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Divinity Gold 1:6 Scale Furniture Debut

Its been a million years since my last post. That is due to a million priorities since my last post. One of which is quite relative to our hobby.

I’m excited that this week I finally had a chance to debut my newest collection: Divinity Gold. It is available in my Etsy shop DivinityDollDecor.

This is a collection that is near and dear to my heart. I had it made to my specifications in 1:6 scale, in gold w/ a cream fabric. I posted this to my Flickr acct this eve, as this WAS the inspiration:

Lucky for me, the reality was that I had the option to also incorporate an INSANELY gorgeous Sofa, Dressing Screen and Side Table. The details are so incredibly precious.

Detail up close – made of wood, painted in a delicious gold filigree

I love that the chairs are unique – a left and right facing pair

Chair with side table – lovely and intricate details
If Poppy Parker approves, they must be AOK
Side table detail. Do we love the light up candlestick and that beautiful shade? The shade is handmade by Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Rebecca and I partnered on this – she will have shades and my 1:6 scale LED light up candlestick available at Barbie Convention this upcoming week – go find her sales room!

I have wanted a unique 1:6 scale Dressing Screen for years. I’m so delighted to offer this one to collectors:

I do have EXTREMELY limited quantities available. Visit my ETSY store to order.


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1:6 Scale Lighting is LIT!

Today I added some brilliant 1:6 scale light fixtures to my Etsy shop.

These light fixtures are Lithium battery operated LED lights … no wiring, just flip a switch. They are **stunning**. Perfect for the 1:6 scale fashion doll collector to use in room boxes, diorama or even just on display shelving atop furniture/props. These are going to be placed throughout my doll room displays. I just adore them.

The candlesticks are perfect on top of the fireplace panels.

These are also available in silver tone (p.s. I do have a pink/silver panel available in the shop right now).

You can find the light fixtures and panels here: https://divinitydolldecor.etsy.com/

Candlesticks: $20.95 / ea Sconces: $17.95 / ea


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1:6 Scale French Dressing Table W/ Vanity Chair Available at Etsy

Today I added a new gorgeous French dressing table set to my Etsy shop. I had these specifically manufactured for me and I personally chose the French Blue and Vintage Pink velvet fabrics as a tribute to my obsession with the color combos of the two. (I may be overdoing this combo a bit as of late – I will eventually snap out of it, but not any time soon). The drawers open and close. Made of wood.

The kidney shaped table is sold with the beautiful vanity stool.

Those who know me well, know that I love 1:6 scale furniture almost as much as I love dolls. These dressing tables are a new treasure in my collection. They pair really well with the wall panels as well:

The two piece sets are listed in my Etsy shop for $155/set. You can find them here: https://divinitydolldecor.etsy.com/ VERY limited quantities available. They will also be available in my shop here at the blog, once I get the shop up and running!


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1:6 Scale Wall Panels Back In Stock at Etsy PLUS a New Panel Debuts today

I’ve been slow to get the shop page up and running here at the blog. In the meanwhile I’m preparing to add more of the 1:6 panels to my Etsy shop, https://divinitydolldecor.etsy.com/. Additionally, I will be featuring a new coordinating panel that is so GORGEOUS …it is tears worthy.

This new panel features an attached fireplace, along with a “faux” mirror (don’t let that word fool you – the “faux” mirror is simply exquisite!). This Fireplace panel is 2″ wider than the original panel. Both styles will be available for sale at the shop. Also new: two coordinating trim pieces. A connector trim piece will be offered for those interested in connecting panels together for a seamless appearance (or for adding an attractive finishing to edges of the panels). The corner connector trim, for those interested in setting up room boxes or L shaped walls, adds a really lovely decorative touch to the corners. I have very limited quantities of the trim pieces at this time.

New Fireplace Panel with “Faux” Mirror – Available in three colors & OH SO Beautiful!!!!
Note how the connector trim piece connects the two panels for a seamless, attractive appearance. I also added a connector trim to the edge of the fireplace panel to demonstrate another use for the connector.

New Fireplace Panel up close
Model: Fashion Royalty 2018 “Inspired Grandeur” Elyse Jolie

Measurements and pricing for the panels are as follows:

All panels and trim are available in White/Gold, Pink/Gold, Blue/Gold

Panel: 15"L x 18"H appx 1/2"  inch wood panel - $185/each
Panel W/Fireplace: 17"L x 18"H appx 1/2" inch wood panel - $265/each (introductory)
Connector trim: $20/each 1/4" added connection to back, 1 1/2" at front
Corner trim: $22/each

You may notice that the gold filigree/accent on the new product has been applied in a more delicate manner. This is in fact more the look I had in mind when I began to offer these panels for sale.

Below is a photo of the two panel styles that have been connected with a connector trim piece. The second photo demonstrates how the corner connector attaches two panels.

Connector trim



Corner Connector

My next post will feature photos of yet another item I will be adding to the shop, but for now I will leave you with a sneak peek:


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1:6 Scale Wall Panels Have Arrived

In my last post, I shared info about a new project that I was undertaking. 1:6 scale wall panels for doll photography. I believe that there has been a major void in the fashion doll collecting community for this type of product. I’m beyond ecstatic that I have found a quality supplier to produce them for me. I have finally made progress with getting these panels ready for sharing and selling.

First, photos. And second, details.  At this time, I’m focusing on 4 color schemes for these panels: White/Gold, French Blue/Gold, Chalk White and Pink/Gold.

These will be sold in a shop I created at Etsy : Divinity Doll Decor. This opens the door for me to consider what I’ve wanted to do for a very long time – offer props and decor for the fashion doll vignette enthusiasts. This will be a work in progress as time goes on.

Below are the first photos featuring my panels.

 

Gold/White panel

 

 

This blue/gold combo is called “French Queen”

 

This color combination is THE most perfect color combo!

 

Chalky White – Very flat & smooth

 

Pink/Gold – VERY flat & chalky. Those sconces are NOT included, but read on for details where you can purchase them.

 

The details about the panels:

They are made of wood. Wood as we all know has rustic characteristics, keep this in mind when purchasing. They are hand painted.  Each panel is unique and one of a kind.  The measurements are:  18″ High, 15″ Wide & appx 1/2″ thick. At this time, I have VERY limited quantities.  Please be patient as I have more in production. I cannot accept custom orders or pre-orders during this introductory period. But I welcome feedback as to which color combos above are the favorites.

A few more details about the photos above: The Laduree 1:6 scale miniatures. Do you love them? So do I! They are beyond exquisite.  And the icing on the French Macaron is that they are created by a very dear and talented friend – these are available to order from Rebecca’s incredible blog/website: Inside the Fashion Doll Studio. The quality of these bags/boxes is remarkable. Note that the gold foil on this packing is a true shiny, gold foil quality. No detail has been spared in the creation of these magnificent treasures.  Spoil your dolls and add them to your collection!

And then there are the sconces in the photos with the pink panel.

Do you love them? So do I! They are brilliant. These LED sconces light up … for real … they are battery operated! They adhere via a magnet.  No electric wiring! All you do is slide a switch at the bottom of the sconce.  Where have these been my whole collecting life?! The seller notes that they are 1:12 scale, but I truly believe they work in a 1:6 scale setting with perfection.  OMG they are an absolute perfect must have for the vignette enthusiast.

They also have an incredible 1:6 scale chandelier available to order. I’m going to share where you can order these from as well: MiniLand.Canada.

They retail for around $50 each (they go on sale regularly).  The quality is well worth it.  They are beautiful. And, MiniLand is a really lovely company to order from.  Well packed and quick shipping.  I highly recommend them.

I should be going live with the panels within the next day or two.  Keep an eye out at the shop for new additions. Gold/White will be going live today. Once I can figure out how to link the Etsy Shop here, I will come back and edit with info.

Photo info:

White/Gold – Doll: Positively Plaid Poppy (Integrity Toys) / Sheath: OOAK sheath (purchased in 2004, I apologize I no longer have seller info) / Furniture:  Sindy Hutch/Buffet customized by myself.

French Queen Blue – Doll: Homecoming Queen Barbie (one of the most adorable Barbies on earth)  / Sheath: OOAK sheath (purchased in 2004, I apologize I no longer have seller info) / Furniture: My Scene Barbie Table customized by myself.

Chalky White – Doll: Mint Cool Misaki (Integrity Toys) / Sheath: OOAK Matisse / Furntiure: Regent end table.

Pink/Rose – Fashion Luncheon Silkstone Barbie / Sheath: OOAK sheath (purchased in 2004, I apologize I no longer have seller info) / Furniture: BFMC Chair from Mattel/BFC chair customized by myself.

 


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MOD Vintage Twist N Turn Barbie Begs for a Home … and finds one in my collection

I’m making this a quick post to share a non-typical purchase I made earlier this week.  Rewind a bit to earlier in January of this year. I attended a local doll show where I purchased a couple of vintage fashions from a vendor I purchase from regularly when the doll show comes around my way in Winter and Summer.  In January I posted a picture on my Instagram account of a MOD fashion that jumped out at me … no pun intended …. “Jump Into Lace”. MOD Barbie fashions are not on my radar, mainly due to the fact that MOD Barbie’s are not on my radar. Ever really. But I bought the fashion on a whim, and then when I got home, I realized I had no proper doll to wear the fashion. I adored this jumpsuit and pushed it aside, thinking at some point I would find the right doll to wear it.

Rewind even further to Black Friday in December, to another Instagram post I made about purchasing a vintage Barbie find at a local antique shop … two pair of vintage Barbie wedges. During that same visit to the same shop, a different vendor had a very troubled vintage Titian Twist N Turn Barbie. I picked her up, looked her over, and dismissed her. Too much work. Surely her hair would never be tame again.

Fast forward to Monday of this week, and I found myself back at the antique shop on a shopping date with my hubby.  I was secretly rooting for the messed up TNT to still be tossed about on the shelves on which I had originally found her. I visited the vendor’s booth, couldn’t find her, and moved on. But I made my way back a short while later.  I searched more diligently. And sure enough there she was.  Tossed aside and completely neglected. I showed her to my husband and I commented on what rough shape she was in.  So dirty. Could her hair ever be tamed?! Her knees did click, and her rooted eyelashes looked to be in nice shape. But seriously, for $25, why would I be so indecisive? I told myself I could easily shave her head and put a wig on her, worst case scenario. And I reminded myself that I **desperately** needed a MOD doll to model that Jump Into Lace jumpsuit back at home. So I walked up to to the counter with her, and being the cheapskate that I am, demanded an additional $5 discount, of which I was granted.

On Monday I posted a pic of her on my Instagram and had a very helpful person give me some tips on smoothing out that mess of a head of hair.  I decided if it didn’t work out, I would just revert to my shave plan.  But to my surprise, she cleaned up BEAUTIFULLY! Yes, she’s a tad thin on top, but for $20, I’m not going to fret.

This is just one more reason why I thoroughly enjoy this hobby – I am constantly being surprised by tiny little treasures that just make my day. No one was going to take the poor orphan in, except for a Barbie Collector, and it turns out a NON-MOD collector adopted this beauty. I’m now in complete LOVE. Isn’t she adorable?!

I found a place for her at the top of my Detolf shelf along with members of her MOD tribe

Yes, this is the extent of the MOD in my collection. I believe that will change going forward as I have a renewed appreciation.

Doll: Titian Barbie Twist & Turn / 1967

Fashion:  Vintage “Jump Into Lace” (#1823)  / 1968


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Christmas Holiday Plaid for Dulcissima Barbie

I have a fantastic wintry white backdrop that I greatly adore. I’ve used it in several of my winter vignettes. Obviously there are limitations as to how many times a year I’m going to be inspired to shoot photos with a winter theme and utilize such a backdrop. Every December I have the best of intentions to take a Christmas/Holiday themed Barbie photo. However, I inevitably get caught up in the holiday bustle and I just never get it done. Today I noticed some incredible natural, sunny light in my home, so I put all projects and priorities on a brief hold, took advantage of the light and enjoyed a quick holiday photo session.

Until today, I had never redressed Dulcissima Barbie. In fact I’m fairly certain that given my limited amount of time spent with my hobby these past couple of years, I pretty much deboxed her when I got her, and then threw her up on a shelf without really taking time to appreciate her beauty. I’m glad that I chose her to model for this session. She brought this underappreciated classic Christmas plaid gown to life today!

Barbie Model: Dulcissima Silkstone Barbie (2014)

Gown: Winter’s Eve Barbie (1995)


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Happy Birthday Barbie!

Today is Barbie’s Birthday!  I did get a gift in the mail for her birthday today … I received three vintage Barbie’s back from doll restorer/artist Debra Marsteller and have been oohing and ahhing over their beauty all afternoon.

I’ve also been celebrating Barbie’s special day with swapping out some displays in my Barbie room, will share soon!

So thankful to have such a fun hobby in Barbie!

Hope you all are having a scrumptious pink frosted cup cake in her honor today!


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Classic Black Dress Brunette Silkstone Barbie BFMC arrival

She’s arrived! Classic Black Dress Silkstone Barbie Brunette. Collectors are starting to get her this week as she has been back ordered since September.  I wrote about my anticipation for her arrival in a blog post last fall.

I have to say that I’m really delighted with the first one I received (two others I ordered are still on back order).  I think she looks much more mature than the blonde version, who looks so young and innocent in comparison to the other dolls in the BFMC. The brunette is definitely the older sister to the blonde, albeit she does have an innocent appeal as well.

I took a photo of both of them to compare.

Overall, I’m over the moon about this one! I look forward to redressing and posing this beauty.

Featured dolls:

2016 Classic Black Dress Barbie (Brunette)

2016 Classic Black Dress Barbie (Blonde)


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Luciana Silkstone Gets a Make Over, Flips Out

One of my favorite things to do with my collection is customize. Furniture mainly, but from time to time I like to give dolls a new look too.

Recently, I gave my spare Luciana Silkstone Barbie a new look. I didn’t buy Luciana when she was first released in 2014.  I think I bought her a year after her release in 2015.  Like many collectors I was less than enthused with the pattern and fabric choice of her ensemble so initially I dragged my feet in adding her to my collection. However, I have to admit than when I did finally take the plunge and buy her on sale, I was shocked at how much I LOVED her facial screening.  Actually, her little jacket with the rhinestone buttons took me by surprise as well. I couldn’t help but think about how much that face and rare raven hair color had so much potential for a new look.  So I waited again for another sale and bought a 2nd doll to restyle.  In typical procrastination fashion for me and my collection, she layed around untouched for a lengthy period of time, patiently awaiting her restyle.  Finally, a week or so ago, I took some time to give Luciana a long awaited classic 60’s flip that I had in mind for this beauty.  As much as I love her original look, I am over the moon about her new do as well.  She’s going to look **amazing** redressed … I’m off to find a new fashion for her!

Luciana Silkstone Barbie from 2014

Luciana with her new classic flip