So after requesting and viewing additional photos of Madame Alexander's circa 1965 Leslie ballerina in blue, I "allowed" my daughter to purchase the doll as my birthday gift. :-)Me: Oh here we go again (earlier in the month she'd asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day). How much are you spending? I saw something for $__ that interests me, but that doesn't include shipping and I need to see more pictures of it before I decide I really want it.Daughter: I'll get that. Send me the link.Daughter: Oh lord. You're so indecisive (she'd just read the "before I decide I really want it" part of my answer).I see where I get it from.Me: I know. It's the nature of a Gemini, but you are far worse than I have ever been!Will let you know if I want this or something else later today.
|Doll gifts from Linda as an expression of her appreciation|
One of the dolls Linda sent is a circa 1970s, 15-inch fashion doll (with shag hairstyle) made in Hong Kong, the other a souvenir doll from Puerto Rico. The souvenir doll holds a woven straw handbag with floral accents that match those at the waist of her dress.
The '70s fashion doll is adorned with rhinestone earrings, necklace, and bracelet that are appropriate for her more mature look. I replaced the blue gingham dress and bonnet she arrived wearing with Dena's yellow dress and shrug, which better complement the jewelry. Her new look is completed by a pair of black flats that I had on hand.
|70s girl shows off her shag 'do and her curves.|
While others delight in a variety of other things to purchase for themselves or to receive as gifts, dolls are my thing. For any occasion, give me a doll--a non-porcelain brown or black doll created as a positive reflection of black beauty--and I'm happy, especially during a time when I have chosen not to buy them for myself.