Saturday, September 20, 2008

Melanie, a modern Madame Alexander

I'm not usually into the modern Madame Alexander dolls — I prefer the early strung hard plastic dolls, from the late 1940s and early 1950s.

However, the other day on Craigslist I saw this modern strung doll, an 8-inch Melanie from the 1992 Scarlett Series. She was only $15, and she looked awfully pretty in the picture, so I decided I had to get her even if she wasn't the kind I normally collect.

One of my complaints with the newer dolls is that their faces aren't as cute. This isn't the case with this little doll — I think her face is just darling:

Her clothing also seems to be well made from higher quality fabrics, unlike the Madame Alexander dolls of the 1970s and 1980s. And I just love that hat!

Isn't she a cutie? I'm thinking of finding a Scarlett to go with her, although I'll have to go with a different year because I don't like the 1992 Scarlett!

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