My name is Debbie and I am a fashion doll collector from Philadelphia, and I am most interested in Fashion Royalty and Barbie. I started officially collecting dolls back in the 1990's when my daughter bought me a holiday Barbie for Christmas. My daughter worked at Toys R Us then, and that was when they sold a lot of the collector Barbies and had a huge display case filled with them. The non-collector Barbie dolls then were so cute, too, so I was quickly hooked. I had always loved Barbie as a girl, but never realized adult collectors even existed. My doll collecting hobby expanded when I discovered Ebay, and went beyond Barbie a few years ago when I learned about the Integrity line of dolls.
I took a year off from doll collecting and am excited to get back into it now. My dolls are all packed away, as I am in the process of selling my house so I no longer have any dolly inspiration. I happened to check into the Doll Divas board the other day for a quick look at the new dolls, and now I am hooked again!
I might have to unpack a box of my favorite dolls, as I really miss looking at them. I'm kind of afraid I won't be able to stop at unpacking just one, though. I will try to control myself when I look at everyone's beautiful doll photos, but it will be tough.
I look forward to sharing my passion for doll collecting with all of you!