William Shakespeare by Lucia Friedericy
In the 1980s, Lucia’s beautiful Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf was purchased by actress Demi Moore. My daughter acquired William Shakespeare, or “Shakes” as we affectionately nicknamed him.
Adora Belle Adoring Hearts Belle
Always adorable, always Adora Belle. Created by Marie Osmond especially for QVC, this darling porcelain valentine is named Adoring Hearts Adora Belle. Festive in a shiny red dress adorned with dainty heart trim and sheer white overlay, she’s an ideal edition to any doll enthusiast’s collection. She’ll tug at your heartstrings with a white simulated pearl necklace with a heart charm in the center. She wears a matching hair bow, along with red satin shoes over white netted stockings. Brown hair and eyes. Includes a white metal stand. Sculpted by Marie Osmond. Porcelain head, arms, legs, and body. Measures 12″H. Limited Edition of 10,000. Hallmarked with Marie Osmond’s facsimile signature. Includes a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Authenticity and a Marie Osmond bracelet. 2007.
Witchiepoo, direct from the wildly fantastic H.R. Pufnstuf, that great classic Sid and Marty Krofft kids Saturday morning TV show in the 1969! Limited to only 300 dolls. Numbered Certificate of Authenticity is signed by Witchiepoo herself, Billie Hayes, plus Sid and Marty Krofft, creators of the show! Comes in a great gift box with a scary cool background of the evil trees and Witchiepoo’s castle so you can display her as shown. Witchiepoo, played by Billie Hayes, was determined to acquire Freddy the Flute from those “goody two-shoes” Jimmy and Pufnstuf. Fabulous big eyes and attired in carefully tailored, funky fashion reminiscent of Witchiepoo’s costume which Billie Hayes wore and includes authentic dress, vest accented by a loose button, pin, half-eaten apple and yarn, a cape, bloomers, hat, necklace and her wand, black lace-up boots. She measures approx. 12 inches and is articulated with five posable joints (neck, legs and arms). Her outfit is removable and can be dressed on other Toffee dolls. Includes doll stand and custom designed pull-out backdrop with accurate detailed artwork of Witchiepoo’s castle, Evil Trees and Mushroom to highlight Witchiepoo in her environment. Collector”s box.
Me with Beautiful Princess Aurora
A wish come true! I finally meet one of my favorite Disney Princesses – beautiful Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty. Isn’t she just genuine and lovely! I met her at the France Pavilion of the Epcot World Showcase where she was graciously greeting guests. Be sure to visit here again as I will be posting more about my Disney World adventures as well as a one-of-a-kind Designer Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty ornament that I made to put on eBay this weekend. Proceeds of the sale of the Christmas ornament will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
The ONLINE release of the Disney Princess Designer Dolls remaining in the collection (Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Aurora, Tiana and Jasmine) will take place Tuesday morning, October 18, 2011, for purchase at DisneyStore.com. DisneyStore.com will close and be unavailable to Guests starting at 11:15 am Eastern Time/8:15 am Pacific Time while DisneyStore.com loads the product to the website. All Guests on the website at that time will receive a site outage message, and their shopping will be interrupted. At 12 noon Eastern Time/9:00 am Pacific Time or shortly thereafter, the site will reopen, and all five of the remaining dolls will be available for purchase at that time. Guests may purchase all five dolls but will be limited to just one of each doll. All purchases must be made online as there will be no phone orders accepted. This information applies to Guests in U.S. and Canada.
Note: The five remaining Designer Disney Princess Dolls are: Tiana, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Aurora and Rapunzel.
Official announcement from the Disney Store regarding the future release of the Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection
As you may be aware, our new limited edition Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection has generated a good deal of excitement. While many of you love the new dolls, you have also expressed frustration in securing your favorite Princess, and brought to our attention ways we could make the process fair for all Guests. We want you to know that we read your comments on Facebook, saw your Tweets, and our Cast Members have told us what they heard from our Guests who visited our Stores.
Quantities of these dolls are very limited, and we realize that not everyone will be able to get the doll of their choice even with a new process in place. Our aim is to increase the chances of as many of our Guests as possible to obtain the dolls that they are seeking. Therefore we have updated our release plans as follows:
We thank you for your continued support and loyalty. We hope you have a Magical day.
Note: This information is valid at Disney Store locations in the United States and Canada, excluding Outlet locations. Due to recent openings, the following stores will NOT participate in the distribution of dolls on 10/17/11: La Plaza Mall, McAllen, TX; Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Roseville, CA; Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, CA.
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