|Ignore the bright pink wall. I was going through an interesting stage when my parents painted my old bedroom for me.|
I'll start out with my American Girl dolls. My first one was Kit, who I received for Christmas 2001 when I was six from my mother's side of the family. How did I decide on Kit first? Well way back when my town's public library was having a raffle for the newest American Girl to encourage kids to read. Well I was a little bookworm and loved reading and visiting the library (what kid didn't?). I'm guessing that was my first exposure to American Girl as I only have an older brother and no girl cousins. Well I read and read furiously so I could enter my name numerous times for Kit. Long story short, my name wasn't picked and I didn't get Kit from the library. Well my Mom, Grandma, and Aunt all felt bad for me and bought her for me for that Christmas. Well to be honest I don't remember any of this so this is more of my mom's story. Kit was never my favorite from what I can remember, Felicity filled that role.
Now Felicity I do remember getting! I took my first trip to New York City and American Girl Place in 2004 for my 9th birthday. Well I went in dead set on getting Felicity and I did! At that time she was only available on AG's website and in the stores. Felicity was my favorite growing up and she's still one of my favorites now. She's what encouraged my love for history and when I was younger I was obsessed with colonial America and read everything I could about it. I also believe she was what fostered my love for red heads, and I've been dying my dishwater blonde hair red since I was 13.
Kirsten I bought sometime before Josefina with my own money. Sadly I didn't really have any interest in her when I was little so I didn't have anything from her collection besides herself and her accessories. I say sadly because now she's my favorite, besides Felicity, thanks for my love of Scandinavian culture. So now I'm paying eBay prices for her collection.
Josefina I got on my second trip to AGNY and I also loved her a lot when I was younger and still do. I love her stories and personality, clothes, and culture. Out of all the historical girls she's the one I relate to most personality wise, though I haven't read any of the main girls' stories past Kaya. And I also haven't read them as an adult, so maybe that's changed but I highly doubt it. Like Josefina I've always been gentle, shy, and soft spoken. I'm also an animal lover too!
I also have Elizabeth and JLY 4 but have no real emotional attachment to them. I plan on selling them and what I have for them because I'd like to get Addy, Kaya, and Rebecca for my collection eventually.
Here's a quick picture from my Disney collection. This is only a small part of it. Ariel's my favorite princess, so naturally I have the most merch of her. I have a lot more dolls of other princesses though. I love Disney as much as I do dolls!
|My MH collection and a couple of random stragglers.|
So there you have it! Those are my main collections but I'm always open to adding different lines to my overall doll collection. My first review will actually be about the new Pinkie Cooper line!