Addy’s Special Christmas

by Jen

We have been so busy talking about Brianna’s new dolls that I haven’t had time to tell you about  my Christmas presents 😉

This year I asked for items for Addy that I would wish to have if she does retire this year.  Addy’s Christmas dress was at the top of the list. It is such a special part of the Addy books when Mrs. Ford gives Addy the returned dress just in time for Christmas, and Addy takes her gift and generates a gift for Momma in the form of a scarf when the dress is hemmed.

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What’s that below the tree?  It is way too big to be another dress for Addy!

Addy Beforeever Bed

It’s Addy’s bed!  Brianna’s response was, “Where are you going to put THAT?”  Hey, I thought you were on my side!

Addy’s bed is strung underneath with heavy string/cord.  This is the probable origin of “Good Night, Sleep Tight” as the rope under an old fashioned bed could be tightened.

Addy Historical Bed

The cording under the bed seems like it could be destroyed by a smaller kid. The bed is assembled with screws and washers that can be undone for storage.

American Girl Bed

Addy tried it right out!

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And here is the bed with the quilt.  One slight disappointment is the quilt’s stiffness… it sort of defies gravity rather than draping softly over the sides.  Another issue is the massive American Girl tags which cover every piece and make it hard to arrange the bed without a tag sticking out.

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TAGS!!!

Still, I am thrilled to have this special item, and you can never have enough beds for dolls!  Merry Christmas Addy!

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This is our 100th post!  😃

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11 thoughts on “Addy’s Special Christmas

  1. jackylina

    Congrats on your 100th post! Addy’s bed is so pretty! I loved the part in her meet book when she and her mom finally arrive in Miss Caroline’s house and they get to sleep on a rope bed for the very first time. Addy really wanted to enjoy it but she was so exhausted she fell asleep before she could!

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  2. kissedawake

    Happy 100th post! 😀 That bed is so cute! I love that they actually have the strings like an old-fashioned bed would instead of just “here’s a historical-looking quilt on top.” And that quilt is so cute! Maybe if you work the fabric a little in your hands it’ll break up the stiffness?

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    1. Jen Post author

      I looked briefly at the pre-BF bed and it doesn’t seem much different other than the change over to blue hues when they made blue Addy’s signature color. I am definitely going to try to break the quilt in.
      DH bought me Addy’s PC stories for Christmas, so I am looking forward to revisiting those. I declare 2016 Year of Addy! She is tough to photograph though!

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  3. Flo

    Addy’s Christmas dress is so pretty, one of my favorites. I probably should pick it up soon “just in case”! Cool gifts. And congrats on 100 posts!

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  4. creakygeekery

    Okay, I may need to get this dress, too. And it’s never about “where” We are going to put the toys, it’s about having and enjoying them!

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    1. Jen Post author

      Brilliant! This is an important thing to remember… If space is an issue, time to get rid of some things that don’t bring happiness anymore. Have you heard of the question in “The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up”? …. Does this spark joy? If not, let it go.
      Addy’s bed, and dress are a definite yes.

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