Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ai Doll Phlox

Dear Readers,

How have you been?  I hope better than I have because my cold has morphed into a persistent cough and I feel quite ill.   I have been working everyday too so I did not have the time to rest.  I am also feeling a little stressed because of the looming work deadlines.

I have been wanting to show you my Ai Doll but health was not on my side.  But I think the wait is making me grumpy so I finally decided to take some photos today to show you how lovely she is. 

Phlox is my first Ai Doll which my husband gave to me as a surprise present.  She came in a fabulous white box made of cardboard.  The inside is beautifully presented and taking her out was a breeze! There was only a plastic cover on top of her and she was attached with two ribbons made of fabric.  If only all dolls were this easy to unbox!  

Unfortunately for me, my box had been previously opened and someone had "played" with Phlox .  I could tell because her hair was messy, her sleeves were partly damaged and the most obvious clue: she was wearing her shoes (the shoes are packaged in the same box but they should have been in a separate compartment and not on the doll's feet).

My husband had no idea that these subtle clues would indicate a previously owned doll so he didn't think twice before buying her.   I am not very happy with the store for selling her at full price when it was a returned item.  But since I did get her at a very good price and there are no other Phlox available, I decided to keep her anyway.

I set up a playroom for her on one of my bookshelf.  It was so much fun digging into my collection of miniature and dollhouse furniture to find the items that would suit a child's playroom of her scale.

Do you want to play with me?

She can stand on her own and is very easy to pose.  She is my first ball jointed doll (BJD) and I am just in awe at what I can do with her body compared to my other stiff dolls.  
Posing like a Pro
Here she is playing with her dollies.  The Mini Lalaloopsy are the perfect size as her rag dolls!
Would you like another cup of tea?
She has such a sweet face and her dress and shoes are adorable!
Move over Lambie! I am the new Cuddle Princess!

I am planning to improve her playroom eventually.  Add some wallpaper, a proper floor, and give her some friends :)

I will go in detail about the toys in her playroom tomorrow.   I am feeling too tired to write a longer post today.  

Do you like Phlox?


23 comments:

  1. Jane,
    Phlox is adorable and I love the little playroom you've created for her. I do hope that you feel better soon. This lingering winter is making everyone sick :(
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Spring will be here soon... In a few more weeks only :)

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  2. She looks adorable! I love her play space. Feel better soon! xoxo

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    1. Thanks April! I was wondering if you had pictures of your bjd's room too! I wonder what their size difference may be!

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  4. Hi Jane, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. What a sweet husband to surprise you with your first BJD! I love the play room you've created for her. All of her little toys are sooooooo cute! Hope you feel better soon, my friend! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I really loved decorating the playroom! Miniature is a really fun pastime :)

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  5. What a lovely doll and I am amazed at the many things you have for a mini playroom!!
    I invite you to visit my blog and meeting my dolls. www.sfdoll.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Carol! I visited your blog and it's really a lovely blog you have created! I am following you already!

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  6. Aaah Jane, sorry for hearing you are feeling under the weather! I love Phlox, and the setup is so cute! How big is she compared to say a sylvanian mother. And those small fisher price toys are adorable. Cant wait for the review on them

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    1. Thanks Mariana! I will post about the miniature tonight if baby doesn't mind :)

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  7. She is a lovely doll for your collection! You already have wonderful accessories for her I think she will be quite happy ;) Way to go hubby!

    I am sorry the cold and flu got to you now, it has made its rounds all over the word hasn't it? Rest up and play when you can.
    hugs js

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    1. Thanks Jane! Resting is one my schedule!!!

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  8. I hope you are feeling better soon. Your doll is gorgeous. I love her toys and playroom.
    Hugs Maria

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  9. Hello from Spain: congratulations on your new doll. I really like the dress she's wearing. Nice game room. She is lovely. Keep in touch

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  10. Hope you feel better now! I'm still sick myself, and really tired, a great excuse to relax and read blogs ;) I love this =) In every new post you make, I just find more and more stuff I just have to have... ;) A ball jointed doll looks like a lot of fun =) And that playroom is wonderful! I love the picture were she has a tea-party with Lalaloopsy dolls =)
    Hannah

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    1. Thanks Hannah! There are some affordable BJD so I hope one day you will be able to buy one you like :)

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  11. Elle est adorable ♥ quelle beau cadeau !!

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    1. Merci Maya pour ce gentil commentaire!

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  12. WoW! Thoughtful hubby-he did good-she is gorgeous, you did wonders with her playroom-I love all her smalls-would love to know where to get things that size-Love it! Love her! Congrats on yr new dolly treasure

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