Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Décor: Keeping It Simple

Winter delights with its longer nights and chilly morns. But when the weather turns frightful outside, dollies of all materials enjoy the warmth and coziness of a well-appointed home, no matter the size. This year, Dolldom offers simple ideas with big visual impact, evocative power, and a eco-friendly-green approach. After all, it's not how much you decorate, it's how much the décor brings a smile to your heart.

A fishbowl vase, used year round to hold moss or flowers, protects precious vintage ornaments inherited or collected from visits to your favorite flea market. This collection of green and blue ornaments comes to life when displayed together. A single gold ornament punctuates the impact of the monochromatic approach.

No tree? No need! A dry branch cannot be beat if what you want is to enjoy the details of your ornaments. Against a white wall, the colorful orbs pop out at you. Cost: a walk down the street or in the woods.

A collection of pottery need not disappear during the holidays. Add a special card and a precious dollie to your arrangement to add that special touch of Toyland magic.

A Hummel ceramic angel candle holder (maybe from Grandmother's collection) gains presence when encased inside a glass vase with an op-art etched design and surrounded by small vintage kugels.

If you insist on a tree, have a tree! This small wonder is made of white goose feathers and holds vintage ornaments in a white, gold, silver, moss, and anemic red palette. 

Dolldom welcomes creatures of all types, not only dolls, as long as they achieve a successful stylizing of the human reality. Vintage and antique toys (and those inspired by them) enjoy special display space.
  This antique squeaker toy smiles with vintage joy at everyone who looks. Yes, only to those who look. After surviving the last 100 years, it is a crime to touch these treasures unless cotton gloves are being worn.

This tiny and very spooky snowboy has movable arms and a smile made with mini coals. 

This year, dare to go simple and spend the new found treasure trove of available time enjoying the magic of the glittery nighttime sky.
 Best wishes for a soulful winter. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tyler's Back

It was with great delight that we at Dolldom received news late in October about Tyler Wentworth. Forever a member of this world of aromatic vinyl, Tyler has never not been present. In fact, few dolls maintain their integrity after their tenth anniversary the way our gorgeous designer has.

 2010 Ultra Basic™ Raven Tyler Set is a basic doll and features Tyler's original head sculpt, green eyes and a new skin tone called Lily. Now Dolldom claims for a Sydney Chase with the same look. Promo photos by Storm Photo Studio.

In past seasons we have seen her judiciously reduce her offerings in order to place the spotlight (what a generous gesture!) on her friend Antoinette. And as much as we love that young super model with the amazing morphing powers, at Dolldom Tyler exists without rivals. She has it all. The storyline. The full decade. A place in fashion doll history. Her own dress form. She even has Sydney Chase! No one touches Tyler.
Tyler wears her own design, titled Convertible Cocktail. This red number gives any little black dress its run for the money.

For this Dolldom exclusive, our gal pal shows us a new look for the winter of 2010. It's all very I'm-a-modern-Geisha-and-I-love-Kabuki-make-up for the glittery end of the first decade of the 21st century.

 And it's all as classy and chic as Tyler has always been. After all, that is how she and her brood will go down in history. As the epitome of classic American style. No fads, no gimmicks, just good design. We bet all of our treasury of porcelain de Sèvres, that in ten years, we will still be wearing Wentworth while some pretty funky fads will be making some poor unfortunate souls ponder: "What was I thinking?"

Here's to Miss W