This year for Christmas, in addition to some other non-doll related items and a beautiful Christmas photo card, I received the following delightful gifts from my dear friend, Debra R., who resides several states away. I couldn't have purchased better gifts for myself had I done the shopping.
(Note that the descriptions provided herein are for my purpose and for the benefit of those who appreciate detail. For documentation purposes, I will transfer this information onto my doll inventory Excel spreadsheet, along with the current value, not included here. This is a ritual I have conducted since 2008 after each doll acquisition, intended to help me remember what I have as well as to aid family who may need to properly dispose of my dolls someday.)
|Holiday Ann is an approximately 10-inch all-resin, fully-jointed doll by Miss Martha's Originals All God's Children. Underneath her red felt coat that has a white furry collar, Ann wears a white satin sleeveless dress and matching panties. Her white socks and black T-strap shoes are molded on. Her molded black curls are accented with white satin ribbons. Held with a white satin ribbon around Ann's neck, is a white faux fur muff to keep her hands warm. Appropriately representing a young girl of about 8 or 9 years, Ann has recently lost her left upper lateral incisor. This adds to her appealing character face. I look forward to displaying Ann with the two Miss Martha's Originals that were birthday gifts from my dear friend this year.|
|This chaise lounge was certainly a surprise as well as the bracelet (not shown) that was tucked inside.|
|The snow leopard-print cushioned top of the chaise opens up to serve as a jewelry box. There is a deep compartment on the left and an area to store a row of rings on the right. It also has a mirror underneath the top.|
|The chaise is perfect for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie to relax after performing in Ailey's Revelations to the tune of "Wade in the Water." (AAADTB was not a gift from Debra.)|
|Precious wanted to take a close-up picture to show the detail of her brown painted eyes and molded nose and mouth.|
Is an Expression
and a Messenger
|In this image, if you click on it to enlarge, you may be able to read Santa's list.|
After seeing and reading the text on the following image shared by a Facebook "friend" on Christmas day, I immediately thought of Debra.
Thank you, once again, Debra R., for being one of my dearest friends and confidantes for over a dozen years and counting (I've lost track of the exact year we met, but I know a dozen covers it).
I love you like a real sister,
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