I love Christmas Angels. Growing up, my mother had a collection of them that would come out every year around Christmas time, from tree toppers, to hanging ornaments, figures for display, or giant plastic light up angels for the front yard. There’s something very serene and calming about being surrounded by a bunch of beautiful and peaceful angels.
Growing up, we always had an angel on top of our tree instead of a star, and its something that I kind of decided Id like to continue doing now that I have a tree of my very own as an adult.
Iv had an angel on top of my tree for the last couple of years. But while I like her a lot, I always felt she was just a smidge too small for the tree. So Iv wanted to get a bigger angel. I also grew up around the Precious Moments illustrations and figures by Samuel J Butcher. Precious Moments was always a brand I really liked as a kid, with its iconic soothingly cute and peaceful style. But I haven’t had any Precious Moments items in my collection… until now.
When I saw this Precious Moments angel for sale at an extremely good price on Ebay, I knew that this was the angel I wanted for the top of my tree.
Shes absolutely adorable and beautiful, with an innocent childlike face that almost exudes the proclamation of “Peace on Earth, goodwill to Men”.
I was happy also, to be able to find a tree topper that was more doll-like then figure-like. Most angels have molded hair and cannot be moved or posed. This Precious Moments angel, while not nearly as articulated as a doll, can have her arms moved up or down, and her wings are malleable and able to be positioned as one desires. Non-molded hair is certainly a plus as well! She will likely grace the top of my Christmas tree for many years to come
On the hunt as I am every year around this time for more additions to my collection of Christmas ornaments and decorations, here are three absolutely adorable nutcracker tree ornaments I picked up today. These are just cheapie little dollar store finds, but they are super cute, and my collection was lacking in any kind of nutcrackers, so I grabbed them on a whim.
Just a guess, Id say these little gents are around… 3 inches tall? Give or take.
They are very photogenic! I tried to pick out three that differed enough in look to be unique from each other and I think I have a good trio.
Their mouths are even fuctional (well, they open and close… I wouldn’t try to crack a nut in them), with a lever in the back!
Super cute little additions to my Christmas tree
Bit of a confession here: I am a Christmas NUT.
I adore Christmas. The decorations. The lights. The music. The food. So, yes, Ill probably be posting about Santa Clauses and Angels for the next little while because OMG CHRISTMAS YES.
So I saw this utterly adorable little Funko POP Santa Clause at the store the other day and that was it. He was coming home with me.
Their Christmas series also included a Rudolph, Hermey, Bumble and a Misfit Elephant. All characters of course from the classic Christmas Special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin/Bass.
Funko POP figures are always wonderfully sculpted, though not always as wonderfully painted. There are many little spots where the colour does not stay in the lines as it were. His head also does not turn at all like most Funko POP figures heads do.
But he looks fantastic on the shelf!
Alrighty! Pinkie Pie PART TWO!
Been waiting for this dress to arrive so that I could do a post about non-Boutique Pinkie Pie, because she IS the reason I bought both in the first place.
To remind: Only Boutique (gothy) Pinkie Pie was released with a deluxe body, but I really wanted the normal from-the-show Pinkie Pie with a deluxe body, so I ended up buying both and swapping their heads and boots. I then purchased a new, more character accurate dress for my normal Pinkie Pie, and voila! Here she is.
The dress is from a really great Etsy shop that I have purchased doll clothes from before. Her work is always great quality and I am thrilled with how amazing and adorable this darn dress is :3
This is exactly the kind of cute, fun, and exuberant dress that I picture Pinkie Pie wearing, and it suits her to a T. Now its made with a Monster High doll in mind, which are quite a bit taller then Equestria Girls dolls, so the dress ends up being much longer on Pinkie then it would be on a Monster High. I also wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t QUITE so high necked. But Im pretty darn pleased with how it fit all in all.
I also stuck her hair in pigtails because why the heck not. I love pigtails and if any of the Equestria Girls were going to wear pigtails, it would obviously be Pinkie Pie.
Her hair BTW is much much much curlier and wild then the Boutique Pinkie Pies. Its so frizzy Im worried to touch it too much. Its ludicrously crazy and I love it, because it is absolutely perfect for Pinkie.
So now I just have to track down a Rarity!
As you may recall, I am collecting the Deluxe body Equestria Girls dolls, so I was very excited to hear that Rarity and Pinkie Pie where the next to be released with Deluxe bodies. Rarity I have not found in my local stores yet, but I was super hyped to find the Deluxe Pinkie Pie.
Unfortunately instead of releasing Pinkie Pie the character that we know and love from the show as a Deluxe model, they chose to make a Deluxe version of the Pinkie Pie Boutique line, which is not my favourite. I kind of get what they are going for with it, and I am actually a HUGE fan of pink and black as a colour combination. So while I think on a visual level the Pinkie Pie Boutique line LOOKS really nice, it dosnt really make sense to me on a purist level because it dosnt suit Pinkie Pies character at all.
First of all… theres actually a character in My Little Pony that is a fashion designer and runs her own boutique. Its Rarity. Wouldn’t a fashion centric series make more sense to focus on her? Pinkie Pie is a fun loving party girl. And goth… really dosnt fit Pinkies personality.
Anyways, all this is to say that I really wanted a Deluxe Pinkie Pie of, well…. Pinkie Pie, not Boutique Pinkie Pie. So I picked up both the regular Pinkie AND the Boutique Pinkie, and switched their heads and shoes. I have a dress coming for Regular Pinkie Pie, but Boutique Pinkie Pie has grown on me enough as her own thing that I don’t think Ill just abandon her either.
The more time I spent with the Boutique doll (now with the normal body instead of the Deluxe body), the more I actually really like it. I don’t really consider her “Pinkie Pie” per say, but shes kind of adorable as her own thing I think. Her hair is really glossy and flowing. Its not as curly and wild as the regular Pinkies hair, but is more “fashionable” and stylish.
Actually to be honest even as I write this post and look at the photos I grow to like the look even more. Yes, I may need Proper Pinkie in my collection, but theres room as well for Boutique Pinkie. She comes of course with two outfits, and I really like the first one best. It pops a bit more on her, whereas the glossy one kind of just blends with her skin. I am happy to note though that the dresses both completely cover the white painted on top that the normal body comes with.
Kind of really glad I decided to buy both Pinkie Pies!
The other Pinkie is woefully naked at the moment however since the normal body only comes with a removable skirt so the outfit wasn’t transferable.
So Im currently waiting the on the dress I ordered for her, and when that arrives, I will show some pictures of how my vision for Proper Pinkie Pie turned out
You may recall that a short while ago I posted some pictures of my old childhood doll Dee. I didn’t have a lot of hope of ever getting him into decent shape, because he was so ratty and run down, but I have succeeded I think, in making him presentable again
First of all I tracked down some acne cream with benzo peroxide, and treated his face for about a week. The pen marks came RIGHT OFF! Im very excited that he has a bright clean face again. Then I gave him a good wash, and unfortunately discovered that his body really is quite permanently stained that grey colour, unless I wanted to bleach him or something, but really the simpler solution seemed to be to clothe him, so that’s what I did.
I got the outfit from a lovely little Etsy shop. AM – PM Creations makes adorable handmade clothes for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls, which turn out to have almost the exact same measurements as my Dee. I don’t remember what clothes he originally came in, but Iv always associated him with the colour blue, so blue is what I went with. I think these pajamas suit him to a T!
No, he dosnt look “like new”, and never will again. But he looks presentable now am I am tickled as punch to put him on display now. Hes spent much too much time buried at the back of a closet