Thursday, December 25, 2014

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

After a Christmas tree, very few things say "Christmas," like a fireplace. Madame Alexander agrees, as a fireplace was front and center in the Santa Baby Set for the 16" Alex doll. This Christmas, I made it a priority to find a light bulb for the Sindy fireplace I bought from ebay several years ago. I didn't get stockings or lights on the fireplace, but there is a nice array of Christmas cards on the mantel. Please excuse the dimness of the picture; I wanted to show off the cozy glow of the fireplace to its best effect.


I want to paint the fireplace white; the years have left this piece rather yellowed.

Did any of you get any doll goodies for Christmas? I got a J-Doll. I think next I am going to post, however, on how I picked up the light bulb. It's a fun little story, and it will feature some photos of the little shopping area in Olmsted Falls that I promised to post about a long time ago.

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  1. The fireplace is awesome, it gives a very realistic glow! The little cards are lovely. Barbie's clothes are perfect for the photograph :-)! I got a little robot (the miniature of Nao of which I posted about a while ago), and I bought myself an awesome present too: a new Tonner Miss America! After reading your Miss America post, I tried a search again on EBay and there she was (the only one for sale)! She's on her way now :-). I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year full of joy and happiness.

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    1. Congratulations, Night Owl! I hope you put up pictures of both of your Miss Americas when your new one arrives.

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  2. I like that Sindy fireplace. I did not know they sold them in the U.S. Congrats on finding one. Yellowed, it has an antique look. The Christmas cards and the Victorian Barbie add a nice holiday note. I can hear "Good King Wenceslas" and smell gingerbread. Hmmm ...

    No doll gifts yet. Been a rough year. But I look forward to reading your posts about the fireplace light bulb and your new J-doll.

    Hope your Christmas was merry and that your new year is happy!

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    1. D7ana, it's possible I got that fireplace from a ebay seller in the UK. It's been so long since I bought it, that I've forgotten. I'm glad you like my diorama.

      I hope 2015 is a much better year for you.

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  3. That's a fabulous fireplace! Love the glowing embers feature.

    Hope you had a great Christmas! :)

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    1. My Christmas was very nice. Hope yours was too.

      I'm glad you like the fireplace. Sindy stuff rocks.

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  4. Somehow I missed this post! The bulb is great and the doll is beautiful! Which j-doll did you get? I got 3 myself :)

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    1. I got J-Doll Aiguo East Road. Hoping to get pictures of her today...

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    2. How lovely! Especially if you got her with the outfit and everything.

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  5. I love the fireplace! The cards give it a nice touch.

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