Ellos on the Hunt...Upcycling!

Pop Up Shop coming in Dolltown! Our City girls traveled to other destinations to hunt for upcycling possibilities. They are on the lookout in local markets for small, unique items they can box up or pop in their totes. But they keep getting distracted by things they want for themselves...shoes, jewelry, eye catching clothes!

But, hey! Let's bring those things too, Yelena says at their meet up! We can upcycle our own wardrobes at home! Add beads, satin patches, fringes!

After some vitamin water and bone broth the girls are off to fill their totes! The Dolltown girls are waiting impatiently for their return.

The girls are meeting at a local cafe in one of the small picturesque towns on their gathering journey. Early enough to hit the markets before all the good stuff is snapped up! Fill your suitcases, girls! Can't wait!

Ellowyne Wilde 16" Fashion Dolls, Ellowyne Amber, Ellowyne Prudence, Ellowyne Lizette, in Tonner doll fashions, eBay and Etsy doll clothes

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    April (Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:02)

    Well, I kinda know the problem. Being distracted by stuff I like can be a problem when Christmas shopping, for example. But then I hear a voice from within, "You're not here to buy things for yourself!" So girls, it IS possible to look for stuff for your Pop Up Store without getting caught up in stuff you'd like for yourselves!!! In fact, it could be quite fun to see the potential in tiny objects destined for something else....

  • #2

    Jano (Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:13)

    Hiya April!
    I know that Christmas shopping dilemma! :) I always end up keeping a few things! lol
    NOW it's for me and my dolly crew!
    Yes! Keeping an eye out for tiny stuff! And things I can use for shelves...
    I CANNOT imagine how fun it would be to shop, or even go to what passes as yard sales, in Paris! I have fun shopping in small town BC!

  • #3

    April (Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:09)

    Well...Paris, like many very large cities, doesn't have individual homes, so there's no yard sales. However, we do have traveling antique fairs that go from neighborhood to neighborhood. I usually look for vintage lace and trims. They sell everything from furniture to door knobs, old books, second hand clothes and toys. Paris also has a famous "Marche Aux Puces," an enormous (and expensive) flea market just off the north of the city which is open Fri-Mon. Many years ago when I lived in NY, I enjoyed spending my summers traveling up the Eastern seaboard in the US as far as Maine. There were many garage sales and the like. Great fun!

  • #4

    Jano (Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:32)

    I imagine it was fun! You would have to put blinders on and stick to an idea or two... The traveling antique fairs sound wonderful! And such a history of antiques to sort through! At least lace and trim take up less space than, say, clocks...or dolls! Did you ever see dolls you were tempted to add?

  • #5

    April (Friday, 01 July 2016 18:09)

    No, never saw any dolls that tempted me. There are lots of interesting objects at these traveling antiques fairs. There's even furniture, flatware, crystal, old books and.....junk. It's just that I have my eye on something I can use for doll clothing. Other than miniature perfume bottles, I rarely see anything else I could use for the dolls...... yeah....I only shop for the dolls now.....no longer for myself. I run ragged while they enjoy all the luxuries!

  • #6

    Jano (Friday, 01 July 2016 19:57)

    I know EXACTLY what you mean! Well, already today, at our own Pop Up Shop (that has turned into a summer-long happening) I found a tiny fake plant, a tiny metal chair, and a little bathtub...THAT should make a great photo story!
    Nothing like your spa day photo shoot..hahaha. SO good...
    (For those who would like to see: http://fashiondollstylist.blogspot.ca/2016/04/spa-day.html)