Filed under: Musings
I’m sure you’ve all noticed by now that sundries, unless desirable, have been sitting on the forums getting discounted and further discounted and priced next to free. I noticed the same thing too when I was trying to clear out some things that I no longer wanted, didn’t necessarily fit Blythe particularly well (some Barbie and Ken fashions that I had thrifted in bags of dolly clothes). I couldn’t find buyers after a few weeks so what did I do? I spread the dolly love to others.
More specifically, I knew that some of my coworkers have young children (ages 3, 4 and 7). So I bagged up the clothes (shirts in one bag, dresses in another, all Ken stuff in one) and brought them into work. The girls’ dads were very thankful – they said that their kids were going to love new-to-them doll clothes for their Barbies.
They weren’t wrong – I got thank you cards done up in crayons with the ‘e’s in my name mirrored (and not mirrored! in the same card) and drawn images of little girls playing with dolls the same size as them. Not only did they draw what they looked like, I also got invited (not entirely seriously, I believe) to play dollies with them one day.
It’s nice to be able to do something nice for someone else, and it’s also nice to be able to spread some dolly love once in a while.
And when I really think about it, being able to share the love of dolls with others was a lot better than selling them.