Well, I’ve been writing this blog for two years to the day 🙂 To celebrate, my posts are going to be all about twos this weekend. First up, my So Excellent Earrings twins.
I like CG So Excellent Earrings Barbie much better than the CG Surfer wave Barbie, just about the same as CG Horse Riding Barbie, but not as much as the first wave swimsuit version. I suppose this makes her kind of average as far as I’m concerned, so it seems odd – even to me – that I have two of them. And even odder, I can’t bring myself to get rid of the duplicate. Well, this is probably partly because I have a pristine version who still wears her original clothes, hairstyle and wrist tag, as well as a pre-loved version who I don’t have to feel bad about re-dressing. I gather that this is quite a common approach with collectors, as it leaves all bases covered. Of course, while I am writing this, my inner collector is singing “liar, liar, pants on fire! You just don’t like getting rid of ANY dolls!” So I feel I have to acknowledge that this is undoubtedly the case as well.
I have generally been quite ruthless when it came to getting rid of duplicates, but in the future I’ve got a feeling that this might change. Duplicates usually look so cute together, and because we are used to viewing these dolls in identical rows in the shops, photographing them in duplicate seems like the natural thing to do anyway.
Lastly, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has visited in the last two years – its been fun and I’ve learned a lot from people who have left me comments. Best wishes to all xxx