May 13: 2 Wooden Hangers & Christina Collection Timeless Treasures Doll

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 10:58 PM
Given to Sarah from Jackie.
Don't get hung up by her sad visage 
This Christina Collection doll conjured up some memories from a recent estate sale excursion.  There I was a couple of weekends ago scouring a few estate sales for some kitchenware (in particular, a stainless steel soup pot, some steak knives, and a grapefruit spoon).  As I made my way through the rest of the houses, two of the three had Precious Moments collections up for sale.  If you're like me, you suppress the urge to gag at the site of not-so-cute porcelain figurines that are given away in excess at your various garden variety baby showers, baptisms, first communions, bat mitzvahs, engagement parties, and anniversary dinners.  I say give me a $50 gift card to Lowe's so I can buy some hinges and a tarp.

I imagine that when you have people over to your house and you've got one Precious Moments figure displayed the seed of an idea is planted where they think you would want more.  Suddenly, you're besieged by an endless sea of Precious Moments figures throughout your lifetime.  Then, at some point during this receiving of porcelain, you think, "Hey, I might have a collection here.  I'd better not sell a one."  Over time, you build cabinets for the figurines you that collect dust and they become a major factor  when deciding on a move to a new house.  You probably nix the move because of the fear of the Precious Moments breaking and you stay in your current dwelling for the next 38 years.

Fast forward to when you're downsizing into a new condo and people come traipsing through your old home where you've erected a shine to your Precious Moments.  The statues leave one by one by one at $5 a piece or 3 for $12.

Enjoys playing doctor, too
Sarah
-Profession: Medical Student

-Favorite Operation body part: Pencil (writer's cramp)

-What's the biggest takeaway from Scrubs?:  Don't date your best friend.

-You have an amazing physical skill of being able to touch your tongue to the tip of your nose.  What do you enjoy tasting on the tip of your nose?:  Nutella.

-James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, horsepower, and the watt, is your great, great, great grandfather.  Why did your parents wait to tell you until you were 18 that you were related to him?:  Ego, I suppose.