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I Collect Dolls

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Collecting and Connecting

    I was never really interested in dolls as a child, and here I find myself an adult collecting a number of different dolls.  Something of a recluse my collection has helped me to connect to people outside my small circle of friends and challenge what feels safe. While I am...
    dollsbasstea dollsbasstea 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Doll Collecting

    I collect all types of dolls, Japanese BJD, Himmies and baby dolls. I had to sell a lot but I still enjoy what I have and adding to my collection when I can.
    Angeltrekker Angeltrekker 36-40 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    Doll Collecting- I Just Love It

    I get such a high buying and collecting porcelain dolls.  Where I come from there are a lot of thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales where I have found beautiful precious porcelain dolls at extremely low prices.  Most of my dolls have cost me only $3 to $4 dollars...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Apr 21, 2012

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    DOLLS

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys-Vintage-Collections_Barbie-Dolls_W0QQ_fsubZ1093357014QQ_sidZ382414114QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322?refid=store Store: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys-Vintage-Collections?refid=store Disney Collectibles: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys...
    samjay samjay 36-40, F Aug 30, 2009

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    Just A Start

    I have acquired some dolls and Harlequinns(which I love so much). I want to take pictures and post them here and on Facebook. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    I Love Dolls

    I collect dolls.  Most of my dolls are from Ireland or look Irish.  Growing up I was a huge tom boy and in my neighborhood there was mostly boys to play with so i didn't play with dolls.  I played outside a lot, played football, shot bows and guns, played war all...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    I'll collect all kinds of dolls

    that goes for all kinds of Barbie dolls and my little pony equestrian dolls and I also collect small and medium stuffed Plush dolls such as bears that's girl bears and Minnie mouse and Rainbow bright dolls and I forgot and I also collect Princess dolls to
    2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    Just A Few

    I used to have a number of dolls years ago.. I love china dolls and unfortunately one broke and I was heart broken I have a few on my dressor and I have a princess diana doll it is china but it is kept away safe... as a child I had many barbie dolls, baby that away doll and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jan 27, 2012

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    I Probably Have Over 200

    When I get a doll now, she has to be very special.  My favorites are my Native American dolls and my Campbell Soup dolls.  I even have one of my first dolls as a little girl.
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    I Love to Restore and Collect Dolls

    I restore and collect dolls!Im into restoring older dolls like antique and vintage comp dolls.I do collect genny dolls,velvet,shelf dolls, and so much more!
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    My Engrossing Little Hobby

    I've been collecting Barbie and Disney dolls for the past 7 years. At times I'd say my collecting borders on addiciton. A new doll is my total crack.   I hope there are others here that collect dolls as well - of any kind. Please share if so!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2007

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    Another One, Eh?

    I've been collecting dolls for most of my life starting with childhood dolls that you played with and graduating to porcelain collectors dolls.
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F Apr 23, 2009

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    I Love Dolls

    I have been a semi-serious collector since High School.  Back then I'd buy anything I thought was pretty.  I've worked on refining my collection since then.  Now I like the vintage fashion dolls, like Ginny, Jill, Cissette and the like.  I have some Gene dolls...
    homeschools3 homeschools3 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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    Yep

    I collect Anne Geddes dolls. I bought my first one when I was around 18. It was a baby butterfly, and as soon as I saw it in the toy shop I had to have it. From then on any time I saw a different one, I bought it. Although I've been collecting for close on 10 years, I only...
    ivorykisses ivorykisses 31-35, F Nov 28, 2007

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    Looking For Doll Collectors

    I am currently working on a currently working on a documentary about different types of doll collectors, and the personal value that each collector has for their collection. Right now we’re currently looking for people to speak to as part of our research and search for...
    LivingDolls LivingDolls 51-55, F Dec 16, 2011

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    Check Out My Dolls

    i have posted pictures of dolls i have collected and i have restored.please view them by going to my pictures.
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F Mar 1, 2008

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    I Love Dolls

    I too collect dolls- and I love my dolls. I collect many different kinds of dolls including resin dolls, porcelain dolls, DAL dolls- even paper dolls! :) Dolls have an innocence and beauty to them that I find rare and special. I have been a doll lover all of my life- and while...
    xsadiex xsadiex 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    All boy should play with girls dolls dollhouses and collect girls dolls of all types like this picture of these two dolls just for starters
    PrincessGirls2448 PrincessGirls2448 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I collect coins as a hobby, well use to I still do when I find a good one but most my they set collecting dust, but for the professional collectors out there what would you value...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Dec 1

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    You can now Buy Quality Gifts and Collectables Online from the comfort of your home and have them shipped almost anywhere in the world. Established in October of 2014...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I collect and make my own tobacco pipes. My collection consists of a Native American peace pipe, 4 wooden pipes of the bowl-stem shape, a couple using solid redwood and the others...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I had a huge stamp collection when I was growing up. My parents even took an interest in it buying grab bags and Harris annual supplements. I learned a lot of geography and world...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I collect mushrooms! I don't have a huge collection right now (~20 specimens), but I hope to grow it when it warms up in the spring.
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    My favorite thing to collect so far, are post cards :) i have 200 from when i was in Paris, and a ton from all different places! Its always fun to find them because there are...
    Foxfish Foxfish 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I don't understand people who treat others like a collection to their supposed popularity. If you don't value the people that you are surrounded by you are not friends. If you...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I was raised by my dad, and I grew up listening to Collective Soul. They are an amazing band.
    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Been doing it for a while now :) I have a huge collection of gemstones. Not rings though haha
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I love inspirational quotes on tumblr, pinterest etc. I have a small collection of ones I resonate with on my tumblr, and when I feel disheartened or discouraged, I look at them...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Dec 7

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    Please don't add me if you are not going to talk to me and get to know me. I do not collect friends just to have them in my friend list. I like to interact and get to know people.
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I don't really collect them, but I do like them a lot. My favorite Christmas decorations by far
    viperman viperman 31-35, M Dec 9

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    This is the 3rd year I have collected money for a charity supporting research into heart disease. Last weekend at one house a young boy around 3 or 4 years old answered the door...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    "Love is like jumping out of an airplane with no parachute. But there's no need to be frightened because that plane is still on the ground."-Jarod Kintz
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    When We Think All Is Lost...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F Nov 19

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    "We want, like the devils of old, to be let alone in our sin."~William Lloyd Garrison
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F Nov 20

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    Starting next year I'm going to post a new quote that Personally interests me everyday. But for now This is my quote... You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about. *Albert...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Nov 21

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    God isn't looking for people who make headlines; God is looking for those with faithful hearts. ~from a devotional
    Gennee Gennee 61-65, T Nov 21

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    If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love. -Samuel Beckett
    khewster khewster 36-40, F Nov 22

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    "And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end."- Junot Díaz
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    "A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know"-Diana Arbus
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    More or less... I've recently started online trading to make some extra money. I sell all kinds of stuff, but postcards are my favorite. To make the card look more interesting I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 22

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    Hello everyone, I always want to increase my followers. Please follow my Blog and I'll return the favor. ☺️😊 Thank You! www.natashalov.wordpress.com
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Reading quotes makes me feel better. Whoever writes quotes are very wise people. I'm good at writing poems and songs but not quotes. Those who write quotes are blessed indeed.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Nov 22

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    I love Transformers. I'm thinking about buy Age of Extinction's leader class Grimlock and Optimus Prime (movie version of the classic truck).Also, I took these earlier: Leader...
    YoungSwag4Life YoungSwag4Life 16-17, M Nov 22

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    I Believe Everyone Will Appreciate This...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F Nov 23

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    "There's a reason it's called 'Girls Gone Wild' and not 'Women Gone Wild'. When girls go wild they show their t-ts. When women go wild, they kill men and drown their kids in the...
    OlicityShipper OlicityShipper 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    "...and then I fell apart, and it was the most beautiful moment ever, because right then and there I realized I could put the pieces back together the way I wanted them to be."
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F Nov 24

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