This morning, the Hubbo went off on his usual weekend garage sale forays and came home with a mother's day present for me: an American Girl doll, replete with a couple of outfits, the loom, 2 wonderful wood chairs and various vases and goodies. Josefina! She is simply the most beautiful AG doll I've seen, even prettier than Elizabeth or Kim. Black hair in a braid, oh she is lovely!
So, me being me, I asked if there were any other AG dolls and he thought that there were 2 others. Back the two of us went and I got Molly and the now-discontinued Samantha. Lots of clothing, both contemporary and period. All of this for a pinch more than the price of just one AG doll. Whoo hoo. So here's my haul:
Molly and Millie Lillie (my original knock-off doll):
Samantha and Josefina together and Sam by herself:
Some of the accoutrement that came with the girls:
And then, to top it off, we wandered into a sale in Chatham and found this adorable little chest:
Is this a coup or what! So we got home and I immediately cast on some sock yarn to make Josie a pretty lace shawl. Clearly they all need lace shawls. And then Miss P and the Principessa Rose need some, too.
These dolls are for me. Can you imagine a 65 year old broad owning and dressing dolls? I've gone over the furry edge, but they are charming, and very pretty, and when the grandgirls visit, they can play with them.
It was a lovely day to share with the Hubbo, and then I plopped on the couch in the afternoon southern and western light, and took a delicious nap. A most wonderful day. Yeah, the Hubbo!
Caffeine Girl - The truth is that I always thought that adult women with dolls were wacko. Um, not. The adult women in the family are entranced with these dolls and their clothing. And I'm talking about the ones who are so totally not into kids and dolls. There's something about these dolls that evokes a childhood that nobody ever had. Well, whatever! I'm entranced & the Hubbo is bemused by it all. He sees it as a financial coup. OK, I'm just a little kid at heart. You win.
CathyR - Are we in our second childhood? It seems to me that it's much better the second time around!
Sharon - That sounds good: I'm officially a doll collector. Now I need to buy a bigger house for all this junque!