As I mentioned back on this post here Everlee was here on a temporary 'foster' basis as my friend asked me to sell her for her...well how could I resist this lovely face and of course with the encouragement from Peggy Sue and Stevie to 'Please Let Her STAY' what else could I do??
She has just the sort of face and look I love about these dolls.
She will keep her name that my friend gave her, 'Everlee Rose Morgan'.
Everlee is a pumpkin string girl from around 1973/74 I am guessing.
I know, I know, I AM supposed to be Down Sizing...and I will be come April when I return home from visiting my parents in New Zealand. But this girl is a keeper.
I have come to realise that for me it is not so much about the doll, her era and the 'fashion' but more about play and creativity. I have known that really for a long time and as such the beautiful expensive dolls are in some ways wasted on me as they are too 'precious' to play with. My dolls have to take a bit of rough and tumble as they experience life and play with me. They are my companions.
I will still keep a few dolls for themed displays - my Sailor family and the boys dressed up in the various costumes, but the rest will be dolls that participate in my stories. It will be sad to see them go, and it was lovely to have them, but I think it will 'release' me to enjoy what I have more.