Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm sorry, But Now I've Gotta Talk About It

I've always had a fascination with miniatures. And by that I mean little tiny versions of normal things like this:




How can you not just want to put this in your pocket? It's so tiny but it looks so real!



When I was about 11 or 12 my Dad built me a dollhouse. We bought it at Joann's, but he took months and months to put it together. It had hardwood floors and wallpaper. It was absolutely beautiful and the time and care he put into building it for me really showed.

It sort of looked like this one:



I swear I'm going somewhere with this

Anyway, I ran across this blog recently and thought it was so adorable, I subscribed through Reader. The attention to detail is AH-mazing.



This morning I was perusing through Reader's recommended sources and I was noticing a common theme:  

Dolls.

And they ALL looked disturbing and creepy. Or like Anime {which is also equally distributing and creepy}



I could not for the life of me figure out why in the world Reader though I wanted to read about this. And then it hit me, since I subscribed to the little bear blog, Reader thinks I'm into dolls! And WTF is this? It looks like a alien doll.

So I'm poking around one of these sites because now I'm freaked out but I need to know what is going on. Did you know, there is a market for these?



Doll wigs?

To go on the weird doll heads!!

This ones seems very Emo to me.

I guess you could classify this the same as playing with dolls when you're a kid. But this seems very bizarre to me. If you were to really dig around, there is some disturbing doll "accessories" out there. I swear, I didn't try to find it!

Thanks a lot Reader for eternally corrupting my childhood memories of playing Barbies.

P.S.- The kitchen is coming along nicely and almost near completion. I can't wait to show you all of the tricks I learned and the final reveal! But I'm sure you all are familiar- by the time you get home from work you're just not that into touching up cabinets or installing hardware. So it's a slowly-but-surely process. Soon!! 

P.P.S.- I'm going to Nashville on Friday for their monthly flea market and then onto the Main Street Festival in Franklin where there are always great vendors. Unfortunately, I'm only there for two days, but I'll be sure to share my finds when I return!

3 comments:

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, creepy!!

I can't wait to see your kitchen....but you knew that already!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

I'm torn, but can't wait to see the kitchen, and and details from the flea market

mamabearstamps said...

So glad I found your blog! I too have always been drawn to miniatures. ANYTHING miniature. ESP. mini desserts - cute and delicious at the same time. :)