An American Girl Doll Story

An American Girl Doll Story

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thrift Store Finds!

Yesterday, I went to the thrift store and I found and saw some pretty awesome stuff! I got a ton of AG stuff (alright, maybe not a ton, but still a lot!)
                       First, I got Ginger, the cat! I've always loved her unique eye patch and her appearance, but I never got the chance to get her, and now that she is retired, I considered it a pretty lucky find! She wasn't new in her box or anything, but I think she is nearly in mint condition, looking as though she had rarely been played with or was maybe once a collector's item in their collection.                                    
This picture is pretty strange looking, I know, but It is to give you an idea of her fur texture. It feels similar to Licorice's fur texture, so it is nothing new or different. The coloring is though, which is SO cute!
Sorry for the shadow, but this is her tail! It, like Licorice's tail is wire and can bend into countless positions.
One more pic of her face!
The next item.......
SANDY THE DOG!!! Yep, that's right, Kailey's dog Sandy! He is pretty rare, I think, so I nearly screamed - well, I guess I did scream when I saw him. He isn't obviously AG at first glance, so everyone looking for AG stuff passed by him without even looking!
His bandana is SO cute and yes, it is sewn on. They used three different fur types, which I think is just great, and it shows how much attention to detail they put in back then! (They still do, but this dog is over the top!)
His paws are bendable and made of wire, which is great - flexibility is always a plus! Not only that, but one of his front paws actually, if pressed, makes him bark. However, to replace the batteries, you have to rip his seams apart, so I will not use this feature too often as I don't want to go through all that seam-ripping trouble. XD
His (or I guess it's a her - I am NOT good with keeping track of hims and hers when writing about animals XD), bandana is framed in a beautiful AG logo that I've never seen before.

His unique face with little eyebrows, tiny freckles, and everything!
Full image of her! She is quite big and dwarfs Ginger and most of the other cats and dogs (the only one who is bigger than him are my 2 horses and Garnet the calf) 

I also purchased the Jess book because it is one of the only ones not in my collection, and I've never really read this book all the way through! I absolutely love AG books and if anyone is interested I could give a tour of my AG book shelf!
I also got a........CHRISTMAS TREE! I've wanted one for forever and I finally got one! I am so excited for the holiday season so that I can do plenty of photostories and other activities with it! This picture isn't great of it, but it'll look great this holiday season!

It is considerably taller than Jasmine, which is perfect, because rarely is the child taller than their family's Christmas tree! XD
Here is Jasmine with Sandy & Ginger! The 3 of them look great together!

That is what I got! I am so happy with my purchases and there was a lot to choose from. They had a AG doll craft, but they still sold it at Michaels where the box isn't dented in so I decided not to buy it! XD They also had Josefina & Julie, though Julie's hair was cut all choppy and I felt so sorry for her I almost wanted to purchase her just so that I could fix her up, but she was $74!!! I thought that was crazy. Josefina looked beautiful though and wore a red snowflake MAG Christmas dress. I barely recognized her with her hair all down and combed! There was a Bitty Baby stroller, a Bitty Twin blonde haired girl, and a AG Tees & Accessories craft set which I almost got, but all the shirts had been decorated and it was missing stuff all for $25 which I considered a lot for something like that. The non-AG thing was a Karito Kids doll new in box, but she was $74 too and I didn't think that that seemed worth it, well I did, but my parents didn't and besides, I didn't have $74 to spend anyway! XD They lastly had a few MA & OG dolls that were sadly naked, but I couldn't  buy them to fix them up (I didn't have that to spend). There was also a doll of a different brand dressed up in jeans and Molly's striped pj shirt. I didn't purchase the doll just for the shirt, because the pants weren't with it and I
 didn't think it was such a great deal as the doll was $9. (I know, an expensive thrift store when it comes to dolls XD)
Anyway, I am so happy with my purchase and so thankful! I don't think that I could've found better things to purchase and I am excited because they have given me photostory inspiration (though the cameras are dead XD)
Note: If the pictures in this don't show up at all or don't show up right, it is because I'm experimenting with pictures from my mom's new Iphone. Please give feedback on how the pictures show up (or don't show up XD).


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