I remember my sister devouring the Nancy Drew series. I actually wasn't too fond of Nancy myself, she was just too perfect. Anne's mishaps were definitely more to my liking (and it helped that I could identify with her on that level a bit;)
I love the Anne movies as well. Rarely do I feel a movie has done a classic book justice, but in this case, I think it did. It was like watching the books come alive (yes, I know some sequence of events were different). Megan Follows played Anne perfectly (3,000 girls tried out for the part). And Gilbert wasn't too bad either;)
The funny thing is that I've met other women that have totally different tastes from myself in movies and books, but we could all sit down and watch Anne together. She has such universal appeal.
All of this to say: I really, really like Anne!
And it just so happens that my Canadian blogging friend Niki lives about an hour away from the Lucy Maud Montgomery home; can you imagine? By the way, I refer to Canada as the land of Anne (I'm starting to sound adolescent here). No, I've never been there. But it's definitely on my to-do list:)
So while hunting the thrift store last week, I just couldn't resist the temptation to buy this porcelain Anne Shirley doll by Ashton-Drakes Galleries. I paid $15. for her (blush) but the little girl in me just took over. I tried to tell myself I would add it to my daughter's special doll collection (I add one each year; she should be 9 by now) but I know better.
No one is going to take this doll out of my grubby little hands.
So we'll just call it Stephenie's folly.
That's Stephenie- spelled with an E.
*DON'T FORGET...Pull out a new recipe to try for Nikki's Recipe Challenge. You can link up to her blog this Friday.
And don't forget to include pictures!