Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In which the collector laments new release day

Hello all! Welcome to my first Broke Doll Lover post! In case you didn't notice my mini bio over there -->, I'm Bre, aka Buckingham Alice. As I mention in my ego stroking about me above, I'm a life long doll fan who just so happens to be broke. I plan to use this blog to write about how I manage to build my doll collection and, more often than not, how I look longingly at items I don't buy. =P

The theme of this post is the bittersweetness that is new release day in the American Girl world. By now you'll have all seen the new goodies... I know I have. Most everything looks wonderful. C├ęcile is absolutely lovely and I love all of her and Marie-Grace's clothes. And the parlour desk is beyond beautiful. But most importantly the hoop! The blasted hoop. My Addy is dying for it. I didn't actively collect as a little girl, so I missed out on Addy's undies... now I finally have my chance to give Addy a crinoline without selling a kidney on the black market. Many of the MyAG pieces are wonderful as well... I mean that piano looks like something out of a dream. And the new bed and bedding would be just perfect for my Lucy.

So what's bittersweet, you ask? Well, as the title of the blog suggests, I'm broke! I mean, my birthday just passed so I'm not even interested in a new doll yet, but gosh... I would love and adore it if I could get that hoop for Addy. This is just part of the larger problem... my wishlist is growing and growing. I still need all of Addy's available furniture (plus her ridiculously expensive retired washstand), her newest outfit, shoes and socks, and derby hat and mittens... if Addy retires this year, there's no way I'll be able to get everything she needs. All the new releases with their pretty shinies make me happy, of course, but they also remind me of how far I still have to go in completing my collection.

I want Kanani's chair for Lucy's bedroom... I know that will only be here for a limited time, but I don't want it more than Addy's furniture. I also need a couple more outfits for Molly... if she retires this year, I really don't want to miss out on her Miss Victory costume or polkadot outfit. I have to sort my priorities... but it isn't easy. What I really want is for it to like rain money. That might help me with a lot of my problems... not all of which are doll related!

Well, with any luck a wealthy count will propose to me soon.

1 comment:

  1. I just have my two: Sadie and Leah. And it's funny how much stuff I wish I can buy new but can't. My problem is that I'm an old school AG collector. Most of my interests are from 1995 to 2003 and that can get very pricy really fast.