Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Fun AG Surprise...

Okay, so earlier I mentioned that I might have some fun doll news to share with you...and here it is!  Today my mom saw a Craigslist ad for an American Girl Chrissa doll (the Girl of the Year from 2009) with some extra clothes for $85.  We went and checked her out and she was in excellent condition, so my mom bought her. :)  And here she is:

Beautiful Chrissa :)

I've never seen Chrissa in person, so it was really fun to get the chance to see her and photograph her. :)  We're not sure where Chrissa will live yet, but she was so adorable we couldn't pass her up (and thankfully Mom has a more flexible budget than mine). :D

She came dressed in a Battat shirt and vest with American Girl stretch pants.

She also came with boots, a jacket, a charm, and one mitten.  According to the box, this is the My AG "Snow Flurry" outfit from 2010.  (You can see it HERE, but you'll have to scroll down a bit.)  It's just missing the hat and one mitten.

The boots are ADORABLE! :)

The mitten is really cute.  It's a shame there's only one.  I left a message with the lady we bought it from, letting her know that there was no pressure, but if she happened to find the other one we'd be interested. :)

The jacket is pretty and very soft.

As you can see, blue is a great color for Chrissa.  It really brings out the blue of her eyes. :)

She's such a lovely doll. :)

A closer look at her jacket...

...and her boots.

Her mitten...

...and another look without the jacket over it.

It was really fun to compare Chrissa with Rachel (Julie) and Jenna (Rebecca).  I love how unique each of them looks even though they share the same face mold.

At the last minute, I remembered that Oldest Gal had an Elizabeth doll.  I thought it would be nice to add her to the comparison shot since she and Chrissa both had blue eyes.  (Side note here:  Oldest Gal wanted me to share that Elizabeth insisted on dressing up in a special outfit for the photos.) ;)

Rachel and Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Chrissa.  It's difficult to tell in the photos, but in person Chrissa's eyes seemed to be just a touch darker blue.  It was such a slight difference that Mom and I kept second-guessing ourselves, wondering if they were really different at all. :}

A closer shot of their eyes.

Chrissa and Jenna  

I'll be sure to keep you guys posted about where Chrissa ends up. :)  If she ended up here (not hinting, Mom...just working out the puzzle pieces) ;) she would probably be another sister for Rachel and Jenna.  But she'd also make a great sister for Mom's Nellie or some of her other dolls (and Mom paid for her, so having her live at Mom's would make the most sense). ;)  And as I said earlier, I don't really need another doll right now, especially since Chrissa wasn't necessarily at the top of my wishlist... :}

No matter what, I had a great "doll adventure" with Mom and the girls today. :)  Here's wishing all of you some great local finds, too! 


Serenata said...

Chrissa is my favourite of all my girls :-)

Anonymous said...

Thought you might want to know that Throwback Thursday for next week at Doll Diaries is BFC ink dolls! I've been on your blog for about a year now and wanted you to know that I say keep on blogging! :)

Cindybin said...

Congratulations on the Chrissa find! She looks really cute. I just bought a Chrissa off eBay a few weeks ago, so she is my newest AG doll (I now have a total of 8!).

Isabella Rovirosa said...

Oooh love Chrissa! She looks to be in PERFECT condition! The pics are really cute!


beastsbelle said...

Thanks so much, everyone. :) It sounds like there are a lot of Chrissa fans out there. :)

Anonymous, thanks for letting me know about Throwback Thursday. I'll have to pop over to Doll Diaries next week. :) Thanks for your kind comment, too. :) Glad you're enjoying the blog.

Jordy said...

I've never been a huge fan of Crissa's looks but I love her story!

beastsbelle said...

Jordy, I actually haven't read her books. I've only seen the movie. I really enjoyed that, but if it's anything like the other American Girl movies, Chrissa's books are probably even better. :) I'd like to try to find them somewhere.

Michele said...

She is lovely. I enjoyed seeing all the comparisons. Thanks for sharing :)

beastsbelle said...

You're welcome, Michele. :) It's funny, Chrissa's never been a doll that has really stood out to me, but she's very pretty in person. :) I loved seeing her with the others too. :)

Anonymous said...

Your dolls look adorable together! Hey, doesn't Oldest Gal have Josephina?

beastsbelle said...

Thank you. :)

Yes, Oldest Gal does have Josefina. Unfortunately, the poor thing has one leg dangling by a string at the moment, so I'm going to have to restring her soon. :(