I've unintentionally begun a "dolls from foreign lands" collection.. it started when i was six and Aunty Merril sent me a doll from Bangkok who is sadly looking worse for wear but lives quite happily on a shelf with other hapless creatures. Over the past few op-shopping visits i've added a few more. For some reason i'm drawn to the odd characters, the great fabrics in the costumes and the forlorn quality as they age. Old Gertie (in the middle) even looks a wee bit mad.
And in other op-shop buys i grabbed this nightie ($3) more for the fabric (lovely fine cotton) but now that i've hung it up it seems quite a fetching style, maybe a shorter hemline though.