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Ever since I posted old vacation photos on Monday, I’ve been yearning for another vacation!  Too bad my boss is failing to approve any vacation requests.  So, let’s look back on the adventures that my dollies and I have been on over the last few years…

February 2013, Seattle with Leonie

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April 2013, Tulip Festival with Brianne

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April 2013, Oak Harbor with Saige, Elizabeth, and Mia

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May 2013, Disneyland with Mini Kit

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June 2013, Chicago with McKenna

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June 2013, Mackinac Island with Caroline

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July 2013, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with Jenna

August 2013, the state fair with Brianne

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September 2013, Rieke came home with me from London

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October 2013, Albuquerque with Saige

November 2013, Disney World with Mini Dolls

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January 2014, New Orleans with Cecile

March 2014, Seattle with Henriette

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March 2014, Bellingham with Ruthie (and Valerie and the twins)

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April 2014, UW and a Mariners Game with Sonali

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April/May 2014 Maui with Kanani

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May 2014, pageant in Texas with Kit

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July 2014, Whistler with Taryn

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July 2014, Nauvoo, Illinois with Chrissa

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August 2014, the zoo with Jess

October 2014, Manitoba with Saila

December 2014, the ballet with Isabelle

January 2015, Sing-a-long Sound of Music with Kirsten

January/February 2015, Disney Cruise with Grace

Where to next?

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We made it!  Here is the last of my historical collection, Kaya.  Kaya is a Nez Perce Girl.  Nez Perce lived in areas of what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  She has just a few outfits and a teepee:

I was hoping that Kaya would get more of a makeover for BeForever.  Would it kill American Girl to give her more outfits?

Let’s look back at everything:

Felicity

Caroline

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Josefina

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Marie-Grace and Cecile:

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Kirsten

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Addy

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Samantha

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Rebecca

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Kit

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Molly

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Julie

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I just want to shout out that I love the historical characters!  These oufits and accessories are what made me fall in love with American Girl the moment I got my first catalog in the 90s.  My favorite is Molly because she was my first.  Who’s your favorite?

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Finally.  Time to see my Felicity collection.  Sorry it took so long.  Life happened.

Here’s the group photo: Elizabeth’s riding outfit, Felicity’s riding outfit, Felicity’s Rose Garden gown, Elizabeth’s tea lesson gown, Felicity’s traveling gown, Felicity’s tea lesson gown, Elizabeth’s starter gown, Felicity’s Christmas dress, Felicity’s gala gown, Elizabeth’s holiday dress

Oops, I forgot to wake up these girls for the photo:

Marie-Grace is wearing Elizabeth’s nightgown (that I recently got on ebay for cheap) and Kanani is wearing Felicity’s nightgown (that my mommy made for me)

Here are some closeups:

Saige dressed like Felicity!

Felicity and Elizabeth dressed for the holidays:

Isabelle and Cecile:

Kit in Elizabeth’s Riding Outfit:

And Julie looking pretty in pink:

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2 dolls, 1 story.  Cecile and Marie-Grace are special, and they were with us for such a short time.  But they are so elegant!  I’m going to miss them so much.  I really doubt their collections will be returning any time soon.

Enough sadness.  How about some photos?

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Isabelle looks really really cute in Marie-Grace’s pink dress.  I took a lot of Cecile and Marie-Grace photos earlier this year.  Here’s a link to that post.

So I wanna know, does anyone else love Cecile and Marie-Grace as much as I do?  Word on the street is that the collection was retired after just 3 years because it wasn’t selling well.  What do you think of Cecile and Marie-Grace’s collection?

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Kit got 3 new outfits with the launch of Beforever, as modeled by the 3 girls in the front row:

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Back row: Kit in the Reds Fan Outfit, Nellie in the summer dress, Ivy in Ruthie’s Christmas dress, Caroline in Kit’s birthday dress, Kaya in the winter coat

Row 4: Felicity in the Scooter outfit, Samantha in the Hobo outfit, Marie-Grace in the School Skirt set, Emily in the Christmas dress, Kailey in Ruthie’s Play Outfit

Row 3: Marisol in Kit’s Reporter Outfit, Rebecca in the Floral Print Dress, Ruthie in Kit’s school jumper, Lindsey in the swimsuit, and Kirsten in the Play Suit

Row 2: Julie in Kit’s meet outfit, Molly in Kit’s beach pajamas, Elizabeth in Ruthie’s pajamas, and McKenna in Ruthie’s meet outfit

Front row: Saige in the new photographer dress, Cecile in the new meet outfit, and Chrissa in the new reporter dress

Here are some closeups of my favorites:

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And I forgot her relatively new candy-making dress in the group photo:

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I really like Kit’s new outfits, but they seem more 50’s than 30’s to me.  But what do I know, that was decades before my existence!

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I’ve been admiring my girls all week in their new Beforever outfits, and I’ve been wondering how they fit in with the rest of each girl’s collection.  So I decided to dig out all of my outfits from the historical collection, and photograph them all.  This might take a while.  I decided to start with Julie and work back in time.  Let’s start with the group photo:

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Back row: On Bicycle=Caroline, In VW= Ivy and Julie, On Bleachers= Felicity, Kaya, Josefina, Kit, Nellie

3rd row: Addy, Cecile, Samantha, Elizabeth

2nd row: Rebecca, Lindsey, Ruthie

Front row: Jess, Molly, Sonali, Isabelle

And here are close-ups of my favorites from today:

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Caroline in Julie's outfit riding the banana seat bike

Caroline in Julie’s outfit riding the banana seat bike

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Ruthie rocks Ivy's outfit and beret

Ruthie rocks Ivy’s outfit and beret

Rebecca in Ivy's New Year Outfit

Rebecca in Ivy’s New Year Outfit

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Kit in pajamas styling the Barbie head

And how about some more photos of Julie’s outfits, that have been posted to the blog previously:

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Oh man, I forgot about this outfit in the group photo because I’m storing it in the box with the disco ball. Oh well. No retakes!

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I imagine you’ve already heard that Cecile and Marie-Grace are retiring this fall.  In the meantime, most of their stuff has been going for about half price on American Girl’s website.  I started with Cecile’s Parlor Desk and Marie-Grace’s vanity, and a few weeks later the bed was on sale too!  That’s when I reached the “I have most of their collection” point.  So I grabbed the retired Courtyard Furniture and Glassware off ebay, and the lacy parasol and fancy boots will be arriving later this week.  Add the crinoline that lives at my mom’s house, and I will have everything from their collection!  Time for photos!

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Cecile and Marie-Grace at their Mardi Gras party

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Mia and Chrissa in their fancy outfits.  The piano is not part of their collection, but I’m pretending Mia is taking a lesson from Madame Oceane!

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New furniture.  Felicity and Saige in parlor outfits at the parlor desk.  Elizabeth at the vanity getting ready for bed in Marie-Grace’s nightgown.  Julie on the bed in Cecile’s nightgown.  Backdrop is Samantha’s bedroom.

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McKenna in Marie-Grace’s summer outfit and Kit in Cecile’s summer outfit with my new courtyard furniture, glassware and treats.  I need a cute backdrop for this scene.  I might make one with one of my New Orleans photos.

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Nellie, Caroline and Argos.

If you’re at all on the fence, I’d swipe up these items before they disappear.  I don’t think nice wooden furniture will be around much longer as American Girl gets more Mattel-ified.  Marie-Grace and Cecile’s collection was around for just 3 years; will we be losing Caroline next year?  I hope I’m wrong.

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