Hello, New York Doll Collectors and doll collectors around the country. We can say that our Spring season is here. And with the season of Spring coming in full swing, there are many special occasions coming up. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation. There are two other special days that are coming up quickly. And that is Confirmation and Communion. What does that have to do with doll collecting? Ah, a lot to do with it. Because, there are dolls that are ready to celebrate these momentous occasions. And it’s one of those times, when we as doll collectors, can offer a gift, to someone who is apart of these wonderful ceremonies, and who would likely feel most praised and honored by it. Here we take a look at My First Communion – Wendy Occasion dolls by Madame Alexander.
Madame Alexander has a group of five adorable dolls in the My First Communion- Wendy Occasion Doll collection. They are most adorable, with their cute countenances and the beautiful ensemble which these dolls are dressed in, for their first communion. Now, these dolls are perfect for our young doll collectors, but keep in mind, that they are also for the young at heart. And, it is certainly wonderful, for those who wish to relive the days of when they first were confirmed, and when they received their first communion. The young doll collectors today, can have one or all of these dolls, to celebrate alongside with them, as they begin this spiritual celebration. Let’s take a closer look at the beautiful ensemble, put together for these dolls.
As we mentioned earlier, Madame Alexander has five adorable dolls in the My First Communion – Wendy Occasion Doll collection. Each doll is 8 inches tall. The hair colors are, black, blonde, and brunette; and have a length from long tresses, to a coiffed hair styles. The dolls have a range of fair skin tones, a soft vanilla white, a light peach white and a deep chocolate brown. Yes, this description sounds very much like telling the flavors of ice-cream. But it seems to be the best way to indicate the sweetness of these dolls. Also, how appropriate to speak of sweetness and ice cream to the coming and celebration of the Spring season!
Three of these lovely dolls, are wearing a snow white dress for their first communion. The dresses are full and flared, like the bottom of a bell. At the hem, is a delicate, crocheted doily like trim. On the body of the skirt, there are intricate, embroidered details of vines and small flowers, planted into the lower part of the dress. There are lovely folds in the fullness of the skirt which can give a viewer a feel, to just want to pick up this little dumpling and hug it. On the top portion of the dress, there is the same style fabric as the skirt. Although, here it is simplistic and gentle. This is just great design, because as we will see, our cute dolls are wearing a gold cross, that hangs over a bow shaped collar. The simple and less design on the top, really allows the cross to be a point of attention on the dress. Also, our cute doll can shine her light through the golden cross. It gives a radiant significance, doesn’t it?
But as the front of the top is simple, the butterfly sleeves of the top, have the opportunity to be elaborate. The sleeves are a soft mesh, that include a beautiful embroidered design, from the shoulders to wrists. At the wrists, the fabric flares out, almost mimicking the skirt of the dress. Brilliant, yes?
In addition to the cross, our little beauties, are holding a gold rosary chain, with a lovely cross at the end of it, that looks to have a heft to it, but just the same, has a look of being delicately carved. In the other hand, she is carrying a decorative box, to house her beautiful rosary chain. Finally, each doll, wears a pair of snowy white and lacy bobby socks, and white maryjane shoes, that have a buckle to the side. Matching the lace, these beautiful dolls wear a tulle like fabric as a veil.
What do you think of these lovely set of dolls for the celebration of First Communion? These dolls go for the price of $89.95. The price pertains to the more elaborate dolls on the Madame Alexander website. The two dolls within the group, go for the price of $79.95. Check availability and current prices.