I have an older PM version which is smaller, softer (more like real leather) and the brass fittings are more realistic and natural. I hate the newer version which is stiff black plastic. It is so hard and unyielding that it won't even stand on it's on, it keeps rolling over because the bottom isn't flat.
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