Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Twelve Dolls of Christmas 2014 - Part 4

Short Flip Hair Francie

I just got her last night.  She is definitely a must share Francie doll.  Beautiful coloring all over, which is not the easiest to find these days.  Yes her waist is a bit swingy but at least it swings.  Her knees bend three times as it should and her face-up is just absolute perfection!  Can you tell I'm excited?  Her hair needs some styling.  The original curls are there but they were poofed up.  I tried taming them quickly yesterday but I've never had a Francie doll with this hair style and I'm not sure what curl goes where.  I'll have to try again another time.  In the mean time, her new doll family welcomes her home.  As I've mentioned in the past, Francie tends to be associated with Christmas in my house since I first got one.  I'm glad this one found its way home to spend the holidays with me!

Seven more days till Christmas!
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Twelve Dolls of Christmas 2014 - Part 3

"Lady Lee"
Madame Alexander doll

Madame Alexander dolls have always been one of my great temptations.  Each year I glance at lots of pretty ones at the doll show or the toy show.  Each year I pass up on them.  This year, one finally called out to me to take her home.

Meet my very first Madame Alexander doll, Lady Lee.  She's got one of those cute distant stares that tells me she's a daydreamer, perfect for visions of sugar plum fairies, nutcrackers and mouse kings!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twelve Dolls of Christmas 2014 - Part 2

Joyous Celebration Poppy Parker with M&M Nutcracker

What's a Christmas line-up without a nutcracker or two making an appearance?  This one in particular is quite taken with one of my Poppy Parker dolls.  I must say that she's looking rather elegant in a dress that very much resembles a ball gown made for Francie in the Japanese market back in the 60's.  Poppy has always reminded me of Francie though they look nothing alike.  I suppose one reason is that Poppy's storyline takes place in Francie's time.

....It looks like Poppy is just as taken with the orange M&M nutcracker....Or maybe she's just craving chocolate?