H'lo all! First off I am thoroughly looking forward to perusing all the delightful doll photos everyone posts and getting more familiar with everyone here .
I also have a confession-- I really do not collect porcelain dolls! I think their fragility scares me ! Particularly because there are 4 cats in-house that love to wander wherever their furry little heads take them and these cats have tended to cause havok whilst roaming amongst my things already-- a porcelain doll would not survive a fall to the floor. Having made my confession however, I do have a few porcelain dolls. Mostly they are miniatures. For example I have a beautiful little doll by an Etsy seller, 'Beckie's Babies', that is only and inch and a quarter big! She is really lovely as are the rest of my tiniest porcelains. Yet, having made my confession I have to add I still love the modern porcelains being created by so many talented artists today! So much so that I think I need to invest in a glass walled cabinet so I can keep any dolls I may adopt that are made of porcelain-- specifically one of my newest doll additions from Leah Mclellen would need to dwell there (I linked to her forum doll thread). I had a custom elf made and I have to say I love her! Currently this is the only 'larger' porcelain doll in my collection. Honestly, if I wasn't concerned about the cats' roaming I would probably have more!
Hi, welcome! I don't think porcelain dolls are quite so fragile as most people think they are. But yeah, a display case would certainly help protect them. At any rate, it's perfectly fine to be here even if you don't have this kind of doll - I hope you'll enjoy looking ^_^
Allurosa, enable me all you want! Doll boards are the best places for that lol I still find time to enable at least once a week myself
Snegurochka, I have to admit my mind has been changed by the modern porcelains so easily! But the cats in this house tend to be attracted to those items I would rather them n ot love on lol-- just the other day one of them knocked over a collectible action figure from the very top of a bookshelf! Luckily it was a sturdy piece and didn't get damaged but a fall like that would have chipped many other dolls-- including porcelains. I do have to get a glass encased enclosure!
bibarina, eye candy galore here! Loving it all! Honestly I have to admit to being one of those people that kicks themselves for not adopting one of Marina's porcelains when they were first offered! *sigh* Hopefully one day she will produce some more resins so at least I can adopt something of her work one day
Post by jilljackson on Nov 22, 2014 8:54:01 GMT -8
Welcome to the group, Ihachwen. I agree with Snegurochka about porcelain NOT being all that fragile. I have many from my art doll collecting days and have never had a problem. It is a beautiful medium. )