Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I love collecting things. It adds to the "thrill of the hunt." I have many little collections that I've shared here but I don't think I've ever showed my small collection of Kokeshi dolls:

The two in the center are thrift store finds. The tall one on the left is from a "junk" antique store (and I say that fondly!) and it's really a set of three nesting dolls. The big fella on the right was a gift from my friend Nina when she recently visited Japan. He is new, as opposed to the vintage ones, and a bit bigger. I think the four of them might a lovely team and I hope to find more in my travels.

Nina also brought me other fun goodies from her trip like little silk squares and those adorable tiny erasers! It was like Christmas. :)

If you really want to see some amazing collections visit Laurie at Magpie Ethel. She does a a collection challenge each week and you can see them all here. Prepare to be amazed! Maybe we can convince Laurie to host a collection blog party where everyone can post their collections for sharing.

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Fondly ~ Rebecca


em said...

I collect kokeshi! I have a few antique ones from my uncle (in Japan) and several new ones I picked up on my last 2 trips there. They're all very different but I love them all. You're lucky to have found yours while thrifting.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Thanks for the mention and will thing about doing a blog party - GOOD IDEA! I do like my collections...but no kokeshi dolls.


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