Well I had absolutely no intention of buying a Ten Ping from Ruby Red Galleria, not because I didn't like them or anything like that but because I have recently being going for bigger dolls rather than smaller....and to be honest, I'd not paid much attention to them, not being in the market for another small doll. So when a dear dolly friend of mine told me that she'd actually ordered two and would I be interested in a trade, I thought "why not!"
The little sweetie arrived today and I have to say, one glimpse of her in her white padded sleeping bag and I was smitten! She is the cutest little thing! She arrived very well packaged. The outer box is sturdy cardboard and has a black and white photograph of the doll on one end.
Inside this outer box is another sturdy brown box, this one has some great artwork on it, as well as another photo, this time in colour, of the doll. I particularly like this type of artwork, simply drawn but very effective.
The five piece outfit is separately packaged inside the box, and consists of a thick fully lined jacket with very cute closures on the front, a pair of flowered trousers, a blue collared long sleeve top, again fully lined, beige socks and blue canvas shoes. I haven't tried the outfit on her yet because it's very warm here and she wanted to wear something more summery! ;)
Ten Ping also comes with gold coloured earrings and a skipping rope. I won't be putting the earrings in her ears because I prefer her without them, plus once the holes are made, of course they cannot be 'un-made', so they will remain in the packet.
Ten Ping herself comes safely tied with white ribbons inside this lovely white padded 'sleeping bag' with a fully separating zipper up the front and a red and white Ruby Red Galleria tag attached. She has a face protector and hair net to keep her wig from getting messy in transit. Her wig is lovely and soft, made from faux mohair I believe and styled into two plaits, one on each side and is kept in place by a silicone wig cap. Her eyes are deep brown inset acrylic and she has attached eyelashes.
And also she comes with a short book about her and her brother...I will read this when I get a minute! Again it has the lovely artwork throughout!
Once Ten Ping was removed from her sleeping bag, I saw that she was also wearing her white cotton knickers.
She immediately wanted to look for something to wear in the doll clothes box and came up with this sweet outfit which fortunately I've had here for years! It was made originally for a Lati Yellow Special and fits her perfectly! It also has a pale turquoise hooded cardigan to go with it should the evenings, down here by the sea, get chilly. The sneaker boots are for Lati Yellow and although I could get them on, I did have to remove the laces to be able to do so.
Ten Ping is made from hard vinyl and plastic and is 8 inches tall. She is fully jointed but she's not ball jointed, her joints are more mechanical, they remind me a little of the Obitsu dolls but Ten Ping's joints seem stronger to me, and very nicely made. She poses really well and has good balance as you can see in my photos above.
I have decided to name my Ten Ping, Pip because she's tiny!!
Now on top of all the above, my box also included some wonderful gifts from my friend in the US! Six different pieces of lovely quilters cotton fabric and toys for Pip! I really am very lucky!!
Thank you very much J for this wonderful trade, I hope you will be as happy with your outfits as I am with Ten Ping!
So sweet, she looks melancholy bless her <3ReplyDelete
She does, doesn't she? Probably just tired from her journey! ;)Delete
Ps so glad you didn't add the earrings!ReplyDelete
Thanks Louise, no the earrings just don't look right on her in my humble opionion of course!Delete
Your photos are great Sharon - you make them look so appealing. Pip is socute - but I've already bought a lati yellow under your influence, and keep hankering after a Little Darling .....ReplyDelete
Thank you Tricia! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos of her......LOL on the Lati Yellow, I think I should ask Lati for commission!Delete
I know that there are at least 6 people who are friends of mine who having seen my Ellie, LD, have gone on to order LDs of their own.....so definitely should get a discount there me thinks!
What a cutie pie! I love how she was packaged. I love the photos. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Farrah, yes that packaging does make the doll even more special, doesn't it!Delete
Pip is adorable Sharon! I love her sleeping bag---how clever is that? Your redress is perfect for her and I agree with you that it is best to store the earrings for later, perhaps when she reaches her early teens. ;). She is very sweet and it is hard to believe she is only 8 inches tall! Maybe a photo with Ellie and other Little Darlings sometime would show her to be a little sister, sweet Pip!!! :) xxxReplyDelete
Thank you Ginger, and yes, the sleeping bag is great because it's great for travelling in too!Delete
I agree, she's far too young for those earrings, I will indeed store them for when she's older! ;)
I will take some photos of her soon with the LDs, I have seen another LD collector who has a Ten Ping as a smaller sister and she looks really cute!
Oh, you got the one in the outfit I wanted, but it was sold out! My little girl didn't have the cute sleeping bag either, just the usual BJD padded wrap. My little one now rejoices in the name Lu-Lu after my Chinese friend's daughter - her pet name. I love the wat these little dollscan balance.ReplyDelete
Go to the Ruby Red Galleria and read the Ten Ping story - it is about the owner's own childhood - tough early life.
Still in hospital - blah! Not home until Tuesday now, so will email then. Red head's photos are adorable.
I honestly didn't even know I was getting one Jenni, my friend in the US asked me if I'd like her about a week and a half ago! I had seen them on Flickr but not really given much thought to them, but she is surprisingly cute and I'm happy that she's here :)Delete
I didn't realise you even had one, I suppose we concentrate so much on our other dolls in our conversations that I didn't think to mention it!!! You're right though they balance very well don't they! I will indeed read the story.
I didn't realise you were in hospital, hope all is ok and will look forward to hearing from you when you get home....sending big hugs for a speedy discharge from there.
Ps glad you liked the red head's photos.
She's really sweet Sharon, very tempting :) but I am still being good! Love her little outfit she comes with and also the dungarees you had in your doll clothes box.ReplyDelete
Great photo's too.Hugs Dee xx
Thank you Dee! Yes, she's really cute and I honestly wasn't expecting to feel so 'smitten' with her! The outfit is cute but a bit thick for the weather here at the moment. :)Delete
I'm glad to hear that you're being good though :) I wonder how long that will last!!!!
Wow, she's tiny! But soooo cute! Congratulations!ReplyDelete