Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!
After church yesterday I stopped by Goodwill... You know me, if I am in neighborhood I totally have to stop in and check for dolls or doll sized items!
Who did I find but Lauryce! She is a Heart For Hearts doll. They don't make these lovely little dolls anymore sadly... So the only source now are secondary market sources. On eBay they usually go for quite a bit because they aren't produced anymore... So... All these things made her quite the thrift store score because she was only $1.99!!
She had to have belonged to an adult collector because she has most of her original "Meet Outfit"! Even her shoes, which is very rare in a second hand doll at thrift store!
I took these photos without cleaning her up at all but honestly, she's like brand new! Her little dress still had the stitch that held it down in the box still there and so she has never been removed from this outfit!
I love her story... She is from New Orleans post-Hurricane-Katrina. This is her story:
I borrowed it from the description on a website that used to sell her.... I really like her little story because my kin on my Daddy's side are all from Alabama and so I spent a goodly amount of my childhood in the South. Louisiana is right next to Alabama and so it's customs and traditions are very similar. So, makes me a bit nostalgic. I think I am going to keep her name as it is, Lauryce is a pretty name.
Here she is with my other HeartForHearts dolls! I love the diversity that was the hallmark of the line... They all "came from" different parts of the world.
And all here is of them with the Corolle doll I just found and cleaned up recently... They are nearly same size but the Corolle doll is a bit smaller.
I took the photos above by just putting one of my tri-fold display boards in the front part of the "yoga studio" I had set up... So when I was done taking photos, I took out the display board and it looked so cute having the HeartForHearts dolls standing in front of the 18inch dolls that I had to take a photo!
Well that's it for now doll friends! It's Monday and time to get back to the weekday grind! Hope this finds you having a fantastic day!
Till next time!