My name is Maria Joela and I am an avid vintage doll collector.  I have been collecting
dolls for over 10 years and my most favorite doll of all is Giggles - The Happiest Doll in
the World.

I have tons of Giggles dolls in my collection.  I found my very first Giggles at a thrift
store for $2 and I have been a fan ever since.  Most of my Giggles came from doll
shows, antique shops, flea markets, and of course Ebay.  I like to restore them to their
previous glory by cleaning them inside and out, restoring their giggle mechanism,
styling their hair, and dressing them up.


I also have a few Brazilian Giggles dolls named Gui-Gui.  I bought most of my Gui-Giu
dolls from my friend, Fernando in Brazil.  He has an impressive collection of all original
Gui-Gui dolls.  He is avid collector as well and loves restoring dolls.  He  was nice
enough to let me adopt some of his precious girls.  I am hoping to adopt more in the
near future.  He also provided most of the Gui-Gui info that is contained in this website.
Be sure to check out pictures of Fernando's dolls.

My family did not have a lot of money growing up so I never got to play with dolls.  Now I
am making up for lost time :)  Collecting and restoring dolls gives me a feeling of joy
and happiness and Giggles with her infectious laugh makes it all the more fun for me.  I
just love her to pieces!

I hope that you enjoy my website and visit it often. I would love to hear from other Giggles collectors. There are lots of pictures to look at, so please be patient while they load. Also, please take a moment to sign my guest book and let me know what you think. Thanks and Happy Doll Collecting!