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i live the simple life so to speak, but a bit of an eccentric one. i have an extensive vintage my little pony collection and shelves of only the geekiest lunch boxes around. nerd? perhaps. really i love to collect anything vintage and i enjoy being a big kid entirely too much. i love to sew and make cute things. i am vegetarian; i love to cook and bake. i try and be conscious of the decisions i make in this life. i recycle. i reuse. i compost. i try to live as plastic free as possible. hippy? no. hippies never looked this good in a 50's dress and high heels.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Μικρό μου πόνι

tanslation? My Little Pony!

I have come to a point in my collection where I have been focusing more and more on 'nirvana' ponies, that is, foreign ponies. I am even considering downsizing my current collection in order to afford more precious pieces in my collection, as obviously 'nirvana' ponies tend to be quite a bit rarer and therefore quite a bit pricier. Different countries tend to lend themselves to being even more expensive. The ultimate? Greek ponies.

from MLPWiki:
"Ponies made in Greece were produced by a company called El Greco. They are very hard to find and desireable, as there were not a whole lot made. Rumor has it that the cause for this is the El Greco factory supposedly burned down, though this has not been confirmed.

Greek ponies have some interesting traits! The most outstanding one would be their symbols- many tend to bleed, resulting in an aura of color around them. It usually happens but is not limited to symbols containing red dye. As it is so common, it generally not considered as a flaw by most collectors. Other prominent traits are their thick, almost "Egyptian like", as collectors have compared it to, eyeliner, their squishy plastic, and their "choppy hair". The ones with stripes in their manes also have that same color mixed in their tails, unique to them. Many Greeks also have no stamp on their feet, and others have a delta mark."

well, now you know a bit more about Greek ponies! yes? now on to the real reason for this entry...I just bought these three mint on card Greek rainbow ponies! Parasol and 2 differnt versions of Sunlight (she is my favorite pony, one day I will have all of her different country variations!). here are the sale pictures, I will update with new pictures when they arrive.

(blue version w/silver clouds - now I just need the version with blue clouds!)

(orange version)

(pink version - now I just need the orange version!)

These beauties will also be my first mint on card ponies! If I can find/afford them, I would really love to buy all the rainbow ponies MOC, but I would also love to have each one of them loose as well. Greek ponies are so beautiful and I would love to have the second set to enjoy with out the packaging. not anytime soon though! I think I need to recoup my wallet a bit after this particular expenditure!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

$1700 Greek Baby Medley

this gorgeous baby sold today on Ebay for $1700!! she is beautiful! if I had that kind of money to buy a pony, I would in a heart beat. I think it's worth the money to have a collection that is rare and unusual. it's one thing to have people come over to my house and see the walls of ponies and think 'wow', but I think I would rather have a smaller collection of rare ponies that are more special because of their uniqueness. and it's only the rare collection items that are going to appreciate in value anyways. not that the resale value ever really comes into play when you purchase a 'nirvana' pony, but it's a nice way to justify spending that much on a plastic pony when the rest of the world thinks that you are nuts.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

all white pony

I ordered a couple of the blank Hasbro "decorate your own pony" ponies today! took me forever, as they have been out for a while, but alas Hasbro doesn't ship to canada, so I had to find someone who would order them for me. two, one for me and one for karlee. i won't be decorating mine though. one of the biggest things I hate about generation three ponies is their crazy bright flashy colors and how their eyes resemble the eyes of those horrid 'Bratz' dolls. the design seems a bit cheap to me compared to the generation does the plastic actually. so, i really like that she's all white. she's like a ghost...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

good weather and sand digger

this is my first purchase off of a fellow member at the My Little Pony Trading Post and they arrived in the mail today. and they are gorgeous might I add. Good Weather (turista) especially. she is a Spanish holiday pony. just in time for summer!

good weather (turista)

sand digger

Sunday, March 9, 2008

holy poster batman!

this is the original 1966 Batman poster. we have been coveting it for some time now and today we finally bought it. $150 later. but so worth it.

Friday, March 7, 2008