Hello, New York Doll Collectors and Doll Collectors around the country and world. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. What’s a day, with Madame Alexander dolls, that are made to celebrate Irish Heritage and to express the love of clovers or shamrocks. Well, it’s a wonderful day, as Madame Alexander says through their doll, Lucky Enough To Be Irish.
In the Wizard Of Oz, there is the scene, when Dorothy and her companions arrive in Emerald City. And everyone is dressed in a beautiful shade of green. In any case, the thought and question, came to mind. Were they inspired by the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day? The costuming in this particular scene was spectacular. And so is the costuming on the Madame’s Lucky Enough To Be Irish doll. She is about 8 inches tall and is dressed in an attire that is similar to those in the Wizard of Oz, with some variations. Let’s take a closer look.
Madame’s Irish doll, has beautiful accents of emerald and lime green, presented from head to toe. We start with the soft lime, green tall hat, decorated with a emerald, band of green and with a shamrock, planted right above it. Below the tall hat, is a realm of red curly, shoulder length hair, which brings out the next beautiful outfit in the open. And that is, those gorgeous, smiling Irish eyes of green, on her adorable countenance of sweet freckles, rosy cheeks, button nose and red puckers (little lips).
Now we reach the outfit that virtually yells “top of o’ the morn’in to ya”. The doll is wearing a white collar, of which you only see a little bit of, in the photo. Over the white collar, is a satiny, green, scarf, that is tied and tucked under her lime green vest. This is a clever use of two greens, because it builds a nice contrast between the two shades of colors. The lime green vest, has military style buttons. But the buttons on this vest are more feminine because of the beautiful pearls that are set into the fabric, instead of the metal buttons, one would see on a military uniform. Over the vest is a soft white jacket, with a texture of ridges. The jacket is short, like that of a shrug, and has green accents of a deep green on the collar and at the folded cuffs.
Her trousers are also snow white, with our shamrock, decorating the pant, toward the bottom of the hem. Finally, she wears her white and green striped socks, that stand out, in her black, felted buckle shoes.
As we closely took a look at this beautiful doll, what words come to mind, in terms of the description of the outfit she is wearing? How about a good Irish parade outfit? It’s some thing one would see, marching in the parade, with horns, holding batons. Yes? In any case, this little doll is a glorious one to behold, particularly in the celebration of Saint Patrick’s day.
Visit Madame Alexander on their webite, for Irish dolls and other heritage or International dolls. This doll is out of stock on the website. However, there other shops that carry the doll. Check Amazon.com as well.