Wow! I think I need to preface this post by saying that when I mentioned collecting all the characters from Ever After High, I was mostly joking. My wish list really only included:
- Apple White (with her original faceup)
- Madeline Hatter
- Meeshell Mermaid
- C.A Cupid (she’s pink…need I say more!)
- Jillian Beanstalk
- Melody Piper
- Holly and Poppy O’Hair
- Faybelle Thorn (Part of me finds Faybelle…entertaining, so I was really hoping to find her.)
Not necessarily every character, just a few of my faves. Since most stores around here have quit stocking Ever After High, I figured it would be a while before I had the opportunity to add more.
However, as the month of September drew to a close, I had a crazy streak of doll hunting luck!
Tuesday Morning Haul:
I had seen Melody Piper at our local Tuesday Morning and decided to go ahead and pick her up while I could. Unfortunately, Melody wasn’t there. But guess who was!
Yes! Apple White, Madeline Hatter, and Briar Beauty! I totally freaked!
Imagine, Apple White at our little Tuesday Morning and for only $8.00! We purchased all three because, even though Briar Beauty wasn’t on my list, she was one that Sister wanted.
Each doll had a slightly damaged box.
The ‘booklets’ that came with Madeline and Briar Beauty were bent, and one corner of Apple White’s box had caved in slightly. The dolls were in decent shape, though, and that’s what really matters.
Their only issue was a bit of greasy hair.
This was quickly remedied by washing their hair with hot water and mild conditioner.
The hot water wash got rid of the stickiness and now Apple, Maddie, and Briar look gorgeous!
I intend to go back and restyle Apple and Madeline’s hair (I’d like for them to have a few more curls). Sister, however, took it upon herself to fix up Briar Beauty. After washing it, she braided Briar’s hair into this pretty fishtail braid.
I would have to say that Tuesday Morning has provided our greatest doll haul thus far!
What’s that? Where did the couch Apple is sitting on come from? Well, I’m not sure it counts as a haul (I didn’t have to go anywhere to get it), but it was another exciting buy so I’ll go ahead and add it to our September doll roundup.
The Amazon Haul:
I’ve been considering getting the Ever After High 2-in-1 Castle but wasn’t willing to pay full (or even half) price because my intention is to repaint it and I didn’t want to be out a lot of money should the project go awry.
However, Amazon recently had one of these castles marked down to $25 as part of their open-box deals (open-box means the item was returned or has a damaged box). This was something I couldn’t pass up!
Once the castle arrived I looked everything over but couldn’t find anything (besides the box) that was damaged or missing.
The plan is to repaint it and change the paper inside the walls to something else. I want it to look shabby chic instead of…High school baroque? Animated medieval? I seriously have no idea what to call Ever After High’s style!
Along with castle, I allowed myself to get C.A Cupid and Meeshell L’Mer, and Sister purchased her most wanted doll, Darling Charming.
This pretty, pink dolly is Birthday Ball Cupid.
I debated between Birthday Ball Cupid and the original for a while but ended up choosing this one because I liked her pink outfit.
Here is Meeshell Mermaid:
Meeshell has been on my wishlist FOREVER! Thankfully, because she was released more recently Meeshell is easier to find (and more affordable) than some of the other dolls.
Then we have Darling Charming:
Let me just say, Darling Charming is BEAUTIFUL! Her rococo-ish style is simply gorgeous!
The Unexpected Find:
This week’s final doll find is:
Finding Faybelle was a complete accident. She was at…wait for it…HEB! Yeah, probably the last place I’d think to look for a doll. But, lo and behold, that’s where this Ever After High royal was…pushed to the back of a bottom shelf at the grocery store.
Right now, I feel fairly confident that I’ve confiscated each and every Ever After High doll from the stores of our small town.
Now, I vow to go on a doll buying hiatus and not make any more purchases for some time…well, at least till Christmas! Hopefully, this will give me a chance to work on some of my other projects (a few non-doll ones), plus I’d really like to do a couple of hairstyle posts (for dolls, of course?). After watching too many YouTube videos, I’m feeling the need to give Apple and Maddie some curls!
I hope you enjoyed this review of our latest finds! We look forward to seeing you soon with more doll fun, updates, and (hopefully) some easy crafts!