Post # 1
I was always given fancy dolls as a child. I don’t remember asking for them, people just gave them to me. They have been stored at my parent’s house forever. My parents are moving now and they want me to take them! Thing is, I don’t really want them! My mom says I should put them out and display them, but that seems a little weird to me. I don’t think people in their 20’s really do that, do they?
I don’t really have room for them in our house either, whether they are on display or stored in a box. My mom thinks I should just save them for whenever I have a daughter, but that will be years away and many moves from now. I hate the thought of having to move these around the country so many times. Plus, I never imagined giving dolls to my daughter.
Do you think these are something that could be sold? If you had dolls, what have you done with them? Where are they now?
Anyone else tired of their parents pawning everything off to them? There’s only so much space in my house!
Post # 3
Hehe, I’ve pawned everything off on my parents and made them store it 😉 I hate having to give away “sentimental” stuff, even if it’s just packed away in boxes.
I didn’t really have dolls, but I had a giant teddy bear collection. I think most of them I passed down to my sister, and stored the rest. Perhaps you could give some of your dolls to a children’s hospital? Then you know they’ll still be loved 🙂 Maybe save a couple of your favourites to pass down.
Post # 4
I never had nice dolls when I was a child, but as an adult, I do have porcelain dolls that I have collected and I do have them displaed in our home. You could sell them if you want. A lot of women would probably love to have some, if not all, of the ones you have. You could also donate them to toys for tots or another organization that gives out gifts to children.
Post # 5
I had a ton of madame alexandar dolls, i kept a few, and gave some to my nieces, and donated some. i’d put them on ebay.
Post # 6
I have 4 or 5, and I’m like you, I don’t know what to do with them! They have some sentimental value, but I don’t want to display them or anything like that.
I have been keeping mine in my cedar chest, but eventually I would like to sell them or do something else with them. I doubt my future daughters, if there are any, would want them.
Post # 7
I collected dolls until I was in my late 20s. Then I stopped buying more. I had a few of them on display up until last year. When I moved in with Jim, I decided it was time to let go of that part of my life.
Right now I have mine stored in their original boxes in the storage space we rent. I’ve thought about putting them up for sale on eBay or Craigslist, and I might still do that. They’re just taking up space, and I’m not having children, so I won’t have anyone to pass them onto.
I have finally had to start telling my mom no when she tries to pawn stuff off onto us. We have a very small house, so I feel everything either has to be practical or something we absolutely love in order for it to come into the house.
Post # 8
@loribeth – I tell my mom no all the time! When it is her stuff that she is trying to pawn off on me she usually will accept my answer of “no”. But when it is my stuff she says I have to take it. After these dolls I don’t think I should have anything of mine left in her house. We will be moving in a year too, so I don’t know how all this crap is going to come with us. We’ll be downsizing a lot by moving from the midwest to a big city on either the west or east coast. So I hate taking on all this extra stuff when I know I’m just going to have to get rid of it soon!
Post # 9
I have a couple. They’re stored at my parents house. My grandma made porcelain dolls, so my mom’s ok to hang onto them.
Post # 10
I am in this exact boat. My husband and I just bought a house, so my mom made me take all of my possessions I had left at her house after moving out, including my porcelin dolls. I only have about six, but I have no clue where to put them or what to do with them. Oddly, I feel bad just leaving them sitting in a box in my closet. I do think it would be neat to give them to a daughter later on if I have any girls. But I don’t know what to do in the meantime. Hmmm
Post # 11
Yes I have hundreds of them and When I moved in with FI we but them in containers wrapped securely and are in our closet for the day that we hopefully a little girl.
Post # 12
I have a bunch too! My mom and I laid them down in tupperware bins… We call it the doll graveyard, and keep them all tucked away in the attack. I think you should check out ebay, or collectors stores. Especially around the holidays, you may be able to get a great price for them!
Post # 13
I have some! I always loved Madame Alexander dolls. All of mine are stored in my parents basement.
I do have to say, when my grandmother passed away, I inherited several of her dolls and they are supposedly worth a lot but I don’t think I could part with them just yet…it’s more sentimental. It would be fun to hand down to a daughter…once she’s old enough to understand how to handle them!
Post # 14
I didn’t have a ton, just some that we kept in the living room (I couldn’t have things like that in my room because I had a fear they were watching me). My dad gave them to me along with a bunch of stuff when he gave us the dining room set because they were moving. I agree about parents pawning off old junk on their kids! Almost all the stuff he has given me has gone in the trash or to Goodwill.
Post # 15
I had some when I was younger, but when I was 13 I systematically went through all my things and got rid of any “kid” stuff, because I was a fancy shcmancy teenager haha.
I cannot remember what I did with the dolls specifically, but I do recall that my younger couins always got first dibs on my stuff before I sold/donated any of it.
If you really do not want them & have no one close who would appreciate them, I would sell them.
Post # 16
Yes I did. They got lost in a move when I was in junior high and I haven’t had any desire to replace them.