Thursday, 14 April 2016

Good Things

Sometime ago, this little fellow was released by Doll Chateau as an event doll, which I missed completely. Then early last year, they released him for sale on his own, but by the time I found him, he was completely sold out.


I'd almost given up hope of ever getting a Larry of my own, when during a chance conversation with a lass a several months ago, she mentioned she had a Larry snail from the first release, but still hadn't painted him. As she was in Oz, I made a point of mentioning that if she ever wanted to sell him, to please let me know. For a long time afterwards I never really thought about Larry.

I'm sure you all know what it's like, other dolls arrive and grab your attention. Then between family commitments and life generally, the doll you desired so strongly, fades into the crevices of the mind.

Then earlier this year, I found him again on MOC, but their shipping is astronomical to Australia and I just couldn't justify the postage costs (almost as much as Larry himself, well not quite, but I'm sure you get my drift here).

I had no sooner resigned myself to never having Larry, when out of the blue, I received an email, my head could hardly believe what my eyes were reading . . . she's moving overseas with her job and has decided to sell some of her dolls!! After a little negotiating, we agreed on a price and the deal was done.

Now finally, this little critter in all his naked glory, will soon be on his way from Perth to my waiting arms. It just goes to show . . . sometimes good things do come to those who wait. YAY!!

I shall probably call him Monet after the French painter (I think a  snail would feel right at home in Monet's garden). But we shall have to wait and see . . .  this little snail may have other ideas of what he wants to be called.

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  1. Hello from Spain: congrats. She is fabulous. Lovely. We keep in touch

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    1. Thank you, though I think my snail will be a boy. Z:)
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  2. Congrats!!!! Monet is a very cute name :3
    I hope he arrives soon!

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    1. Thanks Musume. Yes I thought so, but you know what these dolls can be like regarding names. :) Me too!
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  3. Congratulations on being able to bring him home! I can't wait to see your photos when he arrives - Doll Chateau has such interesting and unique dolls, and this is such a perfect example of that! :)

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    1. Thank you JS. He will need some attention to create the right look, but you are so right about DC, they are certainly unique. :)
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  4. Congrats!!! Good things DO come for those who wait indeed!!! I'm no fan of snails, I gotta tell you hahaha but I'm sure you will make Monet look super cute and I can't wait to see it!!!
    I also think the name is perfect and I agree, it does fit in Monet's garden~

    I'm so happy you can bring home a doll you've been wanting for so long!!

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    1. Hi Alejandra, I'm not fond of snails either, but this one really is cute and I am so going to enjoy painting him. I will use Monet's garden as inspiration.
      Thank you.
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  5. I knew that Doll Chateau had some original sculpts, but I had no idea they had this little guy available at one time! What a sweetie! Congrats on getting him.

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    1. Hi RM!
      Yes he sort of was there and gone again in a blink of an eye. :) I am so glad I found him again, he really is a sweetie. Thank you.
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  6. I love it when that happens! It's like the moment you sort of "let it go" it all comes together. What a unique and cute little guy and I can't wait to see your photos of him! He is very magical. :)

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    1. Hi Farrah,
      Oh me too, I was so happy when I got that email I tell you!!! Magical is a good word to describe him. :)
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  7. Congrats on finally getting your dolly, it seems like destiny! I also adore the name Monet~~

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    1. Thank you Irene. Yes I think fate definitely had a hand in this one. :) I think the Monet name should stick, I hope so.
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  8. Congratulations on being able to get this one! I think it is such a unique and interesting sculpt. I really love the creativity coming out of Doll Chateau.

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    1. Thank you Alasse, Some sculpts of DC are really special others I find just a little OTT but this little snail is DC perfection to me. :)
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  9. Oh my goodness how wonderful!!! I will admit to being a little jealous, Larry has been on my wishlist for quite some time now too. Can't wait to see yours!!!

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    1. Hi Lucy,
      Well maybe life will be kind to you too with a little luck. Like I said good things do come to those who wait. :) I do hope a little Larry finds his way home to you soon.
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  10. Woooohooooo how cool is that! I love dolly karma, what goes around comes around and you are getting your wish to own this cute little snail fellow! I look forward to seeing him appear here on your blog and the stories you will weave around him :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon. Somehow I feel this little blighter is going to have a few tales to tell too! :)
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  11. A snail would absolutely feel at home in a garden by Monet! And wow, that is one amazingly beautiful snail! Congrats! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Niina, I love him!
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  12. Hi Sandi!
    Congrats, I'm so happy to read that you'll finally have this beautiful snail. I have seen him in a pair doll events and felt in love with him, so I can tell you that you'll love it because it's even more beautiful than you can see in photos. Monet is a good name, good choice ;)
    Greetings ^^

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    1. Hi Lily,
      He's very easy to love. :) I'm still playing with him and will share some more photos soon.
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  13. He's a beautiful wee thing ! Congrats ^_^ xx

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. I think he's very cute too!
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