So today I thought it would be fun to share a sweet vintage doll named Nancy Famosa. To my friends in America, she might be unfamiliar, but to my fellow doll enthusiasts in Spain she will be instantly recognizable. This wholesome girl had a fabulous wardrobe designed for all the adventures that could come her way. A boyfriend, Lucas, would later come on the scene as well as a plucky little sister named Lesly.
If you happen to read Spanish, or you just want to see some gorgeous photos of Nancy check out my friend Vanessa’s blog. You can get an idea of how precious Nancy is in another dolly culture! An American collector has a great blog with lots of Nancy information. Check out Allison’s blog for more on Nancy and other vintage goodness!
I began collecting Blythe dolls several years ago after reading an article about Squeaky Monkey in a doll magazine. My collecting focused on Takara Blythes, as the Kenner girls were always just beyond my financial reach. In all reality, I could have saved my money, foregone all the Takaras, and purchased one perfect Kenner. But, I’m a doll nut. And to quote (or misquote) Dolly Parton, “People say less is more. I say, no, it’s not. More is more!” So I’ve been selling off my SBLs, my RBLs, my EBLs, and I’m about to sell off a BL, so that I can finally enjoy the elusive Kenner! Here she is, soaking off the vintage dirt, in all her glory!
Here is Sylvie, sans eye lashes (see the sad temporary lashes behind her).
If you like fashion dolls from the sixties, you are probably familiar with Alta Moda S Girls produced by the Italian company Furga. These elegant 17-inch tall beauties had fabulous wardrobes and accessories. Their hair could be coiffed in fun styles and they all had very distinct eye lashes. Some might find these lashes bizarre, but what ever your feelings about them, they are an important part of their unique charm. These wonky lashes might have caused some consternation with the original owners of the dolls, because it is common to find a doll today with her lashes cut or removed. But how do you replace those crazy, long, floss-like lashes? Continue reading →