Girls and dolls – two things that just go together. In our family, we have three generations of females and dolls.
Back in the 1950’s, my prized possession was my walking doll, Patsy. She went everywhere with me. My Mom and Aunt made her clothes and bedding. We were a team, Patsy and me.
In the 1970’s, my daughter received a Cabbage Patch doll named Callie as a gift. My Mother was a seamstress extraordinaire and made that doll a wardrobe to be envied by the fashion industry. The clothes were all coordinated and beautifully sewn. My granddaughter still plays with her occasionally.
Although my granddaughter enjoys the Cabbage Patch doll, the doll of her dreams is Alicia, an American Girl Doll, that she has had for seven years now. Alicia has some American Girl friends including Felicity and Elizabeth, but when it comes to which one is the favorite it is Alicia.
Alicia is special. She’s been to Monticello, Mount Vernon, Saratoga Springs, Cooperstown – she goes where my granddaughter goes.
American Girl has a great line of dolls and accessories. They are expensive but are of a high quality and last a long time.
If the American Girl line is out of your price range, which I can certainly understand, there are other options for 18″ dolls available at box stores that are very similar. Stores like Michaels also have a pretty good line of accessories like shoes that fit an 18″ doll.
I supplement their wardrobes by sewing for the dolls of today as well as the historical dolls. The smile on my granddaughter’s face when she receives a new outfit is worth every hour of sewing.
I’m not sure who little boys talk to about all the things in their lives (I need to ask my grandson), but girls have a wonderful friend who listens to all of their concerns and dreams – their doll. If these three dolls could talk, what stories they could tell.
Patsy and Callie rest most of the time now, but Alicia is a busy girl. Camping season is here, and Alicia loves to camp. Save your dolls, you never know who may want to play with them in the future.
Granddaughter and Dolls: “Dolls are just hard to beat.”
Linked to Grandparent’s Say It Saturday.