Friday, October 7, 2016

My 18 inch Doll Collection

Hello, and welcome back to the blog!  
It's been a while since my last post, and to be honest, it was hard to get going again, because I didn't know where to start, but I'm back and wanted to share one of my collections with you all.  

As I try to organize my dolls, I figured I'd show you guys what I've accumulated since I started collecting in 2014. 

The photos below are a bit outdated as I have gotten rid of one of those dolls and added 2 additional AG ones, but I still wanted to use these for a blog post, so the photos weren't wasted, (lol) so here they are!


The twins. 
These are two American Girl Elizabeth dolls that I purchase used on eBay in early 2015.  I originally got them for a custom project I wanted to do, but never quite got around to yet. They sort of remind me of Holly and Poppy O'hair from Ever After High.


I got the one on the left first and she was in good condition, except for her wig, wonky sleepy eye that doesn't totally close and red smudge on her nose (which I think is cute.)  The one on the right was second and I couldn't resist her little bob haircut.  Little Button likes to play with these two, so that's partly why I haven't taken their wigs off to customize! (That and just being lazy). ;)


These are the blue-eyed gals.  
I wasn't originally going to get Caroline, but once I found out she was being retired, I figured I better so I didn't regret it later.  I ended up buying her brand new from the AG website while they had a sale for free shipping.  I actually got her at the same time as I got Samantha.  (Hello tax return!) She's a gorgeous doll, but I haven't fully "bonded" with her if that makes sense.  Her hair seems high maintenance.  I can't decide if I want to keep her, but I did a nice photo shoot with her which I will share soon!


The blondes. 
I got Julie in late spring 2015 from an eBay seller.  This was right after the BeForever upgrade and I really wanted a "Classic" outfit Julie.  I got her brand new in box for $99 with free shipping, so I thought that was a good deal! 


Brown eye'd gals.  
Samantha has my favorite hair out of them all. 


Here's my two classic face mold ladies.  
I think I prefer brown eyes with the classic mold. 


Dolls that I purchased "new". 


Historical AG's 


The Josefina molds.  
These three beauties have my favorite of the two molds so far (and I have since added Grace as of Dec last year).



The "others". 
The first is a 2014 Harmony Club doll named Lyric, then there is Journey Girls Meredith and Our Generation Kendra.   I have since sold Lyric as I just didn't bond with her.

Karito Kids!
Araceli (Pita) was the first large doll I bought.  I got both of these gals in used condition on Ebay and they are still some of my favorites. :) I need to repaint Pita's lips at some point and I'm thinking of trying a "downy dunk" with Ingrid's (Zoey) hair to see if I can make it softer again.


Group shot of "the others." :)


Group shot of the whole gang.  
So, since this photo was taken, the only doll I have sold is Lyric.  I have since gotten two more American Girls (Grace and #59) with Lea on the way that I purchased this week!  
I also have a My Life doll in her box still that I would like to do a review on, but I believe she is from 2014 so it would be a "retro-review" at this point. ;) 

Some day I would love to build a larger scale doll house with a kitchen, living area and bedrooms to display everything.  I really like Hannah's AG rooms from Never Grow Up and Flo's from Say Hello to My Little Friend's blog.   I love how they both decorates them and I think it's such a creative way to display your collection.  Lovely! 

As for larger scale accessories, currently, the only things we have are the Our Generation diner (which is amazing!) as well as 2 doll beds.  I would LOVE to build up a larger collection of these things, but it's all about squeezing it into the budget. I really love the musical instruments that AG comes out with, such as the guitar, violin and now Melody's keyboard (squee!!).  My favorite room decor is from Mary Ellen's line.  I love her whole living room set.  I also love most of the BeForever accessories (especially the beds.)

What about you guys?  I know quite a few of you collect larger scale dolls, but do you have a favorite in your own collection? 

Thanks for sticking around during my little hiatus.  I am still backing up photos to my hard drive, but now that my sister's wedding is over, I feel like I have more time to blog again.  Horray!  
I'll post a few photos from her wedding soon.  It was sooo beautiful! :) 

Thanks for reading!
xo Farrah 

10 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you back blogging. You have some really lovely larger dolls, and it is good to see a couple I haven't seen before. I have some of this scale accessories, but just don't have the room to display them at the moment which is really frustrating, but hopefully one day, and before I lose interest! lol ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Serenata! That is so kind of you to say. :) Yes, I also find this scale challenging and currently just have them stored on plastic bins because I just don't have the right space yet to display them. I really do like these scale, though and there are so many adorable accessories and furniture pieces that look quite amazing. How large is your Peggy Sue compared to this sized doll?

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  2. Thanks for sharing your collection. My first American Girl doll was Kiersten[since retired] and is my favorite. I hope Kiersten will come out of retirement one day.
    Marion

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    1. Hi Marion,
      I love Kiersten as well and I totally agree! I have a feeling they will probably bring her back eventually as she was so well loved the first time around. I would love to add her stuff to my collection as well. I love, love, loved her books growing up. :)

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  3. My first American Girl doll was Samantha. I love everything about her. I prefer the original outfits and books. I was thrilled when she was back and out of retirement. I wish they would bring all the retired dolls back again. I love your collection of dolls.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn!
      Samantha is a beautiful doll! I think she has the most gorgeous hair. Her face is adorable. She was tied as my favorite with Kirsten growing up. I hope they bring them back as well. I still have to try to get Addy and Josefina before they go into retirement (which I hope they DON'T).
      Thank you for the sweet comment. :)

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  4. What a lovely collection! I really love those Karito kids! I am seriously thinking about adding one to my collection, I just love their friendly faces :) Also I'm so glad you had fun at your sisters wedding! My sisters wedding was so beautiful and I wish we could do it all over again even though it was stressful!
    -Lydia
    Lydia's Dolls @ http://lydiasdolls.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Thanks Lydia!!
      Her wedding was so beautiful and wonderful that I was so sad that it was over so quickly. I can't wait until she gets her photos back as it will be great to see them all!
      I hope you can get a Karito Kid as well..they are so awesome. :) I really love them and they are so unique. Thanks for the nice comment!
      :)

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  5. I really enjoyed this post. Great pics! And lovely girls.

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