I mostly prefer 1:6 scale dolls but last week Debbie Garret shared an informative post about the Family Corners dolls on her Black Doll Collecting blog and I had to admire the beautiful pieces of 1:12 scale furniture Vanessa Morrison of Van's Doll Treasures dug up from her basement. I can't afford such fine furnishings, but a few years ago when I found some decent-looking 1:12 scale pieces at Dollar Tree, I snapped them up. I not only bought several rooms of this furniture for myself, I bought duplicates of each piece and snuck them into my niece's 1:12 doll house. Yes, I am part of a a new demographic category marketers have identified that tends to spend as much as $3,000 a year on goods and services for the children in their lives -- PANKS, professional aunties with no kids. So this photo story is dedicated to all the PANKS out there!
"So how was your trip, Sis? We're so happy to have you with us."
"The flight was a breeze but I couldn't wait to get here and see the baby. I can't believe my little brother is a dad!"
Later the proud parents prepare to venture out without their precious for the first time since she was born. "Are you sure you don't mind babysitting, Sis?"
"I'm thrilled to get some quality time with my niece."
The baby fusses a little after mom and dad leave but Denise rocks her and croons to her until she goes back to sleep.
Meanwhile Kurt and Toya have taken a hotel room for the night...
The bed that matches the rest of this Dollar Tree furniture is too short to be in scale but that doesn't bother the amorous couple. The dresser seems to be just the right height!