From hobbyist eBay power seller to independent online store: MyDollMall.com

After earning Power Seller status with 100% positive feedback on eBay selling thousands of dolls, doll fashion sets, accessories, and related items, I decided to take the remaining items in my collections and … yes, create an independent online store with my collector-customers in mind. Enter: MyDollMall.com. I’ve been removing and timing out the listings…

Ode to Granny’s “Pretties”: Now I understand.

“Be careful with my pretties,” She hoped we’d understand. We did … and we didn’t, But respected her command.   Granny had these oddities, Little they had in common, She called them little “pretties,” and liked to gaze upon them.   Others called them chachkis, Nicknacks and thingamajigs, But Granny called them “pretties.” She was…

A New Year! 2019 goals & 2018 highlights

While 2018 was certainly weird, it was transformationally weird. I’m not quite sure how to express it any other way. I’m so very thankful for family love, acceptance, and honesty. 2018 Highlights Very top of the list was more engagement with the kids & grandkids. That was my #1 goal for 2018. It was a…

Inspiration: Setting standards for e-commerce customer experiences

When I started the doll story project more than a year-and-a-half ago, I purchased a lot of older dolls online new in boxes with the idea of keeping the ones that fit the story then simply re-selling those that didn’t. I’d received many a sloppy and damaged box from ebay doll purchases, so when I…

Dolls don’t talk back. Or do they?

Dolls in all their various forms have been relevant in story telling for thousands of years, if not longer. From stuffed corn husks shaped into forms to ceremonial dolls, to GI Joe and Barbie with their detailed uniforms and designer gowns, to guys with sticks and stones demonstrating game plays in the sand. Perhaps, all…