Are you Kidding me Elves does not Exist?
I am a doll collector and I collect dolls from all around the world of places I or John have been. Each year I have a tendency to collect Santas. More so human size or dwarf size, and rarely little Santas that are not breakable but does not look like cheap stuff dolls. More so porcelain face and strong plastic rubbery hands with sturdy strong boots. Last weekend I looked around my flat and thought wow, where can I put the new Santa I have my eyes on. He would look great in the office standing next to our desk, but than who would really see it. When company come over I like to close the office door. One must have some privacy now and than. Than something hit me. Each year I have a Santa budget, lol, sound funny but I do because Santas are quite expensive in Germany especially the type I am looking for. In the state you can buy one which is on sale for at least $50-$75 if you watch it each week after the New Year. Here in Germany what does not sell goes back in the warehouse and is place back on the floor once the season has come around again.
Than I thought, hey wouldn’t it be nice to have a theme. I am always having theme in “What Sha Cooking” cooking group on Facebook so why not a Christmas theme. I needed Elves! I looked all weekend around for Elves dolls could not find anything and when I did I found fairies. I place in the search engine gnom end up with grass elf and gargals. I typed in elfs dolls, elves dolls, elf puppe, santa helper dolls, and nothing. When I did found what I had in mind, the dolls where located in America from a lady who make them herself. I said forget it, I want about 3 elves and they are going to break the bank when I order from her. I could easily go to the doll houses close by but I know there prices are way high just for normal size dolls. I am in there like every weeks with a big smile on my face. A must stop in when walking in the area:) So I ask John why can’t I find Elves dolls here. He explain to me unlike Santa who was a real man elves are not. It will be easier to find things that have more substance than not in Germany. I said, “aint that some crap.” I need elves to start working on my theme. I could not stomach elves being non existing in Germany beside seeing children stuff toys. Than I ran across wiki:
An elf (plural elves) is a being of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of divine beings (wights, vættir) endowed with magical powers, which they use both for the benefit and the injury of mankind. In medieval Norse mythology, they appear to have been divided into light elves and dark elves, difficult to delineate from the Æsir (gods) on one hand and the dvergar (dwarves) on the other.
In early modern and modern folklore, they become associated with the fairies of Romance folklore and assume a diminutive size, often living mainly in forests but also underground in hills or rocks, or in wells and springs. 19th-century Romanticism attempted to restore them to full stature, making them men and women of great beauty, often depicted as very young.
From their depiction in Romanticism, elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of the published work of J. R. R. Tolkien (especially the posthumous publication of his Silmarillion where Tolkien’s treatment of the relation of light elves, dark elves and dwarves is made explicit).
So now I am on a mission to find dwarf size elves hopefully before December hits. I have reasons for all my dates, lol.