Two Lovely China Dolls I Purchased

@kobesbuddy (19723)
East Tawas, Michigan
November 20, 2017 10:48am CST
About five years ago, I was looking at various items in a second-hand store. They had a selection of about ten, beautiful china dolls that really caught my attention. I've always loved dolls and had a collection of my own for many years. I finally decided to purchase two of these dolls, with the intention of giving one of them to our ten year old grand-daughter, Kaitlyn. I decided to let her pick which one she liked best, to display on top of her bed. Kaitlyn was very pleased and she selected the one with its hair in long, dark-brown, ringlet curls. Actually, that was my favorite doll also, but I gladly presented it to my grand-daughter. A couple weeks later, we were visiting at Kaitlyn's home. The china doll had been undressed, one of the shoes was missing, and it's hair had been washed, combed, and cut. It's needless to say, this doll looked a mess! Then, Kaiti announced to me that she'd changed her mind. Instead of the dark haired china doll, she decided that she wanted the one with blonde hair instead! I very politely told her 'nope', a bargain is a bargain. Grandma wanted to keep things exactly how they'd been done, no turning back! Photo: taken by Kharla Jolly
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• United States
20 Nov
Those china dolls really look like antiques. Funny that your granddaughter wanted to trade now that her doll is a mess
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
20 Nov
That is a beautiful doll in the photo!!! I think it best you keep that one since Kaitlyn just may do a makeover on that one too.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@Corbin5 Thanks:) Every Barbie doll she ever received, ended up looking the exact same way! With makeup smeared on her face and nail polish smeared on all the toe and finger nails. Then, she'd throw it in a pile of toys somewhere.
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@jstory07 (58111)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov
@kobesbuddy Poor Barbie doll. I sold mine that was in perfect condition on ebay many years later for $300.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
@jstory07 I had one of the original Barbie dolls and gave it away to a neighbor girl.
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@just4him (92486)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Nov
That's so tragic she would do that to a China doll.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@just4him I felt bad about this and didn't want her to ruin the other doll, also:(
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@just4him (92486)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Nov
@kobesbuddy Which she would have done. She doesn't know the value of those dolls. I don't think kids know the value of anything today.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@just4him Kaiti has been through about six computers, they all end up getting trashed.
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@amadeo (48210)
• United States
20 Nov
Dolls are very good collection there.I like the vintage the best.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
The doll I kept is beautiful, but should be kept inside a glassed in case.
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@amadeo (48210)
• United States
20 Nov
@kobesbuddy yes I understand that.mostly for show and not to play with?
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@amadeo I explained that to Kaiti, the doll was for displaying on her bed.
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@1creekgirl (8807)
• United States
20 Nov
Yeah, little girls with scissors and baby dolls don't always mix well. Although better a hair cut for a doll than for a baby sister. Enjoy the blond one.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
Yes, we had an episode with our daughter's blonde hair, getting cut. Three girls were playing beauty shop!
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• United States
21 Nov
@kobesbuddy Oh my! Hope it grew back quickly.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
@1creekgirl We took her to a beauty salon and had it bobbed, short.
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@Shortail (674)
• Philippines
20 Nov
I remembered my cousins who has a phobia about dolls. she really hate dolls, and she's looks funny.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
I have always liked them, but your cousin is actually afraid of dolls, hmm, never heard of this before.
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@Shortail (674)
• Philippines
20 Nov
@kobesbuddy not only dolls, but also some figurines,
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@Shortail That's really strange, a fear of harmless figures.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Nov
And right you are, or she wont have any clothes or hair either!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
@andriaperry Yes, that's why I put the brakes on, Kaiti's little idea!:(
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@prashu228 (22659)
• India
20 Nov
Tha doll is really looking good.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
Thanks, Prashu:) I really like dolls, that have a china face.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
21 Nov
That doll is beautiful!! My daughter loves them and has a few. I too found a few at our Salvation Army on the cheap in perfect condition and yes I snagged them up. I'm giving her them for Christmas and I know she will love them!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
China dolls are so elegant and pretty!
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy Yes they are, one I found this time was a little boy dressed in a blue PJ suit pouting, just so cute!!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@Ithink Oh my gosh, I bet that doll is adorable!:)
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
21 Nov
i like dolls. i made a costume of a doll when i was in my senior high school year. it was Rwanda, and i was one of the most creative 'dressmakers'. we had the activity of making the national costume of each country that are members of the United nations.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Oh my gosh, I'll bet that brought so much enjoyment, for you!
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@kobesbuddy yes it did. in fact, my doll was one of the top 'models'. i made a pearl (bead) necklace, a turban, and white blouse and a simple skirt. actually, i did not know the national costume of Rwanda but i made it out of imagination and initiative.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
@ridingbet Wow, this is wonderful! And nobody noticed, if the costume from Rwanda wasn't exact.
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
21 Nov
What a shame! I feel bad for you, those dolls are beautiful as they are, you have not to touch them.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Kaiti didn't get the second doll, I saved it for myself!:)
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
@kobesbuddy You did the right thing, it is a shame to spoil such a beautiful doll.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
@LadyDuck I'm still a little kid in my heart, this is MY doll! LOL
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@jstory07 (58111)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov
How did you keep from saying something to her. It was her doll to do what she wanted but it must have been hard to say nothing.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
I basically just denied her the trade off, for the second doll. Kids that have everything they want, don't place much value on things.
@allen0187 (27599)
• Philippines
21 Nov
That's too bad. I guess Kaitlyn got a bit too creative with the doll.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Yes, she always wanted to be a beautician:) Hopefully, she will some day! LOL
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@allen0187 (27599)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@kobesbuddy child psychologists did say to let children experiment and tinker with their toys.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
@allen0187 She could experiment and tinker all she wanted, but not with my doll!
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@Hannihar (13114)
21 Nov
After seeing that I would not give her another beautiful present like the one in the picture. She is beautful. I can see why you bought them. I am sorry what happened to the one you gave your granddaughter. I had an uncle that worked for the govt and my aunt used to collect dolls from all their travels.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
I actually don't have a collection of dolls any more. Just a few to decorate the spare bedroom.
@Hannihar (13114)
24 Nov
@kobesbuddy Kharla, just a few is nice too.
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@averygirl72 (14205)
• Philippines
24 Nov
The dolls are beautiful. Are they expensive? It's funny what your granddaughter do to her doll and how she wants the other doll now
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
They were $5.00 each, which is a good discount price.
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• Rochester, New York
23 Nov
I have never seen anyone play dress up with a china doll before. lol
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
@LisaSteinmetz Kaiti doesn't do anything at all, like other people! LOL
22 Nov
That is a pretty China doll.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Thanks, I really like it:)
@Tampa_girl7 (21711)
• United States
22 Nov
What a pretty doll
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Thanks, they were only $5.00 apiece.
@fly802 (1249)
21 Nov
The doll is really very attractive and nice to look.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Thanks! I really like china faced dolls, they are so pretty.
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• United States
21 Nov
In true child fashion, she did just what a child will do, she played with the doll. Of course when she realized that the doll didn't look as pretty as when she first got it, she wanted the other doll. Maybe there is a doll hospital you can take her to so she can be returned to her old self.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
There use to be a doll hospital, here in town. That would be a good idea, for sure:)
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