Here's a picture of my Ikea cabinet in my bedroom, where I store a few of my Chatty Cathy dolls:
I got my first Chatty when I was 4 years old, Christmas Eve, 1964:
I've always loved dolls and the new dolly smell! I kept my Chatty carefully in her box, and she moved with me when I got married in 1982, and spent many years in a closet until 2002, when I rediscovered Chatty all over again on eBay. I have 20+ Chatties; I've never counted them. I've met quite a few good friends through doll groups online, and I also opened a little boutique for designing and sewing clothes for the dolls, which you can see on my web site:
http://www3.telus.net/Houben/ Chatty has been a joy to collect. 2009 is a special year for her, as she is turning 50!