About the collectors and the collection!
How it all started!
We had originally started collecting Sylvanian Families back when I was just 3-4yrs old. They were in a little toy shop not far from home. They had a wonderful display of the original houses and the famous green furniture sets. My Mum and Grandmother both got me my first family - The Evergreen Bears. I've kept them all this time, safe and sound, so they didn't get destroyed. I had a cute little Shoe House (like the story of the Lady Who Lived in a Shoe) that I would use to house all the furniture. I'd carry the little grey bear girl around with me everywhere! She would come out of the Boot house with us to go shopping with us in the car, shops etc. And then have a nap like I did afterwards. I didn't take it to school because other kids would try and play with it, which I didn't like. Plus teachers didn't approve of bring toys to school. She would go home with Mum til later on in the day to meet me again when she picked me up.
As the years went on, I used the same furniture in new houses I got, as I've always loved little things like that. And of course - collecting! I had put them away around teenage-years, and forgotten about them. When one day a few years ago, somehow we stumbled upon them again, and had to find out what the name of the Brand was, so we see what had happened to them. We found the name Sylvanian Families, along with the American Calico Critters, and we were both so happy they still existed! There was so many more sets and families since we last bought/saw them! And of course homes!
My Mum (Christine) and I (Kirstie) decided to start collecting them again together. And here we are! After many years, several spending sprees at ToyWorld, Bridges Bros, Myers, Online Stores in Australia and overseas and many many auctions on Ebay later, we have our Village :)
Hiya! I'm Kirstie :3 A girl in her 30's who lives in Australia. I love Sylvanian Families, have done since I was little and got my first figures from the Grey Bear Evergreen's Family and some furniture. I also love collecting a lot of things - including Disney, Anime Figures, Gaming Figures, Hello Kitty, Monster High Dolls, MLP, Pokemon and many more :)
I also love video games, with my main one being World of Warcraft. I've been playing that since Feb 2005. Ragnarok Online holds a special place in my heart aswell. Of course 3DS/PS4/Xbox 360/Wii U too.
I'm also into Lolita Fashion. Now for those who don't know what that is, its a Japanese Street Fashion based on the Rococo/Victorian Era, but with a modern twist. A few of my friends and I get together every month or so, and go to something old-timey. Like the Opera, Historical places, the markets, movies, do some crafts etc :) Something that was done in the 18th century since that's what the fashion is based on.