It's been a long, dreary, wet, soggy, dank, moist, dark, winter here in Vancouver, Washington. I loved dressing my Gene collection in their beautiful Spring/Summer outfits.
I want you all to know that I made a big change to my doll display.
In the Fall, I stuffed almost my entire Gene and friends collection into my new Ikea BESTA cabinet. I was feeling like I had too many dolls and needed to down-size my doll collection.
As you can see, there are less dolls now in each box.
I like this look a lot better.
More evening dresses
My bridal wear collection
I even have room to create some little scenes.
I know you're thinking, "Wow! Diane, you really did downsize your doll collection!"
"I'm so proud of you for letting go of a lot of dolls, that must have been so hard!"
"Less is more, right?"
WRONG! I tricked you all!
I didn't get rid of any dolls! I made an even bigger doll cabinet on the other side of my sewing room. I might have covered up one of my 5 windows with this massive baby. Who needs 5 windows in a sewing room when you need another huge doll cabinet?
The Belle of New Orleans gown is so massive it needs its own zip code.
The rest of my "Belle of New Orleans" collection waiting to be photographed. I made 3 of the cubes bigger by leaving out the middle board.
My red, white, and blue collection
Garden party outfits
So I went from thinking about selling some of my dolls to now needing more dolls!
I'm a genius!
The bottom of this cabinet will display the rest of my non Gene dolls, if I can find the energy to dress them. I have an American Girl doll, Robert Tonner Magic Attic dolls, very vintage Madame Alexander dolls, and others.