Friday, October 26, 2012
Blast From the Past- American Girl Dolls
Were any of you out there as obsessed with these dolls as I was? I can still remember getting my first catalog randomly in the mail from Pleasant Company in the early 90's, when they still had the original three dolls.
From the beginning I coveted the Samantha doll, although I really loved Kirsten and Molly as well. I remember how in awe I was of their clothes and accessories and how everything was so detailed. Back then you could even buy clothes in your size to match the dolls' outfits.
My parents wouldn't buy me a doll that expensive, so my Mom told me to save my money and buy one for myself. It took me a few years, but I was ecstatic when I finally got her. Since the outfits were pretty pricey, my Mom bought the patterns to make some of Samantha's clothes and surprised me one Christmas with four of her outfits. I'm so lucky that my Mom is an awesome seamstress, because looking at these dresses you'd never believe they didn't come straight from the company.
I still have Samantha and she is still in amazing condition. I even told my Mom this year that I still want to build on my collection, even though the whole Samantha collection was retired several years ago.
To be honest, I'd still like to get several of the other dolls, but I think that's going to be years in the making.
So, did you have any of the American Girl dolls? Which dolls were your favorites?