|This adorable birthday cake was made by Holly Offret, the sweet shop owner and granddaughter of Lucile Georgell, the one who inspired the opening of this darling shop.|
This floor-to-ceiling doll is on display for all to see right now (through Mother's Day) at Georgell's. Isn't she something?
I still have the Raggedy Ann doll (and her brother Andy) that my aunt made me as a young child, so I decided to take them and my own daughter for a visit to The Doll Shop to see this magical setting. I can assure you it doesn't disappoint. My daughter was delighted!
Wanting to carry on this special tradition, we even picked up a Raggedy Ann for my girl to take home and enjoy. Georgell's makes this option a nice one with a sale on the dolls and several adorable options to choose from!
Plus, everyone who comes in to Georgell Doll Shop to visit this Raggedy party gets to pick out a heart to take home--a special token that represents an old tradition. When the dolls were first introduced, they actually sewed candy hearts inside. This treat of a tradition no longer stands, but this bucket of happiness is a fun reminder of the way things once were. However, one thing that stands to this day is the fact that all Raggedy Ann dolls have an embroidered heart on their chest. <3
Win a 100th Anniversary Raggedy Ann!
Want to take home your own birthday girl? Now's your chance. Our friends at Georgell's are giving away a 100th Anniversary Raggedy Ann doll to one lucky blog winner. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post between now and Monday, April 13th for your chance to win.
Note: Must be 18 to enter.
Note: Raggedy Ann is the item being given away with this post. The rest of the items shown below are not included. Thanks!
Kids More Than Welcome!
My daughter just loves this shop. She runs right to it whenever we visit The Village. Of course, she was tickled with the 100-year celebration going on, but she also can't get enough of the Calico Critters toy display that the shop attendees so kindly let kiddos play with and enjoy.
She spent much time showing Grandma and Grandad her favorite toys!
So Many Options
Maybe your kiddos are more into the traditional, ahem... all-American dolls on the scene. While the brand name may not be for sale in this shop, there are MANY accessories for such dolls that will make her fans' hearts race with excitement!
And, of course, there are numerous beautiful 18" dolls to choose from in the store if you know someone wanting to get the complete package.
For the children less interested in dolls, you'll definitely want to check out the display just as you come in the door of Georgell's. With everything from space ships and rockets to robots and jumbo parachuters, there are excellent vintage-inspired toy choices for all!
Yes, from dear Raggedy Ann and cute Calico Critters to gorgeous 18" dolls (with ALL the accessories) and a wide assortment of vintage-inspired metal and wood toys (and SO much more!), Georgell's has something for everybody. And Raggedy Ann's super-sized birthday party is the perfect excuse for you to come in and see for yourself. This Village stop is welcome and warm, and you'll be happy you spent a little of your springtime inside enjoying all it has to offer.
And Our Winner Is...
Before we go, we have another lucky winner to announce. This time, we're awarding our Enchanted Fairy House Tour Giveaway at Georgell's. This tour for four is going home with...
"My two young cousins would love the Fairy House tour and so would their not so youngish cousin! Gardner Village is one of my favorite places to go, and now this fairy display gives me another reason to go there."--Elise Fader
Congratulations! You'll love this enchanting activity. Simply e-mail email@example.com for details on claiming your prize.
Happy 100th anniversary, sweet Raggedy Ann! Here's to 100 more!