I've mentioned before how much Graceful and Elegant love their dollhouse, which was mine and my sister's when we were kids. Unfortunately, most of the furnishings and all of the people have been lost over the years. We've been filling in the missing pieces for a couple of years, but we neglected to actually get a doll family and the girls were using other toys instead.
This summer, Graceful decided she really wanted an old-fashioned porcelain dollhouse family. Father, mother, sister, brother, baby. Simple enough, right? Wrong. I can now tell you, after searching countless websites, that porcelain dollhouse people are expensive. As in, anywhere from $30 to $70 or more per person. I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to do is spend several hundred dollars on BREAKABLE dolls.
I finally found a vendor on eBay who sells all sorts of dollhouse things. Dolls, furniture, and the most amazing assortment of accessories. All for reasonable prices. I started checking this vendor's listings regularly and eventually found the dolls. As with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I had to acquire each family member individually.
Graceful was THRILLED when she opened the dolls on her birthday last Saturday. There was a loud gasp and then much glee. She immediately named the dolls and spent some time looking at each one intently, trying to come up with the very best name possible. Because once my girls name something, it's named for life.
Let me introduce The Doll Family to you and I hope you enjoy their names as much as I do.
Sir Elliott Percival Doll:
Lady Ada Cleo Doll:
(Cleo is short for Cleopatra)
Sarah Beth Doll
William Bobby Doll
And little LuLu Rosie Doll: