Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends,
Guess what I found at Goodwill this past Sunday on my way home from Church at Flatland?
Two Madame Alexander 18inch dolls with a face sculpt I don't think I've ever seen before?! How exciting!! Since my daughters very first 18inch doll Calla was a Madame Alexander, I have a soft spot in my heart for them.
I got a couple other amazing finds at Goodwill Sunday too... You can see them in this photo. It appears some little girl must've outgrown dolls and she donated them all, accessories and everything, to Goodwill. Lucky for me!!
Even though it's a face sculpt I'd never seen before, they both had the same one... So obviously my first thought was to make them over as twin dolls and to send one to Frann!! She and I have several twin dolls now and so it's become something I love to do.
I got them for only $1.00 each! Their outfits alone were probably worth that. In fact you may notice that the one with reddish/pink hair is wearing a robe and not what she came home from Goodwill in. Well that's because, loving her outfit like I did, I stole it immediately when I got home and put it on someone else. Hahaha. Yes, that's right. If you come to live in the Doll House all clothes are community property! *giggles*
Here they are looking at each other... I am sure they were a bit disoriented from having been given away to Goodwill and might've been a tiny bit worried about their prospects when they were laying forlornly on the counters of Goodwill. Good news for them? They are in for a rather posh life as dolls of an adult collector. I always kind of get a kick out of my doll rescues because it's almost like my Doll House is a bit of a retirement home. Right? A soft place to land for dolls who've served their time in the toy box, that's the Doll House.
Although I don't know what they'll think about getting their hair chopped off! It'll be grand though when they are twins!
The doll with the reddish hair really really needs a new wig.... However, the brownette's hair seems to be in pretty good shape. So I am not sure if I want to cut it all off? Perhaps I'll get a brown wig in a similar style? I'll ask Frann what she thinks when I talk to her on Saturday. It's so fun doing doll projects together after all!
Well, I better run!
Back soon to tell you about the other amazing things I got at Goodwill that day!