Collector Spotlight: Alexandria from The Doll Vault

Happy April, everyone!  With a new month comes a new Collector Spotlight (occasionally, that is)! Meet Alexandria, a collector and blogger.

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Collector Spotlight Badge

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

A: I have just recently discovered doll collecting, and much enjoy the modern brands. My favourite, by far, is Ever After High. I find them to be so stylish, fun, and beautiful dolls. There’s nothing better than to come home from a day of long work to find all my Ever After High dolls sitting on the shelf, greeting me!

Briar Beauty

Briar Beauty

Q: Spotlight a few of your favorite pieces in your collection.  What are they?

A: My favourite Doll is my Briar Beauty doll. I’m SUCH a sucker for pink dolls, including Draculaura, Pinkie Pie, Sleeping beauty, etc. I’m also really “close” to my original G3 pinkie pie! (I always have had a thing for My Little Pony…)

Q: Why do you collect? What is the most fun aspect of collecting?

A:I love doll collecting because it opens so many doors. Photography, Journalism, Writing, Reviewing, or even just for fun! I’ve always really loved Photography, but I never really wanted to do it for a career.

Maddie

Maddie

Q: Give me 3 tips (in general) on how to cultivate a great doll collection.

A: The main points of a good doll collection are:
3. Don’t be afraid to leave them in the box for a while! I loved my Monster High and Ever After High boxes so much I left them in there for about 2 weeks each!

2. Make sure they are put up correctly. You don’t want them to fall, get messy hair, or get chewed by a pet!

1. Showcase! It’s always a great conversation starter if people walk into my room. What’s the point of having a great collection if you’re going to hide them away in a closet?

Maddie

Maddie

Q: Tell us about your blog!

A: My website, dollvault.weebly.com , has just been published. I’ve been having trouble promoting it, so feel free to check it out! I love reviewing my dolls, I get such an awesome feeling when I just hit “post” on a review.

Screenshot of The Doll Vault

Screenshot of The Doll Vault

Q: What are your tips for new collectors?

A: If you’re new to collecting, don’t feel embarrassed! If you love it, you should share it with the world! No one is going to judge you. Between us doll collectors, it’s actually really cool, not many people have the ability to think like a kid, so let’s just embrace it!

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Blog Badge

I’d like to extend a HUGE  thank you to Alexandria.  She was very patient with me!!!! (Alexandria, feel free to add the badge above to your website!) I very much agree with her tips for a great doll collection, especially her last tip about showcasing what you own.

Check out her blog, The Doll Vault, and give her some kudos! If you’d like to be the next spotlight, let me know!  You can check out details on this series on my Facebook page.

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April 4, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized.

4 Comments

  1. SaturdaySequins replied:

    I love the photos of the dolls in the tree! Brings back fond memories of doing similar things with my Ponies when I was younger. I used to pretend they were playing hide-and-seek.

    I would love to have my collection featured! I’m sarahsequins@yahoo.com and sarahplaysdolls.blogspot.com if you’re interested

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Great, Sarah! I’ll send you an e-mail with the details. I don’t have anyone lined up for May or June yet. 🙂

  2. Margaret Ann replied:

    I also love pink dolls and Briar is my favorite EAH doll 🙂
    I am a new collector – for a long time I felt it was inappropriate for an adult to collect dolls but now I enjoy having dolls all over my house! I think its really important to send a message out there and tell people that it’s ok to collect dolls because there is many people that are afraid of being judged or laughed at…

  3. Lejays replied:

    I liked Maddie in the tree as well! I’ll have to try that next year. I’ve only just started a collection myself, it’s only going to be Ever After High dolls (and I don’t think I’ll branch out to other types as I just don;t have the room).
    Maddie’s my favourite, but i do like them all, just some more than others.

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