Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Disney Haul, Tonner Cinderella and Disney Lego Castle

Hi everyone!
In today's post, I wanted to share with you some fun thrifty finds as well as my recent Disney haul from their "Twice Upon A Year" sale. I only make it to the thrift shop about once every month or two, so it was very exciting to find so many fun things in one trip!

Pictured above are close-ups of the 5 Disney Store Classic dolls that were there.  I can imagine that some little girl probably donated all of these together.
The first two are Anastasia and Drizella, aka The Ugly Stepsisters from Cinderella (both nude, unfortunately) and a clothed Lady Tremaine.  They need some makeovers but they look pretty good!  I also came across a Vanessa doll from The Little Mermaid which was quite a fun find as she appears to be pretty rare.  We also got a Merida doll from the movie Brave.

The entire loot. 

Pictured above are also 2 vintage Christmas vinyl albums (I looove listening to Christmas music on my record player during the holidays), 3 Care Bears DVDs (2 are from the 80s and one from early 2000s), a Lite Brite from the 90s (we have one from the 80s as well, which the girls always fight over, so now they each have their own), and then the 5 Disney Store Classic dolls, one basic Raven Ever After High doll, Making Waves Hayden-Liv nude doll and a Project MC2 basic Cameron doll.  The only one missing from our haul is the Genie doll from Aladdin. 

From the Twice Upon a Year Sale, I picked up a classic Cinderella doll to add to my small boxed princess collection.

I already had the 2015 version, but I felt like this one was different enough to get as well. 

Here are a few more of my Disney Store Cinderella dolls. The one on the left is a singing doll that also came with the pink dress and dress stand.

Just for fun, I set up my little Cinderella themed Tsum Tsums and figures. :) 

Here's another photo to show my up-to-date Cinderella collection which includes a Limited Edition Cinderella and Lady Tremaine doll set as well as my Disney Enesco Wedding Day Cinderella figurine.

Here's another group shot to show that I also got Classic Mulan (our first Mulan doll) and the Live Action Gaston and Belle 2 pack.  I originally wasn't going to get this 2 pack, but it was marked down to almost 50% off, so I decided to grab them. :)

Their outfits are so nice!!

And lastly, here's my FAVORITE purchase of the entire year so far...a Tonner Cinderella that I won on eBay! I know she's not really "Disney", but she goes with the theme of the post, so I wanted to include her. I had been hoping for this doll for a few years now ever since I saw Emily's post here about her.  She is so beautiful!  

Here's a video Little Button and I made showing our haul. :) 

Speaking of Tonner Cinderella...I did a quick fix on the other Tonner Cinderella doll I have which is essentially the same doll, but with strawberry blonde hair.

A few months ago, Pumpkin Pie had gotten her hands on her while I wasn't watching and started brushing her hair and accidentally pulled out a clump of hair from the original hair style.  I hastily put her back in her box high up on a shelf and figured I'd wait until another time to fix her. 

"Whoopsie, Mommy!"

Some of the shorter hair around her ear had loosened from the original style as well.

Luckily, it was an easy fix!  The hairstyle was pretty basic in the back, so I knew I just needed to thread the hair back through and under the threads holding the style together. 

I took a sewing needle and threaded each hair back through the twisted style in the back.

Now that the top was looking smooth, I moved on to the side pieces, and I found that simply using gel and patting the hair back into place worked pretty well. 

Not perfect, but much better!

Now I don't have to be mad at Pumpkin Pie every time I look at this doll, haha!  (Just kidding!) :)

Lastly, I just wanted to share an update on my Disney Lego Castle that I got for Christmas. 
I am SLOWLY working on this at night, while I'm watching TV.  (Usually it's episodes of Dr. Quinn or Dr. Who, but occasionally Outlander and now Game of Thrones!).  My castle building progress has been on a bit of a stand-still for a few months now as I'm doing a 90 day fitness challenge (it's online, so I do it at home).  I really love how much healthier and active I feel (I'm on day 75!) and I really love it, but it takes up a lot of my spare time in the evening.

Despite the slow progress, I'm really savoring this build.  I love seeing each little room come together and doing this while watching TV at night is so relaxing. 

Yes, I still have a fake Christmas tree up with white lights, lol. I love the ambience. ;)

So there's my updates for now!  Sorry if this post was a little lengthy...I guess I had a lot to talk about. :)

As for my doll room, I have an update coming shortly as well as some fun toy hunting I've done with the girls.  In my current personal project called "Stop Being a Doll Hoarder" I have made a resolution to open all of my boxed dolls by the end of August (there are A LOT) and right now I'm working my way through Ever After High.  If you watched my previous "Messy Doll Room" video, you'll know I have a closet full of them!  Yesterday we opened the Birthday Ball line and tonight I opened all of my boxed Apple Whites. So fun!

Hope you all have a great rest of your week and are finding joy in your doll hobbies.
Until next time!

xoxo Farrah


  1. Hello Farrah,
    Wow, you really found some great dolls. they are all lovely and seem in pretty good condition...well done. I am happy you got the Tonner Cinderella. She is terrific...but I must say the lego castle took all my attention ;)
    Big hug

    1. Thank you, Giac! Yes, isn't that Lego Castle fantastic? It's my first "adult Lego" purchase and it's so much fun to build. It has so many cute accessories and I can't wait to see the whole thing put together. It's essentially a Disney dollhouse! :)
      Big hug back!

  2. Great haul. The Cinderella doll is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for sharing your haul. The Lego house is gorgeous. I love the Cinderella doll.

    1. Thanks Marilyn! I love that Cinderella as well. :)

  4. I have the Tonner redhead Cinderella and one of the blond ones with an updo, I think maybe the one that came in the blue going-to-the-ball dress. I wanted to get more versions, but I'm not sure how I feel about the 16" dolls now that they are gone completely. People are going to move on to other dolls (like so many already are with BJDs) and there won't be new things being made for them or even people talking about them. Part of what I like about the hobby is sharing things with other collectors.

    1. Yes, I think you're right. I think I remember your post about the Cinderella doll you got, a while back. I'm glad to hear you still have her as I know you were on the fence a little initially. Since I'm still new(ish) to collecting, I'm sad that the Tonner doll line has gone away as I really like them, but I'm not sure if I will continue to get too many more as I don't like the inflated prices on eBay. There are a few ballet ones and Cami's that I really like so I guess I just need to wait for a good deal. :)

  5. Good thrift store finds! And I love the castle, very cool. I love seeing other grownups and their toys, makes me wish I had more space, but maybe that's a good thing! ;)

    1. Thanks, Flo! I love seeing other grownups and their toys as well! Makes me feel happy. :) As for the space, yeah...I hear that! In our old house I only had one bookshelf filled with dolls, lol. Now it's turned into this craziness!

  6. Thanks for sharing all these lovely goodies. That's an impressive haul!

  7. You have some great dolls- what a great find on the stepsisters and the evil stepmother! I always wanted to get them from disney but they were freakishly high. And your Tonner Cinderealla is lovely! That lego castle must be fun to build! I think finding dolls at a thrift store is more fun than getting them from the actual place new!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I didn't realize how expensive the stepsister/mother dolls were until I got home and looked them up. I almost left them behind!! Yes, the LEGO castle is so much fun and I've really been enjoying it. I don't see myself getting many more after this, so really trying to savor it. :) I agree about how thrifting dolls feels more fun these days!

  8. Hello Farrah Lily! I love your Lego castle! I spent last weekend building with Mr. Monster a Lego Darth Vader, it was so much fun. I'm also watching Dr. Who, but usually we watch it while we have dinner and before we go to sleep.
    Also, you got some nice dolls. I'm not really into Disney dolls, so it's great to learn more about them on your blog.


    1. Thanks MC! Too funny that you were doing a LEGO build as well. I love Star Wars! I've gotten more and more into Disney dolls later. Maybe it's becoming more of my focus, now..not sure..but I definitely fall under the Disney magic spell from time to time!

  9. Hi Farrah,
    My heavens you have a great nose for finding gorgeous goodies! Disney has been tugging at me just lately too (have purchased 4 Animators), but my favourites are your two beautiful Tonner Cinder's, they are stunners!

    1. Thanks X! OOh, I love the Animators, but don't have any at this time. Which are your favorites?? They have the most expressive faces and it's so wonderful that they all look so different from each other!

  10. Love that lego castle, that looks like such a fun project! :)

    1. Thanks, it's really fun! I haven't touched it in a few weeks, but I know it is there waiting for me, lol. :)

  11. Great finds, looks like you rescued some rare trema... treasures, I want to say. :) You have a lovely Cinderella collection. I eyed the Belle-Gaston twopack for a while but I did not get it in the end, too pricey (with shipping) as I only wanted Belles outfit from the set :)
    The lego castle looks like a fun prioject, too, although you are most likely already done :)

    1. Thank you!! Actually, I am still not done with the castle, believe it not! I still have a bit more to go...just taking a break for now. :)
      I hope you are able to get Belle's outfit! I totally wanted to set for her outfit as well and that was the main reason I got it. It's so cute and well made! :)