In my last post about doll collecting I mentioned my porcelain Anne of Green Gables doll, which I also thrifted several years back. Here she is!
I have loved the Anne of Green Gables series of novels -- which were written by Lucy Maud Montgomery and the first novel was published in 1908 -- since I was very young. I also grew up watching the 1985 television movie adaptation with Megan Follows as Anne. (The most recent adaptation, Anne with an E on Netflix, is also quite good in my opinion.)
I found this porcelain doll at Value Village several years ago. She is complete but it was very clear that someone -- most likely a child -- had messed with her hair. So I put her hair back into the signature pigtail braids and she is as good as new. I did some research on this doll and discovered that she was made in the studios of Anne of Green Gables Heritage Design for a company called Avonlea Traditions.
I adore her and have her on display on top of a cabinet in my studio. I also plan to re-read the series of Anne novels sometime in the near future.