Saturday, September 28, 2013

Answers to some Questions

What is the meaning of life?


Or maybe what is this squirrel holding in his arms?

I LOVE all of my comments and I’m so happy when someone takes enough interest to ask me a question. I’m just not always very good at remembering to answer that question. I usually think, I’ll answer it when I have more time…..not sure when that will ever happen! haha!


So here goes…..

Do I make the dolls I have? No, I buy them. I’ve shopped at a HUGE doll shop in Greensboro,NC called Doll Market and that’s where I’ve bought most of them. I also visited the Lee Middleton store and Lloyd Middleton shop and factory (when he was alive). And yes, I still have all the dolls I’ve shown on my blog over the years. I have over 100 dolls.

When do I have time to read? I read every night for 2 or 3 hours before I go to bed. And when I am reading a really good book, I pick it up and read some during the day, too.

How much did the books cost at the book sale? I bought 20 books for $13. (they were all $1 each except a few of the children’s books were 50 cents)

How many bookcases do I have? 9 large bookcases and 8 shorter bookcases.

Are the children’s books in the bookcases from my childhood? No.

Do I ever read them? Yes.

Is there a character from Toy Story on a shelf? Yes, Jessie…the cowgirl. Is that a Greek doll in the other corner of that shelf? I think it is Little Red Riding Hood.

Are the ice skates in my size? No, they are size 5…a little small for me.

Can I ice skate? OH MY NO!!! I can’t even roller skate! I just wanted the skates to put with some greenery at Christmas for decoration.

Are there places to ice skate in Florida? YES…quite a few.

How many thrift stores do I shop at? 3… but I don’t go to garage sales or estate sales.



If you’re still with me now. Here’s the answer to the second question. (you’ll have to figure out the first one on your own)


The squirrel is holding salt and pepper shakers.

Aren’t they cute?

($1 at Hospice thrift store)

I got the idea to do this from Nana Diana. She answered questions on her blog! But she is MUCH braver than I am. I didn’t agree to answer any and ALL questions! haha!


Do you think this was a fun way of answering questions or do you think I’m a little ‘nuts’?

Do you have any other questions for me?


NanaDiana said...

LOL- I think you are a little "nuts" but that's what I like about you! I so wish I could have boxed up those dolls from my friend's collection and sent them to you. They went for pennies.
I think this was fun, Diane. Hmmmmm...question? Hmmmmmmm.....
How much time do you spend blogging?
That's all- I won't ask you any DEEP probing questions- I promise! xo Diana

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy finding out more about my blogging friends. I still say that if you ever made your way to MI during the winter, I'd get you on our backyard ice rink.

PS. Your squirrel salt/pepper shakers are absolutely adorable.

Cranberry Morning said...

Well, if we all weren't a little nuts, would we really be at all interesting? Love your blog, Diane, and it was fun reading the answers to the selected questions. I agree that Diana was a bit braver than I would be too. :-) CUTE S&P shakers!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Great to get to know about you and the love of your collections!
Love the S&P shakers. I had a friend who collected shakers and I thought of her with your little squirrel.
I think in our own way we are all nuts and this is what makes life so interesting!
Enjoy your day,

Vee said...

Oh you're definitely nuts, but harmless. Not! not nuts and still harmless. This was a cute post! Over 100 dolls? Oh my! I had no idea...

Anonymous said...

What fun this post was to read, Diane. That's a lot of dolls AND books. I love the s & p shakers. Have a fun autumn weekend.

Debby said...

I loved Diana's Q&A and yours as well. That's a lot of dolls. You didn't tell about your rag dolls, my favorite......and favorite doll maker.
I love that squirrel salt and pepper shaker. You find some really good deals.
Happy Week-end.

Diane said...

Didn't get those were s & p shakers. Cute! Fun reading your answers!

Christine said...

That was a really fun way to answer those questions! I really enjoyed reading more about you!

Diane Writes said...

If I can ask you a question hmmmm may be this will do :)

what is it makes you happy?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What an adorable squirrel and nuts !!! Such a perfect fall decoration!
Great answers!! Wish I had time to read books --- too busy reading research :-}}

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I liked the Q&A session. Very fun.

I'm surprised you don't ice skate or roller skate. I would have pegged you as a skater. You seem outdoorsy and athletic.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like that little squirrel and his bounty. :)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the question and answer posts, its so much fun to learn more about our friends, I knew those were salt and peppers because Garry's Mum has the same set!!!!

My question is, where have you traveled in the world?

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hey now, I stopped by for the answer to number 1:@) Your squirrel is cute, perfect for the season-enjoy!

cucki said...

Aww cute..I love squirrels so much
Huge hugs x

Chatty Crone said...

I knew you were a busy gal and had a lot to do, but how do you read two to three hours at night? Good for you. sandie

Incipient Wings said...

Hehe.. Silly:)
I read a lot too
I cannot fall asleep without reading!!
Why don't you go to garage/yard sales?
Your squirrelly goodies are adorable.

Karen said...

I love to read, and resort to catalogs in bed at night if I don't have the next good book to start on.

What a great concept, this question and answer thing. Dare I try it?

Anastasia Fedorova said...

LOL ))) I think this was a great way answering the questions! Your post made me laugh! :) I love the squirrel! He is very cute!
Can't imagine 17 bookcases!!! That sounds crazy! Sounds like you really like reading! I think it's great!

Susie said...

I loved that you answered lots of questions. That's a cute set of shakers. I think skates look so cute at Christmas time , with bright bows. Wow that is a lot of books. xoxo,Susie

AllyJo Woodruff said...

Children's books are one of my favorite things to find and collect. PS: you are not nuts.

jody said...

wow! what great questions and answers! i love your s/p shaker set! what a great find! enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jill said...

Fun post, I like it!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a cute squirrel with the salt and pepper shakers!!

Danice said...

Lol Diane. No, I do not think you are really nuts. Reading about someone is always interesting. It is a cute idea and the squirrel ans shakers are so cute. In a way, aren't we all just a little bit nuts, lol :)

Lavender Cottage said...

You're not nuts, you have a fun personality. Kind of like a 'this is my life' post, quite interesting.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh yes you are nuts and that's one of the things we have in common sis!!! when you share more about yourself. I have that cute squirrel with the s&p also! Big Hugs, Linda

Babs Richman said...

I have the squirrel and acorns, salt and peppers. I bought them at Cracker Barrel about three years ago. I always think they're so cute for Fall, but I don't know where I put mine. Guess I'd better start looking. Have a good week.