Although I am child of the 80s, I did manage to squeeze my birth in during 1979 so I love to say that I was born in the 70s. For some reason, the 60s and 70s have always been an era that I am drawn to. I love watching classic TV shows based during that time and I jumped all over the 70s fashion trend that sort of came back for a little while. I love scoring thrift shops for 70s themed household items and patterns. I love the Brady Bunch.
When I happened to come across an American Girl catalogue as an adult, you can imagine my excitement when I saw they had a girl from the 70s. Julie immediately went onto my virtual "doll I want" list before I even had any idea I would actually be a collector.
When the BeForever line was released, I wasn't the hugest fan of Julie's bright new outfit. I can see why younger girls would really like it, but for me, I prefer the classic Julie that first entered the AG world.
I was fortunate to find a Classic Julie on Ebay, brand new, for a tiny bit cheaper (free shipping!) on Ebay so she joined the Cozy Comforts doll family last spring. It's taken me ages to get her photos up, but here they are!
The girls have an absolute field day with package peanuts. I keep a big box of it so on days where I have to get things done, I dump it out and they pretend it's snowing. ;)
I love the Josefina face mold, so that was another feature that drew me to Julie.
I love that moment when you first see an American Girl doll for the first time. I'm not sure what it is, but it could be that I see so many photos of them online, that when I see them in person, it's really satisfying.
Here's Julie out an about on one of my Autumn photo shoots.
Her hair is gorgeous!
My only compliant with her is that her eyes can be a bit difficult to photograph in certain light. I have to do some editing in Photoshop to make them stand out a bit as otherwise, they can look a little too dark and void.
Not quite the shoes I'd recommend for climbing fences, but she did pretty well. ;)
I miss this warm fall weather and the spectrum of colors that are everywhere.
I had an audience during the photo shoot. :)
I miss the warm sun!
Julie loves the farm. She loves the sound of the trees and creek which is off to her left.
Overall, I'm so happy to have this Julie doll. The braid will probably go soon, but she is such a cutie pie. I'm excited to add some of her other clothing pieces to my collection, but probably will not add too many accessories or furniture. I love her bed, but don't know where I'd put it, so we probably won't get it. As of now, the only other Julie item I have is her Calico dress.
What do you guys think of her? I know some of you probably already have her!
Today is Marten Luther King Jr. day and we have the day off from work and school. I wish every weekend was a 3 day weekend!
I am trying to reflect on peace and equality today in memory of a man with a beautiful heart and spirit who we are lucky enough to have had spreading his soulful message on this Earth.
In the meantime, happy doll collecting!
Talk to you soon.