Filed under: Musings with tags: kenner blythe
I’ve thought about what it would mean to be a one-Blythe kind of girl. It would mean downsizing. It would mean selling my dolls and sending them off to new homes. It would also mean that there would be one doll to spoil, one doll to have all the clothes and shoes and accessories. But at the same time, I know I’m capable of downsizing – but do I want to?
After a lot of thought (and maybe a twinge or two of guilt over having so much money in dolls – especially after buying a Kenner), I’ve really decided that I’m probably not able to be a one-Blythe girl. At least not right now. At seven Blythes, two of them were gifts, the rest were grail dolls. And they’re still dream dolls that I don’t think I could ever let go of. There is a reason why I was attracted to them in the first place and those feelings have not faded since the dolls have arrived in my grabby-grabby hands. If nothing else, they’ve intensified.
I feel horrible with the idea of selling gifts, especially since my Punkaholic People (Eden Mouse) has become one of my favourites (but it’s also hard to not have them all be favourites when I have a relatively small dolly family). And then Tertiary Jane (Simply Peppermint) was also a gift and she’s just darling. She had the best hair out-of-box out of any of my girls and she’s got that yummy mint hair that makes me smile.
When I do look at my dolls, I get a happy feeling inside. And since I’ve only had a slight twinge over feeling bad about how much money is ‘locked’ up in dolls, I think I’m still okay. As long as no emergencies come up where I need a sudden cash influx anytime soon, I think I’ll be perfectly content with the dolls that I have right now without needing to add any new additions for a while (or doing any major subtractions).
I do sometimes wish I could be a one-Blythe hobbyist. Some people have families of under five or even just a dolly family of one. That one doll gets all the attention, gets completely spoiled (because there’s no competition) and there’s no choosing necessary to figure out who’s getting their photograph taken today. I think that’s a nice feeling, not having to choose or play favourites. I just don’t think I’m capable of downsizing right now and I’m pretty okay with that.
Could you ever have just one Blythe or a very small dolly family?