could get a discount? Sure enough when we finally made it to the cashier, I asked, and got 15% off. Not too bad. Damaged areas were, a dent on the right corner, right side had some wood chipped, back side there was a a hole.

I got it home and glued the areas that needed it. For now, it is just temporary. Taby thinks I should repaint it too. I might?!

 Now, I can display my favorite ceramics inside, right by my bed, and wake up too them! Yippee!

I also took video, so you can take a peek into my collection! Enjoy!

 My vintage baby dolls collection. The smiley baby in the middle, I adopted from the beautiful Shevie, a few years back! She has been with me since. I don't believe I will ever let her go...

An updated photo of my Shevie babies. I keep telling myself, just one. Ha. I have four! Oh well. Hope your Saturday is going good?!

Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Sachiyo Blue Bunny!

Yes, I caved and won this cutie via Yahoo Japan! If you want to see my first purchase of Happy Sachiyo's works here in this post?

I have decided, I wanted the blue bunny more, so... the yellow bunny is available if anyone would like to adopt her?! Email me!

Happy Sachiyo notified me that she put another one of her creations up for grabs via Yahoo Japan two weeks ago. I found the link and waited to bid. Just as I thought it would be within a certain range for her price and I won. Yay me! While on my trip last week, I got notification that she had arrived. So, I paid for s/h to my address and she arrived safely to me today!

 As I opened the box, inside, I found cute artificial cherry blossom flowers, a perfect gift and memory, and two silly Rody soft vinyl toys. Awe, you are too kind dear Sachiyo! Extras, always sweet! Just as with the previous bunny, this bunny came in a kawaii box to keep her in, and a blue bow.
 I slowly opened the ribbon to discover, a lovely Happy Sachiyo original tag, on the front side, a cute tag, and on the back some information on the Blue Bunny, like size, etc. and Sachiyo's signature for authenticity.
 I quickly removed the pink tissue paper and there she was... Just too adorable! In the clear sleeve, Sachiyo gave me postcards featuring many of her beautiful creations, along with the blue bunny's picture. Wow, over ten postcards! Awesome!

 I removed the bunny from the box, she is about 28cm tall or about 11 or so inches. She is wearing a wreath of beautiful pastel fabric flowers, and a pastel pink bow.
 Welcome home, sweet little bunny!
 She has 5 points of articulation. You can turn her head, arms, and legs.
 The flowers and tag. I can have her stand or sit. I also took out the yellow bunny to take some photos with. Aren't they just adorable? Cuteness overload, I just love it!

 The blue bunny is definitely larger head-wise as compared to the yellow bunny. While the yellow bunny has longer ears. Seeing them together makes me want to keep them both?! LOL

I also received in the mail today, a customer's commission. This sweet vintage Shih tzu in red and white. She is on her way to United Kingdom. These sweet dogs are rare to find in two colors versus a solid color.
 Also, I opened the only treat I bought myself while in Japan. This cute Furuta Chocolate egg, similar to Kinder eggs. Disney Character version. Inside was a baby oyster character, can't recall what Disney film they are featured in... LOL
 Sara opened Sully, and this cutie, I got. I was hoping to get Alice... Oh well. Haha.

Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls

Monday, April 10, 2017

Rare Finds Arrive to Me!

Here are some rare items I found just before my trip to Japan!

This sweet baby plush, I found while doing regular searches via etsy. I love her deep blue color. She is about 10 inches tall and made in China.
 A very sweet face. May need some touch ups. She arrived from Belgium.

 She will be added to my cute baby plush Shevie doll collection!

Next, this amazing Lot of two Rune Naito Reproduced Mermaid Bottles, I found through Yahoo Japan auctions. They had a BIN price and since I sold my other mermaid in her original box, I figured I'd get them, mostly because, I decided on keeping the black mermaid instead.

I have already listed the red head on my etsy shop. They are both from the Rune Naito 2003 collection. One in red hearts, and the other in black diamonds.

 So far, I have seen the red hearts often, but to have the black diamond version is rare.
 Both came with out their boxes.

Lastly, these amazingly rare ceramic dog coin bank figurines with fur or mohair! I was searching through etsy, and it had just listed, a yellow dog with pink fur. So, I jumped and bought it. On the following day, the same shop had just listed a red with yellow dog! I couldn't believe my eyes... So before anyone else could snap it up, I quickly purchased it too!
 They were both shipped separately and arrived to me safely. They are about 9 inches tall. Both missing their rubber stoppers, and needing some light cleaning and brushing.

 I was able to replace this one's stopper, but I will need to buy more to replace the red with yellow's stopper.

 I may decided to keep just one and put the other up in my shop?! So be sure to keep an eye out for either on my etsy shop!

Amazing pieces found in the wild...

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls