Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interview with Lorraine Ford of The Beauty of Dolls; Vintage and New


 This month, we are sharing an interview with my Facebook friend, Lorraine Ford.  Lorraine is a member of two of my favorite groups, including one devoted to "Walda" dolls and The Beauty of Dolls.  She is a master at doll display and has a wonderful, eclectic collection.  Her Halloween dolls inspire awe and envy, and she is generous with her treasures and friendly.


An Assortment of Old Compo Dolls.  Courtesy, Lorraine Ford


 

1. Tell us when you started to collect.



I started collecting dolls about 20 years ago





2. Describe the dolls you started to collect first and how your tastes have change.




I used to collect only old or vintage and Barbies. My mom bought me the Xmas one for the last 10 years. Then,  I got a few Monster High dolls.  I also  have some of the Disney princess dolls.


Courtesy, Lorraine Ford




 3.  Describe some of your favorite dolls to collect.


Old bisque, composition.


A Lovely Display Including Yolanda Bello and Royal Doulton Figurines




4.  Tell us what some of your favorite types of dolls are.




I love old worn loved dolls. They make me cry. I

want to save them all.



Courtesy, Lorraine Ford. Great Teddies!






5. Tell us if you like to sew for your dolls.




 I have hand sewed dresses for dolls. I think they deserve that much.


Tell us what you are looking for.


A Great Variety of Dolls!
Courtesy, Lorraine Ford

Living Dead Dolls Admired by Lorraine, courtesy Lorraine Ford




6. Tell us about any dolls you might be looking for.


I'm not looking, but if I come across any old dolls I can afford, I would be interested

And I have started collecting Walda dolls. They is so misunderstood