The main collection. I put my Truly Me dolls (formerly Just Like You) on the shelf since they won't be played with a whole lot... So on the top shelf is my Samantha, Lily (24), Marianna (28), Emma who is a Play Wonder doll, Felicity- she's in delicate condition :(, Charlie (13), Matilda (17), Taylor (22) and Isabella as Avril Lavigne. Then Ivy, McKenna, Gwen (she's new to us!) Molly, Emily, Ruthie, Kit, Kaya on the back row. Lindsey, Saige, with Marie- Grace behind her, Addy, Caroline, Cecile, Nellie and Samantha again.
my customs Lil Will, Mack, Carlo, and Jeanette.
my messy shelf with my other dolls and Bitty Twins..
This is just a picture where I keep their clothes organized and stuff. I am going to redo it soon probably with my wicker set and get rid of the wooden chair we will see.
Now for the past couple of weeks I think I have found some great yard sale deals. I think the weekend before last I went to a yard sale and found a few TLC beds for a really irresistible price. My daughter won't play with the beds I don't think and I have already unassembled the doll house so I have no where to put them but to fix them up and keep them as collectors or give them to another girl to enjoy? We will have to see.
a non AG dining set its missing a spoke but its not noticable if there is a doll using it :) Great for my Thanksgiving display don't you think?
Felicity's sampler I was told this was the best find like almost ever ;)
Moon and Stars trundle oops they had it with Samantha's bedding but SCORE :)
and Kit's bed.
Then after that last Thursday I found a Craigslist ad for another yard sale. I emailed my husband would we dare after the last one? YES we dared! I actually sold my Our Generation Camper and Kitchen to save money to go to Nashville for the grand opening this week of the new American Girl store but I asked ahead and they didn't have the retiring Caroline items I wanted... so I opted for this instead.... Kirsten's kittens, Molly's tap outfit, Nutmeg Julie's bunny, a birthday cake, Chrissa's picnic table and bench and beautiful Gwen! I so wanted to get more but I was restraining myself. I was pouting that Julie had a little more TLC than what I wanted for a collectors doll and Kirsten which was absolutely almost flawless but she was a newer version and I so want to get the Pleasant Company version where its truly from when I grew up and dreamed of owning her and Samantha.
The doll beds may all need a little TLC, bedding or mattress which is okay by me since I know on our budget we couldn't hope for something nicer... So check your yard sale sites, check your bookoo, check your Craigslist and Freecycle once , twice and you will find dolls and other items within your budget like me!