I had been searching for two dolls that have been retired from the American Girl current offerings. I saw them on e-Bay and other website online stores, but they were pricey and I didn’t know the vendors. Nor was I that familiar with purchasing online.
‘I had a serious interest in Josefina Montoya 1824, almost from the start of my “interest” in the American Girl dolls, Josefina caught my attention. Josefina lived on a rancho in the period of 1824. She dreamed of being a healer, and knew she had to be open to new ideas.
Those were my thoughts and dreams when I was younger. When she was released, she wore the outfit you see her in now, but of course, there were accessories. Which I discovered if the doll was next to impossible to find, so were her accessories.
When American Girl launches a doll, they provide her history, her biggest dreams, and tell you about her family, she had a pet goat Sombrita, which I have not found, but this little guy is loving having Josefina here with us.
Girl Again, is a resale boutique for American dolls. It is in White Plains NY. I found them through a YouTube video I had been watching. They were founded by a non-profit groups, Yes She Can Inc. That teaches job skill development for women with Autism. I went to their site, and was interested and impressed with the work that they do there.
www,YesSheCanInc.org Marjorie Madfis, President, can be reached at 914-428-1258 or by e-mail. info@YesSheCanInc.org
When I first got in touch I was looking for a body for Nellie (I had her head, but no body) she is another doll that has been retired. I was so impressed with the staff and the service that I got, that when I found out they had Josefina and Ivy Ling, I ordered them too.
The Girl Again, website is GirlAGain.com Their phone number is 914-358-1460.
Sometimes what we want is just not available in our area, or part of the Country, State or Province. They are a wonderful place to look if you are looking for an American Girl doll, they offer gently used dolls from the historic collections, Truly me, Girl of the year, as well as furniture and accessories. Oh, and outfits and books.
You met Ivy already in my last blog. Ivy Ling (1976) is proud of her Chinese heritage, her hometown is San Francisco, since my heritage is Chinese and I have family In the SF area, you just know, I had to include her in my “doll family”
I doubt when I was younger I would have spent much time with dolls, but, now as an “adult” collector, it is not only fun but a learning experience.
It beats.. evening news and politics.
There is a time and a place for everything.
PL Precept #19 Begin Once you Perceive
American Girl is a trademark name of dolls that were originally introduced by the Pleasant Co.(1986) and now are owned by Mattel… it is hard not to immerse yourself in the creativity of the many talented people who brought the American Girl dolls and their stories to life.
Josefina takes her donkey for a walk =^_^=