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Twelve Dolls of Christmas 2014 - Part 1



Dare I attempt this blog tradition that I have so badly broken last year?  I gotta try.  Traditions like promises were meant to be broken, and every so often meant to be brought back to life.  At least that's what I tell myself.




2014 has been such a challenging year for me.  I feel that I owe it to myself to catch my breath before the year is over and appreciate the things that have always brought me happiness: dolls.  Ergo the attempt to do a Twelve dolls of Christmas for 2014.

Quite frankly, I've had many moments of the blues in the past few months.  I didn't even want to play with dolls.  Then I went to the toy collector's show that my partner and I go to every year in November.  By the end of it, I had picked up a baggie lot of Francie outfits.  Who knew a ziploc bag of old shit can make someone super happy.  Well, I was super happy!  I went home and cleaned a couple of old doll clothes.  The next day I simply had to redress Francie.  Suddenly, all is right with the world.


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Growin' Pretty Hair Francie dolls in First Formal and The Entertainer

Pictured above are two of the outfits that I found in the purchased bag of clothes that were in good condition.  They just needed a bit of cleaning.  Francie always knows how to sucker me back into loving her!  It seems only appropriate that I continue a blog tradition with her featured.

Happy Thursday!


Comments

  1. Hi, great pictures of your Francie twins! I love these two outfits, they look as new! The sleigh is a great accessory :-).

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  2. So glad that you posted these pictures and shared your story. Your fellow collectors can empathize.

    There is just something about Francie and her friends that I love, but can't really put my finger on. I just picked up a baggie Casey, popped her into a Fashion Avenue casual outfit (Lime Beauty) that arrived about the same time, and just smiled.

    Your pictures capture this fun so well. The one with First Formal is particularly nice; I love Francie being caught up in the lights. Looking forward to more photos!

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  3. Great to see you back. Your photos are gorgeous, as are the Francie outfits you found! xo Jennifer

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  4. One są wprost prześliczne! moja zazdrość jak stąd do księżyca!

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