Gift Exchange With Jane Chérie

Hello blog friends!!How's the weekend? How's the weather there? Me, doing well, though being accompanied by thunder ringing now, in a joyful mood, is sharing with you my first gift exchange experience with a wonderful blog friend, Jane Chérie.

Jane's blog link is:

Jane is one of my earliest blog followers and of course she's into miniature, dolls and Sylvanian families too. Her blog always inspires me so much. Not only will you see her beautiful collection of all kinds of toys, but you are also introduced about toy manufacturers and other information. Thank you so much Jane! When we communicated with each other about this gift exchange through email, I felt that you are so nice and friendly and thoughtful. When I got your package and immediately opened it, I was surprised that you sent me so many things. I was so so so excited and grateful and ran to my computer writing thank you note to you...and it was funny, like you already knew, I was super excited and kept pressing the wrong button on the keyboard so you got two blank emails from me before the real one.

Here is what Jane sent me: Wow!!! They are too many to appear in one scene. She sent me a little Pullip doll, two Re-ment boxes, a pet cat, a cute Disney pin, a very cute outfit for little doll, and a plate of delicious fruit salad. I hope I didn't miss counting anything

Here is a group photo taken after I opened all the things. All the furniture is Tomy vintage items that I found on eBay. Betty is the model for this new cute outfit. All other things are from my generous friend Jane.

Jane sent me this gorgeous girl, Craziia, who arrives in Scottish-style outfit. She is so pretty (don't blame me but I think she's prettier than Betty...). Betty is a cute little girl, but Craziia is more eye-catching and delicate. She looks perfect to me. She has big beautiful green eyes and eyebrows. She's my first Pullip so I just know Pullip has eyebrows which I like I lot. Her red lips are so pretty, so is her straight long blond hairs.

Before this post (for sure after I took all the pictures), I checked the Amazon link Jane sent me in the email about Craziia's profile and saw her commercial picture looks like this:

So, again, I made my doll wear her hat in a wrong way (last time was Spencer). HAHAHA. Her jacket looks black in the picture but its actual color is dark green. It's really well-made and beautiful. Also it comes with her scarf (not pictured) which I thought was a purse before seeing the Amazon picture. Oh she's beautiful and cute!! So is her pet cat!! Thank you so much Jane.

Welcome you, Craziia!

And Pullip's stand is a star shape. I didn't know it before. It's so cuteeeeee!!

And Betty appreciates her new outfit. I didn't know where to buy Betty's size of clothes so she were wearing mini Licca doll's outfit (way too big) besides her official one. This outfit set is more than cute. It's art!! I love love love the lion crochet hat and it fits Betty so well. It even helps make her a new hairstyle. Yeah! \(•‿•)/ \ (•‿•)/ \(•‿•)/

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Betty finally got a good friend of her size besides Sylvanian animals.

And they are having a dumpling date! Betty is good at making dumplings (because I taught her). Thanks Jane for offering me this wonderful re-ment dumpling set. I craved for it for a long time. The sauce bottles are so real. So are the dumplings.

Craziia is having some fruit salad from Jane before the dumpling is ready.
And, Craziia, wrong hat again!!! (╯°□°)╯

And I can't believe that Jane sent me this Yokan Jelly which is one of the most popular and hard-to-get box from Re-ment Japanese Wa Sweets. I didn't have anything in this set so I was so grateful and happy to get it. Wa Sweets is one of the most wonderful Re-ment sets in its heyday. 

Another shot:

Dumpling (also called pot sticker??) is ready!

How real the burnt look is!!

Thank you for everything Jane! You are so generous. And most of all, thank you for making the gift exchange work. I am a new blogger and this is my first gift exchange experience so I totally had no idea if it was a good idea. When I first sent Jane an email on Flickr I was thinking about a Re-ment giveaway. I didn't plan an exchange. But Jane responded me very fast and nicely offered an exchange opportunity. I am so lucky to know you and hope you like what I sent you too.
And my dear readers, like what I said, I am a new blogger. I appreciate very much of your every visit and comment. I especially thank you my top commenters: Jennifer(Plushpussycat), Kyra(Somnium), 小屋(happyvalley littlehouse), Krin(KrinRementLiccaBlog), Hannah(Hannahsminiatyrer), Carry(Carry's Miniature), Sylvanako,Paige(SylvanianLiving), and of course, Jane(Jane Chérie). And many others.


  1. Thank you dear Chloe for writing such a beautiful and detailed review of my gifts. I am so glad you liked the gift exchange and I am surprised I am your first because you are my first too :D I think Craziia is way more beautiful in your pictures than she could ever be in mine! It's hard taking photos of Little Pullip dolls because of their shiny face but you did really good. So happy that Betty got a new friend now! ^_^ Your Tomy kitchen is fabulous! Did the furniture belong to a particular dollhouse? And is that your new diorama background/wall? I think it looks really good! The floor is lovely and the wall looks real! Thanks again for writing about our gift exchange! I took some pics of your items but I have yet to put them in a display! (argh I am so slow!)

    1. Aw Craziia is perfect thank you so much! Betty says thank you too. The Tomy kitchen is random used items that I found on eBay. I like their 'modern' look thought it's vintage. I used to use them for sylvanian families but now they belong to Betty and Craziia. If you are interested you can type in 'Tomy vintage furniture' in the search box and eBay will give you a bunch.

      Thank you for your sweet words about the diorama. It's just the old one. The white wall you see is the base board and it has wall paper up to them. But little dolls don't need tall walls. This diorama has a small base so I will only use them for small dolls and sylvanians. It's too small for Blythe. :D

  2. :) thank you for your kind word! I really enjoy reading your blog!
    You've received so lovely gifts! Craziia is so beautiful, the Scottish outfit fits perfectly. The dumpling looks so real and yummy :D.
    Gift exchanges alwasys make so much fun!

    1. Yes it's so fun and inspiring. So Kyra, if you ever want a gift exchange feel free to let me know. :D

  3. I am not playing dolls (only playing re-ment) but very much love to see the set up of yours with your beautiful dolls! The dolls are so fit with the re-ment miniatures! Really enjoy your pictures very much :)

    1. Thanks a lot Carry. I really enjoy your pictures too and look forward to see your new scene. You always did great job mix Re-ment and Sylvanian families.

  4. Thank you for sharing your first Gift Exchange with us. Can absolutely sense your happiness in finding both a wonderful friend for Betty as well as yourself. Both girls look to be having so much fun and enjoying those delicious looking dumplings :)

    1. Thanks so much Jay. Yes the Re-ment dumpling set made me crave for eating real dumplings. lol...

  5. Wow! What fantastic gifts, Chloe! You two had an amazing swap! Both of you were so generous with each other. Enjoy your new gifts and your new friendship! xo Jennifer


  6. All of your new gifts look lovely! That lion hat is just adorable, and the dumplings look so real it's making me hungry! I looove dumplings. I'm always happy to comment here, I love to read all of your posts! :))

    1. Thank you so much Paige. I love to read yours too and I'm glad to have a chance sharing hobby with so many wonderful people.