LONG story why there are TWO Maryellen dolls here!
Shosy, who went to the Grand Opening of AGP Scottsdale, AZ, asked me if she could pick something up for me while at the store. I thought that as so nice of her to offer and I asked for Maryellen and her accessories. After the exchange, Shosy got me a doll when she picked up her Maryellen. She shipped her immediately on Saturday with tracking info confirming Monday delivery.
Maryellen got lost in the mail, was re routed to Bell Gardens, CA then disappeared completely from USPS system. Wednesday there was still no trace of her. The USPS Manager said she was in a container with 7000 pieces of mail and she could be lost. Without updated activity he said it could take 21-30 days before she "popped" back up on radar. *sigh*
Both Shosy and I were so disappointed.
I had told a few of my AG doll friends that Maryellen would be arriving Monday and I couldn't wait to get her! When they saw no updates, they asked where she was. Diana who went to the Maryellen launch at AGP Atlanta, offered to pick up another Maryellen for me! That's two wonderful AG friends who really wanted to help me out!
She picked up Maryellen #2 when she bought hers then shipped her immediately out of GA on Thursday with confirmation of Saturday delivery.
Would you believe they BOTH ARRIVED on the SAME DAY!?!?!?!
I'm not going to say which one of the dolls I decided to keep, but her she is and Maryellen is a beauty!
I love her coloring and peach lips. She has hazel eyes with a hint of olive green. The little cardigan is monogrammed.
Her hair is strawberry blond and a little darker than Nellie. In the sunlight it's more red. Her hair is very bouncy and the curl is gorgeous. The bangs are cut true to her story, because Maryellen cuts her own bangs. The top piece is intentional.
Her dresses will require a crinoline to get that poofy '50s. Full skirts were all that the girls wore.
She has basic plain white panties, no ruffles.
There was rumor that she didn't have neck strings, but she does.
She wears little T-strap black flats. No socks.....but I can fix that.
Diana included in the GA box, giveaways from the launch. This is included: Girls/dolls glasses + stickers, a book mark, and the pretty hair bow that matches her poodle skirt blouse.
She really is adorable! I want to thank Shosy and Diana for their efforts in making this possible for me to get Maryellen right away.