(Closed) Did you have Porcelain Dolls as a child? What have you done with them?

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Post # 3
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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 # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes I have hundreds of them and When I moved in with Fiance we but them in containers wrapped securely and are in our closet for the day that we hopefully a little girl.

Post # 12
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4485 posts
Honey bee

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.

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