of Mint Tulip's Garden Tea Party
This is just a brief
history of this website and my love for SS.
In the summer of 1995 I was
home from college and was cleaning out the attic (Actually it was not my
choice but you get the idea!) When I was cleaning the attic I found
all of my dolls from when I was a little girl. There were around 20 dolls
total. There were also some of the accessories like the snail cart and
Flitterbit. I kind of reminisced and put them back in my room on display.
I had no intention of collecting them at this point. A few days later my
mom and I were in a Thrift Store and I was looking through the toys and
spotted a bag of dolls. I showed my mom and she said we should get it
because they were totally clothed and had their pets. We kept looking and
found two more bags of dolls. I ended up with another 20 or so dolls that
day. My collection of dolls was growing.
Several weeks later when I
was back in school and supposed to be studying I decided to see if my
dolls were worth anything. My father had just introduced me to Ebay and I
was buying junk. (Like toe rings and costume jewelry). I typed in
Strawberry Shortcake and WHAM I got hit with a tone of stuff. I almost
fainted when I found out how much my Plum Puddin doll was worth. I also
found out that I had the Berry Princess!!! (I didn't even know she was a
Strawberry Shortcake. I think it was the last doll I got and buy that time
I was getting a little old for dolls.) I had been given all of the regular
issue dolls when I was a kid and still had them all. I also still had all
the international dolls except one. That one doll was Mint Tulip. I
immediately changed my Ebay id to mintulip and started exclusively biding
on Strawberry Shortcake items. My ID is now Mintberrykin.
At the same time that I was
learning about the Strawberry Shortcake items I created this website just
for fun. Looking back on it there were so many errors. (Fortunately I know
a lot more about the dolls now and have corrected them all! LOL) As I have
learned more about the dolls and about programming in HTML I have updated
this site. This update in January of 2001 is the largest update to date.
The site was down for half a year because of the amount of work I put into
this site. I hope everyone reading this has enjoyed my site and I
hope that you will visit frequently!