Transcript - growing up with the collection
Museum: Your parents tell me you helped to start all of this with your doll collection. What's your story?
Julie: Well I started collecting dolls and just went from there.
Museum: How old were you when you got your first collectable doll?
Julie: I was working, probably 18, when I got my first real collectable doll. Before that I loved dolls as a child. Then I started working and started to buy more expensive ones.
Museum: Do you still have a collection at home?
Julie: Only a small one. I spend my money on holidays now.
Museum: What do you think of your parents' collection?
Julie: Oh, it's good. Yeah. It gives them something to do.
Museum: And the grandkids?
Julie: They love it. They've grown up with it. They were tiny babies who've grown up with it, they've never known any different.
Museum: Do you think it's given them more of a sense of history?
Julie: Probably, yeah. They're sort of, you know, probably like me, appreciate it and if they see something they'll tell Nan and Pop.
Museum: Are you always on the lookout for them?
Julie: I'm always on the lookout, yeah. Everywhere. I'll be driving past a farm or if my husband and I go to a clearance sale we end up buying them things.
Museum: Is there anything that you'd really like to get in to collecting?
Julie: I'm probably a bit like them, I've got all bits and pieces. I've always liked old houses and old furniture.
Museum: What is it about it them that you like?
Julie: I don't know. Just new houses and new things have never done anything for me. Some people hate old, just like new, but I like the older style.