Introducing Inie …

You know when you meet some people and it’s like you’ve just known them all your life? We had the pleasure of meeting Inie last summer and she’s soon become one of our most favorite people. We LOVE Inie and she loves, loves, loves the dolls – she ‘get’s’ what they are about and what they represent. I sometimes think that Inie embodies so many of our uber fans out there as I often think this would be what it would be like to hang out with all of you and have you around. We just get each other and that is a basis of an immediate kinship. Inie is a writer and last week we got to chatting about her doing a guest blog post on here once in a while – it’s so awesome to have her take on things. So, without further ado, here’s Inie’s first post!

Inie with a few pals in front of our shop:)Inie is on the far right.

Walking into Bamboletta for the first time was like walking into another dimension! Wee personalities gather along window sills and inside an antique cupboard! Really! The sense of “welcome” is compelling …and so I stay!

I pick up dolls, or they pick me up! Which is it? Am I drawn by the gentle button nosed faces or the outrageous lavender hair? The “messy buns” of raw wool or the wide open “pick –me- up” arms? The absolute cozy scent of raw wool stuffing or the personalities created with loving care by Christina’s team of wise women?
Or is it the integrity and open honesty of admitting “we love dolls” ~ they speak to us on levels that are safe and reassuring?

Oh, there are questions galore in Bamboletta! And for every question, there is a story …layered over another story …layered over yet another!
Let the stories begin …

Nan - October 31, 2013 - 5:52 am

I really loved this simply written post that says so much about one’s experience of Bamboletta Dolls. A nice start to my day and I look forward to more. Thank you, Inie!

Ilene Chalmers - October 31, 2013 - 5:59 am

What a wonderful blog. I too am super excited because my husband and I have been in the planning stages for our summer vacation for 2014. We have both decided that we will be visiting Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria. Of course, my husband said that a visit to Cobble Hill is in order during the week we are in Victoria. YAY!!!! I absolutely love my Bambolettas. I have a wonderful supportive husband who appreciates my love of dolls. My 29 year old daughter is getting one for Christmas and so is my beautiful granddaughter. I love the idea of passing this passion on to the ones I love most in the world. These dolls symbolize all that’s right with the world, and I am proud to have them in my home. Anyway, I can’t wait to walk through the door at the shop and meet all the lovely ladies that make these sweet dolls possible. Hugs will most definitely be in order…I’m a hugger!! Needless to say, I won’t be leaving empty handed. The hardest part will be picking one out from the group. XOX

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