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About Mimi's Fine Things
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About UsOur Family Shop on Ruby Lane was started with antique dolls lovingly collected by our 'Mimi' and Dad during the 1950's and 70's. She purchased hundreds of dolls during this period of time. She kept this collection together until 1993, when it was passed to me and my husband. The nudes, bathing beauties, Naughties and Bye-Lo's were collected by Dad and at his death at the age of 94 yrs, in 2004, they came to us. The authenticity of this collection can be verified by the documentation that she made when she purchased these beautiful dolls, no reproductions. The collection included every thing related to doll, cloths, lace, ribbon, doll parts, doll eyes, small bisque dolls the list goes on and on.
I have been selling on Ruby Lane since 1908. Though the years and the internet exposure I have seen many "lost dolls" particularly the antique German doll
being rescued. I am introducing " Carolyn's Forever Dolls". I am not a doll repair specialist. My rescue involves more the overall presentation of the visual appearance of the doll with the assembling of antique and vintage materials from my own collection of materials. The only body repair is done to kid bodies that need repair to broken or weak spots. This work is done with vintage kid gloves. Wigs are replaced from my own collection.of original wigs. I will disclose all repairs.
"Carolyn's Forever Holiday Smalls" There are many small bisque dolls that were related to the popularity of doll houses in late 1800 and early 1900. There are also small French and German doll heads that are so precious that I must save. I have added to "Carolyn's Forever Dolls" a selection of "small's" that will be offered during "Holidays". They will be boxed for gift giving.
The books in Shop were collected by my husband during the 70's and 80's.
He collected many, many illustrated children's, history, children's series books and probably a book for every interest. Please look at all pictures of items of interest as I believe the picture will tell more than words. Please e-mail or call for additional pictures or information regarding my items.
I have been collecting and selling Antiques for more than 35 years.
Since opening our Ruby Lane shop in 2008 we have sent dolls and books to Austria, Australia, Cyprus, Germany, England, Japan, Greece, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand, France, and Vietnam, as well as all over the USA.