Holly's face is rather sweet! She definitely rocks these hipster frames, doesn't she? Unfortunately it causes a bit of glare. Oh well, it is more important that she can see properly than my ability to take a good photo of her! She is definitely similar to the Journey Girl Dolls, but her face is a tad wider and she has sleep eyes!
I actually already had a doll many years ago called Holly, believe it or not! She was the Our Generation doll called Holly, who I bought sometime in 2014 from David Jones. She has gone to live with my little cousin now! You will see an entirely different doll in Holly's hashtag, but this little lady here is the true Holly! Have any of you reused a name for a doll, that belonged to a former doll of yours before?
Holly's full name is Holly Bianca Hester. She will pop up every now and then on my account! She will not have a full story like the rest of the dolls, but she is a character that is a part of Jasmine's story and in turn Zienna's (they are cousins, after all). I found something really neat at my op shop, but I will show you all tomorrow. It is not a doll, but it can definitely be used for them!
5 months ago
My Australian Girl Doll Jasmine's story is set in Melbourne City! She is a very fashionable fifteen year old girl of South Korean heritage, who is very confident and assertive. She still is; of course, sweet as pie! She loves exploring her city solo on foot and tram, but today she came across something unexpected. These photos document her latest find today; a food and grocery stall, and perhaps a new friend!
Jasmine: Hey! I don't remember this shop being here before, and I have walked this street numerous times.
Holly: Hi! Welcome to my mini market! Can I get you anything?
J: Hmmm, you have so much that I don't know what I want! Are these gingerbread men homemade?
H: Sure are! And if you can guess which of the four sweet chocolatey treats up on the bench here I have incorporated into my recipe, you can have one for free!
J: Oh I love a challenge! Milo, Nutella, Oak chocolate milk or Tim Tams? Wow, this is actually harder than it looks. Ummm...well...I'm going to have to say Milo as that would seem to be the easiest to mix in.
H: Correct! Yay, you get a free gingerbread man!
J: Oh thank you so much! Are you new here? I've never seen this market before...
H: Yeah, I am! I'm Holly, by the way. I'm twelve. My family has recently moved to Balwyn. We used to be Sydneysiders.
J: Oh cool! My name's Jasmine. I'm on the other side of the city, in Brunswick. I'm fifteen, you're close in age with my little cousin Zienna. She is in Ferntree Gully!
H: Oh the Dandenongs! How lovely! I can't wait for the weekend. Dad's taking me on the Puffing Billy for the first time!
J: Zee and I go all the time! Maybe we could come with you!
H: Oh yay! That would be great!
J: Here is my phone number. I will have to remember this place for when Mum wants me to pick up the odd grocery item. I should support a friend, after all!
H: Aww you're so kind, Jasmine! I hope to see you soon!
J: Me too! I can't wait to introduce you to my cousin and her best friend Inez on the weekend!
5 months ago
Ahh Paul's Warehouse USA Outlet - making me smile once again!
Usually I find some really great doll things (sometimes even AG branded items) on the random bits and bobs table. I discovered an additional shelf area today and oh my god I am so glad I did. I actually found a DOLL today!
In the very tippy top corner of the shelves, was this young lady and her hot chocolate stand! When I saw her I was like, "shut the front door, what is that?" (insert shining eyes)! She was made by the Lotus doll company (the same company as Journey Girl), and these particular Lotus dolls have never been available for purchase here in Australia. To find one was pretty cool!
You would not believe the price I got her for! Fifteen dollars! Not too shabby for a doll with a cool outfit and a freaking hot chocolate stand! The stand is made of plastic too, so it is sturdy and meant to last with gentle play. In the hands of a young adult doll like myself, it will be fine. It came with four hot chocolates in pretend hot beverage cups, as well as a display round tray full of gingerbread men that are separated so that she can really hand them out to her customers.
The doll herself is really sweet, with open and close eyes and soft hair. Definitely not the best doll I own nor the most exciting, but I could not leave her behind. According to the labeling on her package, she had been on that shelf for four months! How had I not found her earlier!? The poor girl's box was so dusty!
I think I will call this girl Holly, and she will pop up every now and then on my account. My dolls need their hot chocolates and sweet treats, so someone needs to supply them! She will stay just for fun! What a fabulous find today!