Barbie for big girls.

Christmas comes to the doll room

I love the holidays.  I start decorating in November and am usually done by the first week of December to be ready for my Ladies Holiday Tea.  This year, my ladies tea was followed immediately by weeks of dress rehearsals for my daughters Nutcracker ballet performances.  So…I have been a little swamped.  Now that my little ballerina has hung up her dancing shoes for the holiday, I can finally get back to the studio and some fun doll time.  The doll room has gone through some changes in the past couple of months and I thought I would take the opportunity to share these fun changes.  First off, the landing outside the doll room gets a holiday makeover….

I found these fun acrylic boxes at Micheal’s craft store and I have been wanting to use them for displaying.  Like many collectors, I am always looking for new and different ways to display my collection.  I new I was going to be putting this new tree up to display all the Barbie ornaments I have collected over the years and these boxes were the perfect “presents” to put under the tree.

 

Again I am always looking for ways to display my collection and I love when people show photos of what they do.  Here are some of the things I have done in this upstairs landing area.

I will continue tomorrow with photos of the doll room itself.

Oh….and one little proud Mamma moment….my daughter as a flower in this years Nutcracker ballet

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16 responses

  1. I LOVE the doll presents! The landing looks gorgeous. And of course, Miss Megan is the loveliest doll of them all!

    December 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    • Thank you my dear! I felt inspired with those acrylic boxes and it gave me more space to display…Bonus! Thank you for the lovely comment on my ballerina. I am so proud of her…guess you couldn’t guess that. I will have to send you the video of Josh in his first solo guitar lesson 😉

      December 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  2. PeterVermont

    Scrumptious! But I particularly LOVE the acrylic box “presents”, the tree with Barbie ornaments, and the three corner dioramas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    • Thank you Peter! Those corner displays are revamped and new this year. I am glad you like them.

      December 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  3. Carin

    Absolutely lovely. Very well done. Thanks so much for taking the time to share. Congrats to your lovely daughter.

    December 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    • Thank you very much! I am glad you are enjoying the photos and the posts.

      December 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  4. Lisa

    Hello Rebecca!
    Everything is so perfect! You have that special touch….
    And your “little one” is becoming quite a beautiful young lady..
    I hope you and your family have the Merriest Christmas and
    safe, healthy and Happy New Year…
    Many blessings,
    Lisa

    December 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    • Awwwww! Thank you so much Lisa. You always know the perfect thing to say. I wish you and your family all the blessings of the season as well.

      December 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

  5. I agree, beautiful daughter and absolutely gorgeous decor! I love the acrylic boxes as well.

    Btw, you were the subject of MUCH conversation at the Tickled Pink / Beach Cities Holiday Party today. hehe We were whining about how it had been soooo long since we had a post from you, but knew you had your hands full. Glad to see that you’re back in the swing of things and can’t wait to see what you do next. Pressure! Pressure! Pressure! LOL 😛

    Jim

    December 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    • Thank you so much Jim! I am so proud of my repurposing of those acrylic boxes…gave me a Martha Stewart moment…truly it did. 😉 Oh no!!! My blog tardiness has been noticed AND talked about. Bad me. I will endeavor to be better in the new year LOL! I better go put my Martha hat back on and come up with something ( preferably elegant and tasteful right?)

      December 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm

  6. What a fabulous idea … love your acrylic present boxes!!! Your Christmas decorations are beautiful as always so thank you for sharing!

    Your daughter is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!

    Hugs!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 4:00 am

    • Thank you so much Judy! I’m glad you liked the present idea. It turned out really cute. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

      December 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  7. Guy

    What a lovely way to display your collection at the holidays. Love the tip from Michaels Crafts Store. Happy Holidays!!

    December 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

    • Thank you Guy! It’s always so lovely to hear from you. Wishing you a fabulous holiday as well!

      December 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  8. First and foremost, your daugther is beautiful and has a special glow about her & it shows in the fantastic picture of her. And for the dolly CHRISTmas decor, it made my heart skip a beat! Oh soooo beautiful & elagant. You do have that special touch with making all things look so pretty that you touch. You have been given a wonderful talent. Please keep sharing with everybody & thanks for making my CHRISTmas more brighter. God Bless and Merry CHRISTmas & a Dolly New Year to you and your family.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:06 am

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment Ralph. Your posts never fail to bring a smile to my face. Wishing you the beautiful blessings of this season!

      December 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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