Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thanks to PANKS

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!

À Bientôt


  1. So cool! I am mostly into 1:12. As for the Family Corners Dolls...ut oh there goes my budget because now I am on a mission!LOL

    1. Hi Grandmommy,

      I wish I had paid more attention to the Family Corners dolls when they were in the stores. At the time I was only interested in getting a husband for Toya but Debbie's post has made me see them in a new light. Good look in your quest to acquire some!

  2. Hello from Spain, i collect peces of 1:12scale. I have many furniture too. I like your Story. I like the crib. Pic very cute. Keep in touch

    1. Hi Marta,

      1:12 scale pieces are hard to resist -- they're like baby shoes, so little and cute!

  3. Thanks for doing this story and showing how well the Dawn sized dolls look with the furniture. Thanks for the shout out. I have a few pieces of this furniture, too. I wish I had that dining set and chairs. Those are real nice! I, too, am going to be looking for similar dolls. Go PANKS!

    1. Hi Vanessa,

      The table I used is actually a console table. The dining room table that came with the chairs in not scaled properly so the legs are shorter than they should be. The chairs, however, are a very cool design.

  4. Love your photostory. Thanks for sharing it.

    And thanks for being a PANKS - anyone who contributes to the doll-buying consumer set gets a thumbs up from me, lol.