I love these dolls and think their costuming, hair, expressions and books are wonderful! I was able to get all of them except Kathleen. Spring Pearl, Minuk are my favorites as far as expressions, but I love the uniqueness of Saba's and Leyla's clothing. Isabel is my favorite European doll - I love her dress and overskirt, but you are right Cécile is ravishing also. You just can't go wrong. If you like this style of doll - you should check out Ms. Kish's other dolls like Bitty Bethany, etc.
Originally posted Jun 13, 2006, 12:38am by marytam
I have all of this line except for Kathleen. They are MUCH nicer in person than they look in their photos. They are so detailed and perfectly scaled. Where else have you ever seen an Ethiopian doll or a Turkish doll? Their stories are well written & researched and they don't talk down to girls.
Originally posted Sept 7, 2006, 3:06pm by thimbleberry
Post by mollygirl1944 on Aug 6, 2007 13:42:42 GMT -5
I have Isabel, Minuk, and Neela. My sis has Cécile, Leyla, and Saba. I love these dolls! They are amazing! I love the attention to detail, like their tiny jewelry and the nice fabric. I wish Ag would make more collecter dolls that are meant to be displayed!
My Dolls: Molly (2001), Laura(#14)(2003), Elizabeth (2006), and Kirsten (2009)
These dolls are beautiful. I never had the opportunity to own any of them myself, but I have seen them and think they are very intricate and lovely. The stories are really good too. If I ever come across one, I would love to get it.
My Girlies: Samantha Christianna Elise Parkington, Josefina Clarissa Joy Montoya, Molly Amandalynn McIntire, Kirsten Lilia-Joy Larson, Elisabeth Julianna Rose Merriman, Cécile McKenna Faith Rey
GOTY: Savannah Olivia Grace Kelly (Mia), Janessa Kailani Paige McConnell (Jess)
These dolls are beautiful; although I don't own one myself, I have the books for Elizabeth, Neela and Kathleen and the stories are well-written and engaging. From looking at pictures, my favorite dolls are Elizabeth, Kathleen and Leyla... Such a pity the line was discontinued.
Post by sarahgregarious on Nov 17, 2012 12:56:35 GMT -5
I have all except Kathleen and they are truly treasures! I would be more likely to keep these dolls over any of my 18" AG stuff (Felicity not included in that) just because of how really exquisite the details on them are! I still see new details that I never noticed before! Kathleen was my uber want!
Post by QuinnyandCo on Nov 17, 2012 13:18:52 GMT -5
I love GOML dolls...they're beautiful and very detailed, especially certain ones like Leyla. I've read all the books except for Leyla's (soon!) and have four of the dolls. It's too bad that they're retired now, but that just makes them extra special to me.