Felicity and Samantha’s Profiles

Felicity is my fourteenth doll. I bought her on eBay with leftover Christmas money.

Name: Felicity Merriman
Nickname: Lissie
Age: 14
Birthday: April 21
Date received: February 12, 2018
Doll: Historical Felicity Merriman
Hobbies: horseback riding, scouting, guitar, exploring
Personality: stubborn, rebellious, independent, restless, impulsive
Best friend: N/A
Dream job: animal rescuer
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: horse
Favorite color: emerald green and wine purple


Out of all my dolls, Felicity is probably the most special to me. She’s the one who sparked my love for American Girl dolls. I saw her on the cover of my first AG catalog, and I knew I had to have her. Unfortunately, that catalog was announcing her retirement, so I never got a chance to buy her. For years afterwards, I would search for her on eBay every now and then, but I never had any luck, so I gave up.

I was obsessed with her book series. I read them all over and over again, even her mystery books, and bought her movie. I’d accepted that I would never have my own Felicity doll, but that didn’t mean I would stop loving her.

Then one day in February, I was browsing through eBay on a whim, and I found an amazingly cheap listing for a Historical Felicity doll. It was going to be taken down in a few hours, so without much thought, I bought her. Just like that. You wouldn’t believe how overjoyed I was. Sure, it’s just a doll — a toy — but I’d spent eight years hoping to get my hands on one, and I’d finally done it.

  I would never have fallen in love with American Girl dolls if it weren’t for Felicity Merriman, and my collection wouldn’t have been complete without her.


Samantha is my fifteenth doll. My grandma found her at a yardsale and bought her for me.

Name: Samantha Geneva Parkington
Nickname: Sam
Age: 15
Birthday: May 26
Date received: April 1, 2018
Doll: Pleasant Company Samantha Parkington
Hobbies: debating, gymnastics, reading, nature journaling
Personality: thoughtful, indecisive, sincere, strong-willed
Best friend: N/A
Dream job: park ranger
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: luna moth
Favorite color: lavender


I’m still trying to come up with a middle name for Felicity. I sort of like Winona, but any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

xo
Loren

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Revealing My New Doll!

I finally got around to taking pictures of my mystery doll! I didn’t mean to make you guys wait this long to find out, I promise. I wanted to photograph her outside, but it’s been rainy here for awhile, so I ended up doing the photoshoot inside by our giant fern.

I know you guys don’t care and you just want to see the new doll, so here:

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The new doll is Felicity Merriman!

I promised to give a shout-out to anyone who guessed correctly, so here it is:

Kaitlyn | AGs in Alaska | Clara | Laura | Hope | Natalie | Sapphire | Sophia | Kiki | Madison | Rose | Persephone | Julia | Emma | The AG Homeschooler | American Girl Doll Crafter | Tory | Tori & Bella | Quinley | Sarah | Diamond | Ms. AGDoll | Arabella | ThePolkaDotPatriot | Allison | Miri | Kathleen

That was a lot of linking.

Other guesses: Lea, Jess, Nikki, Chrissa, Lanie, Luciana, Nanea, Tenney, Z, Kit, Saige, McKenna.

I think I threw some of you off with hint #3 (she’s been retired). Felicity is currently available to purchase, but I wasn’t technically lying. See, at one point she was retired (2011). If I had said she is retired, it would have been a lie, but the way I worded it saved me. ;)

As you can see by the purple dress, this Felicity is a Pleasant Company doll! I was scrolling through eBay on a whim when I found her for $56. She came in great condition, and with her entire meet outfit, except for the shoes and hair ribbon.

I can’t believe how nice her hair is. I’ve been playing with it all the time, just twisting it and fiddling with her pin curls. Super nice hair on a cheap, used doll isn’t something I was expecting, so it was a nice surprise.

Anyway, enjoy the photoshoot! :)

Felicity was on the cover of my first American Girl catalog, and she’s the one who got me into dolls in 2010. I’ve been looking for her on eBay ever since then, and I’m so glad that after eight years of searching, I’ve finally been able to add her to my collection.

xo

Loren