Since today is Thrifty Thursday I am going to review my first thrifted American Girl doll Mia! I took the pictures in the place I always do, even though the lighting there is bad, and it is not a great place for pictures. (It is a tradition.) I dressed Mia in clothes that looked like her meet outfit. The shoes are Grace’s meet boots, I made the sweater for Mia, and the skirt is the bottom part of a dress I made. Mia actually came with her underwear. I thought that was cool. Mia has three stars on her underwear, as that was when they still put logos on the underwear. She has the classic face mold, freckles that look like someone took a paint brush and made tiny lines, and hazel eyes that are very close to Lea’s. Pretty eyes.
Mia came back from the doll hospital with her original hairstyle, a braid that looks like Graces from first glance, but really is very different. Grace’s is a french braid, Mia’s is a braid with hair going in and out of it.
Her hair comes all the way down her back with a little bit of curl. It is a dark strawberry blond, not a true red.
The trip to the doll hospital was about 57$ so I got her for 58$. Even though she isn’t new, and she didn’t come with her meet outfit, I love her more than I would getting her when I was five. It has been a dream of mine to find an American Girl doll at a thrift store, and it finally came true!
There are going to be a lot of pictures, and a lot of review.
My Dream was to have my doll home by Easter. She came the Monday before. Every time the mail came I ran to see if she had come. Three weeks later American Girl sent me an email. Your doll has been admitted. That was Wednesday. She came on Monday. I was doing math when she came. I ran outside to meet her. I was doing math, and Mom said I could open her right away, but I did math first. I wanted to be able to play right away. My Mom really wanted to be there, so while I waited for her I set up my dolls. She had the camera. Here I am opening my box. Here she is! Then I lifted the lid! Mia was home!
Yes, you heard me right. I now own Mia. Here are some before/after pictures and review. My before pictures. I took her head off, washed the body, re stuffed her with lemon sent and strung her head on with a zip tie, since I had to cut the strings to get it off. The day she left I did a photoshoot. Now here is the new her. She came in the hospital gown, socks, and a hair net because I got a new head. And the watch. They were out of hospital bracelets, so they sent a watch and a letter explaining instead. The hospital gown looks big, but that is the style. It has velcro in the back, a square at the top and another in the middle. On the front it says American Girl Doll Hospital. Mia also came with pink heart socks. And a get well card. Here is her beautiful face. She had her original underwear. She came in this beautiful dress. It’s from 2012 and has LOTS of detail. The belt not only goes all the way around, but it ties too!
Oh. You want to know her story?
Well I keep saying second hand doll. I guess I forgot to tell you that she came from a thrift store. As always I ran to the doll section. This time I saw doll feet sticking out. I had found a Springfield doll for four dollars. I found a messed up bitty baby, and a couple of other dolls. Then I saw Mia. I didn’t know who she was, but in one glance I knew it was American Girl. I snatched her up screaming ”
I FOUND AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL!” Mom shushed me, so I said it quieter. I still couldn’t believe it. We walked around the store and checked out. The whole way home I tried to figure out who it was. Not Nellie. I looked at the tag. 2008. Maybe, just maybe, it was Mia. I decided against it. Lea says 2014, and she is the 2016 doll. She must be a look alike. I got her home, and looked on the internet with my Mom. This hair part is what finally decided for us. I had a Mia! Later that night I saw a doll that looked the same from first glance, but they had differences. When I had enough I sent her to the doll hospital. I was VERY worried I wouldn’t get a Mia back, but I did. I took her to an American girl store. It was an empty day. I told one of the workers there she was Mia, and when I went to get her sent they knew right away she was Mia. They must have talked. She came back with strings! I love that.
Now here is the best part. Although I didn’t care if she was 10$ or 100$ she was only 1$
I got this doll secondhand and sent her to the doll hospital. Here is a picture of some of her. Any guesses? I am going to do a review of the doll hospital next Wednesday so guess away!
part one part two Part three part four part six part seven Part eight This week I painted the bathroom cabinet. It looks great, but I don’t have a bathroom for it yet. And I also finished the refrigerator.
It doesn’t seem like much, but it is better that nothing.
For Easter I got the My Twin Blooming Flower Dress and girl dress plus some shoes. I am going to review those things in this post. I put the dress on to model it, and it was a lot of fun, even though I am going to have to take it off here in a minute. I decided not to wear it for Easter, but it is a nice dress, and I am going to wear it a lot. Here is Lea in the whole outfit. She is also wearing a pink pearl bracelet and pink hair clip. The dress is made of white satiny cloth, with a pink sash made of the same material. The front has embroidered hearts and stems, like a garden. The skirt is nicely gathered, there is a lot of cloth. The sleeves are puffy, with a band. The sash doesn’t go all the way to the back, but a bow of the same cloth is sewn onto the back. The dress opens all the way to the skirt, but it was extremely hard to get on. It took me awhile. Girls the age the products are directed at would not be able to get the dress on without help. The dress has a slip, and mesh on top of that. It is sewn in place but to have it as a slip might be nice. Lea can sit well in the dress. The shoes are pink leather like material with a pink ribbon bow on each shoe. They are slip on shoes, very easy to get on, but they stay on. The sole is white, with a bit of heal. Here is me in my dress and lea in hers. Nether the dress nor sash is the same cloth or color. The girls dress isn’t shiny, but it will hold up better. The heart garden is the same, still embroidered. In the girls dress the sash goes all the way around and ties.
All of the things were less than 20$ all together, a great deal for the quality of the items. They are well made, and I am glad I got them.