Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A New Arrival!

I was going to be good this year and try to sell more dolls than I buy, but we're just over a week into the New Year and I'm already one step down the 'slippery slope'!!  Having said that, I have sold one doll already, so maybe I should just stick with the 'one in one out' rule that I've always had.....

So today my first new girl of 2018 arrived  and so far I am very happy with what I see.  The new girl in question is Hannah, a Sylvia Natterer doll by the French company Petitcollin.  I wasn't going to buy any more Natterers but her little face called out to me.  What's a girl to do? ;)

I already have another modern Natterer in this size from the same company, Alice, and it wasn't until I photographed her in a natural light that I really fell for her, so today, when Hannah arrived, I took her straight outside to photograph her.  Like Alice, Hannah looks great outside.  So without further ado, here are a few photos of her that I took.  I will take some of her with the rest of my Natterer family when I get the chance.

Hannah in her default outfit, which is colourful, modern and well made:


Hannah close up.  I believe these dolls are handpainted.

Her rooted long blond hair is nice and thick:


Whilst I had the camera out, I took some photos of my little Marley, Secretdoll tanned Meng, who came to live here in December last year.  I couldn't resist trying her for size in this pushchair (stroller) that I've had here for a while.  I think she has such a baby face that she looks quite at home in it!!! 

Having said that, 'at home' she may be, but she certainly DOESN'T look impressed!!!





Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week :)

Big hugs Sharon x

17 comments:

  1. Would just like to say, you can't have always had the one in one out policy, otherwise you'd only have one doll, so don't bother about the odd extra sneaking in now :)

    Love your new girl and that little one in the pushchair looks super cute, I ageee though that little face is saying "I'm not impressed being sat in here!" X

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    1. Also, I have to add, I have to be very careful viewing your blog as it tempts me with other dolls!! You've already got me on the slippery slope of Little Darlings and Boneka dolls, when I was always purely a Sasha gal. Your photos, styling and poses are always brill x

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    2. Ahhhh now let's not get too technical Louise!!!! ;) I guess I should have said something like "after my collection had grown.....then it would be one in one out!" LOL
      I'm glad you like her though. Oh my goodness little Marley in her pushchair, she doesn't look at all impressed, does she!!!
      I will take the credit for your sliding down the slippery slope, I remember clearly you telling me that you are a Sasha girl thru and thru.....but glad that you ventured out :) Thank you for your lovely comments :) xxx

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  2. OMG are we in the same boat or not?? I should slap your wrist Sharon, but heck that would be very hypocritical of me now, wouldn't it? Love Hannah she is a gorgeous doll, I can see why you were drawn to her. I have often looked at Sylvia's dolls, but so far I have controlled the temptation to bring one home.

    Love Marley in her pusher, she really doesn't look impressed in the least, but I guess that just makes her more endearing, I really love dolls with character and expressive faces. :)
    Big hugs,
    X

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    1. LOL it would seem that there are a lot of us who are the same Sandi! But I like Dee's idea of just "seeing who turns up!" Much safer than making any predictions, especially so publicly as on a blog post!!
      Thank you on Hannah, I did have buyers regret whilst she was in the post but when she arrived I knew I'd made the right decision as I really like this face sculpt.
      No Marley was completely unimpressed at being confined to the pushchair....I think I need to make a harness for her, she is inclined to want to make an escape otherwise ;) I'm with you on character/expressive faces...sometimes just being a pretty doll doesn't hit the spot for me.
      xxx

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  3. I think with dolls it's just best to wait and see who turns up in the year. I like you was not going to add any this year but already have one in the works! Your new girls looks lovely I am trying not to be tempted by any more Natterers... 😀 They nicely made dolls with lovely clothes.

    Well Marley looks most put out to be riding in that stroller! I'm sure she's still smarting about it even now xx

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    1. I think you've hit the spot with your 'seeing who turns up' comment Dee. I think from now on I'll just stick with that and see what happens, then no-one can remind me of any of my silly 'no more dolls' statements in the future! Although to be fair, I have never said 'no more dolls' as far as I know, because I just know that I'd not be able to stick with it.
      I agree on the Natterers, they really are nice dolls, and not mega expensive either.
      I have had to lock Marley in the spare bedroom...just in case!
      xxx

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  4. Congratulations on acquiring Hannah...you must be drawn to the Finouche with a fringe. BTW, I had read on one doll store site that Natterer dolls' eyes are stenciled on. Either way, they're very sweet.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca and yes, I do like dolls with fringes, although I also have several now without, I think it just depends on the face shape.
      Ah you could be right, I was thinking about that and I think I'm mixing them up with the Zwergnase Juniors who I think are definitely handpainted. I think maybe the Gotz Natterers were handpainted but then they were much more expensive. But you're right, they are very sweet dolls :)
      xxx

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  5. Sweet new dolls! Hannah has something really unique and lovely about her face and I can't quite put my finger on it, but she's really serene looking. How tall is she?
    As for Marley...she's just adorable. She must be tired though, because even though she's not impressed, she doesn't seem to be putting up too much of a fight. ;) Xx

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    1. Thank you Farrah :) I agree she is serene looking, she reminds me of someone and I'm not sure who, it's bugging me! She is 19 inches tall.
      Marley is an adorable menace I think! And yes very tired, she has been struggling to get out but finally had to give up! ;)
      xxx

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  6. Oh well, don't we all have our policies - but mine does not work. Not at all. It is like a crazy rule that has to be broken, several times a year. But ain't it fun!! More dolls to the people!
    Congrats on your new doll, Hannah! She is adorable!
    And Marley, had a giggle when I saw her in the stroller - not happy at all. :) Oh, those doll faces, they sure can show emotions.
    Hugs!

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    1. I agree Niina! And surely we have to help the economies of the countries from which the dolls originate? It would be really rude not to ;)
      Thank you on Hannah, I'm pleased with her. I will have to take a group photo of all my Natterers.
      Oh yes, Marley really is not happy, and it shows!!!
      xxx

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  7. Had to laugh at Marley, Sharon ---- I know a young man, now 22 months, who has exactly the same expression when strapped into the baby buggy but he keeps up the cry of 'On mine feets, on my feets!' until we let him out.

    Two SNs in that size here but maybe not for much longer as they are very neglected. they do have the loveliest faces though.

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    1. LOL I remember Brendan was just the same, and reigns didn't work either, he would just lie down on the floor and I'd get so many bad looks from passers by!!!
      That is so cute though, 'On mine feets, on my feets!'!!!! Is he getting the 'terrible twos' yet?
      Which SNs do you have? I didn't realise you had them but then I should know that like me, you have quite a selection of different dolls! ;) xxx

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  8. Marley may be pouting, but she fits well into the stroller!
    I also try not to adopt too many more dolls else they won't fit into the house - but let's see what the year brings. Maybe I'll sell some of my porcelain dolls; I don't see me selling any Sashas!

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    1. Thank you Ursula, yes she does! I had a small Natterer in there until recently and thought it would be too big for this little 17.5cm doll but no, she seems to fit in it quite well.
      I'm getting a bit overrun with dolls but I just can't resist sometimes! I can't blame you for not wanting to sell any of your Sashas because they are a real 'family' on your blog.
      xxx

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